Erasmus Mundus

Application information

Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (EMA2) application information for current students, PhDs, postdocs and staff at Uppsala University

For you to apply to an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, you need to fulfil these general requirements:

  • For students: You need to have studied 30 ECTS when you apply and 60 ECTS when you go abroad with the Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
  • For students: You need to be registered as a full-time student at Uppsala University when you apply and when you go abroad with the Erasmus Mundus scholarship. You can be registered in a program or taking up courses.
  • For all types of mobility: You need to hold citizenship from an EU country. 

Applying for a scholarship in Erasmus Mundus Action 2 is basically done in four steps. You can read more about each step below.

1. Have a look at the list of Erasmus Mundus Action 2 projects

The scholarship opportunities in EMA2 are divided into projects based on region. For instance the projects LOTUS+ and EXPERTS SUSTAIN offer scholarships to universities in Asia. Other projects focus on South Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Check the list of projects below on this page to find which ones you are interested in.

2. Check the information on the project websites

On the websites of each project you can find updated information about the calls for scholarships. There you can also find eligible academic fields (usually most of them), requirements for applying for the scholarship and of course read more about the host universities. Once you have identified a few universities that you are interested in applying for, it is time to start the application process.

3. Start the application process

You apply through an application form available at each project website. All projects have their own application forms so if you are applying in more projects than one you need to send in one application for each project. The application form is saved automatically and you do not have to fill out all the information at once. It is a good idea to read through application form to make sure you have all the required documents.

4. Apply – and wait for the results

Once you have submitted your application the projects have their own procedures for selecting the scholarship holders. More information about this can usually be found at the respective project website. Usually it takes a few months before the results are communicated to the applicants.

What to do if I have questions or need help?

If you need help you can always turn to the International Office here at Uppsala University. Email: (
Tel.: +46 18 471 40 07 
Visit: S:t Olofsgatan 10 A (next to the University Main Building) (10–12 weekdays, Thursdays also 16–18).

List of EMA2 scholarship projects by region