Scholarship selection procedure
Annually, there are 13-15 full EMJMD scholarships available for the most excellent applicants to the IMIM programme. Of these full EMJMD scholarships, 75% is awarded to students applying from Erasmus+ Partner Countries (mainly non-EU countries). The other scholarships are available to Erasmus+ Programme country students (Member States of the EU, Former Yugoslav, Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Turkey). EMJMD IMIM scholarships are awarded on the basis of the ranking of students during the application and selection procedure. This means that the scholarship selection procedure is an integral part of the admission procedure and that only the highest ranking students qualify for an EMJMD IMIM scholarship.
On the IMIM application form, you can indicate whether you would like to be considered for an EMJMD IMIM scholarship. When the selection procedure has been completed by the Admissions Board, each applicant will be informed as soon as possible about whether s/he is offered a place in the IMIM programme and if so, if this offer also includes an EMJMD IMIM scholarship. Generally speaking, it is expected applicants will be informed about this mid-March.
(In case of withdrawal of a student that has been offered a place - and, if applicable, a scholarship - in the programme, the next student in the ranking scheduled to start at the same partner university as the student that has withdrawn will be offered the place - and, if applicable, the scholarship. This ensures an equal division of students among the partner universities as well as a proper match between the applicants' educational background and the 1st year partner university.)
Formal notifications concerning selection of applicants and the distribution of scholarships will include a reference to the formal appeal procedure of the central coordinating institution (i.c. University of Groningen).
What does the scholarship cover?
The EMJMD scholarship truly is a full scholarship. It covers:
• IMIM participation costs
• A contribution to student travel and installation costs
• A monthly subsistence allowance (€1,000) for the duration of the study programme (24 months)
• Insurance policy in compliance with minimum reqiurements set by the Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus programme
The IMIM programme is governed by the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. This guide and any other official documentation from the European Commission related to EMJMD funding is always leading.
• Maximum EMJMD contributions are preset by the Erasmus+ programme.
• Students whose citizenship is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries count as Partner Country students. Students whose citizenship is one of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries count as Programme Country students. Students with a Partner Country citizenship who do not fulfil the Partner Country criteria defined below (12 months rule) count as Programme Country students.
• Partner Country students 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 (calculated backwards from the scholarship IMIM application deadline; 15 January 2017) in any Programme Country are considered as Partner Country students.
• Proof of place of residence will have to be submitted in accordance with Erasmus+ requirements.
• Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to the scholarship holders for the IMIM periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spend in their ordinary country of residence, nor to scholarship holders from a Partner Country for the IMIM periods exceeding three months spend in any Partner Country.
• Contribution to travel and installation costs depend on the place of residence (not citizenship) of the scholarship holder:
- €1,000 per year per scholarship holder resident in a Programme Country for travel costs
- €2,000 per year for travel costs & €1,000 for installation costs per scholarship holder resident in a Partner Country whose location is situated at less than 4,000 km.* from the IMIM coordinating institution (University of Groningen)
- €3,000 per year for travel costs & €1,000 for installation costs per scholarship holder resident in a Partner Country whose location is situated at 4,000 km. or more* from the IMIM coordinating institution (University of Groningen)
*Calculating said distance is done using the Erasmus+ tool dedicated to this purpose. This calculation is leading.
• The contribution to travel costs will have to be managed properly by the scholarship holder. He/she will have to ensure sufficient funds are available throughout the study programme in order to be able to participate in all mandatory study activities.
• Installation costs are meant to cover additional costs such as the visa application procedure, issuing of residence permit, temporary accommodation costs etc.
• Students who have already obtained an Erasmus+ EMJMD scholarship or an Erasmus Mundus Master/Doctoral Course scholarship are not eligible for an additional scholarship under the EMJMD action. Students benefiting from an EMJMD scholarship cannot benefit from another EU grant while pursuing their EMJMD studies.
• Students applying for an EMJMD scholarship for a specific academic intake are not allowed to submit a scholarship application to more than three Erasmus+ EMJMD consortia.