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Two kinds of applications

There are two kinds of applications for EMMIR, as seen in the boxes below. To learn more about the scholarship versus self-funded, please see the Costs and Funding page.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Applications for Erasmus Mundus Scholarshipsfor the 2019-2021 cohort were open from October 15, 2018 to January 15, 2019. They are now closed. 

Self-funded Applicants

Applications for self-funded students for the cohort 2019-2021 are currently closed. Please check the section "Deadlines" below for further details.

Application Procedures 

EMMIR has a two-tier application process. To be considered for EMMIR, your application must consist of an online application (1) and a paper version (2).

1. Online application 

In order to facilitate the application process, EMMIR uses the management platform eConsort. Only after registering with your name, email address you will be able to access the online application form. Please click the button below to register on eConsort:



The application form must be completed online by filling in all the indicated boxes IN ENGLISH; you will be able to complete it bit by bit and return to continue at a later time (following this link); all data will be saved to our database. For reasons beyond our control, our email accounts have not been working with email providers Outlook and Hotmail. Please use alternative email providers (i.e. Gmail). 


Please make sure that all personal information corresponds to the attached documents and certificates which should be all uploaded as PDF documents only. As soon as you filled-in at least the obligatory boxes you will be able to submit the form.

The online application requests that you document your "knowledge in the field". This requires you to document your knowledge of migration studies, intercultural relations, and empirical methods, such as modules completed, papers, essays, examinations, and so on. The allowance for this section is maximum 480 characters, so please write concisely. If you do not have extensive previous knowledge of migration studies, intercultural relations, and empirical methods, please visit the Migration 101 page. EMMIR has compiled a list of resources which you can use to inspire your application. However, we recommend that you do not write an 'academic-style' text or cite these resources in your application, but rather use it to reflect on the bigger questions related to your interests.

An important part of your online application is correctly applying as either a 'programme country' or a 'partner country' candidate. For information on 'programme country' versus 'partner country', please see our FAQs

2. Paper version

Upon submission, you will receive a summary of all your application details automatically generated by the application system. This confirmation has to be printed out, dated and signed, and attached to the paper version of your applications including all the documentation required (see below). Please note that your application package has to arrive at the EMMIR Coordinator within the given deadline.


The application process is only completed once the paper version of your application has arrived at the University of Oldenburg. You will receive a confirmation email saying your paper application has been received.


Required Documentation

The full paper printed version of your application consists of the following:

  • SIGNED and dated print out of the application form attached to the automatic confirmation email.

  • Copy of a valid passport

  • Print out of CV

  • Statement of Purpose, clarifying your motivation to study the course (1 to 2 pages max.)

  • First university degree or transcript and other relevant degrees (certified true copies)*.

  • Documentation of language proficiency (certified true copies or originals; in case of IELTS: copy showing test id)

  • Other relevant documentation and references


All documents must be submitted in English. Documents which are not originally in English must be accompanied by an authorised translation of the original. Please note that only the transcript and the diploma, when in German, are accepted in this language.


If you apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship you are expected to provide documentation of a finalised first degree by the deadline in December. A preliminary transcript stating that you finalised the degree is accepted. A final degree has to be presented by the time of enrolment.


We urge you not to use plastic folders to combine your documents. For sending your application package we strongly advise to use a service that allows you to track the delivery in order to make sure that we receive it within the deadline.

Certified True Copies

University degrees and transcripts must be sent either as originals or as certified true copies. An official stamp with date and signature is required. In general, attestation by the local embassy, the police, a notary public or state or municipal administration agency is accepted. Failure to provide all the necessary documents disqualifies the applicant and the application will not be registered.  


*The authorities that provide certified true copies vary from country to country. It is important that you inform yourself on who does it and where is this procedure taken care of in your country. The stamps given by the relevant authorities also differ. Please inform yourself where to access certified true copy stamps, such as a notary public or local embassies. A quick Google search for 'certified true copy' + your country may be able help you find some answers.


As we are not able to return your documents, we recommend you to send certified true copies instead of originals. 



Please send your full application to:


EMMIR Consortium Committee

c/o University of Oldenburg
School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies

A5 1-121
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26111 Oldenburg





During the selection process our team can only reply emails from applicants related to information or issues which ARE NOT addressed in our website nor in our “frequently asked questions” section. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY and thoroughly all the information and requirements and apply with enough time. Consultations by phone will be available only when previously agreed on by email.


From December 10th 2018 until January 7th 2019 the office will not be staffed so we will not follow up email or other queries during this period. Your kind understanding is appreciated!


Submission deadlines are as follow:






(All deadlines are 23.59 hrs CET) 

*Limited number of admissions for candidates with top EMMIR scores; excellent students not reaching top scores will be placed on waiting list until further notice.


Please keep in mind that upon online submission you will have to complete your application by sending us your application package through regular mail or courier service, received by the Consortium Coordinator by the dates given above. We strongly advise to use a service that allows delivery tracking so you can monitor that your application arrives by the deadline. Once you have submitted your online form you will not be able to make changes.


The programme starts on Monday, 2 September 2019. Be sure to arrive in Oldenburg the week before as enrolment for new EMMIR students most probably takes place on Friday, 30 August 2019.​

Ideal Applications:

EMMIR receives many applications. Therefore, we'd like you to please ensure that your application includes all the necessary documents, that your online and printed applications match, and you as a candidate meet our minimum requirements for admittance. For your help, please use this Ideal Application Checklist that spells out all of our application requirements:

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Last page update: May 2019.