Migration and Intercultural Relations

The Migration and Intercultural Relations Masters Scholarship is willing to equip students with crucial theoretical and methodological skills in migration studies. It is a partially funded scholarship and it’s open to individuals from any part of the world.

Here on this page, you will see a broken done detail of all information you need to get access to the scholarship award. Please ensure you read to read to the end so you don’t miss some useful information.

Opportunity Detail

Language Requirement: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge qualification, Other

Gender: Male, Female

Level: Master

Eligible Region/Countries: All Countries

Medium of Instruction: English

Field of study: Migration

Opportunity ID: 64244

Funding Type: Partially Funded

Duration: 2 Years

Opportunity Description

International applicants can now apply to the two-year European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) program for the academic year 2023. EMMIR is the first European-Asian-African Erasmus Mundus Master Course in migration studies, and it is co-funded by the EU. This initiative is collaboratively operated by a network of associate partners that includes four European, three African, two Asian, and three African partners.

Using intercultural approaches, EMMIR equips students with crucial theoretical and methodological skills in migration studies and allows them to perform fieldwork primarily in African, Asian, and European contexts. It is a 120 ECTS, two-year, multidisciplinary master’s program that addresses important modern challenges.

EMMIR has operated under the European Erasmus Mundus designation of excellence since 2011, and the universities that cooperate with it grant graduates a joint degree. Participants will become familiar with other cultures and academic traditions as well as learn about migration concerns through internships by joining EMMIR.

 Details About The Master Scholarship in Migration and Intercultural Relations

  • Application Deadline: N/A (Scholarship and non-fee paying self-funded applicants), 15 July 2023 (Fee paying self-funded applicants)
  • Application Status: Open
  • Funding Organization: European Union
  • Location: Africa, Asia, Europe
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Funding Type: Partially-funded
  • Number of Positions: N/A
  • Degree Level: Master
  • Eligible Countries: All countries
  • Program Duration: 2 Years
  • Language Required: English
  • Fields of Study: Migration

Funding Options and Benefits of The Master Scholarship in Migration and Intercultural Relations

Applicants need to know that there are three funding options for students to continue their EMMIR master course. Applicants should specify one of the following options while applying:

  • Erasmus+ Scholarship Holders: The Erasmus+ merit-based minimal number of scholarships is available for first-degree holders. Scholarship holders must pay their travel, visa, vaccinations, residence permit fees, and other charges. Students will receive the following benefits:
  1. A monthly scholarship of €1400 for 24 months
  2. Health insurance costs
  3. University registration fees
  4. Student service fees
  • Non-Fee Paying Self-Funded Students: This option is also merit-based, and students must pay their living costs, including travel costs, according to the obligatory EMMIR mobility path. The scholarship covers the following:
  1. €4500 participation costs per semester.
  2. Health insurance
  3. University registration
  4. Student service fees.
  • Fee-Paying Self-Funded Students: In this option, students have to pay €4500 participation per semester and their living expenses, including travel costs. The scholarship covers the following:
  1. Health insurance
  2. University registration
  3. The participation costs cover student service fees.

NOTE: There is the possibility of third-party grants, students, or government loans. Please find the details regarding third-party grants and loans here.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria can apply for the EMMIR master program:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in a field related to migration studies not be older than five years.
  • A final grade of the first degree, minimum C+ or equivalent
  • Knowledge of migration studies, intercultural relations, and empirical methods.
  • If applicants already hold a master’s degree, they should convincingly justify the reasons for wanting to pursue a new master’s degree.
  • Meet language requirements whose native language or undergraduate degree instruction was not in English (TOEFL PBT:570, TOEFL PBT Computer Based: 230, TOEFL PBT Internet Based: 88, IELTS: 6.5, APIEL: 3.0, MELAB: 85, Cambridge Assessment English: C/C1)
  • Meet additional requirements

Selection Criteria

The Consortium Committee Selection Board considers the following points:

  • Relevance and level of academic qualification
  • Relevance and level of research or professional experience
  • Motivation
  • Proficiency in a second or third language

Selection Process

Consortium Committee Selection Board assesses applications first. Applicants must provide the required documentation to go for further application procedures.

Once the committee assesses the applications, applicants will receive a notification of admission and a request to send certified copies of application documents that need to be verified. Once the EMMIR Team verifies the hard copies of documents, the accepted applicants receive the final admission letter. Please, find more information on student visa, accommodation, health insurance, residence permit, etc. here.

Application Procedures

Please review the following steps for the Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarship:

  1. Start registration in e-Consort by clicking the Apply Now button below.
  2. Receive a confirmation email.
  3. EMMIR team assesses applications.
  4. Scholarship and non-fee paying self-funded applicants will receive their admission letter by 30 April 2023.
  5. Fee-paying self-funded applicants who apply after January 2023 will receive an admission letter approximately 30 days after submission.
  6. Successful applicants should send hard copies of the application documents and proof within ten days.
  7. Reserved students may receive admission in May 2023.
  8. EMMIR Team verifies the hard copies of the documents.
  9. Student Registration and Enrolment process begin.
  10. Cohort 10’s program starts on 01 September 2023.

NOTE: Please read detailed information about the application procedure here. 

Online Application Required Documentation

Applicants need to upload the following documents in PDF form:

  • Valid passport clear copy
  • CV
  • Purpose Statement (Maximum 1 to 2 pages), explaining the applicant’s motivation to study the course.
  • Bachelor’s diploma and transcript and other relevant degrees
  • Language proficiency proof
  • Other appropriate documentation and references

Required Documentation for Admission

Once applicants receive a notification of successful admission, they should send hard copies of the following documents to the address mentioned in the How to Apply section. Please note to submit all documents in English. Applicants need to submit non-original English documents with official translation, except German transcript and the diploma:

  • Printed, dated, and signed electronic version of the application form
  • Valid passport clear copy
  • A true certified copy of the first university degree and other relevant degrees
  • Language proficiency proof
  • Other relevant documents
How to Apply

Applicants who wish to apply for the EMMIR master course should submit an online application form by clicking the Register Now button. Once applicants register with their name and email address to e-Consort, they can access the online application form.

Register Now

Applicants should note that the online application is the basis for admission notification. Applicants should send the hard copy of the online application and all required supporting documents (not received) to the EMMIR Team through regular mail to emmir@uol.de or courier service within ten days after the applicant receive admission notification by email. The paper version is ONLY available for admitted applicants.

Applicants should note that the Team doesn’t return their documents; therefore, they should send certified true copies instead of originals. Please send the complete application to:


c/o University of Oldenburg

School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies


Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118

26111 Oldenburg


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