Study in Europe for Free – Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Scholarship

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Scholarship Title

Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters



The Erasmus Mundus Scholarship is fully funded scholarship organized by the European Commission.




Students at master’s level from all over the world can apply. To be eligible for the program you must have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree or be in your last year of bachelor studies and graduate before the master’s program starts.
  • A first degree equivalent to 180 credits or 180 ECTS from an internationally recognized university or college.
  • A minimum of two year’s practitioner experience in the field of human rights. Practitioner experience may include regular employments, internships, and voluntary work.
  • A minimum English language qualification of English B/English 6 at upper secondary level or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example, TOFEL, IELTS or equivalent alternatives as stated in the call for application each year by the University of Gothenburg.




The student grant covers the participation costs, a monthly allowance for living costs, and a contribution to travel and installation costs. Each grantee will receive EUR 1,000 each month for living costs during the 24-month duration of the program. The scholarship also includes a contribution to travel and installation and any other type of costs to be paid in two instalments, as well as the Human Rights Policy and Practice participation costs including health insurance coverage for 24 months.




The Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters are delivered by multiple higher institutions and run across various countries in the European Union and some programme countries oustide the EU like Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, the Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey and Serbia.

Visit the Erasmus Mundus Catalogue to see the different programmes and their project locations, you can also use the filter settings on the catalogue page to search for specific programmes, institutions and countries.

The Erasmus Mundus Catalogue is updated yearly and lists the Master’s programmes that are currently supported by the European Union and that may offer Erasmus Mundus scholarships.




The following documents are used in the ranking process carried out by the Joint Admission Committee of the Erasmus Mundus Human Rights Policy and Practice (EMHRPP):

  • Official transcript of records in English
  • Motivation letter in English, well structured, and written in clear and concise language. Please use the motivation letter template as a guide.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Read more about the requirements here.

The ranking is divided into three parts:

  • academic competence (up to 40 points);
  • motivation letter (up to 20 points);
  • work experience and recommendation letters (up to 40 points).

The sum of all three parts can give a maximum of 100 points. Ranking is done taking into account the final score given to each candidate (from the highest to the lowest final score).

Due consideration shall be given to equal opportunity measures capable of promoting the participation of students from disadvantaged groups.


Application Period


The duration of masters programs is 1 to 2 academic years (60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits). For the 2023/2024 academic year, the application period is between 1st October 2022 and 15th January 2023.


Application Process


To apply, you need to submit the scholarship application form together with your program application on the university website.

NOTE: If you don’t upload the application form, your application will be processed as a self-funding candidate and any application emailed directly to teaching staff members will be disregarded.




We would like to make clear the fact that this is not the official scholarship page or website, and we are not in any way partnering or affiliated to the scholarship body and their partner institutions. This is but a carefully constructed summary of the most essential information about the scholarship, together with necessary application links and contact. In as much as we can assure 90% accuracy of the details we provide concerning this scholarship, we still advise that you do your due diligence as an applicant.

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Agnes Isikima

Thank you for giving people the opportunity to make their dreams come through. I sincerely hope I will be granted this scholarship.

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