The European Union is offering the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for the International Master in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies (IMSISS) in the 2023/24 academic session.
Students on this master’s degree programme will examine a broad range of contemporary security challenges, such as terrorism, civil war and conflict, mass migration, energy supply security, cybersecurity, and new technologies, and transnational and serious organised crime. Students will also explore the intelligence and strategic approaches used by governmental and non-governmental actors to combat these threats.
The degree adopts a unique approach to the study of security by combining theoretical, applied and empirical knowledge and skillsets. Students will have the opportunity to meet with and work alongside a range of academics and researchers from international partner universities and think tanks from around the world, as well as practitioner experts from governmental and industry security and defence sectors.
Students on IMSISS will study across Europe in at least 3 cities and universities. They have the opportunity to undertake short study visits to other universities and can apply for work-based learning placements as part of the independent study semester.
Worth of Award
The IMSISS Erasmus Mundus scholarship includes:
- a contribution to the student participation costs (tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory participation costs)
- a contribution to student travel and installation costs
- a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the study programme
- To be eligible to be considered for scholarship, students must first have secured a place on the degree programme (unconditional or conditional).
- The University of Glasgow postgraduate admissions office assesses all applications and will reply directly to the applicant to let them know if they have been offered a place.
- Applicants who receive an offer of a place on the degree programme, and who have submitted the scholarship application on time, will be put forward to the scholarship competition.
The IMSISS consortium selection committee assesses each application according to the following criteria:
- Academic merit – 20%
- Relevance of academic qualifications to programme – 20%
- Supporting personal statement – 30%
- Quality of (academic) references – 10%
- Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests) – 20%
How to Apply
As well as completing your online application fully, it is essential that you submit the following documents:
- A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
- A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
- Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
- Two supporting reference letters on headed paper. Academic references are preferred.
- Evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English). Please see below for accepted English-language proficiency tests.
- Evidence of knowledge of a second language at Level B2 (not being English or Italian) (Required for Trento Pathway B only)
- A copy of the photo page of your passport
- Scholarship Application Form OR Personal statement (if not applying for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship)
Please note, in order to be considered for a scholarship for entry in September 2021, you MUST have submitted ALL of the above documents by the submission deadline. If your application status is ‘holding for documents’ then you will NOT be considered for a scholarship unless you submit the required documents by the set deadline.
Deadline: Applications close on January 13, 2023.