Applying for InterMaths Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

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 2023), 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).

For practical reasons, by filling our application form you are applying for all three programmes managed by our Network

To this purpose, in the application form you will be asked to express your level of interest for each of the three programmes (high, moderate or low interest).
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.
Interested in a position as a visiting scholar (researcher)?
The InterMaths EMJMD provides scholarships for academic scholars and guest lecturers who can contribute to the joint project. To apply, send your CV along with a teaching project (1 page maximum) describing your possible contribution to the InterMaths project.
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.

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.

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 required).

Documents required

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


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

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
Partner and Targeted Regions
Number to be fixed for intake 2024
To be fixed for intake 2024
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, UK.

What's a Partner Country?

Partner Countries

are all the countries of the world EXCEPT the ones listed below: EU Member States + North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, Turkey, UK.

Your EMJMD scholarship will include


Contribution to participation costs

including tuition fees, mandatory insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to your participation in the course. The InterMaths Consortium will directly deduct such a contribution from your scholarship.

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

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

Contribution to subsistence costs (living allowance)

1,000 €/month for all scholarship holders.
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).

Consortium Scholarships

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

For the 2023 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. 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 300-EUR non-refundable deposit will be required within 30 days after notification of selection, whereas the remainder 400 is to be cleared before Semester 1 begins.

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 2023 the Evaluation Committee will evaluate all the applications successfully submitted by 1 pm 2 March 2023, 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 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).

Selection criteria


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


Level of English skills



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



Register at to get your username and password.



Fill in your application

Go to and log in using the username and password previously created. Then fill in your application form and upload the required documents.


Review your data

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



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.


Get 2 reference letters

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



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 2023, 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

Registration: Name

Registration: Phone Number

Start your Application

Application: Index & Dashboard

Frequently Asked Questions

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'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.
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.
Can I make changes to my application or replace files?
If you haven't submitted it yet, you can make any changes you wish, replace files etc.

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.

Disclaimer on contained data

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.

For further information please consult the EACEA privacy statement

Please also view the Privacy notice on personal data processing by the University of L’Aquila for the admission to the Erasmus Mundus InterMaths Project

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