FAQ

Frequently Asked Question

For further information please check the EACEA FAQ page  

I already had an Erasmus Mundus/Erasmus+ scholarship in the past. Can I apply again for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship?

If you received an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD), Master Course (EMMC) or Joint Doctorate (EMJD) scholarship in the past, you cannot apply for an EMJMD scholarship.

If you previously received an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnerships scholarship, you can apply for an EMJMD scholarship.

If you previously received other types of grants, for example Erasmus+ Study grant or Traineeship grant, you can apply for an EMJMD scholarship.

What is the 12 months residence rule?

Students from partner countries who have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the program countries will be considered program country applicants according to the 12-months rule.

I have two nationalities. Under which should I apply for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?

You have to choose under which nationality you want to apply.

Good to know:

  • EMJMDs may offer a higher number of scholarships for Partner country students
  • The scholarship amounts for Programme and Partner country students may differ
  • Check if the 12-month residence rule applies to you

How should I apply for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) if I am from a Partner country but I am living in Europe?

Check if the 12-month residence rule applies to you:

    If you are a national from a Partner country and have carried out your main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last 5 years in one or several Programme country(ies), you should apply as Programme country candidate.The wording "total of 12 months" refers to all possible cases:

  • a single period in one Programme country;
  • several periods in one Programme country;
  • the sum of different periods in different Programme countries.

    The 5-year reference period is calculated backwards from the EMJMD scholarship application deadline. This 12-month rule does not apply to Partner country candidates who hold refugee status in a Programme country.

    If you are a national from a Partner country and the 12-month residence rule does not apply to you, you should apply as a Partner country candidate.

Can I spend part of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) course in my country of residence? If yes will I continue receiving the scholarship during this period?

 You can spend parts of your studies in your country of residence.

However, since the EMJMDs aim at supporting studies abroad, the monthly scholarship is interrupted in the following cases:

  • when a student spends periods of time in their country of residence (study / research / internship / thesis preparation);
  • when a student from a Partner country spends more than three months in any Partner country other than his/her own country of residence.

Can I interrupt or postpone my Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) studies?

If you need to temporarily interrupt your studies, you should immediately contact the Coordinator of your EMJMD. Any interruption has to be approved by the Coordinator. They will be able to give you more information regarding the procedure.

If you have to temporarily leave the EMJMD course for justified reasons, your scholarship may be put on hold for a certain period of time until you are again physically present and can actively continue pursuing the course activities.

Can I get EU funding for an internship / training / conference if I am not an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) student?

EMJMDs only provide scholarships to students enrolled in EMJMD courses.

If you are an EMJMD student, remember that any internship / training / conference during the EMJMD period should be agreed upon with the Coordinator of the course.

If you are not an EMJMD student, please contact the International Relations Office of your university.

For your information, the Erasmus+ Traineeship grants provide financial support for internships to students enrolled in higher education institutions in Programme countries. However, these grants are not managed by EACEA. Get in contact with the International Relations Office of your university for more information.

What does the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship cover?

The EMJMD scholarship covers:

the participation costs, including tuition fees and mandatory insurance coverage. Most of the time, the EMJMD directly deducts the participation costs from the scholarship.

a contribution to travel costs:

1000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Programme country, or

2000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Partner country less than 4000 km from the EMJMD coordinating institution, or

3000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Partner country 4000 km or more from the EMJMD coordinating institution.

 a contribution to settling-in costs: 1000 €, for scholarship holders residing in a Partner country only.

a monthly living allowance of 1000 €/month for all scholarship holders. However: scholarship holders studying in their country of residence will not receive the subsistence allowance during that period;

        a scholarship holder from a Partner country cannot receive the subsistence allowance for more than 3 months when studying in any Partner country.

Can I work during my studies in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?

Erasmus+ scholarships are designed as full-time scholarships. As such, they should provide enough resources for students to be able to concentrate on their studies without the necessity of paid employment. The courses require intensive academic activity. Moreover, work permit conditions for non-EU students vary from country to country.

Can I do an internship or study at an Associate partner of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?

The EMJMD is responsible for determining the students’ mobility schedule. Any study period spent at an Associate partner must be agreed upon with the Coordinator of the EMJMD

As common practice, the Associate partners offer internship or research possibilities to the students as part of the study programme

Do I need insurance when I attend an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree? Should I pay for it?

A mandatory insurance coverage is provided by the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) at least to the students who receive an EMJMD scholarship.

Which insurance services are included in the health and accident insurance coverage provided under Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree?

The minimum requirements are stated by the Erasmus + guidelines available here

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/documents/2c_guidelines-for-insurance.pdf

When attending an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) can I choose the countries where I want to study?

The countries where you can study are defined by the EMJMD. To know more, contact the Coordinator.

As a general rule, you must study in a minimum of two different Programme countries.

You may study / research / do an internship in an institution or in a country outside the EMJMD consortium, always upon agreement with the Coordinator of the EMJMD.

How can I obtain my visa to study in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?

You are entirely responsible for completing your visa request and for obtaining it before the start of your studies. As the procedure can be time-consuming and differs from one country to another, it is best to start applying the soonest possible.

The DYCLAM+ consortium offers support and guidance, for more information please contact the UJM international relations office:  international-mob@univ-st-etienne.fr

Will I receive an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship if I am on the reserve list?

The number of EMJMD scholarships is limited and the selection is very competitive. Good candidates, who are however not selected for an EMJMD scholarship, are placed on a reserve list in a ranked order. Depending on your rank on the reserve list, you might be offered an EMJMD scholarship if one or several students on the main list reject the scholarship offer.

Can I study part-time in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?

No. EMJMDs are full-time higher education courses, and as such they require the full-time participation of students. 

Can I apply for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) before I graduate?

DYCLAM+ is open to 30 students holding a Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) in Planning, Urbanism, Humanities, Architecture, Engineering, Design, Art, Political Sciences, and Law. Teaching language is French.

If you are applying for an EMJMD and have not yet obtained the required undergraduate degree, contact the EMJMD Coordinator.

If you expect to graduate before the start of the EMJMD, the Coordinator may evaluate your application and make a conditional offer.

Nevertheless, bear in mind that every EMJMD is solely responsible for determining its application and selection procedure.

What does the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship cover?

The EMJMD scholarship covers:
the participation costs, including tuition fees and mandatory insurance coverage. Most of the time, the EMJMD directly deducts the participation costs from the scholarship.

a contribution to travel costs:

  • 1000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Programme country, or
  • 2000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Partner country less than 4000 km from the EMJMD coordinating institution, or
  • 3000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Partner country 4000 km or more from the EMJMD coordinating institution.

 a contribution to settling-in costs: 1000 €, for scholarship holders residing in a Partner country only.

a monthly living allowance of 1000 €/month for all scholarship holders.

However:

  • scholarship holders studying in their country of residence will not receive the subsistence allowance during that period;
  • a scholarship holder from a Partner country cannot receive the subsistence allowance for more than 3 months when studying in any Partner country

Which countries are “partner country” and which ones are “program country”?

The list of countries whose nationals are eligible for a scholarship is presented here. A differentiation between program country students and partner country students is applied.
No more than 25% of the total number of scholarships available will be awarded to program country students.

Can I stay in my home country during the EMJMD Course?

Scholarship holders spending part of the EMJMD course in their country of residence are not entitled to benefit from the monthly subsistence allowance for this period. Partner country students spending part of the EMJMD course in any partner country are not entitled to the monthly subsistence allowance for this period.

What are the Programme's specialization topics?

 DYCLAM+ (DYnamics of Cultural LAndscapes heritage Memory and conflictualities) aims to train within 2 years (120 ECTS) experts and managers on conservation, sustainable exploitation, valorization and numerical mediation of heritage and cultural landscapes. They will be able to understand the complexity of heritage issues (conflicts of interest, overexploitation of cultural sites, ideological and geopolitical manipulation, war).

This curriculum meets the needs identified by the European Union, the UNESCO, international agencies and local communities. With its scientific and technical content, its innovative methodology, its team of high-level lecturers, and its multidisciplinary spirit, Dyclam aims to educate adaptable and operational practitioners, with a high potential of employability. Depending on the mobility path on the 4th semester, the Italian diploma or a certificate from the hosting associated partner will be delivered additionally.

How is the mobility scheme organized?

This Master offers a mobility scheme between University Jean Monnet (France) for semester 1, the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar at Maçao (Portugal) for semester 2, University Babes Bolyai (Romania) for semester 3. For semester 4, students may stay at University Federico II (Italy) and at the associated partners. 14 academic institutions from 13 countries (Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Haiti, Japan, the Netherlands, Senegal, Spain, the United States) and 10 actors of territorial development and heritage. It is open to 30 students holding a Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) in Planning, Urbanism, Humanities, Architecture, Engineering, Design, Art, Political Sciences, and Law. Teaching language is French.

How does the credit system work?

Students are expected to successfully complete a total of 60 ECTS credits per year. All academic achievements are assessed using the European Credit-Transfer-System (ECTS): 60 credits have to be earned during the first year (30 at the University of Jean Monnet in Saint Etienne and 30 at the Istituto Politecnico de Tomar in Maçao) and 60 credits during the second year (30 at The University Babes-Bolyai, 12 during the semester at the University Federico II of Naples and 18 including the internship period and completion of the Master's thesis or internship rapport).

What is ECTS?

European Credit-Transfer-System (ECTS) is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries. One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS-credits that are equivalent to 1500–1800 hours of study in all countries irrespective of standard or qualification type and one credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work.

Grading system used by DYCLAM+ program

The grade conversion system used by the universities in the DYCLAM+ consortium is based on conversion tables developed by the EACEA.

In any case, for French universities there may be different types of conversion. The DYCLAM+ consortium voted for the following one:

GRADUATION SCALE

ECTS

F

E

D

C

B

A

France

8-9

10

11

12-13

14-15

16-20

Portugal

<5

5

6

7

8-9

10

Romania

<5

5

6

7-8

9

10

Italy

<18

18-23

24-26

27-28

29-30

30 e lode

 A: Excellent; B: Good; C: Satisfactory; D: Poor; E: Minimal Pass; F: Fail