Scholarship and Funding

1. What scholarship schemes are available?

The Erasmus Mundus programme offers scholarships to students of exceptional quality to follow an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course or Joint Doctorate at two or more European universities, as well as scholarships to promote the mobility of students between European and non-European universities. The scheme is open to students throughout the world. Visit the European Commission´s website to find out more.

The European Commission offers a limited number of Erasmus Mundus Category A and B scholarships for students. Click here to find out which category your country is under. Applicants are advised to consult the European Comission Erasmus Mundus Programme Guide for further detailed information.

2. What is a category A scholarship? Who can apply?

Category A scholarships can be awarded to students from all countries other than the 27 EU member states and EEA/EFTA states: Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway. Furthermore, you must comply with the 12 months rule: you are not a resident nor have carried out your main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in these countries. The five-year reference period for this rule is calculated backwards as from the application submission deadline.

A Category A scholarships are worth €48,000 which covers:

- two-year participation fee of €16,000 including tuition fee and mandatory insurance;
- travel, installation and visa related costs: €8,000;
- monthly living allowance of €1,000 for 24 months.

3. What is a category B scholarship? Who can apply?

Category B scholarships can be awarded to EU/EEA students and any students who have lived and have carried out the main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in EU/EEA countries. The five-year reference period for this rule is calculated backwards as from the application submission deadline.

A Category B scholarship is worth €23,000 which covers:

- two-year participation fee of €8,000, including tuition fee and mandatory insurance;
- travel and installation costs for the study period in Melbourne: €3,000;
- monthly living allowance of €500 for two years.

4. Can I apply for the MALLL programme with other sources of funding? What is the tuition fee?

The MALLL programme also welcomes self-funded students or students with other sponsorships than Erasmus Mundus scholarships.

- The participation fee for third-country students for the entire two-year programme is €16,000 (or €4,000 per semester) including tuition fee and insurance. According to the guidelines of the European Commission, Swiss students are third country students (non EU/EEA citizens).

- The participation fee for European students for the two-year programme amounts to a maximum of €8,000 (or €2,000 per semester) including tuition fee and insurance.

- As higher education in Denmark is state funded, citizens from the European Union and EEA member states will receive tuition fee waiver for the semester(s) completed at the Department of Education, Aarhus University. The EU/EEA self-funded students who decide to study three semesters in Denmark will therefore only be charged for the tuition fee of €2,000 for the mandatory semester in Deusto. If EU/EEA self-funded students chose to study in other MALLL partner universities outside Denmark, the tuition fee is 2000 Euro per semester. Examples of study option (country) and fees for EU/EEA students (UK: United Kingdom, DK: Denmark, ES: Spain)


Examples 1st and 2nd sem. fee 3rd sem. fee 4th sem. fee Total fee
EU/EEA student 1 4000 Euro (UK) 2000 Euro (ES) 2000 Euro (UK) 8000 Euro
EU/EEA student 2 4000 Euro (UK) 2000 Euro (ES) 0 Euro(DK) 6000 Euro
EU/EEA student 3 0 euro (DK) 2000 Euro (ES) 0 Euro (DK) 2000 Euro


All applicants are recommended to search alternative funding sources from their governments, NGOs, employers or other sponsors. Self-funded students should also be advised that other costs will be incurred throughout the programme, including but not limited to living costs, visa fees and flight tickets to mandatory seminars related to the programme. A seminar is normally scheduled each November at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain.