Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Erasmus Mundus?

Erasmus Mundus is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that started in 2004. 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. How do I apply?

Please follow instructions as outlined in the applications section.


3. 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.


4. 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.


5. Will applications be excluded because of nationality?

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


6. Are there any special requirements for Chinese students?

EMMIR does not have special requirements for Chinese students.


7. What is the timetable for the next cohort's application procedures and selection process?

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8. 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.


9. 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.


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 annually. The first semester starts on 1 September.


12. Where do I find the application form?

Please find the link to the online application form in the applications section. Until 20 December, you can apply for a study place and a scholarship at the same time; after that date you can only apply as a self funded candidate for EMMIR.


13. Does EMMIR offer scholarships?

For the cohorts 2017-19, 2018-20 and 2019-21, EMMIR offers Erasmus Mundus scholarships; please find details in our scholarships section.


14. What is a programme country? What is a partner country?

Erasmus+ Partner country scholarships are available for applicants who are neither resident in one of the 28 EU member states or Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey or the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, nor carried out their main academic and/or professional activity for more than 12 months in any of the countries mentioned above in the last five years.

Erasmus+ Programme country scholarships are available for applicants who are resident in one of the 28 EU member states, in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey or the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and/or regardless of their residence carried out their main academic and/or professional activity for more than 12 months in any of the countries mentioned above in the last five years.


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

The maximum number is 3.


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

No, you can receive an Erasmus Mundus scholarship only once.


17. Can I apply for EMMIR every year?

EMMIR will have an application call every year. Application periods will be beginning of September to end of June.


18. Can I apply for EMMIR by email?

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


19. 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.


20. 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.


21. 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.


22. 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.


23. 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.


24. What about the health insurance?

Health insurance is covered for ALL students, scholarship holders as well as self paying students.


25. What do the participation costs cover? 

The participation costs cover all obligatory programme activities and health insurance; they do also include the respective hosting university's obligatory registration and student service fees. They do not include room and board as well as other living expenses and travel. 


26. How long ago can my last degree be?

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


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Last modified: 2018-11-06