The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union has granted over 40 scholarships to the Consortium. About 12 to 15 scholarships will be available every year, for three years, starting from the academic year 2016-2017. Only applicants who will submit all required documents will be eligible for consideration. The final decision lies with the Agency of Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Union based on the evaluation provided by a selection committee of the DCLead consortium. The selection committee selects the candidates according to the following criteria:
- very good/outstanding study results (= academic excellence) in the relevant study areas
- academic potential
- level of language skills
- work experience and professional qualifications (if applicable)
- results of interviews (if applicable)
The following scholarships are awarded: Programme Countries E+ Scholarship grantees receive a stipend of 1000 EUR per month for the maximum duration of the 24 month, and 1.000 EUR per year for travel costs. The grant also covers the participation costs. Programme Countries are member states of the European Union (EU): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the following Non-EU programme countries: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey. Partner Countries E+ Scholarship grantees receive a stipend of 1.000 EUR per month for the maximum duration of the 24 month, 1.000 or 3.000 EUR for travel costs depending on the distance of the home country to the coordinating university (University of Salzburg), and 1.000 EUR for installation costs. The grant also covers the participation costs. Partner countries are all the other countries that are not Programme Countries.
Eligibility for an Erasmus + Scholarship
Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for Erasmus + Scholarship, although 75% of these scholarship are Partner Countries scholarships.Candidates are not allowed to apply for scholarship for more than 3 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programmes for the same academic year. It is possible to apply at the same time for an Erasmus + Scholarship and as self-funded students with one application. In this case, candidates are considered self-funded applicants, if they are not selected for an Erasmus + Scholarship. Note that the E+ Scholarship does not provide a stipend to students while they are attending the Programme in their country of residence. Candidates should note the existence of a 12-months rule: any candidate from a partner country, who has lived for more than 12 months in a programme country within the five years’ period prior to submission deadline, can only apply for programme country scholarship.
Erasmus+ Master Loans
Students that will be accepted for the DCLead programme as self-funded students, can consider applying for an Erasmus Mundus+ Loans offered by some financial institutions. At the moment, these are available from two banks, one in Spain and one in France. Note that the members of this consortium do not provide any advice concerning these loans and interested candidates should contact the institutions involved.
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