Important eligibility criteria as mentioned in the Programme Guide
(version of December 2011 ) of the Erasmus Mundus Programme.
Two different EMJD fellowships can be awarded to doctoral candidates:
- Category A (non-European): 5+1* fellowships can be awarded to third-country doctoral candidates selected by EMJD consortia who come from a country other than a European country and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries. The only exception to this rule applies to third-country doctoral candidates who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus masters scholarship in order to follow an EMMC,
(*one fellowship is reserved for West Balkan countries and Turkey)
- Category B (European "EU"): 3 fellowships can be awarded to European doctoral candidates selected by EMJD consortia as well as to any doctoral candidates selected by EMJD consortia who do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above ("EU" means 27 EU countries plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein).
Fellowship candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria for both Category A and B - e.g. students with double nationality - must select the Category of their choice. As a result, they are entitled to apply only to one of the two categories of fellowship at a time.
The general condition for all categories is that the applicant has, or will have at the start of his/her PhD, a Master or equivalent university degree in the field of the NanoFar programme (therefore students in the final year of their Master/Diploma course are eligible, but they must provide proof of enrolment in their application)
Individual EMJD fellowships are awarded exclusively for full-time enrolment in one of the doctoral programmes. Individuals who have already benefited from an EMJD fellowship are not eligible for a second grant.
Doctoral candidates benefiting from an EMJD fellowship cannot benefit from other EU grants while carrying out their Erasmus Mundus doctoral activities.
Only candidates who have applied to and have been accepted by an EMJD consortium in accordance with its specific doctoral candidate's application and selection criteria are eligible for a fellowship.
Students/Doctoral candidates can apply for an Erasmus Mundus fellowship to the Erasmus Mundus Action 1 joint EMJD programme of their choice but the number of applications must be limited to maximum three different joint programmes.