Scholarships 2018-...

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

 Erasmus + 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 mid-April 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 ( 3 more cohorts) and if the answer is positive, the best ranked applicants will be offered a scholarship (probably 20 students). We strongly encourage the students to apply as we truly believe in our program of excellence and we will do our best to be selected by the European Union.


                    ERASMUS + (full grant) 

The number of scholarship applications must be limited to a maximum of three different joint programs.

This scholarship includes 3 different contributions detailed below.

I. Contribution to the participation costs:

The contribution to the student participation costs includes the following: 

- Registration fees

- Management fees (including laboratory expenses, supervision and running costs, etc.)

- Health insurance coverage

- Access to the infrastructures of the universities (libraries, WIFI, etc.)

- Assistance from the international office at each University regarding administrative matters, accommodation, bank account, etc.

Contribution to the participation costs               4000 EUR per year per Programme Country scholarship holder

                                                                         8000 EUR per year per Partner Country scholarship holder

The contribution to participation costs is defined in the following way:

Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries count as Programme Country students (Member states of the European Union + Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Turkey, Liechtenstein, Turkey.

Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries and are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme Country are considered as Partner Country students. The five-year reference period for this 12-months rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline (defined by the consortia) of applying for an EMMC student scholarship.

• Students with a Partner Country nationality who do not fulfil the Partner Country criteria defined above (12-month rule) count as Programme Country students.

Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.

II. Contribution to the travel and installation costs

Contribution to the travel and installation costs 1000 EUR per year per scholarship holder resident of a Programme country for travel costs

                                                                2000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder                                                                                 resident of a Partner Country whose location is situated at less than 4000 km from the                                                                                       coordinating institution

                                                                3000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder                                                                                 resident of a Partner Country whose location is situated at 4000 km or more from the                                                                                         coordinating institution

The contribution to the travel and installation costs takes into account ONLY the residence of the scholarship holder (regardless of the category under which the student has been enrolled). 

III. Contribution to subsistence costs

Contribution to subsistence  costs

(for both Programme and Partner Country scholarship holders)                        1000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the EMMC study                                                                                                                         programme (24 months maximum)

Contribution to subsistence costs must not be given to:

Scholarship holders for the EMMC periods (study /research /placement /thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence;

Partner Country Scholarship holders for the EMMC periods exceeding three months (indicatively the equivalent of 15 ECTS) spent in any Partner Country.

The whole amount will be transferred to the Coordinating Institution, which will pay the grant directly to the student of the EMERALD programme. The Institutional Coordinator deducts the participation costs for the whole Master programme.

N.B. The EU requires that we maintain a geographical balance of admitted students that receive an Erasmus + scholarship. This means that no more than three students from a single country may receive an E+ scholarship for the EMerald program. 

► 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 take car of your subsistence costs for a year.

► 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