EUROSUD Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applications for entry in September 2022 are now OPEN – the closing date for scholarship applications is 14 January 2022.

General Information

You can apply as:

  • an Erasmus Mundus scholarship-funded student
  • a self-funded student

PLEASE NOTE: The same criteria is used to assess both scholarship and self-funding applications.

All applications for the EUROSUD programme and Erasmus Mundus scholarships must be submitted online to the University of Glasgow. We cannot accept applications any other way.

You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process. You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test. For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions.

Required documents

Students who are in their final year may still apply. You do not need to have your final degree certificate or English proficiency test results at the time of submitting your application. Please submit your official transcripts to date.
Any offer will be conditional until you submit your final degree/English proficiency certificate at the required level. We advise these are uploaded to the (application portal) by June for time to receive an unconditional offer and apply for a visa (if required).
You will not be able to enrol on the EUROSUD programme until all required documents have been received and you have accepted an Unconditional offer.

As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:

  • Degree Certificate - (and an official translation)
  • Official academic transcript(s) - (an official translation) showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Two supporting reference* letters on official headed paper
  • CV
  • EUROSUD Scholarship Application form (The Scholarship application form is the same for scholarship and self-funding). This has a section for Personal Statement.  It is important to explain - by reference to your background, current interests and future plans, why the EUROSUD programme in general and the suggested pathway in particular is appropriate for you.
  • Evidence of your English Language Proficiency (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport 

*References should typically be academic references but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead. References should be dated within the last 12 months, written on official letter headed paper and include the referees signature or official stamp. Unofficial references will not be accepted. If your referee prefers their reference to remain confidential, they can email the reference to erasmusreferences@glasgow.ac.uk adding programme title and the applicant’s name in the subject line provided the email is from your referee’s professional email account and contains their full employee name and address. We will not accept references sent from personal email addresses or via a third-party.

Guidance notes for using online application

These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application form.

If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.

  • Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
  • Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
  • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
  • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
  • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.

Scholarships

If you decide to apply for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, you should specify your student category (Programme or Partner Country) on the EUROSUD application form. For further details, see Scholarships.

Applications will only be considered for scholarship funding if they are submitted by 14 January 2022 with all the required documents. The only exception to this are English language proficiency certificates, and final degree certificates and transcripts where an applicant is still currently studying (please upload transcripts to date).

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject (for example, GPA 3.0 or above). An interest in politics, international affairs, geography, history, classics, law, languages, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, cultural and media studies would be beneficial.

EU & International: You can check your country-specific requirements on our country information pages.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University of Glasgow sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading:  20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing:    23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in EnglishISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Deadlines

The Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applications open on Monday 6 September for entry in September 2022 and will close on 14 January 2022. Thereafter programme applications for self-funded students will remain open until the deadlines below.

  • International applications (non-EU): 25 July 2022
  • UK and EU applications: 31 August 2022
Unsuccessful scholarship applicants who are able to self-fund will be given four weeks from the announcement of the scholarship results to pay a £500 deposit. Applications for a self-funded place submitted after the scholarship deadline closes will have to pay a £500 deposit, the deadline for which will be detailed on your offer letter.