What is the Erasmus+ Scholarship for NOHA?
The NOHA master’s programme has been proudly supported by the European Union for over a decade. It was one of the first 19 Master programmes selected at the start of the Erasmus Mundus programme in 2004. In 2017, the European Union renewed its support to the NOHA master’s for a period of 4 years, including scholarships funding for 3 course editions, the first one starting in September 2018.
In July 2020, the NOHA Master was once again selected as an Erasmus Mundus programme and will continue to offer Erasmus Mundus scholarships for the next 4 editions, starting with the 2022-24 cohort.
Who is Eligibile for the Erasmus+ Scholarship?
For thenext course edition, starting in September 2023, 15 scholarships will be funded by the European Union; 5 are targeted to students from Programme Countries*, and 10 are targeted to students from Partner countries.
In addition, there are some scholarships available for each of the following groups of partner countries:
- Western Balkans – 1 scholarship
- ENI South (Region 3) – 1 scholarship
- Asia – LDC countries (Region 6: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal) – 1 scholarship
- Asia – remaining countries (Region 6: China, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam) – 1 scholarship
- Central Asia – L-LMI countries – 1 scholarship
- Latin America LMI countries (Region 8: Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay) – 1 scholarship
- South Africa – 1 scholarship
- ACP countries (Region 11) – 1 scholarship
* Program Countries:
the 28 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK
) and the EEA-EFTA states (Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey
All other countries are referred to as partner countries.
Please note, according to Council Regulation (EU) No 833/20141, it is prohibited to provide direct or indirect support, including financing and financial assistance such as grants, or any other benefit to any legal person, entity, or body established in Russia with over 50% public ownership or public control.
What does the Erasmus+ scholarship cover?
Contribution toward Participation costs:
These will depend on the citizenship of applicants taking the 12 months rule into account.
Programme country citizens
will receive up to €4,500 per year contribution.
Partner country students
who are not residents and have not studied, trainined or worked for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any programme country will receive up to €9,000 per year.
Partner country students
who are residents or have studied, trainined or worked for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any programme country will receive up to €4,500 per year contribution.
Contribution to travel costs:
Scholarship amounts for travel depend on the place of residence by the deadline of the student scholarship application.
Programme Country student:
€1,000 per year
Partner Country Student:
Contribution to installation costs:
Scholarship amounts for installation depend on the place of residence by the deadline of the student scholarship application.
- €2,000 per year if residence is less than 4,000km from EMJMD coordinator.
- €3,000 per year if residence is 4,000km or more from EMJMD coordinator.
A contribution to installation costs is offered only to students that are residents in a Partner Country
(€1,000 per intake). It is an incentive to help covering the additional costs related to the issuing of visas, residence permits, etc.
€1,000 per month for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme (up to 24 months) for both Programme and Partner Country Students.
Programme Country & Partner CountryStudents
: €1,000 per month
Students will not get any monthly allowance when in country of residence.
Students will only get a maximum 3 months allowance when in any Partner Country.
How do I apply for the Erasmus+ Scholarship?
According to Erasmus+ rules, students at Master level can apply to a maximum of three different programmes. Both, students and potential scholars/guest lecturers should contact the relevant institution for more information on courses and application procedures.
Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applicants must follow the joint application procedure as established by the NOHA consortium, submit a complete application and comply with all eligibility criteria. Only candidates who have graduated before the application deadline are eligible to apply for an EM scholarship.
A completed application must have been received by the deadline indicated (15 December).
Students who have already obtained an EMJMD scholarship or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course/Joint Doctorate scholarship are not eligible to apply for an additional scholarship under the EMJMD action. EMJMD scholarship holders cannot benefit from another EU funded scholarship scheme to follow the same EMJMD course and this for the entire period of the course.
Applicants who do not comply with the application instructions, for example by failing to submit one or more requested documents or by submitting them in the wrong mode or format, will be considered ineligible
What additional documentation do I need to apply for the Erasmus+ scholarship?
Proof of nationality:
Applicants with multiple nationalities must decide during the application with which nationality they are applying.
Proof of place of residence:
This must show where the applicant is living at the time of application. To be verified on the basis of the provision of the residence-related documentslisted in the PRADO website
. For example:
How do I know if I'm a Partner or Programme country applicant?
- a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate's municipality’s normal registration rules and issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship, i.e. the consortium's official deadline for student application; a municipality certificate must be submitted in Dutch, English, French, German, Maltese, Polish, Spanish or Swedish;
- a certificate from the candidate's place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship, i.e. the consortium's official deadline for student application; work/training/study certificates must be submitted in English, otherwise a certified English translation must be provided with the original.
- A document confirming the applicant´s place of residence issued by a notary (in English) is also acceptable
- Any eligible document submitted as proof of residence must have been issued within 12 months of the Consortium´s application Erasmus Mundus scholarship application deadline.
- PLEASE NOTE: National IDs are NOT an eligible proof of residency.
Applicants who are citizens of Erasmus+ Programme countries count as Programme country students.
Applicants who are citizens of Partner countries and are not residents or Programme countries and have not studied, trained or worked for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme country are considered as Partner country students.
Applicants who are citizens of a Partner country but are residents or Programme countries or have studied, trained or worked for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme country are considered as Programme country students.
The 12-months residency rule does no apply to the Partner Country candidates who for various reasons and under various circumstances have sought refuge and received a refugee status in a Programme Country.
The five-year reference period for this 12-months rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline (defined by the consortia) of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.
What opportunities for funding exist for those not pursuing a masters degree?
The NOHA Consortium will award scholarships to four different invited scholars and/or guest lecturers for a total minimum of eight weeks in the 2021-2023, 2022-2024, 2023-25, and 2024-26 editions of the programme.
The main aim of the grants is to invite scholars and guest lecturers holding an outstanding academic and/or professional profile from different world regions to train our students on anthropology and intercultural aspects of humanitarian action and particularly effective local humanitarian responses. This will enhance students’ understanding of how to respond and address local needs adequately in different complex emergencies. Invited scholars’ involvement is expected to bring added value to each student intake in terms of student-centred, teaching/lecturing and research activities, Master thesis support, academic and/or professional networking, etc.
Scholars' mobility is considered eligible between NOHA delivering universities and from partner universities and organisations. Invited scholars and guest lecturers may also come from an organisation outside the Consortium in case such mobility is clearly linked to the Master course. Scholar/guest lecturer paid by other EU funding schemes (including other Erasmus+ actions) cannot be considered eligible.
The deadline for the next round of applications is 31 May 2023. Applications should be made using the Guest Scholar Application Form and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "Invited Scholars/Guest Lecturers Application".
Guest Scholar Application Form
Erasmus Mundus Association