Applying for InterMaths Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Deadline for EMJMD scholarshipsMarch 22022, 1 pm Italy time

Our 2-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme in Interdisciplinary Mathematics begins every September. If you are interested in joining the forthcoming intake, all you have to do is read the information below and submit your application via our online tool (sorry, but applications submitted via email or post won't be taken into account).

Note that we won't charge you any fee to take part in the application process.

Every year we offer a number of full scholarships through the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Programme (EMJMD) worth 49,000 EUR (maximum). Note that:

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 (1 pm Italy time 2 March 2022), your application will automatically be considered for EMJMD scholarships, too.

For candidates who will not be awarded an EMJMD scholarship, the InterMaths Consortium will allocate a certain number (TBD) of "Consortium Scholarships" (see below).

If you submit your application after 1 pm Italy time 2 March 2022, you'll be applying for a Consortium Scholarship. In that case you will be considered eligible for Consortium scholarships provided that the latter are still available.

Entry requirements

Are you eligible?

Application is open to students of any nationality. But before deciding about your eligibility, we need to look through all the required documents. So, if you want to be taken into consideration for our next intake, first check if you meet the minimum academic requirements, then fill in our on-line application form to submit all the required documents. Within a month after the deadline, your application will be evaluated along with all the others received, and a selection list will be published on this page - see below for detail.

Academic Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or other similar field with a very strong mathematical background (BS, BSc, SB, etc. or a degree at the same level of an academic Bachelor's Degree, e.g. its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of high standing, or 180 ECTS credits in the European system)

Language requirements

All applicants are required to prove an advanced level of English (CEFR B2/C1 level), certified by any of the following tests:

  • 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.

Certificates cannot be older than 4 years.
Applicants who have conducted their undergraduate degree or secondary school studies in an English-speaking institution may just provide evidence that English is the medium of instruction in such institutions (even via a self-declaration form).

Documents required

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ID-size photograph: around 300x400 pixel, taken in front of a plain white or off-white background directly facing the camera, with a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
Other additional documents might be submitted only if closely related to the proposed field of study.

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.

Important Dates

What
When

Online application form opens

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

Deadlines related with applications submitted after March 2

EMJMD Scholarships

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.

Partner-Country Student
Programme-Country Student
Number of scholarships
21
4
Contribution to participation costs
18,000 EUR
9,000 EUR
Contribution to travel and installation costs
7,000 EUR maximum
Contribution to subsistence costs
24,000 EUR

What's a Programme Country?

Programme Countries

Member States of the European Union + North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, Turkey.

What's a Partner Country?

Partner Countries

are all the countries of the world that are NOT listed below: EU Member States + North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, Turkey.

01

Contribution to participation costs

including tuition fees and mandatory insurance coverage. The InterMaths Consortium directly deducts such a contribution from the scholarship.
02

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.

03

Contribution to installation costs

1,000 €, for scholarship holders residing in a Partner country only
04

Contribution to subsistence costs (living allowance)

1,000 €/month for all scholarship holders. However:
  • scholarship holders studying in their country of residence will not receive the subsistence allowance during that period;
  • a scholarship holder from a Partner country cannot receive the subsistence allowance for more than 3 months when studying in any Partner country.

Targeted regions

In addition to the standard EMJMD scholarships, there is a number of additional scholarships (8 for the next intake) 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, 1 for each group

Western Balkans (Region 1)

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro

FAQs about EMJMD scholarships

Am I a Programme or Partner Country student?
The Erasmus+ Programme Countries are the Member States of the European Union, plus North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, Turkey.
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.
I have two nationalities. Under which should I apply?
If you have 2 nationalities, you have to choose under which nationality you want to apply when you complete the application form.
Please consider the 12-month residence rule explained above when you make such a decision.

Consortium Scholarships

Partner-Country Student
Programme-Country Student
Number of scholarships
TBD
Contribution to participation costs
18,000 EUR
9,000 EUR
2,800 EUR (700/semester)

For the 2022 intake, 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.

If you are submitting your application after March 2, 2022, we recommend you do it 
at your earliest convenience in order to make sure that Consortium scholarships are still available by the time you apply and to avoid delays with pre-departure practicalities.

The Consortium will not accept applications submitted after September 30, 2022.

Reference letters for candidates submitting their application after March 2, 2022, will be accepted only if they are submitted by the referees within 15 days after the candidate has submitted their application.

Selection procedure

Please note that you won't be charged any fee to take part in the whole application and selection process.

In the period 3 March – 14 April 2022 the Evaluation Committee will evaluate all the applications successfully submitted by 1 pm 2 March 2022, 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 scholarhips. 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 2022, 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).

Selection criteria

CV

CV, academic records and recognition of the institution awarding the bachelor's degree

English

Level of English skills

Motivation

References

Professional experience

Professional experience, awards of honour with regard to age

The minimum pass score for eligibility is 66.
In case of equal score reached by two candidates, the Committee agrees to try and maintain gender balance firstly, geographical balance secondly.
Selection lists will be available in this page (see the deadlines above).

Application procedure

STEP 1

Registration

Register at https://pica.cineca.it/en/register to get your username and password.

STEP 1

STEP 2

Fill in your application

Go to https://pica.cineca.it/univaq/2021-network-intermaths/ and log in using the username and password previously created. Then fill in your application form and upload the required documents.

STEP 3

Review your data

When you're 100% sure you've completed your application, review your data by clicking on the Verify button.

STEP 3

STEP 4

Sign and Submit

Click on the Sign and submit button to get a receipt of your submitted data. Note, you won't be enabled to make any more changes at this stage! Once signed, you'll have to upload the signed document back via the online tool to finally SUBMIT your application to us.

STEP 5

Get 2 reference letters

Appoint 2 referees and send them an invitation link from our application tool:
Reference system.

STEP 5

STEP 6

What happens next

Our selection is a comparative one. So, we need to wait until the deadline has passed to start the selection process of all the submitted applications. Within around a month you'll find the selection list on this page

Applications will only be considered for scholarships if they are submitted by 1 pm Italy time 2 March 2022, 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. 

Some screenshots to guide your through the application tool

Frequently Asked Questions

I've got a degree in "x": am I eligible?
No matter what type of bachelor's degree you already have (or you are going to gain), we need to look at all the required documents to decide about your eligibility - the title of your degree programme is indeed not enough at all to make such a decision. All applications will be reviewed by our Executive Committee after the deadline for application, not during the application process. Then, usually within a month, a selection list will be published and you'll know whether you are eligible or not for our programme.
Can I be admitted to this program if I already have a master's degree?
There's no problem at all with that

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Information relating to individuals (personal data) is collected and used in accordance with the Regulation (EC) N°45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of18.12.2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data(OJL8 of12.1.2001, p.1)1.

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