Fully Funded NOHA Joint Master’s in International Humanitarian Action-Erasmus Mundus Scholarships, 2018-2020

Applications are invited for NOHA Joint Master’s in International Humanitarian Action-Erasmus Mundus scholarships for the years 2018-2020. Erasmus Mundus scholarships cover full tuition costs, provide a monthly stipend of 1,000 euro throughout the entire duration of the study period (max 24 months) and contribution to travel costs.

NOHA’s mission is to increase the effectiveness and quality of humanitarian action through the provision of internationally recognized education, training, and research. NOHA promotes intellectual debate and thinking with a solid base on humanitarian principles and professional and human values.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue master degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in International Humanitarian Action.
  • Scholarship Award: Erasmus Mundus scholarships cover full tuition costs; provide a monthly stipend of 1,000 euro throughout the entire duration of the study period (max 24 months) and contribution to travel costs.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 25 scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: For the academic year 2018-2019, 25 such scholarships will be offered:

4 scholarships are earmarked for the EU/EFTA citizens,
14 scholarships are earmarked for the non-EU citizens without geographic limitations
7 scholarships are earmarked for specific non-EU regions/groups of countries, as follows:

  • EU Eastern Neighbourhood (1),
  • EU Southern Neighbourhood (1),
  • Asia-LDC countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal) (1)
  • Latin America LMI countries (Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay) (1)
  • Latin America remaining countries (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela) (1)
  • Gulf Countries (1)
  • ACP (Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific) Countries (1)

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

The NOHA Master’s in International Humanitarian Action has been designed for people working or intending to work in the field of humanitarian action. Candidates are chosen on the basis of the quality of their education and professional background, their experience in and concern for humanitarian issues, their multicultural sensitivity, and their linguistic abilities.

Admission may be granted to applicants who meet the following entry requirements and common minimum eligibility criteria:

  • All applicants must follow the joint application procedure as established by the NOHA+ consortium.
  • Completed application (online application form and all requested documents) is submitted through the online application system by the established deadline.
  • Candidates must have obtained, as a minimum, a university first cycle degree (Bachelor, EQF level 6) in a discipline of relevance to humanitarian action (medical sciences, foods sciences, economics and management, engineering, law, social sciences, education sciences, humanities).
  • Candidates are required to have a recognized qualification in the language(s) of instruction of the universities they plan to attend:
    • English: C1 certificate (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR) or TOEFL (550-600 paper, 215-250 computers, and 93 internets) or IELTS (6-7) certificate. The language of instruction for L-Università ta’ Malta, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universidad de Deusto (second semester), University College Dublin, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Uppsala Universitet.
    • Spanish: B2 certificate (according to CEFR). The language of instruction for Universidad de Deusto (first semester).
    • French: C1 certificate (according to CEFR). The language of instruction for Aix-Marseille Université.

Candidates are chosen on the basis of the following selection criteria:

  • Type and level of academic qualifications,
  • Type and level of research experience,
  • Type and level of professional experience, such as practical experience in the area of humanitarian action in governmental, inter-governmental and/or non-governmental organizations and institutions,
  • Motivation and concern for humanitarian issues,
  • Multicultural sensitivity,
  • Level of linguistic abilities,
  • Recommendations,
  • Results of interviews (if applicable),
  • Nationality and gender balance.

English Language Requirements: Knowledge of English is a requirement. For specific information about the certificate that you have to provide, please contact the NOHA coordination department at the university in which you are planning to enrol.
You can apply for the Master Course with both certificates (IELTS or TOEFL). It is required to have a level equivalent to C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Regarding the language test, you can send your scores after the deadline. Please remember that if you are pre-selected for the Masters Course, your home university may ask you to submit a proof of language ability, so you will need to take the test.
If you do not yet have your test scores, when submitting your application form, attach a word document to the language certificate field, stating that your scores will be received later.

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Application Procedure:

How to Apply: 

Step by Step Instructions

  1. ALL applications for the NOHA+ EMJMD in International Humanitarian Action must be made online through the on-line NOHA Application Form
  2. Click HERE to access the NOHA Application form
  3. No print application documents shall be submitted unless requested or authorized by NOHA.
  4. Read through the online application form and prepare all of the data you are asked to provide for each section of the form as well as all of the documents that you must attach to your application.
  5. Fill in the online application form, completing all of the sections as requested.
  6. Attach all of the compulsory documents:
  • Copy of passport (only the main pages including your full name, passport number, date, and place of issue, expiry date)
  • Certified copy of Diploma (if this document is not in English, an official translation should be attached) and, if available, of the Diploma Supplement
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts (if this document is not in English, an official translation should be attached)
  • Curriculum vitae in English
  • Official proof of language abilities, where applicable
  • Two reference letters (in English)
  • Residence certificate OR certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question (EM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS ONLY)

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