The EDIM program is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program (EMJD). It is a fellowship program with excellent scholarship opportunities for selected candidates.
Nine scholarships are awarded annually to selected candidates in accordance with the following criteria;
- Five Category A fellowships awarded to students from countries that are not members of the European Union (currently 27 countries) plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Please note that doctoral candidates who are not from the above countries but who have studied/worked in the 27 member states, Iceland Liechtenstein and Norway for a period of 12 months for the last five years, fall also in this category. The only exception to this rule applies to candidates who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus masters scholarship in order to follow an EMMC who fall under category A.
- Four Category B fellowships are awarded to candidates who do not fulfill the Category A criteria defined above.
NB: for more information on the different categories please see
EU's definitions of fellowship catagories
The candidates will be given work contract. The Fellowship contains of three parts; travel and installation (for the EDIM program only valid for category A), contribution to the participation cost (goes to the consortium) and the monthly allowance. The monthly allowance is 2800 euro/month less taxes and social contributions. Thus, the net salary is expected to be in the range of 1400-1700 Euros a month depending on national legislation. The travel and installation is 7500 euros over three years (Category A).
The candidates will have the same social-security rights as other employees with similar contracts in the university that they are employed.
The participation cost is covered by the contribution from the Fellowship, a candidate holding a fellowship dosen't need to pay any extra fees to participate in the program.