Application deadline

The deadline for applications for admission to the MASS EMJM course starting in September 2023 is March 3rd, 2023, at 23:59 CET (UTC+1).

  • The application process is entirely online.
  • Applications must be submitted through the Application Form
  • No application will be accepted in any other form.
  • Non-submitted applications, incomplete applications and applications received after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration.
  • All completed applications will be recorded and archived to ensure full transparency of the selection process.
  • An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to the e-mail address provided by the applicant at submission time.

Candidates who wish to re-submit their application in an updated version, can only do so before the submission deadline.

Candidates who wish to withdraw their application should contact as early as possible the Project Office at the following email address

The required documents must be uploaded as digital copies and in English language versions. Applicants must provide a certified translation in the English language of any document issued in a different language. Otherwise, documents will not be taken into consideration.

The required documents are:

  1. The completed and signed application form;
  2. A copy of the Bachelor’s degree or an official statement specifying the expected date of the same, if not yet obtained;
  3. The academic transcripts of records including an explanation of the grade scale;
  4. A description of relevant attended course modules that reports for each module the title, the syllabus, the grade obtained, and the number of ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits or the number of hours;
  5. An up-to-date CV (curriculum vitæ, resume), which includes a list of publications (if any), the title and short summary of the Bachelor’s thesis (if applicable), a description of extra-curricular activities that are related to astrophysics and space science (if any), and skills acquired (e.g. computer/ programming skills).
  6. A cover/motivation letter (max. 1000 words) demonstrating the consistency between the Programme objectives and the applicant’s motivation, academic/professional background and professional project(s).
  7. A scan of the passport (a scan of the national ID will be accepted conditionally if the applicant does not have a passport at the time of the application);
  8. One of the above listed certificates of English language proficiency or a certification issued by the university of origin stating that the applicant has carried out the university degree program entirely in English (if applicable).
  9. Two recommendation letters. The applicants should provide the email addresses of two university professors, who are willing to submit recommendation letters in support of their application. The MASS Project Office will contact these professors and ask for their recommendation letters. Recommendation letters that are submitted directly by the applicants will not be considered.

No separate application for scholarships is necessary.

By submitting their application for admission to the MASS EMJM programme, candidates participate at the same time in the selection for the award of an EMJM scholarship.

Candidates are not eligible for an EMJM scholarship, if they already received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship in the past. If this is the case, candidates must state so in the application form and can still apply for admission to the course as self-funded students.


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