Europe’s most renowned master’s program also known as the “Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree EMJMD 2023” program is/will be open now. A complete guide from A to Z step by step. (read these tips carefully). Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD), is a prestigious, integrated, international study program, jointly provided by an international group of higher education institutions. If you are looking for jobs in Europe after graduation, then you should apply because Erasmus people have priority over other candidates. They also have many professional activities during their studies. You will spend your semester in at least 2 countries in Europe.
You can apply for a maximum of 3 programs from the EMJMD catalog. If you apply for more than 3 all previous applications will be rejected. So be careful. Duration: An EMJMD is a study program of 60 (approximately equivalent to a 1-year Master’s), 90 or 120 ECTS (approximately 2 years) credits. This means that it lasts from a minimum of 12 months to a maximum of 24 months. If you have already completed a Master’s degree, you can still apply for a 1-year MS degree if you find a relevant program.
Scholarship Amount: The EMJMD Scholarship covers your participation expenses (including tuition fees, library and laboratory expenses, full insurance coverage, and any other mandatory expenses related to your participation in the master’s). This represents a contribution to your travel and installation costs and includes a monthly living allowance for the entire duration of the study program.
General Eligibility Criteria
At least 16 years of education (final semester/final year students can apply to many programs if they expect to complete their undergraduate degrees around June/July 2021, however, you must Coordinators need to be emailed to check and confirm program websites. This).
English language proficiency is a prerequisite (some programs will accept letters of English proficiency from your university but most require IELTS/TOEFL to apply).
To be on the safe side, take the latest IELTS/TOEFL by December. Most programs require a 6.5 and some require a 7 in IELTS or 80 or 90 in TOEFL. Some programs also require an individual score of no less than 6 within the IELTS (or TOEFL equivalent).
You need a passport as an identity document to apply, so apply for it and keep it ready. Applications for most programs open in October and variably close around January, February, or even March (rarely). Application opening and application deadlines vary from program to program.
How to Apply (Application Process)
Step 1: Find your desired program: Explore the online EMJMD catalog (choose your maximum 3 programs here: https://www.eacea.ec.europa.eu/scholarships/emjmd-catalogue_en) and the consortium Contact (contacts of the coordinators are given on the website of each program) offered by the master course for more information about the courses and the application procedure.
Each program has its own website. Search and explore it, find the eligibility criteria, required documents, and other essentials, and apply accordingly.
The application process is simple. (Some new MS programs are added to the list of MS programs offered every summer and some may be removed. Therefore, you should check the above website regularly.)
Step 2: Required Documents:
- High school transcript
- Letter of motivation for scholarship
- Copy of passport/national identity
- CV for scholarship (optional)
- Statement of financial assets
- Research plan
- Application Form
- Letter of recommendation for scholarship
- Letters of Intent
- Study plan
- Certificate of Facts
- Also, you can check if your institute of the program accepts another language test. A new IELTS alternative has been launched called Duolingo English Test Proficiency. So, you can take the test at home.
- An average IELTS band of 6.5 is accepted as a minimum for each program. Neither program requires the GRE.
- If you do not have IELTS. You can submit English Language Proficiency Certificate.
Key Points for Increasing Your Chance
- A maximum of 2 or 3 people per country per program are selected for this scholarship. This is a highly competitive and therefore highly prestigious scholarship.
- It is only for guidance purposes according to the experiences of people on the Internet.
- GPA is an important factor for admission to Erasmus scholarships (if you have a low GPA, you can compensate with GRE, however, GRE is not mandatory for any Erasmus program).
- TOEFL/IELTS (95% of Master’s programs are taught in English, so take it as soon as possible, because it carries some weight, if you don’t have it, you will lose your marks voluntarily. However, a few programs require proficiency in some European. Languages are also offered as one or a few semesters in local languages, so check individual websites before applying to a specific program.
- Your past educational and professional background and relevant experience, if applicable.
- Have a grasp of the subjects you are applying for (interviews are sometimes technical and lengthy, so be prepared for that).
- Experience in the same field as demonstrated through internship/job/research experience.
- Your willingness and ability to study/work in highly diverse and cultural contexts (demonstrate this in your interview if you have undertaken any trips/projects/jobs etc. with a foreigner).
- Your motivation letter matters a lot more than you can devote to it, it can make or break a deal irrespective of your CGPA, etc. I’ve posted a lot of samples in the group (use the search button). Also, Google How to Write an Effective SOP/Motivation Letter.
- Letters of recommendation should be something real or genuine. Do not write generically.
- Your co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
- (Demonstrated your passion and intention to study the field for which you have applied, through a motivation letter and interview as well as taking relevant courses/internships, etc.)