Scholarship in Europe

MAGMa Erasmus Mundus scholarship

MAGMa Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications open on 1 October 2022 for September 2023 entry. We welcome applications from students around the world.

Please submit your application online to the University of Glasgow, see How to applyPlease note you must include a copy of your scholarship form on your programme application form.

The Erasmus Mundus scholarship includes:

  • a contribution to the student participation costs (including tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the student’s participation in the EMJMD study programme
  • a contribution to student travel and installation costs
  • a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme.

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

Contribution to the participation costsup to 4,500 € per year per scholarship holder from a Programme Country

up to 9,000 € per year per scholarship holder from a Partner Country

Any amount in excess of these maximum contributions must be covered by the participating organisations and cannot be charged to the scholarship holder.

Erasmus+ Programme/Partner Countries

Contribution to the travel and installation costs1,000 € per year per scholarship holder resident of a Programme 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 at less than 4,000 km from the EMJMD coordinating HEI

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

Distance is calculated by the consortium using the EACEA calculator.

Contribution to subsistence costs1,000 € 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

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

Selection Timeline

1 October 2022Online application form and scholarship application form become available
27 January 2023Deadline for ALL scholarship applications
By 7 April 2023 Applicants informed of scholarship decisions
5 May 2023Deadline for unsuccessful scholarship applicants to secure place on programme
End May to mid-June 2023After the consortium has received the final approval on the selection from the European Commission, the scholarship applicants on the main list and reserve list will receive the final results of their applications.
25 July 2023Deadline for international self-funding applications
31 August 2023Deadline for UK self-funding applications

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, and eligibility of the candidate in relation to the Erasmus Mundus criteria. Applicants who fail to provide necessary documentation by the 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, you must first have secured a place on the degree programme (unconditional or conditional). The University of Glasgow postgraduate admissions office assesses all applications and will reply directly to the applicant to let them know if they have been offered a place. Applicants who receive an offer of a place in the degree programme, and who have submitted the scholarship application on time, will be put forward to the scholarship competition.

Selection criteria

The MAGMa consortium selection committee assess each application according to the following criteria:

  • Academic merit and relevance and level of academic qualifications – 50%
  • Personal statement of motivation and research interests – 30%
  • Quality of (academic) references – 10%
  • Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests) – 10%


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. 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 scholarship selection committee’s decision in April, by email only. 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 MAGMa consortium of their failure to win a scholarship.

The email should be addressed to the MAGMa consortium at the following address: The email subject heading should contain the words “MAGMa scholarship appeal”. The reasons for the appeal must be clearly stated in the email. Note: A candidate may appeal ONLY on the grounds of defective or unfair procedure by the MAGMa scholarship selection committee.

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