PARTICIPATION COSTS

The Participation Costs that the ARCHMAT Consortium charges to each student for his enrolment in the ARCHMAT Master Programme cover the costs related to:

• Selection Registration
• University tuition
• ARCHMAT Summer school
• Course exams
• Thesis examination
• Local language support
• Library access
• Student Insurance two years cover
• Administrative expenditures
• ARCHMAT Secretariat
• Laboratory Analytical Costs

The ARCHMAT consortium has decided to apply the same participations costs at each full partner institution (UE, AUTH, UNIROMA1). The participation costs amounts will be different between Partner Countries Students and Programme Country Student¹.

• Partner Country Student: 4000 € /semester
• Programme Country Student: 2000 € /semester

A tuition fee waiver be will applied to all students that enrol on a self-funding basis, i.e. without a EU scholarship, that will reduce the participation costs for these students to 1200€/semester (see also "Financial Information" below)

SCHOLARSHIPS ELIGIBILITY

See also : FAQ.pdf

A limited number of EU funded individual scholarships are available to admitted ARCHMAT applicants Programme and Partner Country according to the ARCHMAT ranking lists produced at the end of the selection procedure. Each candidate that intends to be proposed for a ERASMUS MUNDUS individual scholarship if successful in his admission to the ARCHMAT Master Program, should indicate this in the application form online

The following general ERASMUS MUNDUS Programme scholarship eligibility rules apply:

Only candidates who have applied to and have been accepted by an EMMC consortium in accordance with its specific student's application and selection criteria, are eligible for a scholarship
Students can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to the Erasmus Mundus joint Master Course(EMMC) of their choice but the number of applications must be limited to maximum three different joint programmes
Each project may give rise to the award of only one EU grant to any student for the same joint course over the length of the course concerned


¹ Programme countries as defined in the Erasmus+ Programme guide 2015 are:
(Download Erasmus+ Programme Guide)


Member States of the European Union (EU)

Belgium
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Estonia
Ireland
Greece
Spain
France
Croatia
Italy
Cyprus
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Hungary
Malta
Netherlands
Austria
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovenia
Slovakia
Finland
Sweden
United Kingdom

Non EU Programme Countries

former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Iceland
Liechtenstein
Norway
Turkey

All candidates proposed on the main or the reserve lists fulfil the "12-month rule": Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (students, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in a Programme Country are considered as Partner Country students; The five-year reference period for this 12-month rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline (defined by the consortia) of applying for an EMMC student scholarship.

Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries count as Programme Country students. Students with a Partner Country nationality who do not fulfil the Partner Country criteria defined above (12-month rule) count as Programme Country students. Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.

Please note that, as Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway entered the Erasmus+ Programme as "Programme Countries", scholarships applicants who are nationals of these countries should be considered as Programme Country Students.

Scholarship candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices. Candidates who will only obtain their first higher education degree at the end of the academic year preceding the one concerned by the scholarship application can nevertheless apply for a scholarship and be selected by the consortium concerned, under the condition that they acquire the required degree prior to the beginning of the masters course edition concerned

Individuals who have already benefited from an EMMC scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship in order to follow the same or another EMMC

Students benefiting from an EMMC scholarship cannot benefit from another EU grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus masters studies

EMMC students scholarships are awarded exclusively for a full-time enrolment in one of the course editions

The selection list of admitted students proposed for scholarship award according to the number of awards made available by the EU each edition for Programme and Partner country students according to the two respective main ranking lists will be submitted to the EACEA agency of the European Commission by the end of February of the year following the application deadline. The ARCHMAT Coordinating Institution (University of Evora) will inform the students by email as soon as the list of proposed scholarships is approved by EACEA (likely by the end of May). The notification will include:

• The official EACEA letter of approval
• A model of the Student Agreement
• Student Guidelines
• Scholarship amount


FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Without prejudice to high academic standards, no more than three of the applicants selected for an scholarship should have the same nationality to ensure geographical diversity scholarship holders

The scholarships support awarded to successful ARCHMAT scholarship applicants is distributed as follows:


Contribution to the travel and installation costs

Contribution to the travel and installation costs 1000 EUR per year per scholarship holder resident of a Programme Country for travel costs

2000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a Partner Country whose location is situated at less than 4000Km from the EMMC coordinating HEI

3000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a Partner Country whose location is situated at 4000Km or more from the EMMC coordinating HEI

The contribution to the travel costs takes into account the residence of the scholarship holder.

A unit cost per academic year and a distance band of 4000Km applies to any student resident of a Partner Country (including students with a Programme Country nationality). Students resident of a Programme Country (including students with a Partner Country nationality) are covered by a fixed unit cost per academic year (1000 EUR).

The amounts of travel and installation costs indicated in the scholarship application form reflect the maximum amount the Agency could grant to scholarship holders residents in a Partner Country or in a Programme country. The final maximum grant the Agency will pay for these costs will depend on the residence of selected scholarship holders who will finally follow the programme.

A contribution to installation costs is offered only to students residents of a Partner Country (1000 EUR for the entire course). It is an incentive to help covering the additional costs related to the issuing of visas, residence permits, etc. as well as the temporary accommodation needs upon arrivel in the first Programme Country hosting HEI.


Contribution to subsistence costs

Contribution to subsistence costs (for both Programme and Partner Country scholarship holders) 1000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the EMMC study programme (24 months maximum)


Contribution to subsistence costs must not be given to:

Scholarship holders for the EMMC periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence;
Partner Country Scholarship holders for the EMMC periods exceeding three months (indicaively the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner Country.

The ARCHMAT Consortium has decided that, provided they fulfill the academic and/or professional admission criteria for the ARCHMAT Master course as outlined in section WHO CAN APPLY, excellent candidates who received in the selection procedure a score higher than 60 over 100, they were included in the Reserve list and that they intend to enroll in the ARCHMAT program on a self paying basis will be charged a Tuition Fee of 1500 € / semester. Self-Paying candidates will have to provide adequate proof of financial sustainability for the whole course duration;