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How to apply for EMHRPP

Information about the entry requirements, selection criteria and application process for the Erasmus Mundus Master's Programme in Human Rights Policy and Practice.

Frequently asked questions

Do you accept the Europass CV?

Yes, any CV format is accepted.

Do I need to send my academic documents to University Admissions by AirMail or can I just upload them in the application portal?

Check the specific instructions for your country of origin on the University Admissions website.

Can I submit my documents in another language than English?

Work experience certificates, letters of recommendation, motivation letter and other documents to support your eligibility will only be accepted in English, so please make sure to submit an official translation together with the original in case the latter is in another language.

Some academic documents can be submitted in languages other than English, please visit the University Admissions website to find out what the rules are for your country and level of studies.

What documents can I submit as proof of residence?

The proof of residence has to show where you have been living at the time of application. It should be issued within 12 months before the application deadline. Here are some examples of valid documentation you can submit:

  • A residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate's municipality’s normal registration rules, in English or Spanish.
  • A certificate from the candidate's place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution. These certificates must be submitted in English, otherwise a certified English translation must be provided with the original.
  • A document confirming the applicant’s place of residence (in English) issued by a notary is also acceptable.

You can find more valid ways of documenting your residency on the PRADO website.

Which proof of residence should I submit when I am temporarily living outside of my country?

You need to submit proof of residence of the country you are living in before travelling to Sweden.

Should my documentation be legalized?

All documents must be officially issued. You can read more about how to submit your documentation on the University Admissions website.

Can I send my documents to you directly via email?

You should upload all documents on the admissions platform directly, unless the country specific requirements state otherwise. You can check these requirements on the University Admissions website.

Is there an age limit to apply for the programme/scholarship?

No, there is no age limit. As long as you fulfill all the criteria you should be eligible.

Am I eligible if I have a degree within x subject?

Degrees within Social Sciences are eligible for the programme, but this does not discard the possibility to be admitted to the programme with a degree within another area, such as engineering, technology, medicine, etc. As long as there is a relevant connection to Human Rights in your background and fulfill the rest of the requirements, you are eligible.

Can I still apply for the programme/scholarship if I do not fulfill all the criteria? I.e. I do not have my English certificate yet or I am missing a few months of work experience.

No, you have to fulfill all the criteria by the application’s deadline.

I have finished my Bachelor´s programme, but my degree will be issued after the deadline, can I still apply?

If your university can issue a certificate which states that you have finished all your programme courses, and therefore, have the right to a degree which will be issued at a later date, then that should be enough for us to mark you as eligible. This document has to be uploaded on the admissions platform by the application’s deadline at the latest.

Does volunteer work count as work experience?

Yes, as long as it is relevant to the field of Human Rights.

Is my work experience/volunteer work relevant for the programme?

Unfortunately, we are not able to do a preliminary assessment of the relevance your experience has for applying to the programme/scholarship. The reviewing commission will evaluate this upon receiving your application and take the relevant aspects that are in line with the programme into consideration when making their decision.

What are the English requirements I need to fulfill?

You need to fulfill two different criteria for two different purposes. The criteria you need to fulfill to be admitted to the programme is the one you can read about at the University Admissions website.

For the visa requirements, you need to fulfill the requirements stated on the website.

The programme I studied was in English, do I need to submit proof of English proficiency?

Please refer to the instructions available on the University Admissions website.

Which English Test is valid to apply for a UK visa?

Students only need an academic IELTS/Other valid English proficiency certificate to apply for this programme. However, since a work placement forms part of one of the Roehampton modules the student will need to apply for a General student visa (Tier 4), as the short-term study visa doesn’t allow for any work. For this visa you need to take the IELTS for UKVI and reach level B2, with a score of 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

Do I need to pay the application fee?

If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) country, European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland you are not required to pay application fees. Please note that you are required to provide proof of your citizenship in an EU/EEA country.

If you do not have citizenship in the countries named above, then you have to pay application fees.

Can I ask for a waiver for the application fee if I don´t have the money for it?

Unfortunately there is no way to bypass this payment as the fee is charged to cover for the processing of your application.

Does the scholarship cover the application fee retroactively?

There is an amount of money for “other costs associated with the programme” such as travels and fees and you could use that money to cover for the application fee. Please note that only a few applicants will be granted the scholarship, so you should be prepared to incur in this expense.

Are the programme application and scholarship application the same procedure?

Both processes overlap. If you wish to apply for the scholarship, you need to submit the scholarship application form together with your programme application on the University Admissions website. If you do not upload the scholarship application form, we will process your application as a self-funding candidate.

In case you do not receive the scholarship, you can choose to be processed as a self-funding candidate in the scholarship application.


Frequently asked questions are found on this page. 

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Erasmus Mundus scholarship

The Erasmus Mundus Programme provides EU-funded scholarships for third-country students and EU/EEA students who have applied to and been accepted by the Human Rights Policy and Practice master´s course. The programme offers around 15 scholarships per year.

Applications for scholarships must be uploaded on the University Admissions website before X January 2022.

What does the scholarship cover?

The student grant covers the participation costs, a monthly allowance for living costs, and a contribution to travel and installation costs. Each grantee will receive EUR 1,000 each month for living costs during the 24-month duration of the programme. The scholarship also includes a contribution to travel and installation and any other type of costs to be paid in two instalments, as well as the Human Rights Policy and Practice participation costs including health insurance coverage for 24 months.

Eligibility criteria

  • Scholarship students must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognized equivalent level of learning according to national rules and legislation in place by the application deadline. That means that scholarship applicants must hold a higher education degree by the programme admissions deadline in mid-January.
  • Students who have already obtained an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) scholarship and former Erasmus Mundus Master/Doctoral Course scholarship holders are not eligible for an additional scholarship under the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (EMMC) action. Students benefiting from an EMMC scholarship cannot benefit from another EU grant while pursuing their EMMC studies.
  • The list of countries whose nationals are eligible for a scholarship is presented here. A differentiation between programme country students and partner country students is applied. No more than 25% of the total number of scholarships available will be awarded to programme country students.
  • Scholarship holders spending part of their EMMC studies in their country of residence are not entitled to benefit from the monthly living-cost allowance for this period. The monthly living-cost allowance is not given to scholarship holders from partner countries for EMMC periods exceeding three months (the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any partner country.
  • Students from partner countries who have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the programme countries (EU + Turkey, Macedonia, Norway, Lichtenstein, and Iceland) will be considered programme country applicants according to the 12-months rule.
  • Please note: in any given academic year, student candidates can apply for a maximum of three different joint programmes supported by the Erasmus Mundus scholarships (see the EMJMD catalogue).
  • A full and timely application is necessary to apply.

Application for scholarship

Apply for an EU-funded scholarship by using the assigned form below.

Upload the scholarship application on the University Admissions website before X January 2022.

Erasmus Mundus scholar scholarships

Scholarships will also be awarded to scholars enrolled in third-country institutions who will be selected by the Human Rights Policy and Practice Erasmus Mundus consortium to contribute to the joint programme.

Erasmus Mundus master's course

The Erasmus Mundus Programme supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the visibility and attractiveness of European higher education in third countries. It fosters cooperation between higher education institutions and academic staff in Europe and third countries with a view to creating poles of excellence and providing highly trained human resources. Joint programmes must involve mobility between the institutions of the consortium and lead to the award of recognized joint, double, or multiple degrees to successful students and doctoral candidates.

Privacy disclaimer

Please note that if your application is selected for the Human Rights Policy and Practice Master´s Programme (proposed for a scholarship, put on the reserve list, or enrolled on a self-paying basis), its data may be used for the purposes of evaluating Erasmus programmes, efficiently managing Erasmus projects, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices, and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association.

Please consult the privacy statement here.

Partner universities

Please visit the partner universities´ websites for the following:

  • general information about your stay in Spain and London;
  • access to course syllabi;
  • information about accommodation;
  • or contact information for local Erasmus Mundus teams.