Would you like to become an ISLANDS Master?
Applications can be submitted via the Apply button at the end of this page. Please note that the selection criteria include a motivation letter, which should include both a clear expression of interest for studying Islands and sustainability and drives to be trained as a researcher in this subject. The motivation should also include reasons for studying at the island university where students prefer to study as part of the compulsory mobility period of the programme. Students should also send in at least one reference letter from an experienced researcher.
The application portal for scholarship applications is open from 1 November until the application deadline on 15 January for the forthcoming autumn semester. Interviews of shortlisted applicants are scheduled for February/March. Self-funded candidates can apply in an extra application round until 1 April each year for a start in the autumn semester with possible interviews in April/May.
Students will be shortlisted and selected, based on the following criteria:
EU-funded scholarships will be available for on average 15 students every year. The scholarship grant covers the tuition fee, and also provides a travel and living allowance. Admission to the degree programme and decisions on the award of scholarships will be determined by the Joint Admissions Board, which has one representative from each university, and has the Joint Programme Coordinator as its chairperson.
Please note that in line with the requirements for Erasmus Mundus joint Master programmes there is a residential eligibility criterion for scholarship applications according to which the study period should comprise at least 2 study periods in 2 countries, which must be different from your country of residence when you apply. This is particularly relevant to potential applicants who are currently resident in the Netherlands, Greece, Spain or Iceland.
Application formApplications closed for the 2023 intake
Once you have submitted your application and all required documents using the online form you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application within two working days. Your application will then be assessed by the ISLANDS Programme Eligibility and Selection Committee with possible interviews in February/March. Outcomes of the final selection will be sent out in early June.