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Admission requirements


The MIR master’s course is offered to European and third country-students who fulfil the following requirements:

  • Hold at the beginning of the programme/time of registering to the programme (September) a first university degree after at least three years of university studies totaling 180 ECTS, of which at least 30 ECTS are in mathematics-related subjects.
  • Proficient in one programming language.
  • Proven B2 minimum CEFR level English proficiency. Applicants whose native language is not English are required prove their English proficiency by one of the following ways (the document must not be older than 3 years):
    • TOEFL (scores 90 IBT or higher, 220 CBT or higher, 550 PBT or higher),
    • TOEFL iBT® Home Edition(scores 90 or higher) is exceptionally accepted for the 2023-2024. Please note that in case of selection, an interview may be arranged with the student to measure his/her English level.
    • C1 Advanced (formely known as Cambridge Advanced English Test) (score B or higher),
    • B2 First (formerly known as Cambridge English: First) (score 173 or higher),
    • IELTS (score 6.5 or higher),
    • TOEIC (800 or higher),
    • An applicant who carried out his/her degree in English is eligible, providing an official certificate from the degree-awarding institution that states the program was taught entirely in English (only if you have graduated from this institution less than 3 years ago, when submitting your application).

Please note the evaluators reserve the right to request additional documents and/or to interview candidates in case of doubt about their English level. The interview will be conducted online and will consist of an informal introduction of the student and questions from the evaluators to check if the discussion is fluid.


These are the criteria used to determine eligibility to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) scholarship:

  • Scholarship students must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognized equivalent level of learning 180 ECTS according to national rules and legislation in place by the application deadline. That means that scholarship applicants must hold a higher education degree by October 2023 at the latest to start the program in 2023.
  • Students who have already obtained an 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 here. A differentiation between program country students and partner country students is applied. No more than 25% of the total number of scholarships available will be awarded to program country students
  • Scholarship holders spending part of the EMJMD course in their country of residence are not entitled to benefit from the monthly subsistence allowance for this period. Partner country students spending part of the EMJMD course in any partner country are not entitled to the monthly subsistence allowance for this period.
  • 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 program countries will be considered program country applicants according to the 12-months rule
  • A full and timely application to the EMJMD master’s program is a requirement to access the scholarship.

Other constraints are taken into account when allocating EMJMD scholarships:

  • No more than three students from the same nationality can be selected in the main list with the same type of scholarship.
The 2023 EXAIL (ex- ECA and iXblue) scholarship for the 2023-2025 academic years is a programme country scholarship. Only programme country candidates are eligible.

Selection criteria

Among eligible candidates, the selection will be performed using the following criteria, with the numerical weight and evidence of each item indicated:

  • Academic scores (30), evidenced through student transcripts, GPA.
  • Scientific quality of the degree-issuing school or institution (20), evidenced by university rankings
  • Adequacy to the program (10), evidenced by the type of degree(s) obtained and responses to questions about adequacy
  • Language skills (10), evidenced by the English test certificates or institution certificate for English taught degrees
  • Recommendation references (5), an additional weight (5) will be applied to positive referee letters from associate partner organisations, evidenced by recommendation letters in university letterhead and contact emails of professors, lecturers and other relevant faculty members.
  • Academic and professional experience (15), evidenced through the CV
  • Motivation (5), evidenced by responses to questions and a motivation letter. If deemed necessary by the selection evaluators, an interview may be conducted