In this section, we would like to provide you with more information about the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and some of its regulations. 

Please note: Scholarship Applications for entry in September 2023 open on 1st October 2022 and close on Friday 6th January 2023.

More information on how to apply is available here: How to Apply

GLOCAL Erasmus Mundus scholarships can be offered to students from any region of the world; however, no more than three applicants with the same nationality will be awarded in the same intake under the same category. The scholarship’s terms depend on the student’s nationality and residence.

The GLOCAL Erasmus Mundus scholarship includes:

  • a contribution to the student participation costs (tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory participation costs)
  • a contribution to student travel and installation costs
  • a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the study programme

Partner and Programme countries – full list

Contribution to the participation costs The tuition fee will be fully covered by the scholarship contribution and the Consortium. 

4,500 € per year for a Programme Country scholarship holder.

9,000 € per year for a Partner Country scholarship holder.

Any amount in excess of these contributions will be covered by the GLOCAL Consortium and will not be charged to the scholarship holder.

Contribution to the travel and installation costs For residents of a Programme Country:

1,000 € per year.

For residents of a Partner Country:

2,000 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € for installation costs for a scholarship holder resident in a Partner country whose location is situated less than 4,000 km from the EMJMD coordinating HEI (Glasgow).

3,000 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € for installation costs for a scholarship holder resident in a Partner country whose location is situated at 4,000km or more from the EMJMD coordinating HEI (Glasgow).

Distance is calculated by the Consortium using the EACEA calculator.

Contribution to subsistence costs Monthly Contribution:

1,000 € per month for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme (24 months maximum).

Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders for the periods of the EMJMD (study / research / placement / thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence (at the time of the application deadline).

Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to Partner Country scholarship holders for periods exceeding 3 months spent in any Partner Country.

The contribution to travel and installation costs and contribution to subsistence costs takes into account only the residence (as determined above, at 6th January 2023) of the scholarship holder regardless of the category under which the student has applied.

  • EMJMD student scholarships cover the entire duration of the Master course and are awarded exclusively for full-time enrolment in the course.  Scholarship candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national rules and legislation in place. Candidates who will only obtain their first higher education degree at the end of the academic year preceding the EMJMD intake can nevertheless apply for a scholarship and can be selected by the consortium, under the condition that the student obtains the required degree prior to the beginning of the Master course.
  • Students who are former Action 1 Erasmus Mundus Master/Doctoral Course scholarship holders are not eligible for an additional EMJMD scholarship. Successful applicants cannot benefit from another EU grant while pursuing the EMJMD scholarship studies.
  • EMJMD scholarship holders must spend at least two complete mobility periods in at least two of the consortium’s full HEI partners which are located in different Programme Countries. Each of these mandatory mobility periods must include a volume of study/research or equivalent corresponding to at least 30 ECTS.
  • The mandatory mobility periods cannot be replaced by virtual mobility, unless explicitly authorised by the EACEA due to the COVID-19 pandemic, neither can they take place in institutions outside the consortium.
  • Additional study/research/thesis preparation/placement periods can take place in other participating organisations in the consortium (partner and associated partner) under the condition that the activities concerned are implemented under the direct supervision of the consortium partner.
  • Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders from a Partner country for periods exceeding three months of the EMJMD spent in any Partner country.
  • Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to scholarship holders for periods of the EMJMD spent in their country of residence.

Scholarships are dependent on both nationality and residency.

Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.

When determining the contribution to participation costs, the consortium defines the student category – either Programme country or Partner country. The definition of the student category depends on their nationality and on whether the student resided in a Programme country/countries for more than 12 months over the last five years before applying (applicable only to students with Partner country nationality). Therefore:

  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Programme countries count as Programme country students and should apply as a Programme country applicant.
  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner countries and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in a Programme country/countries are considered as Partner country students. The five year reference period for this 12 month rule is calculated backwards from the submission deadline (i.e. the 5 year period from 6th January 2018 to 6th January 2023). Apply as a Partner country applicant.
  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner countries who do NOT fulfil the Partner country criteria defined above (12 month rule) count as Programme country students and should apply using the Programme country application form.

Example: an Albanian student who lived in Germany for 13 months, 3 years before 6th January 2023 should apply as a Programme country student; a Mexican student who has been living in Spain for 11 months at 6th January 2023 (and never before in the 5 year period) should apply as a Partner country student.

The contribution to travel and installation costs and contribution to subsistence costs takes into account only the residence (as determined above, at 6th January 2023) of the scholarship holder regardless of the category under which the student has applied.

Students offered a scholarship will be required to provide proof of residency:

  • a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules.
  • a certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question.

Both documents must have been issued within 12 months before the scholarship submission deadline.

Selection timetable:

Stage: Date:
Deadline for Scholarship Applications Friday 6th January 2023
Deadline for Self-funded Applications (track D) – for Home/EU & International non-EU applicants Friday 6th January 2023
Deadline for Self-funded Applications (all other tracks) – for EU/International applicants 26th July 2023
Deadline for Self-funded Applications (all other tracks) – for UK applicants 31st August 2023
Applicants Informed of Consortium’s Preliminary Decisions regarding Scholarship offers Early April 2023
EACEA Confirmation received and communicated to successful applicants May-June 2023
GLOCAL Starting Dates Mid-September 2023

Application Process:

There are two parts to how your application for GLOCAL is handled.

  • Your application for entry onto the programme is handled by the University of Glasgow’s Admissions office. The Admissions office will examine your application and decide whether to make an offer of entry to the programme.
  • Your application for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship is handled separately, by the GLOCAL Consortium partners. All applications which are deemed by the University of Glasgow’s Admissions Office to have met the requirements to be awarded a conditional or unconditional offer of entry to the programme are reviewed and scored by GLOCAL staff at University of Glasgow and at the Consortium partner universities, according to the published selection criteria. This is a very thorough process in which all applications are scored by two academic members of staff in a first round of reviews, followed by the top scoring applicants being reviewed by all seven GLOCAL partner institutions and discussed at a final scholarship selection meeting. This results in a ranked list, from which the Erasmus Mundus scholarships are awarded.

Please note that no scholarship application results will be released until the official results release date specified in the selection timeline and we are unable to provide detailed feedback or ranking positions.

You make your application to both the programme and the Erasmus Mundus scholarship as one application through the University of Glasgow’s online application system. You do not have to make separate applications for the programme and the scholarship.

If you get an offer of entry to the Programme but are unsuccessful in getting an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and you wish to self-fund your studies, a non-refundable £1000 deposit will be required to secure your place.

Eligibility check: 

All applications are subject to an eligibility check which covers all aspects of the application: respect of the application deadline, completeness of the application file, eligibility of the candidate in relation to the Erasmus Mundus criteria. Applicants who fail to provide necessary documentation by the appropriate deadline will be excluded from the application procedure and will be informed of the specific reason for ineligibility.

Scholarship competition: 

To be eligible to be considered for a scholarship, students must have met the requirements to be issued a conditional or unconditional offer for the programme, and must have submitted their scholarship application on time. These applicants will be put forward to the scholarship competition. The University of Glasgow Postgraduate Admissions office assesses all programme applications and will reply directly to the applicant to let them know if they have been offered a place on the programme. The GLOCAL Consortium assesses all eligible applications for scholarships and will inform applicants of the scholarship decision on the date listed above.

Selection criteria: 

The GLOCAL Consortium selection committee assesses each application according to the following criteria:

  • Academic merit (e.g. relevance and level of academic qualifications) – 30%
  • Supporting personal statement – 40%
  • Quality of (academic) references – 10%
  • Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests) – 20%

Important: 

When a main list scholarship student withdraws, they are replaced by the first eligible candidate on the reserve list. In this particular case, the eligibility criterion concerns the nationality of the reserve list candidate and the rule concerning the presence of a maximum of three nationals from the same country among the scholarship holders in each intake in each category. If there are already three other students with the same nationality on the main list, the consortium will have to take the next eligible candidate respecting its own ranking list (European Commission’s regulations).

Appeal procedure for candidates who fail to secure a scholarship:

All candidates will be notified of the decision of the Scholarship Selection Committee by email only in early April 2023. Candidates who do not secure a scholarship and who wish to appeal the decision of the scholarship selection committee must do so in writing by email within 2 weeks (14 days) from the point of notification by the GLOCAL Consortium of their failure to win a scholarship.

For more information email socpol-glocal@glasgow.ac.uk.

Please note that the data you provide in your application will be shared with the GLOCAL Consortium Partners as part of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship review process. Please see our Privacy Notice for details.

Please note that personal data will be sent to the Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programme, efficiently managing the project, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association.

The EACEA Privacy Statement document can be found here.