These are the most frequently asked questions:
QUESTION: When can I apply for the programme and an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for the academic year 2020-2022?
ANSWER: It will be possible to apply for the academic year 2020-2022 from 1 October 2019.
QUESTION: Can the deadline for scholarship application be extended?
ANSWER: The deadlines for Erasmus scholarship application cannot be extended. In very exceptional cases recommendation letters can also be sent in later.
QUESTION: How many Erasmus Mundus scholarships are you providing?
ANSWER: On average between 20-25 EMJMD scholarships per year will be awarded.
QUESTION: How many applications do you receive every year?
ANSWER: For the academic year 2018-2020 we received more than 800 applications, for 2019-2021 almost 700.
QUESTION: I have double nationality (programme as well as partner country): for which scholarship should I apply?
ANSWER: You have to choose yourself for which scholarship you wish to apply. For the one that you indicate in your application form you will be considered for scholarship.
QUESTION: Is it necessary to have English tests done at the moment of applying? Or can I take the test after review of my application or being admitted to the program?
ANSWER: The deadline to submit the results of a sufficient English test is 15 January 2020 for applicants of a Partner Country Scholarship and 15 February 2020 for applicants of a Programme Country Scholarship.
QUESTION: I am not a native English speaker from one of the countries listed under the list of countries for which a language certificate is not required. But I have followed several years of education in English. Do I still need to present you with a TOEFL or IELTS test result?
ANSWER: Yes. If your country is not among the countries in the exemption list you are requested to do the English test. The only exception that we make is if you did your BSc study in a native English speaking country.
QUESTION: I have not yet completed my bachelor degree. Can I apply?
ANSWER: Students in their last year of BSc study can also apply. They need to show proof of their studies with a duly signed and stamped statement that declares that they are currently in their last year. They need to include the transcript of records showing all courses completed and all uncompleted courses for which they are enrolled. The statement should mention in which month they are expecting to obtain the diploma. A valid bachelor diploma (a temporary diploma is acceptable for last year students) will be required before 15 August 2020.
QUESTION: I have completed my studies but don't have a transcript of records (yet).
ANSWER: your application is not valid and cannot be accepted without a full transcript of records including grades obtained and showing the average mark.
QUESTION: Can I send my documents in another language than English?
ANSWER: Communication and all the official documents including BSc diplomas / transcripts of records/ certificates etc., should be in English. This does not count for passports. If you cannot arrange translation of the documents before the application deadline of 15 January 2020, you can send us an unofficial English translation for the time being. Should you be selected for a scholarship, we need to receive your BSc documents translated by a certified (sworn) translator. At that moment, you need to send us a certified copy of the original document (in the language that is not English) with an original stamp, and a certified copy of the translation.
QUESTION: What are certified copies?
ANSWER: Authenticated or certified copies are copies with an official stamp to verify that the copies are true copies of original documents. This official stamp may be from one of the following: a solicitor/notary, the educational institution from where you gained the diplomas or the local council/local authority/local government office.
QUESTION: To whom should motivation and recommendation letters be addressed?
ANSWER: Motivation and recommendation letters can be addressed to the coordinator of the programme, or "To whom it may concern".
QUESTION: Can the recommendation letters be sent it anonymously?
ANSWER: If required by the referee, the recommendation letters can be sent anonymously by the referees to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org ; in that case a letter with a brief statement indicating this preference can be submitted instead of the recommendation letter in the online submission form.
QUESTION: When can I expect the outcome of my application?
ANSWER: We expect to inform all applicants before 30 April 2020 about the outcome of their application for admission and scholarship. In case you will not be selected for a scholarship, you may consider to pay the cost by other means.
QUESTION: What are the costs of the programme, if I wish to pay by other means than Erasmus scholarship?
Tuition fee payable: € 18,000.00 (excluding VAT) for 2-year programme.
Insurance: € 40 per month / € 960 total
Dutch residence permit: € 174
In addition, we estimate that a student may need on average €1000 per month to cover costs of living and travelling between partner institutes.
QUESTION: What does the scholarship include?
ANSWER: This information can be found here.
QUESTION: If I wish to pay for the programme by other means, what is the deadline to pay?
ANSWER: The deadline to make your payment is 1 June 2020. However, with regard to long visa procedures for Czech Republic you are strongly advised to send your financial confirmation well before that date. If you are from a country for which you do not need a visa for Czech Republic, the deadline of payment is 31 July 2020.
QUESTION: Can I apply for more than one Erasmus Mundus programme and scholarship?
ANSWER: You can apply for maximum 3 Erasmus Mundus scholarships per academic year.
QUESTION: When does the programme officially start?
ANSWER: The academic programme at UCT Prague will start 14 September 2020. 1 You are requested to arrive in Prague before 7 September 2020 for registration and introduction.