Applying for InterMaths Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree
The 2024 call for applications is open. Deadline for EMJMD scholarships isFebruary 29,2024, 1 pm Italy time
Our 2-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme in Interdisciplinary Mathematics begins in September. If you are interested in joining the forthcoming edition, read the information below and submit your application via our online tool
Every year we offer a number of full scholarships through the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Programme (EMJMD) worth 49,000 EUR (maximum). Note that:
We won't charge you any fee to take part in the application process.
To apply for an EMJMD scholarship, you won't need to submit a separate application
By submitting your application before the set deadline for scholarships (see below), your application will automatically be considered for EMJMD scholarships, too.
For practical reasons, by filling our application form you are applying for all three programmes managed by our Network
- Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree “InterMaths - Interdisciplinary Mathematics”
- Joint Master Degree “Mathmods - Mathematical Modelling in Engineering ”
- Double Degree “RealMaths - Mathematics for Real World Applications”.
After the evaluation, a unique ranking will be generated with the information on the programme(s) for which you have obtained the minimum score for admission.
A very important note! With "scholar" we refer to researchers, lecturers, professors... not to graduate students applying for a scholarship. So, please do not use the button below if you are just a student looking for a scholarship, thank you.
Are you eligible?
All applicants are required to prove an advanced level of English (CEFR B2/C1 level), certified by any of the following tests. The list below shows just a few examples, we accept most certificates as long as they verify the required level.
IELTS Academic: overall band score of 6.0 or above;
TOEFL iBT: overall score of 80 or above;
PTE Academic: 56 or above overall;
C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge Advanced English): overall score of 169 or above;
or equivalent to the above.
Language certificates must not be dated more than 4 years from the date of submission.
Applicants who have conducted their university or secondary-school studies in an English-speaking institution will only have to verify that English is the medium of instruction in such institutions (to this purpose, you will find a dedicated section in the application form - no certificate submission is required).
Passport (EU citizens might also provide their national ID card).
Has your passport expired or haven't you got one yet? You are allowed to apply by submitting (as a temporary document) an equivalent ID document which is valid in your country to prove your identity. Remember that, if you are selected, you will then have to provide a valid ID/passport by August 15.
- IELTS Academic: overall band score of 6.0 or above;
- TOEFL iBT: overall score of 80 or above;
- PTE Academic: 56 or above overall;
- C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge Advanced English): overall score of 169 or above;
- or equivalent to the above.
Applicants having conducted their university and/or secondary-school studies in an English-speaking institution may just provide evidence that English is the medium of instrucion in such institutions (there's a dedicated section on the application form for that - no certificate submission required).
If you wish to provide detail on any further qualification (e.g. postgraduate studies), you may refer to it in your CV.
For all the above documents, in case they are not written in English, please upload an official English translation, or a translation provided and signed by the Institution awarding your previous degree.
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Deadline for EMJMD Scholarships
Deadline for referees (whose candidate apply for an EMJMD scholarship)
We submit our preliminary selection list to the EACEA
Candidates receive preliminary notification of results
EMJMD scholarships are offered to the most talented candidates who will be full-time enrolled in the InterMaths EMJMD programme. The EMJMD scholarship will include student participation costs (including the tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to student participation in the course), a contribution to student travel and installation cost and a subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme. Details on the EMJMD student scholarship amounts are sketched below.
Number of scholarships
Contribution to participation costs
Contribution to travel and installation costs
7,000 EUR maximum
Contribution to subsistence costs
Your EMJMD scholarship will include
Contribution to participation costs
Contribution to travel costs
1,000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Programme country, or
2,000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Partner country less than 4,000 km from L'Aquila, the coordinating institution, or
3,000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Partner country 4,000 km or more from L'Aquila, the coordinating institution.
Contribution to installation costs
Contribution to subsistence costs (living allowance)
However, note that scholarship holders studying in their country of residence will not receive the allowance during that period (e.g. an Austrian student will not receive any monthly allowance while studying Semester2 in Austria).
Note, these are IN ADDITION to the standard scholarships for Partner countries (see above)
In addition to the standard EMJMD scholarships, there are a number of additional scholarships (7 for the next edition) available for students from targeted regions of the world. These additional scholarships are offered to respond to the external policy priorities of the EU with regard to higher education and take into consideration the different levels of economic and social development in the relevant Partner Countries. The application procedure is the same as for the regular EMJMD scholarships.
Such scholarships are available for the following regions,for group (2 for Western Balkans)
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro
Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Georgia; Moldova; Territory of Ukraine as recognised by international law
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal
Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo - Democratic Republic of the, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia- Federated States of, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Eswatini, Timor Leste - Democratic Republic of, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Number of scholarships
Contribution to participation costs
2,800 EUR (700/semester)
For the 2024 edition, in addition to the EMJMD scholarships detailed above, the InterMaths Consortium will offer a so-called Consortium Scholarship to a (TBD) number of eligible students who won't be awarded an EMJMD scholarship.
The Consortium Scholarships will grant the students partial waiver of the participations costs, as detailed in the chart.
Please note that participation costs include the tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to student participation in the programme. However, they do not include accommodation, living, travelling costs, the cost of equipment or books or the sports centres.
With regard to the first semester, a 344-EUR non-refundable deposit will be required within 30 days after notification of selection, whereas the remainder 356 EUR is to be cleared before Semester 1 begins.
Please note that you won't be charged any fee to take part in the whole application and selection process.
In the period 1 March – 14 April 2024 the Evaluation Committee will evaluate all the applications successfully submitted by 1 pm 29 February 2024, and will draw up an Absolute Ranking List. Please note that this is the only ranking list that will be used for the awarding of EMJMD scholarships. Such a list may be used for other funding opportunities at the University of L'Aquila.
Selected students will receive notification and will have to send confirmation of acceptance within 3 days from notification.
After the publication of the Absolute Ranking List, the Evaluation Committee will periodically evaluate all the applications submitted after 1 pm 2 March 2023, and will periodically publish lists of candidates eligible for admission to the Programme and for the award of Consortium scholarships. Note that those lists will NOT be used for the awarding of EMJMD scholarhips.
The Evaluation Committee will then meet again in mid-August to finalize the pre-enrollments and to remove from the list the students who will not have certified the accomplishment of their bachelor's degree (or equivalent).
CV, academic records and recognition of the institution awarding the bachelor's degree
Professional experience and awards of honour
Fill in your application
Go to https://pica.cineca.it/en/univaq/2024-network-intermaths/ and log in using the username and password previously created. Then fill in your application form and upload the required documents.
Review your data
Sign and Submit
Get 2 reference letters
Appoint 2 referees and send them an invitation link from our application tool:
What happens next
Applications will only be considered for scholarships if they are submitted by 1 pm Italy time 29 February 2024, complete with all required documents - reference letters might be submitted even later on, instead, as explained above.
So, make sure you complete the Sign and Submit process before such deadlines. Your application won't be taken into account unless you generate a PDF receipt, sign it and upload it back using the "Sign and Submit" function.
Frequently Asked Questions
All other countries of the world are considered Partner Countries.
But note that:
- If you have a Partner-Country citizenship, and
- You have carried out your main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme Country,
then, you're considered as a Programme-Country student.
But keep reading for specific detail and proper definitions from the EACEA.
If you have a Partner-Country citizenship, and you have carried out your main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme Country, then you're considered as a Programme-Country student as far as the EMJMD scholarships are concerned.
However, while there is no formal restriction in the number of applications a student might submit, we advise our potential applicants to choose the master courses carefully on the basis of the preconditions/selection criteria described on the websites of the respective EMJMDs.
Having said this, it is possible to apply for more than 3 Erasmus Mundus (EMJMD) programmes.
If you previously received an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnerships scholarship, you can apply for an EMJMD scholarship.
If you previously received other types of grants, for example Erasmus+ Study grant or Traineeship grant, you can apply for an EMJMD scholarship.
EMJMD scholarship holders cannot benefit from another EU-funded scholarship during their EMJMD InterMaths studies.
The EMJMD scholarships are meant to be sufficient to cover regular living and studying expenses during your Master studies.
If your passport has expired and you don't receive a new one before the deadline for applications, you are allowed to submit an equivalent ID document (valid in your country to prove your identity). However, remember that if you are selected, you will have to provide a copy of a valid passport by August 15 at the latest.
See here fore further information.
Please consider the 12-month residence rule explained above when you make such a decision.
Please understand that rejecting an offer is definitive and your scholarship will be given to another student.
If you have completed the submission process (including signature), instead, your application has been assigned an official ID number and it cannot be changed in any way. You'll have to go through the withdrawal process first, sign your withdrawn application form, and upload it. After that, the system will give you confirmation of withdrawal, and will enable you to start a new one.
A preliminary list of students selected will be usually available within a month after the deadline for application has passed.
Please do not contact us before the evaluation process is completed. Thank you for understanding.
Reference letters cannot be simply scanned and uploaded through your account. Instead, you'll have to use our online reference system, which will let you send an invitation to your designated referees.
Your referees will receive an invitation via email with the credentials, the link and the instructions on how to provide a reference for you through our online reference system.
No, there is no age limit at all to apply.
Just submit a temporary certificate stating the courses/exams you've taken so far. Then, when you graduate, you can email us a final version of your transcript of records.
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