FAQ

Please read these pages carefully before starting your online application. On the right menu you will find useful explanations about target groups and the documents you need to upload with your application. We have also prepared a useful guide for you, containing all you need to know about your online application.


Questions about documentation

Q: What is meant by sending/uploading certificates/degrees/language tests? Why do I need to provide those
A: Uploading documents means you have to scan your documents and send them to us in PDF format through the Internet. This documentation will be necessary for you to prove that you are qualified for the level of study that you are applying for. For example: Should you wish to apply for a Masters study, you need to show that you have a Bachelors diploma. Should you wish to apply for a PhD, you have to show that you have a Masters diploma and also have the course records of the studies that you followed. Please note that it is not possible for us to take action in requesting your documents from any university. Persons in all mobility groups to Europe and to Asia may upload recommendation letters from the home university. Those who do NOT have recommendation letters are requested to upload a document saying that they are not submitting recommendation letter, otherwise their application will be incomplete.

Q: What do you mean by Course Record, Diploma, Transcripts etc?
A: Please check the Definitions.

Q: I have problems uploading my documents. What can I do?
A: Make sure the files are 3 MB or smaller and in PDF format. No Word documents can be uploaded. Also, make sure to upload only black/white files.

Q: What proof of language proficiency do I have to submit?
A: It depends on the host university/ies you choose. Therefore, you should check the language requirements of your host universities.

Q: What is proof of registration?
A: A proof of registration is an official certified document showing that you are currently registered at one of the partner universities.

Q: Are all programmes of study in English?
A: No. Most are in English, some are in other European languages. This is evident in the course description - see Fields of study.

Q: I haven't got the TOELF/IELTS score. What can I do?
A: If you can't take the TOEFL/IELTS exam before the deadline, we ask you to upload proof of your registration for the exam. When you register for the TOEFL/IELTS exam, you will receive a paper stating the date of your appointment for the exam. This is sufficient for application. Once you get selected, we will ask you to send us your TOEFL/IELTS scores. Please check the language requirements of your host universities. Post-doctoral candidates or academic staff must upload a letter certifying their language skills.

Q: I have not got a valid passport. What can I do?
A: If you can't get a passport before the deadline, we ask you to upload a copy of your birth certificate. This is sufficient for application. Once you get selected, we will ask you to send us your passport details.

Q: Where do I send the documents by regular mail?
A: Please, don’t send any documents unless the university asks specifically for the documents. The university will then tell you the address and to whom you are supposed to send the documents.

Q: Can I send my documents in another language than English?
A: All official documents such as diplomas / transcripts of records/ certificates etc. should have an official English translation attached. This does not count for passports. Please note that you may only upload one document (max 3 MB), so if a translation is necessary, please combine into one pdf-file.

Q: Will I also need to send my High school diploma when applying for a Masters or higher level?
A: The documents to submit depend on the level of study you wish to follow. For undergraduate studies we need to see a High School certificate. If you wish to do a Masters, we do NOT need a High school certificate, but the diploma of your university level. For a PhD study, we need your Masters diploma, etc.

Q: I apply for a staff/post doc scholarship - will I need any special documentation?
A: Yes, an invitation letter is needed. A Letter of Invitation is written by the hosting/receiving university. It is no guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship, but it is an indication that you have been in communication with the university where you want to pursue a Post-doc or for Academic Staff, a period of teaching, training or research.

Questions about eligibility

Q: How do I know which TARGET GROUP I belong to?
A: Please refer to Target Groups for explaination.

Q: Can I apply for an Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window scholarship if I already obtained a scholarship for an Erasmus Mundus Master in the past?
A: A selected student/academic may not benefit from a future second scholarship in the same partnership, or for a scholarship at the same level of study (undergraduate, master, doctorate...) from a different partnership.

Q: I am an Asian student currently studying in one of the European partner universities. Can I apply for a scholarship to continue my studies in Europe?
A: No, the EMECW scholarships are aimed at Asian students currently studying in Asia. This programme wants to give more students the chance to study abroad and aims at students that wouldn't have the chance to do this without a scholarship.

Q: I am an Asian student studying at one of the Asian partner universities. Can I apply for a scholarship to continue my studies in another partner university in Asia?
A: No, the EMECW scholarship wants to give Asian students a chance to study in another continent.

Q: I am a European student enrolled in a European university. Can I apply for a scholarship to study in one of the European or Asian partner universities?
A: In order to be eligible, applicants from Europe must be European citizens currently enrolled in or affiliated with one of the European partner universities.

Questions about the scholarship

Q: Can I use the Mobility for Life scholarship to study at any university of my choice?
A: No, it is not possible to apply for a scholarship outside the programme. If you wish to apply it has to be with one of the partner universities.

Q: Can I apply to more than one course or country?
A: You may prioritize three universities, but only one programme per university.

Q: Can I apply to more than one course in the same university?
A: No. You can only apply for one course/position in each partner university. Every course/position you apply for (maximum 3) must be from a different partner university.

Q: Can I apply to a course/position if it is not listed among the available fields of study?
A: No. You can only apply to the courses and positions listed as available.

Q: Can I edit my Degree Information if I make a mistake with the information that I provided?
A: Yes, you can edit the information you have given in level two until you choose to finally submit the application.

Q: Can you give me more information on your program and scholarships?
A: All information on the Mobility for Life programme and its available scholarships and studies is available on the project website: www.erasmus.mobilityforlife.aau.dk. For further inquiries, you may contact the partner university in your country or relevant international offices or contact the Project Secretariat at info@mobilityforlife.aau.dk.