EMSSE - Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree and scholarships
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    General Information — post-selection

    Participation Costs

    Q1: As a recip­i­ent of a schol­ar­ship, are all par­tic­i­pa­tion costs cov­ered by the con­sor­tium, or are there any oth­er costs we have to cover?

    R1: Stu­dents admit­ted with an EMJM schol­ar­ship, an EMSSE schol­ar­ship or with free tuition fees will not pay any par­tic­i­pa­tion costs (tuition fees or insurance).

    Proof of English proficiency

    Q1: What type of evi­dence do I need to pro­vide? Do I need to pro­vide one if I have tak­en a bach­e­lor in Eng­lish or if I am from an Eng­lish-speak­ing country?

    R1: The pro­gramme requires an offi­cial doc­u­ment that proves your lev­el in English:

    1.           If a stu­dent has not tak­en a bach­e­lor’s degree in Eng­lish, the pro­gramme will require an offi­cial lan­guage cer­tifi­cate (TOEFL, etc.).

    2.           For stu­dents who have tak­en a bach­e­lor’s degree in Eng­lish, we will sim­ply ask them to pro­vide an offi­cial doc­u­ment from their uni­ver­si­ty explic­it­ly stat­ing that the bach­e­lor’s degree was indeed in Eng­lish (as this is not nec­es­sar­i­ly spec­i­fied on the diploma).

    3.           For those who are from an Eng­lish-speak­ing coun­try, as it is assumed they must have done their bach­e­lor’s degree in Eng­lish too, the pro­gramme will ask them to pro­vide a sim­i­lar doc­u­ment from their uni­ver­si­ty explic­it­ly stat­ing that the bach­e­lor’s degree was indeed in English.


    Q1: Regard­ing stu­dent accom­mo­da­tion, will the uni­ver­si­ties pro­vide options, or should we com­mence our search independently?

    R1: The pro­gramme does not pro­vide accom­mo­da­tions, but we will sup­port you in your search for accom­mo­da­tion. You will find fur­ther below more infor­ma­tion on accom­mo­da­tion options for each mobil­i­ty in the sec­tions with infor­ma­tion spe­cif­ic to each mobility.

    Visa Application Process

    Q1: While fill­ing a visa appli­ca­tion form, there is an option for num­ber of months of stay.

    What should I choose among these options

                                        1. Between 3 and 6 months

                                        2. Between 6 months and 1 year

                                        3. More than 1 year

    R1: We would advise you to choose option 2 – while the semes­ter should last 6 months, option 2 will give you more time should there be any change in cal­en­dar and to arrange your leave from your first mobil­i­ty coun­try and your stay in the next country.

    Q2: As a Euro­pean stu­dent, am I required to apply for an addi­tion­al Visa for the semes­ter in Alba­nia, con­sid­er­ing it is not yet a mem­ber of the Euro­pean Union?

    R2: Yes.

    Q3: Am I sup­posed to apply for a long-term stu­dent visa only? 

    R3: Yes, you will need to apply for a long-stay visa for each mobil­i­ty as they all last 6 months.

    Q4: There is a field that requires me to declare my incom­ing address in Spain/France/Italy. What should I put here con­sid­er­ing that I have no res­i­dence there yet?

    R4: You will need to start look­ing for an accom­mo­da­tion in advance, to pro­vide the proof in your visa appli­ca­tion. You will find more details on accom­mo­da­tion options and who to con­tact in the sec­tions with infor­ma­tion spe­cif­ic to each mobility.

    Q5: For the fields requir­ing the infor­ma­tion of my aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tion, am I sup­posed to put only the first uni­ver­si­ty of my mobil­i­ty path?

    R5: As this is a visa for your first semes­ter only, I con­firm the infor­ma­tion for your first uni­ver­si­ty is the most impor­tant. Should the form not allow you to show the semes­ters con­cerned by each mobil­i­ty, we would advise to only pro­vide the infor­ma­tion for the first uni­ver­si­ty on the form for more clar­i­ty, but def­i­nite­ly include the admis­sion doc­u­ments that show your mobil­i­ties for each semester.

    Q6: Should I put Feb­ru­ary 01, 2025 as my expect­ed com­ple­tion date of studies?

    R6: This will depend on your mobil­i­ty, you will find below a rough esti­mate of next year’s aca­d­e­m­ic calendars:

    Aca­d­e­m­ic cal­en­dar esti­mates for M1 2024–2025
     UTC offi­cial datesUPCUNIGE offi­cial datesUPT
    Ori­en­ta­tion weekAugust 27th None organ­ised cen­tral­ly
    by UNIGE, but some­thing
    may be organ­ised by the
    head of SoSE path towards
    the first week of Sep­tem­ber – to be confirmed
    Fall semes­ter begin­ning of classesSep­tem­ber 2ndSep­tem­ber 12thSep­tem­ber 23rd 
    Fall semes­ter end of classesJan­u­ary 8thDecem­ber 22ndDecem­ber 18th 
    ExamsJan­u­ary 9th – 18thJan­u­ary 10th – 24thDecem­ber 23rd – Feb­ru­ary 14th 
    Spring semes­ter begin­ning of classes   Feb­ru­ary 24th
    Spring semes­ter end of classes   May 26th
    Exams    May 26th — June 15th

    Please bear in mind that we only have fore­cast dates at the moment, they are not yet fixed as we depend on each university’s cal­en­dar, which have not been decid­ed yet for 2024–2025. We will update this sec­tion and inform stu­dents when the offi­cial dates are set by each university.

    Health and Accident Insurance

    Q1: Could you con­firm whether the health and acci­dent insur­ance will be pro­vid­ed by the con­sor­tium? Fur­ther­more, what addi­tion­al steps should we take in this regard?

    R1: The insur­ance will be paid by the pro­gramme and freely pro­vid­ed to all stu­dents with EMJM schol­ar­ships, EMSSE schol­ar­ships, and free tuition fees.

    You do not need to do any­thing for now, we are in con­tact with the insur­ance and will pro­vide them with your infor­ma­tion. Should they need any oth­er doc­u­ments, we will con­tact you at a lat­er date.

    For self-fund­ed stu­dents, the same oblig­a­tion of pro­vid­ing a proof of insur­ance applies. They can use their own insur­ance if they already have one, or they can request to use the pro­gram­me’s insur­ance, in which case they will have to pay the par­tic­i­pa­tion costs for insurance.