When the First Call will be open?
The First Call is closed
How do I apply?
Please follow the instructions delineated in the applications tab.
Can I send my application by e-mail or regular mail?
Do I need to have a valid passport to apply?
Do I need to translate degree certificates, transcripts and other academic records?
Do I need to write the CV and letter of recommendation in English?
Why the e-mail addresses of the recommenders (that issued the recommendation letters) are requested?
You will have to write the email addresses of the recommenders. If necessary, our platform will send an email directly to your recommenders asking to fill an additional form in an online platform.
Don’t forget to ask for the hard-copies that you will need to send in case you are selected to enrol. Please note that your application will only be completed when the recommenders fill the specific form.
What will I need to send by mail after being pre-selected to the Master?
Hard-copies of the following documents have to be submitted by eligible applicants only – it will be asked after the selection process, namely:
- Scanned copy of national identity card (EU) / passport (non-EU)
- Letter of motivation
- English language proficiency certificates
- Academic degree certificates in the original language
- Translation of academic degree certificates
- Copies of transcripts or other academic records
- Translation of the transcripts or other academic records
- Curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation, issued by faculty members, job supervisors, etc., who are most familiar with the applicant’s professional and/or academic abilities and character.
Your application is not valid if a document is missing.
What documents can be used as proof of residency?
The following kinds of documents as proof of residence are acceptable:
- Official document from local authorities;
- Recent utility bill (gas, water, electric, landline phone, cable TV);
- For EU citizens only: bank statement or mobile phone bill;
- National ID (if your address is visible);
- Passport (if your address is visible);
- Driver’s license (if your address is visible);
- Any other official document with your full name and current address
The documents must have been issued in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, or Italian, within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
If the proof of residence you provide is not in English (or any language stated before), we advise you to add an explanation in English stating: (i) what is this document (residence certificate or electricity bill or…), (ii) the name of the institution which has issued the document, (iii) the date of issuance of the document, (iv) the name and address of the person to whom the documents belongs/has been sent (and the relation with you if the document is not yours).
How can my documents be certified?
Why do I need to be fluent in English?
What are the language requirements?
NoRisk is taught in English and all applicants have to prove language proficiency. An applicant from an institution where the language of instruction is not English is required to provide official test results:
- Paper Based Test: 525 or higher
- Internet Based Test: 72 or higher
- Cambridge ESOL IELTS: 6.5 points or higher
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR): B2 or higher
- Cambridge English Scale: 180 or higher
- Cambridge English (First): Grade B or higher
- Cambridge English (Advanced): Level B2 or higher
- Cambridge English (Business Vantage): Grade B or higher
- Cambridge English (Business Higher): Level B2 or higher
- Duolingo English Test: 105 or higher
- Medium of instruction of previous degree
other recognized language proficiency certificate
The language proficiency certificate must be less than 3 years old.
If you don’t have an official English proficiency certificate but consider that your English knowledge is enough to enrol in an English taught Master programme, you may still apply anyway. A relevant declaration/proof should be attached anyway in the application form in the field “other recognized language proficiency certificate”. Please consider that if you opt to not submit an official English proficiency certificate this may determine a lower score during the evaluation process. In case an applicant not having submitted a recognized English certificate reaches an eligibility position for scholarship or enrolment, an interview will be scheduled for verification and validation of the claimed English skills, as to assess the validity of the score attributed.
How recent should my English language test be?
Can I submit my English certificate after the application?
ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIPS
How can I be sure that I am eligible for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship?
By default, all applicants are eligible for the NoRisk Master’s course are also eligible for a scholarship. These are attributed on the basis of merit and excellence only. The number of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship is limited per year and country.
What are the “Programme countries”? What are the “Partner countries”?
What should I do if I am eligible for both categories of scholarships?
Can I apply for a second Erasmus Mundus scholarship?
Do I lose the scholarship opportunity if I decide to enrol as self-funded?
What the Erasmus Mundus scholarships includes?
Who is eligible to apply?
I have not finished my first degree course yet. Can I apply for NoRisk?
What are the participation costs?
What do the participation costs cover?
Does NoRisk offer scholarships?
For the cohorts 2022/2023 to 2027/2028, NoRisk offers three types of scholarships: (i) Erasmus Mundus scholarships, (ii) Consortium scholarships and, (iii) Associated Partners scholarships – please find details in scholarships tab.
How is covered by health insurance?
What is the Erasmus+ Programme?
Erasmus+ Programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that started in 2004.
The general objective of the Erasmus+ Programme is to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and beyond, thereby contributing to sustainable growth, quality jobs and social cohesion, to driving innovation, and to strengthening European identity and active citizenship.
The Erasmus+ Programme has the following specific objectives:
- Promote learning mobility of individuals and groups, as well as cooperation, quality, inclusion and equity, excellence, creativity and innovation at the level of organisations and policies in the field of education and training;
- Promote non-formal and informal learning mobility and active participation among young people, as well as cooperation, quality, inclusion, creativity and innovation at the level of organisations and policies in the field of youth;
- Promote learning mobility of sport staff, as well as cooperation, quality, inclusion, creativity and innovation at the level of sport organisations and sport policies.
What is the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) programme?
It is a HIGHLY RATED INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROGRAMME that is delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions (HEIs) from different countries worldwide and, where relevant, other educational and/or non-educational partners with specific expertise and interest in the concerned study areas/professional domains. The study period will be spent in at least two of the programme countries.
EMJMs are programmes of excellence and contribute to the integration and internationalisation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The specificity of EMJMs lies in the high degree of jointness/integration among the participating institutions and the excellence of their academic content.
The EMJM aims to enhance the attractiveness and excellence of European higher education in the world and attract talent to Europe, through a combination of:
- Institutional academic cooperation to showcase European excellence in higher education;
- Individual mobility for all students taking part in the EMJM, with EU-funded scholarships for the best students applying.
Can I work during while attending the NoRIsk?
Will students be admitted annually?
NoRisk admits students annually. The coursework starts in every early October.
Will applications be excluded because of the nationality?
How long does the NoRisk study programme take?
NoRisk is a two semester MSc programme, starting in early October of a given year, and finishing by the end of July of the following year. Students study will take classes in the first semester in one of four partners of the consortium and will perform the Master’s dissertation in another partner. NoRisk does not offer a PhD programme.
Can I change my mobility plan?
How was my application evaluated?
The ranking of the eligible applicants is based in the following criteria:
- Previous higher education studies;
- Content of the previous studies/quality of the institution;
- Relevant work experience;
- Recommendation letters;
- Motivation letter;
- Additional information (publications, awards, etc.).