Scholarships

There are different types of scholarships available to participate in the EMerald program

 It's the same application webform regardless of the type of scholarship you wish to apply for. If you apply to a partial scholarship or as a self-funded student, you will be asked to provide a financial plan.

Here is a short description of the different scholarships available:


 Erasmus + Erasmus Mundus Grants (full grants) are not guaranteed for 2018 onwards.

The EMerald program was financed for a period of 5 years by the European Union. The 5th cohort of the program started in September 2017. We will apply to Erasmus + for a new period of funding in February 2018 but we won't know until June 30th 2018 whether the European Union has decided to select the EMerald program for more funding. This is why this year the applications to the Erasmus Mundus scholarships will take place as usual but they will be open until April 12th 2018. Except for this deadline extension, the procedure to apply remains the same.

On June 30th, we will inform the applicants if EMerald has been selected by the European Union for further funding ( 4 more cohorts) and if the answer is positive, the best ranked applicants will be offered a full Erasmus Mundus scholarship (probably 20 students). If you are awarded this scholarship, it will cover your participation costs (4500EUR/year for EU students and 9000EUr/year for non-EU students), your travel and installation costs (from 1000EUR to 3000EUR/year depending on your country of residence) and your subsistence costs (1000EUR/month).


► EIT grants (partial grants)

The EIT grant of 9000€ will automatically be offered to all self-funded students. It doesn't cover the participation costs to the program but can partially cover your subsistence costs. 

► ULiege grants (partial grants)

Two "University of Liège grants" are awarded every year to two EMerald students. These grants are a partial financial support because they offer monthly allowances to students but do not cover registration fees (see above).
The grant for a European student: 20 monthly payments of 500€ and the refund of a round trip ticket per year between Belgium and the student's country of origin. 
The grant for a non-European student: 24 monthly payments of 850€ and the refund of a round trip ticket per year between Belgium and the student's country of origin.
To apply to this partial grant, you need to fill out the regular application webform where you will be asked whether you wish to apply to this grant. As the participation costs are not covered by the partial grant, you will be asked to provide us with a financial plan.

► EU grants (for the mobility of students)

All the students who will join the program on a self-funded basis have the opportunity to apply to the regular EU mobility grant. This grant is a contribution to their costs for travel and subsistence for a period of 12 months. These amounts will be defined by the National Agencies in agreement with National Authorities, and/or the higher education institutions. They should come to "between 250€ and 500€ per month". The students can apply to this grant upon their arrival at the University of Liège.

► Other grants or loans 

Find out about scholarship or loan opportunities in your own country:
European students: Erasmus + master loans
Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education
Colombia: Colfuturo Crédito Beca
México: CONACyT Becas en el extranjero, Becas MOB

Seek corporate sponsorship

Scientific societies in the field of georesources may grant scholarships to their student members