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Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in International Humanitarian Action

Brief description:

The NOHA European Master’s in International Humanitarian Action has been selected by the European Commission among the first Erasmus Mundus masters courses for five years. This implies that the European Commission will grant scholarships to highly qualified third-country graduate students and scholars to students to follow the NOHA Mundus Masters Course, to scholars to carry out teaching and research assignments and scholarly work in the NOHA universities participating in the Course.

Host Institution(s):

Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany

Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III (UPCAM), France

University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG), The Netherlands

Universidad de Deusto (UD), Spain

Uppsala Universitet, Sweden

Field of study:

Master’s in International Humanitarian Action

Number of Awards:

Third-country students eligible for receiving an Erasmus Mundus scholarship fall into two different categories: one general category in which grantees can come from any third country and one specific category (“Asian windows”) in which funds are earmarked for nationals from specific Asian countries.

With regard to the general category NOHA consortium will reserve a 13 to 18 places for third-country students and 3 to 4 places for third-country scholars every year.

With regard to the specific category (“Asian windows”) the NOHA consortium will have the possibility to select 8 or 9 additional Asian students every year.

Target group:
Students who are nationals of a third country other than those from EEA-EFTA States and candidate countries for accession to the European Union; who has already obtained a first higher education degree; who is not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries (EEA-EFTA States and EU candidate countries for accession); who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Member States or the participating countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The amount of the student grant is EUR 35, 600. Each grantee will receive EUR 1,600 each month for living costs during the 16 months duration of the program plus a fixed amount of EUR 10,000 to be paid in two instalments of EUR 5,000 each per year.


The admission to the NOHA Masters on Humanitarian Action degree programme may be granted to applicants who meet the following common admission criteria:

• Candidates must have completed a good level first cycle degree in a discipline of relevance to humanitarian action.

• Candidates are required to have a recognised qualification in the language(s) of instruction of the university that they plan to attend.

• Knowledge of languages of the place of study is an asset.

• Practical experience in the area of humanitarian action in governmental, inter-governmental, and/ or nongovernmental organisations and institutions is valued.

• Completed applications received.

• Selection criteria include motivation; academic qualifications; language skills; research experience and professional experience.

Application instructions:

Deadline for application for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for the Course 2010/2011 is 15 December 2009.

It is important to read the how-to apply page and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

For NOHA Mundus Scholarships information and application follow up, click this link.

For queries on admission, tuition fees, registration, visas, and grants, please contact directly the university of your interest at their respective addresses. For general information on NOHA, please contact the NOHA Manager.


Official Scholarship Website:
Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Program offers scholarship in different categories also. Specific information for each category can be accessed from below.
Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Developing Countries

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Agricultural Development and NRM

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in International Master in Rural Development

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in International Humanitarian Action

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