Erasmus Mundus PhD: Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism

Deadline: 20 December 2013 (midnight CET)
Open to: candidates possessing a Masters or equivalent graduate degree, in a relevant field within the Humanities or Social Sciences and a thorough English-language proficiency
Scholarship: full coverage of fellowship tuition, plus monthly stipend and travel costs


Are you looking for: A truly international programme rooted into excellence? An existing interdisciplinary research agenda dealing with the challenges facing the global system? An ever growing transnational epistemic community? Generous doctoral scholarships?

Join the Erasmus Mundus PhD School on “Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism (GEM PhD School). It offers up to 10 three-year long Erasmus Mundus PhD Scholarships funded by the European Commission.

3 Overarching Research Projects are proposed:

  1. MORGANITE: Institution centered research focusing on regional and global institutionalized multilateral cooperation. Led by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
  2. CITRINE: Interest centered research focusing on interaction between European policy mechanisms and global imperatives. Led by the University of Warwick (United Kingdom)
  3. AMETRINE: Norms centered research focusing on the normative components of European international politics. Led by LUISS-Guido Carli (Italy)

Further details are available in the programme guidebook HERE.


Each year the European Commission sponsors up to ten 3-Year long Erasmus Mundus (EM) Fellowships. They cover the entirety of students’ enrolment costs and provide them with a monthly income which must be provided in a form akin to a standard employment contract.

EM Fellowships are subdivided into three Categories determined by an applicants nationality:

  1. Category A fellowships are to be awarded to doctoral candidates from all countries other than the 27 EU member states (or associated ones).
  2. Category WBTK fellowships: “Western Balkan and Turkey” Fellowships are identical in all points to Category A ones; but they are reserved to nationals hailing from either Turkey or countries from the Western Balkan not yet member of the EU.
  3. Category B fellowships: To be awarded to any doctorate candidate who does not fulfill the Category “A” or “WBTK” criteria as defined above.

Besides a full fee waiver awarded by the GEM PhD School relieving Erasmus Mundus Fellows from the programme’s enrolment fees; each fellowship is made up of three distinct components: (1) a Travel & Installation Fund; (2) a Gross Monthly Income; and (3) Operational Funds to cover all participation costs.

Category “A” and “B” fellowships are identical except that the first are eligible to receive a total of 7500€ for travel, and the latter 3000€.

More information about fees is available in the guidebook HERE.


The 1st requirement is a Masters or equivalent graduate degree, in a relevant field within the Humanities or Social Sciences.

The 2nd requirement is a thorough English-language proficiency. This can be attested either with an English-language diploma (high school or higher), OR by way of internationally recognized proficiency tests.

At the time of application, students are not yet expected to have necessarily secured either of these. However, they must be able to show they are scheduled to have both by the time they are set to start the programme.


The deadline for applications is 20 December 2013 (midnight CET). As a first step, an applicant must complete his/her electronic registration HERE. All applicants are invited to log-in in and complete their application before 20 December 2013. For more information on how the online application system works please consult the programme’s technical guidebook HERE.

Once the electronic registration is complete, applicants will receive both an electronic copy of all their completed registration forms; also, a request to send in electronic copies of all necessary annexes.

Subsequently, concluding the application process implies printing out the electronic forms and adding them to the paper-based copies of all the necessary annexes. The full set of paper-based components of the application is to be bound as a single document and send in by postal mail to the GEM Central Executive Office in Brussels:

EMJD-GEM Central Executive Office
Institut d’Etudes Européennes (ULB)
39, av. F. D. Roosevelt B (CP 172) 1050 Bruxelles BELGIUM
T. + 32 (0)2 650 33 85
F. + 32 (0)2 650 30 68 secretariat

See the official website HERE for more information.

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