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European Commission Scholarships (EU / non EU)

How to finance your Master LIVE?

There is no specific application process for scholarships that are mentioned here. If you apply to LIVE programme on time, your application will be automatically considered for Erasmus + Joint Master Degree scholarships (herein after Erasmus+ JMD scholarships).

Those scholarships are merit-based, the same selection criteria, method and decision-making for selection to the programme will be applied to grant Eramus+ JMD scholarships (best ranked applicants being offered Erasmus+ JMD Scholarships).

# Erasmus+ Master JMD scholarships:

Erasmus+ JMD scholarships are funded by the European Union, to help Joint Master Degree such as LIVE attract the best European and international students. Those are very generous scholarships grants, which can virtually cover all expenses, including travel and subsistence costs associated with joining LIVE programme during 2 years.

The actual amount of the scholarships will vary if you are considered from (nationality or residence) a Programme country or Partner country and in accordance with the distance from your country to the city of Lyon, France (campus of LIVE coordinating institution).

Type of costs covered by the Erasmus+ JMD  scholarship

Amount granted to
a scholarship holder from a Programme country

Amount granted to
scholarship holder from
Partner country situated at
less than 4000 km from Lyon

Amount granted to
scholarship holder from
Partner country situated at
4000 km or more from Lyon

Participation costs

4,500 € per year

9,000 € per year

9,000 € per year

Travel costs

1,000 € per year

2,000 € per year

3,000 € per year

Installation costs


1,000 €

1,000 €

Subsistence costs

1,000 € per month

1,000 € per month

1,000 € per month

Indicative TOTAL for the entire duration (24 months) of LIVE programme

35,000 €

47,000 €

49,000 €

The number of Erasmus+ JMD scholarship varies from one year to another, the Master LIVE distributes 48 Erasmus+ JMD scholarship for the period 2016-2018 (three intakes). We plan to allocate 75% of the scholarhips to applicants from Partner countries and 25% to applicants from Programme countries to support the internationality of the Master LIVE and depending of number and rank of successful applicants from Partner and Programme countries.

  • Erasmus+ JMD scholarship covers the participation costs and contribution to installation, travel and subsistence. Accommodation costs are not included.
  • The Student will receive the scholarship for a maximum of 24 months for the two academic years.
  • The participation cost will be deducted from the scholarship at the beginning of each academic year to cover the following: Tuition fees throughout the programme and essential study materials (including the compulsory language courses, e-learning, mission costs in relation to site visits and defense); Summer School costs; On-going support service and counselling by the International Student Services; Tutors/student assistant who help with everyday issues like settling in the dorm, registering for classes, getting medical help, etc.; Health insurance valid during studies in the LIVE programme.

Important note, contribution to subsistence costs must:

  • neither be given to scholarship holders for the EMJMD periods (study /research /placement /thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence. For instance, a French student can join the programme and be awarded an Erasmus+ JMD scholarship but won't receive contribution to subsistence costs during the third semester of the LIVE programme, which takes place in France.
  • nor to Partner Country scholarship holders for the EMJMD periods exceeding three months (indicatively the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner Country.

Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree scholarship eligibility criteria

Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree scholarships can be offered to students from any region of the world.

One individual may apply for an EMJMD scholarship to any of the Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus courses of their choice (see the EMJMD catalogue website), but for a given academic year the number of applications must be limited to maximum three different joint programmes. Candidates who do not comply with this rule may have their applications cancelled by the European Union.

In addition to LIVE programme selection requirements, applicants wishing to be considered for an Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree scholarship should make sure that they cannot at the same time be beneficiaries of a grant for student or staff mobility in the framework of other higher education programmes funded by the European Union budget, and vice versa. Please note as well that scholarships holders are awarded for a student's participation in the complete Erasmus+ Joint master Degree programme and cannot transfer university credits from course taken prior to their enrollment […] for the purpose of reducing their mandatory activities in the joint programme. (Erasmus+ programme guide 2015)

Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree scholarship selection criteria

This scholarship is awarded to best-ranked applicant during the selection process.

However, our scholarship policies embed European Union recommendations at intake level to achieve geographic balance:

  • No more than 3 candidates from the same country (or with the same nationality) should be awarded an Erasmus+ Joint Degree scholarship during the same intake;
  • A minimum of 25 % of scholarships will be earmarked for candidates from Programme countries.

The Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree scholarships are directly managed by the LIVE consortium. Scholarships grants will be paid in several installments in a French bank account which administrative staff will help you to open upon arrival in France. Scholarship disbursement is subject to the conclusion and satisfactory fulfillment of the Learning Agreement between the student and the LIVE consortium.

Please note that the legal basis and documentation that prevails for determining scholarships amount is the English version and latest version of the Erasmus programme guide (“Erasmus+: KA1 Higher Education Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees – Erasmus+ Programme Guide – Version 2 (2018): 15/12/2017 – page 93.”).


Updated on Aug 15, 2021