How to apply

The MEDfOR Masters Course is open to non-EU and EU students.

For the next edition - 2017/2019 - Erasmus Mundus scholarships are closed.

This year you can only apply as a self-funded students.
We will soon update information on the subject.

As a self-funded student.

As a self-funded student you can also find and search for other sources of funding, which are not managed by the MEdfOR Consortium. We strongly encouraged you to do so.


The MEDfOR Consortium has developed a common set of admission criteria as well as joint application procedures. The MEDfOR Commission carries out the selection of students, where all partner universities are represented.


  • A good first university degree, on the field of economics or sciences
  • High proficiency in English
  • Strong personal statement of motivation
  • Good recommendations from two references, of which at least one is academic
  • CV
  • At the time of application, you must supply proof of your BSc degree as well as the required language test, or be tested in an interview for your English level. Transcripts as proof of BSc Degree must be original or certified copies.

    Candidates who will only obtain their first higher education degree at the end of the academic year preceding the EMMC student intake concerned by the EMMC scholarship can nevertheless apply for a scholarship and can be selected by the consortium, under the condition that the student obtains the required degree prior to the beginning of the Master course intake concerned.

    You should send all this documents, together with the application form to:

    MEDfOR Erasmus Mundus Secretariat
    (Catarina Tavares)
    Instituto Superior de Agronomia Universidade de Lisboa
    Edifício Mário de Azevedo Gomes (Florestais)
    Tapada da Ajuda 1349-017, Lisboa

    Alternatively you can send the information by e-mail to:

    However, certified transcripts of your bachelor or/and master degree, should be send by postal mail.

    Letters from the references may be send by postal mail as originals, or the references may send them directly to the e-mail above.


    All applications are assessed by at least two faculty members, appointed by or part of the MEDfOR Commission. Decisions on acceptance or not into the MEDfOR programme is made by the MEDfOR Commission. To each assessment category (i.e. academic potential including undergraduate point average (UPA) of the 180 ECTS degree or equivalent, relevant work experience, motivation, and recommendations ) is allocated a grade between 1 (poor) and 5 (outstanding). A final application grade is obtained using a casino bonus weighting system whereby 65% of the final grade is allocated to academic potential, 15% to relevant work experience, and 10% to each other category.


    For the 2016/2017 Edition

    b) Erasmus Mundus Scholarship – 15 January 2016
    c) Self-funded - 15 July 2016

    Important notice from the European Commission

    You can only submit a total of three Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications for each application round counting both Master and PhD applications. In the eventual case that a student applies for scholarships to more than three Erasmus Mundus programmes he/she will be excluded from the selection for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.