Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Erasmus Mundus?

Erasmus Mundus (2009-2013) is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that started in 2004 and has been extended until 2013. It aims at enhancing the quality of European higher education and promoting dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with third countries. In addition, the programme contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in third countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.

2. Does a BA degree qualify me for the EMMIR programme?

EMMIR requires you to have at least a BA. It does no harm if you already hold an MA degree. The degree you base your application on needs to be in a field related to migration studies: i.e. Social sciences, History, Cultural studies, Educational sciences, Law, Economics, Development Studies and Journalism. You need to send a document to prove your graduation.

3. Who is eligible to apply?

All applicants need to have a degree in a field related to migration studies with a final grade of at least C+ (or equivalent), have knowledge of or professional experience in migration studies and proficiency in two languages including English.

4. Will applications be excluded because of nationality?

EMMIR accepts applications from around the globe; there are no exclusions with regard to nationality or citizenship.

5. Are there any special requirements for Chinese students?

EMMIR does not have special requirements for Chinese students.

6. What is the timetable for the next cohort's (2016-18) application procedures and selection process?

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7. How can my documents be certified??

Please send ALL documents as certified true copies. Certification of copies can be done by embassies, the police, a notary public or (state or municipal) administation agency. Please note: all the certified documents must be sent by ordinary mail to University of Oldenburg.

8. How do I provide proof of knowledge in migration studies?

Please elaborate on your knowledge in the field of mirgration studies. We consider professional and academic experience valid.

9. How long does the EMMIR study programme take?

EMMIR is a four semester (two year) MA programme. Students study together for the first two semesters (semester 1 in Oldenburg, Germany, semester 2 in Stavanger, Norway) and may split up in semester three and four when choosing specialization and topic of master thesis. EMMIR does not offer a PhD programme.

10. What are the language requirements?

EMMIR is taught in English and all applicants have to prove language proficiency. This may in certain cases be done by requesting an English language proficiency waiver. If you apply for a waiver, please elaborate on your language proficiency and be aware that the consortium might request further prove of language skills. For documentation of language proficiency, please include a copy of your TOEFL (or other) certificate in your application. Besides, all applicants are asked to document knowledge of a second language relevant for migration studies. Please note: all certified documents must be sent by ordinary mail to University of Oldenburg!

11. Will students be admitted annualy?

Since 2011, EMMIR admits students to study in Oldenburg. The first semester starts annualy on 1 September.

12. Where do I find the application form?

Please find the link to the online application form on the right hand side of this website. With this application form, you apply as a self funded candidate for EMMIR.

13. Does EMMIR offer scholarships?

For the 2016-18 cohort, no Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available.

14. What does "third country national" mean?

The term "third country" is used to refer to a country which is not a Member State of the European Union and which does not participate in the programme according to Article 9 of the Programme Decision. In practical terms, it refers to all countries other than the EU member states, the EEA-EFTA states, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the candidate countries for accession to the EU.

15. Is there a maximum number of Erasmus Mundus Masters courses for which I can apply?

Does not apply for EMMIR Cohort (2016-18).

16. Can I apply for a second Erasmus Mundus scholarship?

Does not apply for EMMIR Cohort (2016-18).

17. Can I apply for EMMIR every year?

EMMIR will have an application call every year. Application periods will be 15 August to 30 June.

18. Can I apply for EMMIR by email?

No. We are unable to accept any documents send to us by email.

19. Does EMMIR have a TOEFL code?

Yes, please use the TOEFL Designated Institution Code 3556 (University of Oldenburg) to provide us with your TOEFL results, if applicable.

20. How to proceed with IELTS test results?

You can submit your Test Report Form number. We can then use this to verify your score via the IELTS website. A copy via application form is appreciated.

21. I have not finished my first degree course. Can I apply for EMMIR?

Yes, you can apply as a self funded candidate given you present a preliminary graduation certificate.

22. What should I send in?

If you apply, you should send in all requested documents. Please make sure not to send originals but certified true copies. Your application is not valid if a document is missing.

Please note: we won't consider any media devices such as CD's, memory sticks, etc.

23.What about Health insurance?

The scholarship covers your participation costs, your cost of living and you would receive installation costs. Health insurance is covered for ALL students; scholarship holders and self paying students.

24.How long ago can my last degree be?

It is recommended that your last degree is not older than 5 years.

Last update of this section: 9 February 2016


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