Erasmus Mundus Scholarships MSc Environmental Contamination and Toxicology in Europe 2021

The European Union is offering the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for the Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Masters in the 2021/22 academic session.

The main goal of the ECT+ EMJMD programme is the formation of post-graduates in the knowledge developed in toxicology, ecotoxicology and chemistry for generating high-level technologists and scientists devoted to the scientifically based protection of the environment. By addressing emerging One-Health concepts and paradigms, the programme will provide students the scientific basis required for covering the goals of the new European policies. In its entirety, ECT+ EMJMD faces up to key scientific and technological challenges recognised as a priority by the European institutions, and combines a fully innovative scientific approach with the direct application of the results for protecting human health and the environment.

Worth of Award

  • The student grant covers the participation costs, a monthly allowance for living costs and a contribution to travel and installation costs.
  • Every scholarship amounts to an average budget of  1 200 EUR per week, for a mobility of one week minimum (eq., 4+ working days including travel journeys).


  • The Programme is open to holders of a first cycle higher education degree (Bachelor degree (min. 180 ECTS), or equivalent) from Programme Countries’ and Partner Countries’ universities, in the field of biosciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, physical sciences and engineering; as such, the relevance of the BSc degree (or equivalent) of the Applicant will be assessed. In cases of doubt regarding the quality of the issuing institution, external advisors will be consulted, in order to establish the status and quality of the institution concerned. In certain cases, the ECT Consortium JPB can verify the student qualifications using Internet search networks, or through the collaboration of Associated Partners.
  • Proof of proficiency in English is essential (e.g. at least a minimum of Cambridge First Level C is a requisite). Proficiency in French, Spanish and/or Basque is optional.
  • Specific individual requirements may be established for each Applicant, according to his/her qualifications and prior learning, selected courses and expected academic and professional prospects. These specific requirements will be defined individually, by a mentoring system provided to pre-registered Applicants.
  • Students will be selected based upon the quality of their degree, the level of the marks obtained in previous studies and the relevance of the competences and skill acquired during the BSc studies in relation to the ECT+ EMJMD programme.
  • Scholarship students must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national rules and legislation in place by the application deadline.
  • Students who have already obtained an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) scholarship or are former Erasmus Mundus Master/Doctoral Course scholarship holders are not eligible for an additional scholarship under the EMJMD action. Students benefiting from an EMJMD scholarship cannot benefit from another EU grant while pursuing their EMJMD studies.
  • The list of countries whose nationals are eligible for a scholarship is presented available. 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.
  • The monthly subsistence allowance is not given to scholarship holders from a Partner Country for the EMJMD periods exceeding three months (indicatively the equivalent of 15ECTS 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, Iceland) will be considered programme country applicants according to the 12-months rule. 
  • Please note: for given academic year student candidates can apply for maximum three different joint programmes supported by the Erasmus Mundus scholarships
  • A full and timely application is necessary to apply.
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How to Apply

Applicants are required to complete the on-line application procedure, providing their personal data and the following compulsory documents and forms:

  • Copy1,2 (pdf) of the official Transcript of Records of all courses taken to achieve the BSc degree.
  • Copy1,2 (pdf) of the BSc Degree Diploma, or equivalent suitable to be eligible for the ECT+ EMJMD Programme
  • Copy1,2 (pdf) of the Secondary School Degree, or equivalent required to access University studies at the applicant’s home country.
  • Curriculum Vitae (pdf) in Europass format or equivalent
  • Motivation Letter (pdf), explaining the applicant’s personal statement and motivation to participate in the  ECT+ EMJMD Programme
  • Two Reference Forms or Recommendation Letters submitted by academic/professional staff (on-line application procedure)3
  • Complete the Proposed Study Plan Form (on-line), indicating the teaching modules of preference, research topics of interest and additional information 4
  • Copy2 (pdf) of your Passport or national identity card, as proof of applicant’s nationality
  • Copy2 (pdf) of a Resident Official Document that verifies which the applicant’s place of residence at the time of application5
  • Signed “Erasmus+ Scholarship Mandatory Declaration” form, where applicants declare they comply with Erasmus+ eligibility requirements (e.g., 12-month rule, etc.)
  • Proof of Proficiency in English (see Language Policy)
  • Photograph (passport type)
  • Signed “Self-Funded Student Declaration” form; only to be uploaded by applicants without Erasmus+ Scholarship before they can be definitively admitted as self-funded students (it can be uploaded after the submission deadline; e.g. once the Scholarship Selection Results have been published)
  • Supplementary Information can be provided at the applicant’s convenience, uploaded altogether as one single pdf or zip file
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Deadline: Application for Erasmus Mundus grants is NOW OPEN until February 28, 2021.


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