Students with a biomedical or psychology background should have at least two years of training at the master’s level, and preferably a strong background in the field of experimental or preclinical Neurosciences.
Applicants with background in related fields including:
- biomedical sciences,
- biological psychology,
- bioinformatics and/or artificial intelligence will also be considered.
Important eligibility criteria as mentioned in the Programme Guide (Version December 2011) of the Erasmus Mundus Programme:
Two different EMJD fellowships can be awarded to doctoral candidates:
- Category A (non-European) fellowships can be awarded to third-country doctoral candidates selected by EMJD consortia who come from a country other than a European country and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries. The only exception to this rule applies to third-country doctoral candidates who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus masters scholarship in order to follow an EMMC.
- Category B (European) fellowships can be awarded to European doctoral candidates selected by EMJD consortia as well as to any doctoral candidates selected by EMJD consortia who do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above.
- Fellowship candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria for both Category A and B – e.g. students with double nationality – must select the Category of their choice. As a result, they are entitled to apply only to one of the two categories of fellowship at a time.
- Fellowship candidates must have already obtained a first post-graduate degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices.
- Individual EMJD fellowships are awarded exclusively for full-time enrolment in one of the doctoral programmes.
- Individuals who have already benefited from an EMJD fellowship are not eligible for a second grant.
- Doctoral candidates benefiting from an EMJD fellowship cannot benefit from other EU grants while carrying out their Erasmus Mundus doctoral activities.
- Only candidates who have applied to and have been accepted by an EMJD consortium in accordance with its specific doctoral candidate‟s application and selection criteria are eligible for a fellowship.
- Students/Doctoral candidates can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship/fellowship to the Erasmus Mundus Action 1 joint programme (EMMC or EMJD) of their choice but the number of applications must be limited to maximum three different joint programmes.