Deadline: 15. December 2012
Open to: Applicants coming from EU/EEA-EFTA member states and non-EU countries
The Joint European Master in International Migration and Social Cohesion (MISOCO) is a two-year international Master’s with the support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union which offers students the unique opportunity to study international migration in three European countries. In the first year the students attend University of Amsterdam and University of Deusto. Both universities offer consolidated expertise in theoretical and methodological approaches to migration studies.
The second year is used for specialisation at one of the other European institutes. The University College Dublin, University of Latvia or University of Osnabrück will provide students with focused teaching and research in their specialised areas under the supervision of leading experts. The second year also offers mobility to Third-Country partners York University (Canada), Moldova State University (Moldova) and University Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (Peru). These mobility tracks carry certain admission restrictions.
Erasmus Mundus scholarships are offered to non-EU and EU students based on the criteria specified in the EACEA FAQ Action.
• Category A scholarships can be awarded to students who come from a non‐EU country and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, ect.) for more than 12 months over the last five years in EU countries. The five-year reference period for this 12-month rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline for Category A applications by the EM consortia to the Agency. This deadline is currently set for 28 February (i.e. 3 months AFTER the application deadline for individual students!)
• Category B Scholarship can be awarded to European students (nationals of EU countries) and any student who does not fulfill the Category A criteria defined above.
• Western Balcans & Turkey, Tunisia & Egypt and Eastern Neighbourhood Countries (i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) Scholarships which hold the same restrictions as a Category-A scholarship.
Step 1: Eligibility: The coordinator checks if your application is complete and meets basic criteria [ie academic degree/grade average/English proficiency]. If needed, diploma evaluation services will be used. International diplomas will be evaluated on the basis of advice from professional diploma evaluators. The minimum level of the diploma should be equivalent to three years of Dutch university education.
Step 2: Quality assessment: Three assessors for each eligible application: one from each core university and one from each specialisation university. A ranking is developed through the assessment of study results, relevance of academic field and experience in the field of migration.
The selection committee takes into account the following:
- Type and level of academic qualifications
- Level of language abilities.
- Type and level of research experience.
- Type and level of professional experience.
- Level of motivation and concern for humanitarian issues.
Step 3: the final selection, approved by the whole selection committee, is submitted to the EACEA for approval.
Category- A and Window Scholarships
The Erasmus Mundus Scholarship grant is EUR 42.000
• An allowance of EUR 1000 (one thousand euro) per month for 22 months of the official programme and to be paid by the coordinating institute University of Amsterdam.
• A contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs EUR 8.000 (eight thousand euro), to be paid in two annual instalments of EUR 4.000.
• Contribution to EMMC participation costs of EUR 12.000 (twelve thousand euro) which is earmarked for paying the tuition fee which covers the Joint European Masters in International Migration and Social Cohesion.
Category-B Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
The Erasmus Mundus Scholarship grant is EUR 22.000
• An contribution towards living costs of EUR 500 (five hundred euro) per month for 22 months of the official programme and to be paid by the coordinating institute University of Amsterdam.
• A contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs EUR 3.000 (three thousand euro), in case of Third-Country Mobility, to be paid in the second year of studies.
• Contribution to EMMC participation costs of EUR 8.000 (eight thousand euro) which is earmarked for paying the tuition fee which covers the Joint European Masters in International Migration and Social Cohesion (Erasmus Mundus).
Selected MISOCO student candidates are to pay a pre-registration fee, due on June 1, which is returned (by bank transfer) after students have signed their MISOCO student contract with the Consortium. The pre-registration fee is established at €250. Failure to pay the selection fee by June 1, means that the student’s participation in the MISOCO programme is cancelled. If a student drops out of the programme of their own accord before signing the student contract the pre-registration fee will not be returned.
Applications for MISOCO must be made online through the MISOCO application form (available from 15 September). More info and online application form can be found HERE. The deadline for Erasmus Mundus applications is 15th December 2012!
For some additional informations read the official website.