Applications are invited for Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree Scholarships at the University of Antwerp. The programme offers a scientifically well-founded training in the fields of Economics of Globalisation, International Trade, European Economic Integration.
Application Deadline: The deadline for submission of EMJMD scholarship application packages for the academic year 2017-2018 is 31st December 2016.
Eligible Countries: International
To be taken at (country):During the academic year 2017-2018, students move as a group to three different universities in three different countries:
- Université Lille 1, Sciences et Technologies (FR) for the first term
- Universiteit Antwerpen (BE) for the second term
- Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze (CZ) for the third term
All EMJMD applicants apply centrally to the consortium through the University of Antwerp.
Eligible Fields of Study: Economics of Globalisation, International Trade, European Economic Integration.
About the Award: The objective of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree EGEI is to develop competences in the core subjects of the programme for European and non-European economics students.
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train gain experience, and volunteers abroad.
It is essentially geared to students interested in careers in research, in government and international organisations, and in the research and strategy departments of large banks and industrial and commercial corporations.
It provides a profound insight into the current scientific knowledge in these fields and is supported by scientific research at the partner universities, both individually and in a network context.
The setup of the programme is such that students are constantly operating in an international environment. Moreover, the content of the programme is eminently international (globalisation and European integration).
Eligibility: The eligibility criteria for students are set up commonly by all partner institutions.
The programme is open to students:
- who have earned 240 ECTS credits in an economics or applied economics university study programme, or who have a bachelor’s degree considered equivalent by the Joint Studies Board and
- who are fluent in English, being able to provide a proof of an iBT TOEFL level of minimum 90 (or its equivalent in another TOEFL score system) or of an IELTS certificate with a minimum of 6.5, or of any other document that is considered to be equivalent.
Applicants enrolled in the final year of their academic programme should submit an official letter in English from their university confirming that they are expected to finalise their course at the end of the current academic year, and submit up-to-date authenticated transcripts of results for each year of study.
Selection Process: The selection procedure for Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree student scholarships applicants consists of four steps:
- The academic co-ordinator of the co-ordinating institution checks whether an applicant is eligible for the programme. This consists of verifying whether the applicant fulfils the admission criteria, or is expected to do so by the beginning of the programme.
- The consortium takes a close look at the application files of all the eligible applicants, and decides who qualifies for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree (EMJMD) student scholarship and who does not. This decision is mainly based on study results (GPA and/or class of degree).
- The applicants who qualify for an EMJMD student scholarship are ranked in order of merit. Two lists of rankings are prepared: one for applicants from Programme Countries, and another for applicants from Partner Countries. The rankings are based on study results, type of diploma(s), motivation letter, reputation of the home university, and fluency in English. The consortium also strives for diversity in the student population.
- The last step is taken by the European Commission. It decides how many EMJMD student scholarships are awarded to the consortium, and it checks whether the candidates proposed by the consortium meet all the requirements.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Scholarship: Fully-funded
Duration of Scholarship: 2 years
How to Apply: Students can apply for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree scholarship for the academic year 2017-2018 by submitting an online application form (Please tick the appropriate of the two groups, Programme countries and Partners countries).
The application procedure is outlined on the Programme website. It is important to go through the Eligibility and Application pages before applying.
Award Provider: European Commission