Scholarships and Fee Waivers

For the 2024/2026 edition, the EMILDAI programme will offer 23 Full Erasmus Mundus Scholarships, up to 10 Full Fee Waivers and up to 5 Partial Fee Waivers.

Full Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

EMILDAI Full Scholarships are funded by the Erasmus Mundus programme of the EU Commission. They cover the programme tuition fees and provide a monthly non-taxable stipendium of €1400 for the full length of the programme (24 months).

In order to apply for a scholarship you need to complete the application form within the first round of applications. We will select the best students based on their academic merit, professional experience and their personal statement. We will also ensure that geographical and gender balance is achieved.

If you are offered a scholarship, you will be given two weeks to accept our offer. If you don’t accept our offer, your scholarship will be offered to the next ranked student. Your scholarship will only be paid once you complete your registration at DCU.

For prospective students that have already benefited from an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master (EMJM) scholarship, you are not eligible to apply for an additional EMJM scholarship.

Full and Partial Fee Waivers

If you are not offered a scholarship, we may offer you a Full or Partial Fee Waiver.

  • A Full Fee Waiver covers the costs of the Tuition Fees of your first and second year of study.
  • A Partial Fee Waiver covers the costs of the Tuition Fees of your second year of study. In this case, you will be required to pay a deposit of €1000 to secure your place, and subsequently pay the normal tuition fees for year 1 of the programme. However, you will be exempted from paying Tuition Fees in the second year of the programme.
Health Insurance

All our students, regardless of their scholarship status, will benefit from comprehensive health and accident insurance covering the whole length of the programme, which can also be extended to their family members (in that case, extra costs are borne by the student).

Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA)

The Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) is an initiative established by the European Union (EU) to provide financial and technical support to countries in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro) collectively known as the IPA countries. IPA funds are directed towards various key areas such as democratic institution-building, economic development, regional cohesion, human resources, and social development. These funds are allocated through multi-annual programs, national strategies, and collaborative projects, subject to rigorous monitoring and evaluation to ensure compliance with EU standards and effectiveness.

In the context of EMILDAI, the IPA funds 6 full scholarships for students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Montenegro. If you are a student from one of these countries please consider applying for our programme!