Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

by Khurram Shahzad

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Program

It is the joint national education program that is targeting the students of the European Union countries. Using this program, students get a chance to achieve a valuable experience of learning the advanced methodology and concepts while exploring the new nations to understanding their cultural and religious values. It is also enabling them to contribute to the betterment of their nations that is progressing and letting the bystanders get a chance to know more opportunities for their personal growth as well. Although the UK and Brexit students are not able to avail this scholarship, same like this the scholars studied from the Erasmus are unable to apply in the any University of UK. It is a building and academic clash between the two institutional giants that are limiting their students to get the best of each other services. They have to choose a single option as a whole for their academic career. It is the scholarship program that is being introduced by the Erasmus Organization. It is the funding program like as the parents that are supporting you to attend the global institute and travel around without any cost to spend. This program is powered by the European Union using the Educational, Audiovisual and the Cultural Executive Agency (EACEA). It enables the EU national and non-EU national to get awarded by the masters and doctorate degrees from the European universities.

What Is This Erasmus Organization?

The Erasmus (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of the University Students) is the main organization that is handling the higher education system in Europe. It was originally started as the international student exchange program back in 1987. But it has merged its power with the multiple schemes, individuals and the organization to make it the bigger game for the students to become its part. One of the major benefits and the plus of this program or organization is that they are providing chance to their students means they don’t have to pay their tuition fee. When you considered studying in the European universities the first thing that comes in our mind is that how we are going to handle the whole expense. As you are the individual, who want to acquire a master’s degree and still want to leach off the money of their parents then it is a moment of shame for the adult because they are not good enough to handle their expense. Even at such a mature stage of life then they have earned nothing in their life. Either all these facilities are being given to them as the reward for their hard work, still, that is earned by them.

The Aim behind This Scholarship Program

The main aim behind this whole funding scheme is to rise the international educational trending in the students to globalize the European countries to get acknowledged by the other nation all over the world. Even the Indians can travel Europe without any money to just use their capabilities to achieve this opportunity. As it opens the gate of Europe for the Indians in 2004, almost 600 Indian students have been enrolled for the master programs in the European universities while getting the benefits from this scholarship program.

Criteria for the Scholarship

To get accepted for the offered program for the students, they need to lie on the described criteria’s standard by the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship scheme. The participant who wants to avail the benefits of the scheme they must justify the specific criteria. It is offering the Master and the Doctorates degree funding for the international students. For availing of this scholarship program, the applicant must fulfill the given eligibility criteria to get accepted.
  • 75% minimal marks in their bachelor’s or equal degree that is being accepted by the partner country students.
  • 3 grants will be the maximum that a student can avail from the same country.
  • Multinational applicants should apply with the one nationality that he is willing to apply with.
  • Subsistence costs will not be given to the scholarship holders during the EMJMD period (Study/ Research/ Placement/ Thesis Preparation) as long as they are in the country of their residence or the partner country for 3 months.
Note: Students should not be involved or active in any kind of activity related to the participating countries at least for 12 months before the processing of the application. Programme country_ EU member countries plus the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Turkey, Iceland and Liechtenstein Partner countries_ other countries who are not part of the EU.

Programs that are being covered by the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Several disciplines are being included by this scholarship program catalog:
  • Business
  • Law
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Veterinary
  • Agricultural
  • Arts
  • Humanity
  • Welfare
  • Health
  • Mathematics
  • Computing
  • Other applied sciences

Benefits That Are Being Provided By the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Program

The Erasmus Mundus Scholarship program is offering several facilities for their successful applicants to cover their tuition fees along with their expenses for living. Although it doesn’t cover the fee for the national registrations. Besides this, they are providing facilities in each aspect to make the master’s degree much easier to achieve and help them keep the focus on the academic work instead of working to meet their living expenses. They are categorizing the partner and programme country students in providing facilities according to the below-given range.

Partner Country Student

  • Number of available scholarships_ 12
  • Tuition fee contribution_ 4500 euros/ year
  • Travel cost Contribution_ 3,000-2,000 euros / year
  • Contribution to the installation cost_1,000 euros/ year
  • Subsistence cost’s contribution_ 1,000 euros / month

Programme Country Students

  • Number of available scholarships_ 3
  • Tuition fee contribution_ 4500 euros/ year
  • Travel cost Contribution_ 1,000 euros / year
  • Contribution to the installation cost_ N/A
  • Subsistence cost’s contribution_ 1,000 euros / month
Along with getting all this financial support, you are getting a golden opportunity to live and study in multiple countries until you get a graduate degree from your university. All good things required great hard work, effort and patience to make it happen. So, keep going in multiple ways will surely lead to the potential pathway of success in your journey.

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