FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Elligibility to EMJMD Scholarships
The list of countries is provided on the European Agency website:
Distance between your place of origin and the WAVES coordinating HEI (Marseille) determines the contribution to travel costs of students that were awarded an EMJMD Scholarship. The proof of residence is thus required to ascertain the place of origin.
See also https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/support/faq/10113
It is a scanned copy of an official document that certifies your residence and clearly states your actual place of stay. The document can either be:
- a certificate of residence in line with the provisions of the municipality where the student is registered;
- a certificate confirming the place of employment or study/training, issued by the employer or the institution where the student studies/finished his/her studies.
It must be an officially notarized copy in English or an official English translation of the original document and must have been issued within 12 months before the application deadline.
You can spend parts of your studies in your country of residence. However, since the EMJMD Programme aims at supporting studies abroad, the monthly scholarship is interrupted in the following cases:
- when a student spends periods of time in their country of residence (study / research / internship / thesis preparation);
- when a student from a Partner country spends more than three months in any Partner country other than his/her own country of residence.
Check if the 12-month residence rule applies to you. If you are a national from a Partner country and have carried out your main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last 5 years in one or several Programme country(ies), you should apply as Programme country candidate.
The wording "total of 12 months" refers to all possible cases: a single period in one Programme country, several periods in one Programme country or the sum of different periods in different Programme countries.
The 5-year reference period is calculated backwards from the EMJMD scholarship application deadline. This 12-month rule does not apply to Partner country candidates who hold refugee status in a Programme country.
If you are a national from a Partner country and the 12-month residence rule does not apply to you, you should apply as a Partner country candidate.
You have to choose under which nationality you want to apply. Note that EMJMDs may offer a higher number of scholarships for Partner country students and that the scholarship amounts for Programme and Partner country students may differ.
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) are international master programmes delivered by a group of universities from different countries with specific expertise and interest in the study programme. These programmes are based on excellence, and therefore have specific requirements which often respond to specialised profiles.
While there is no formal restriction in the number of applications a student might submit, we generally recommend to potential applicants to choose carefully the master courses on the basis of the preconditions/selection criteria described on the websites of the respective EMJMDs.
The same application will be used to decide if you are accepted to the Programme as well as if you are awarded an EMJMD scholarship, depending on your ranking (Main List and Reserve List)
We invite you to indicate in the application form whether you would accept to register as self-funded students if not accepted as a scholarship holder.
No, the grant is awarded for a specific campaign and can not be postponed.
A few self-funded students may be accepted (in addition to the ones that were awarded an EMJMD Scholarships). Several options may help to handle the tuition fees and other living expenses.
For instance, if you come from a Program Country, you may apply to the Erasmus+ Master Degree Loan
Otherwise, you can check for the public grants or private foundations from your own country such as grants that may be offered by national acoustical societies (see an extensive list of societies on the website of the International Commission for Acoustics: https://icacommission.org/members.html).
Identification & Visa
Yes you can use that during the application process.
You can apply with your current identification, even if it is not valid for the entire Programme duration. You will have to provide a copy of your new passport as soon as you have it.
You should first apply online to the WAVES programme. If you are selected, we will help you with your visa application.
Please upload a text document in the optional documents section explaining the reason for which the English score is missing in your application. If you are selected, this score will be requested after the deadline of application.
No. In that case, a certificate from the institution where you have taken the English teaching programme or any other proof of English teaching programme will be sufficient.
All courses are taught in English so that English proficiency is required. This is assumed for students who are native English speakers, or who can prove an experience (academic, professional) of more than 6 months in countries where English is the official language.
Otherwise, official certificates are expected: a CEFRL B2 level, or a similar test, such as Cambridge English First or TOEFL tests.
English proficiency may also be evaluated during an online interview.
Register and login on application platform
First of all, register to the application platform using an email address that do not use any filtering system (such as boxbe, …). Indeed, most of the emails will be automatically sent to you by our application, and if your messaging system rejects these emails, we have no way to send them again.
Check also in the spambox using the webmail and/or an email client.
As a last resort, renew your password at https://application.master-waves.eu/reset-password.
A cookie is also needed for the application platform (first-party cookie, associated to the domain "application.master-waves.eu".)
Upload of requested documents
Yes, of course! We know that most students who apply are currently enrolled for their last year or session of a BSc or BEng Programme (or equivalent). In this case the diploma will be requested after selection.
To transform your printed documents in numeric format, take a picture with a digital camera. Check that the resulting quality is sufficient.
To apply, diplomas and grades have to be translated in English.
If accepted, the candidates will also have to provide a translation in French of her/his birth certificate and last diploma to enroll.
You should be able to change almost everything in the application documents. You can upload revised versions of the files that you have already uploaded. You can change them even if you have already completed your application. You can also delete previously submitted files. You can use the “Other document” to send extra information. But you will not be allowed to act on the recommendation letters sent directly by your referents.
Once you have validated your application, it appears as “Sent”, meaning that you cannot change your form. If necessary, you can
- Go to the “Checklist” tab, then submit a new attachment in the “Other document” section.
- Ask us to change minor things. Be very clear in telling us what should be suppressed and what should be added.
- Ask us to put your application back in the “In Progress (not submitted yet)” status. You should then be able to make the corrections by yourself. Please do not forget to validate your application again before the application deadline.
Main instructions are given in the application platform, in the “References” section (top of the page). You are expected to provide the names, status and contact information of (at most) two referents. They will automatically receive an invitation to provide a online recommendation.
Your referents should receive the recommendation request by email as soon as you have filled and closed the “References” form page. If they do not receive the email, it can be due to:
- you have given a wrong email address for your referent.
- the email has been filtered by your referent’s email system. Tell your referent to check their email spam boxes.
- the email has been rejected by your referent’s email system (it can be due to a greylisting system, to the use of email protections such as boxbe, …).
As long as your application is in the incomplete status (not yet validated), you can send the request again:
- Go to Application form > References
- Check that the emails that you have given for your referents are valid (try to send yourself an email to these addresses and check that it is delivered). Many emails that we send to the referents get returned due to non-existent email address. We cannot deal with this problem.
- At the end of the page, click on “Send the request for individual assessment“. That should send again an email to the referents who have not already replied.
After everything in your application is updated, and after your referents have received their email requests, submit your application again using the Checklist menu / Send your application.
If your application is in the Sent status (i.e., already submitted), you can ask us to put it back in the In Progress (not yet submitted) status. Do not forget to validate your application again before the application deadline.
If you are unsuccessful with the previous way of submitting the reference letters, ask your referents to email their recommendation letter directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is essential that they give in their email: your name, and the exact email address that you have used for your application.
No recommendation letter is mandatory, and a maximum of two recommendations is allowed. Note also that mandatory fields are marked by an asterisk in the application form.