The highly regarded Master Program of Europe, “Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree,” popularly known as EMJMD 2023, is/will soon be open for applications. A comprehensive A-to-Z Step-by-Step Guide. (Read these points with care.) An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) is a prominent, transnational, integrated study programme offered by a consortium of foreign universities. If you are seeking Employment in Europe after completing your studies, you must apply, as Erasmus students get priority over other candidates. During their studies, they also engage in numerous professional activities. You will Spend the Semester in at least two European Countries.
You may apply for a Maximum of Three EMJMD Catalogue programmes. If you submit more than three applications, All of Them will be Rejected. So, be careful. An EMJMD is a 60 (about equivalent to a one-year Master’s), 90 or 120 ECTS (approximately two-year) credit programme. This signifies that the duration is between 12 and 24 months. If you have already earned a Master’s degree, you can still apply for a 1-year Master of Science degree if you can locate an appropriate programme.
The EMJMD Scholarship Covers your Participation Costs, which include Tuition, library and lab costs, full insurance coverage, and any other mandatory costs related to your Master’s. It also helps with your Travel and setup costs and gives you a Monthly stipend for the duration of the study programme.
General Eligibility Criteria
At least 16 Years of Education (Last semester/final year students can apply to many programs if they expect their undergraduate degrees to be completed around June/July 2021, however, you need to check the websites of specific programs and email the coordinators to confirm this).
Proficiency in the English Language is a compulsory requirement (Some programs will accept English Proficiency letters from your University but most want IELTS/TOEFL as compulsory to apply).
To be on the safer side, take IELTS/TOEFL latest by December. Most programs require 6.5 and some need 7 scores in IELTS or 80 or 90 in TOEFL. Some programs also require that no individual score within IELTS is below 6 (or equivalent for TOEFL).
You need a Passport as an Identity Document to apply, so apply for it and keep it ready. Most programs’ applications open in October and end variably around January, February, or even March (rarely). The opening of applications and deadlines to apply to vary from program to program.
How to Apply (Application Process)
Step 1: Find Your Desired Program: Explore the online EMJMD Catalogue (Chose your Max 3 Programs here: https://www.eacea.ec.europa.
Each program has its own website. Find it and Explore it, find the eligibility criteria, required documents, and other necessary things, and apply accordingly.
The application process is easy. (Some new MS programs are added to the list of offered MS programs each summer and some may be removed as well. So, you have to check the above website regularly.)
Step 2: Required Documents:
- High school transcript
- Motivation Letter for Scholarship
- Passport/National ID Copy
- CV for scholarship (optional)
- Statement of Financial Assets
- Plan of Research
- Application Form
- Recommendation Letter for Scholarship
- Letter of Intent
- Study Plan
- Certificate of Facts
- Also, You can check if your institute of Program is accepting any other language Tests. The New IELTS Alternative is Launched Called Duolingo English Test Proficiency. So, you can give a test from home.
- On average 6.5 bands in IELTS at least are accepted for every program. GRE is not required in any program.
- If you don’t have an IELTS. You can submit an English Proficiency Language Certificate
Key Points for Increasing Your Chance
- A maximum of 2 or 3 people per program per country are selected for this scholarship. This is a highly competitive and therefore highly prestigious scholarship.
- It is just for guidance purposes according to the experiences of people on the internet.
- GPA is the crucial factor for admission in Erasmus scholarships (If you have a low GPA, you can compensate through GRE, however, GRE is not mandatory for any of the Erasmus programs.)
- TOEFL/IELTS (95% of Master’s programs are taught in English, so take it as soon, as it has some weight, if you don’t have it, you will lose your marks voluntarily. However, few programs require proficiency in some European languages too as one or some semesters are offered in local languages so check individual websites before applying to any specific program.
- Your past academic and professional background and relevant experience, if applicable.
- Subjects grasp in which you are applying (interviews are sometimes technical and lengthy, so be ready for it.)
- Experience in the same field demonstrated through internships/job/research experience.
- Your intent and ability to study/work in highly diverse and cross-cultural contexts (demonstrate it in your interview too if you have taken any trips/projects/jobs etc. with any foreigners).
- Your Motivation Letter MATTERS A LOT more than you may dedicate time for it, it can make or break the deal irrespective of your CGPA, etc. I 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, It must be something real or genuine. Don’t write a general one
- Your co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
- Your passion and intent to study in the field you applied to, demonstrated through a motivation letter and an interview plus by taking relevant courses/internships, etc.)