All candidates must possess a Master’s degree or equivalent at the moment of the deadline for application, having completed their first and second cycle of higher (even on a single cycle track) education in a relevant field within the scientific disciplines of the SMART programme (Civil / Environmental Engineering or Natural / Earth / Environmental Sciences, or Ecology, Biology, Geography, Physics or Applied Mathematics).
Candidates who have not yet obtained their postgraduate higher education degree at the moment of their application, must forward their official certified degree within the deadline set in the call (usually around July) otherwise their applications will be considered as not valid and they will be automatically excluded from the Programme.
A minimum requirement of 240 ECTS combining the B.Sc. and M.Sc. (or equivalent to 4 years of full-time graduate studies with thesis, even on a single-cycle track) is eligible for participation in the selection.
A thorough proficiency in English is also necessary: this will be confirmed by the candidates on the application form on the basis of a self-assessment with reference to the CEFR5. If available, statements of formal qualifications may be included although this is not compulsory. English proficiency will also be checked by the Selection committee during the interview.
Please, note that
- individuals who have already benefited from an EMJD fellowship are not eligible for a second grant;
- doctoral candidates benefiting from and EMJD fellowship cannot benefit from other Community grants while carrying out their Erasmus Mundus doctoral activities;
- doctoral candidates can apply for an Erasmus Mundus fellowship to the Erasmus Mundus Action 1 joint programme (EMMC or EMJD) of their choice but the number of applications must be limited to maximum three different joint programmes;
- no more than two doctoral candidates with the same nationality can be awarded an EMJD fellowship in the same Doctoral cohort within the same category;
- for category B fellowship holders, two of the Consortium countries visited during the EMJD activities must be different from the country in which the doctoral candidate has obtained his/her last university degree.