Application procedure

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree FIPDes recruits up to 25 well-motivated students from all over the world.

The very best candidates for the FIPDes intake 2023 will receive an Erasmus Mundus scholarship!

The application process is extremely selective and only the best candidates will be admitted to the programme.

Application to the EMJMD-FIPDes programme is made with the online application tool. Please make sure you select the "FIPDes" choice on the drop-down menu when you log in for the first time (after the verification of your email address).

The following documents must be uploaded on the online application tool:

  • Completed application form (using the provided online tool)
  • Scan of Passport (with photo, date of expiry and personal details / ID can be accepted for European students only)
  • Curriculum Vitae (if possible in European Format, see the Europass Website)
  • Letter of Motivation: There is no minimum nor maximum length for the motivation letter. However usually it’s 1 to 2 pages. The letter should be addressed to the FIPDes Consortium.
  • Copy of BSc-degree or equivalent (Scan of the official degree or temporary certificates required)
  • Translation of Diploma (if applicable, official translation in English or one of the languages of the Partner Universities: French, Italian, Swedish)
  • Transcripts of academic records for each year of the BSc degree or equivalent (official signed and stamped transcripts with explanation of the grading system, and, if applicable, official translation in English or one of the languages of the Partner Universities: French, Italian, Swedish)
  • Recommendation letter: Two reference letters (signed and stamped, if possible use the FIPDes form). The letters will be uploaded directly by the referents (University teacher, employer, internship supervisor…) on the online application tool once you have filled in their details and sent the request.
  • Proof of English Proficiency: Proof of English level ("B2 level" according to CEFR, advanced) demonstrated in one of the following ways:
    • TOEFL ITP at minimum level 575
    • Internet-based TOEFL at minimum level 90
    • IELTS (Academic) at minimum level 6.5
    • Cambridge Certificates: Cambridge English First (FCE) , Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)
    • Students with English as their mother tongue (the copy of passport is needed to prove this)
    • Students who have completed (or who are currently completing) a higher education degree with English as a medium of instruction (a certificate from the university is required to prove this)
    • Stay of more than a year in an English-speaking country (a certificate from employer or other as applicable, or a copy of the passport page showing visa to enter and leave the English-speaking country, is needed to prove this)
    • Exemptions can exceptionally be made for outstanding students with a lower English proficiency level
  • Proof of your Place of Residence: a residence certificate in accordance with your municipality registration rules or a certificate from your place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question, in English (or officially translated into English) and not older than 12 months.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. Read carefully the list of documents and make sure you attached everything to your application, including translations.
NO DOCUMENT may be sent by post or email at that stage.

Your applications must be validated (last thumbnail of the online application tool) to be considered. You can start an application folder and come back later to fill it and add documents.

Application to an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Application to the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship is made through the online application tool during the regular application to the FIPDes Programme.

A student can benefit only once from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
In the case that the applicant is selected for more than one EMJMD, he/she must decide which one he/she wants to follow.
Please note that the personal data you provide when applying will be sent to the EACEA (EU agency in charge of Erasmus Mundus) and may be used by other bodies involved in the management of Erasmus Mundus (i.e. European Commission, Erasmus Mundus National Structures, EU Delegations, Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association).

Find out more about other scholarship opportunities here

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- Updated December 2022 -