Application Form

Application - Word version (.doc)

This form expects to be an easy and simple way to prepare your application, allowing you to introduce progressively the details and information required.
You must start creating your application form by setting your USER and PASSWORD. From the beginning, you have to choose the type of scholarship for which you want to receive the support of the Programme.

The Application Form can be filled in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. However, the language used to fill in the application form must agree with the institution(s) and programme(s) chosen. Being so, for instance, if you intend to apply only to French speaking institutions, you may fill in the Application Form and attach all the required documents in French. Nevertheless, in case you intend to apply to institutions from 3 different countries (where different languages are used), we strongly recommend the use of the English language to fill in the form, as well as in all the attached documents, so that all the host institutions may be able to analyse the submitted proposal.

In order to increase the chances of being selected, it is also recommended that applicants choose up to 3 different European Higher Education Institutions. The number of options depends on the subject area and the academic offer made available by each partner. It is possible that for a specific field of studies, only 1 or 2 courses may be offered by the entire partnership. In this case you can either chose a different, yet related, field or you can choose the only offer/offers available. However, 2nd and 3rd choice institutions may decide not to evaluate these applications depending on the total number of received applications.

Before starting to fill in the Application Form, you must be sure of having all the certificates and language skills required to attend the sought programmes(s) and the institution(s). We also strongly advise you to read the Guidelines for Applicants before starting.

If an applicant submits more than one application, the system will automatically consider the most recent one.


Who can apply?

In order to be eligible to apply to an DREAM scholarship, applicants need to fulfill a set of minimum requirements.


General criteria for all types of mobility:

  • Must be a national of one of the eligible ACP countries;
  • Must have not resided nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the eligible European countries at the time of submitting their application to the partnership (not applicable to staff nor Target Group 3 applicants);
  • Must have not benefited in the past from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the same type of mobility;
  • Must have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses or of one of the languages currently spoken in the hosting countries;
  • Must respect the specific and additional criteria applicable to each type of mobility (master, doctorate, academic and administrative staff).


Specific criteria for each type of mobility:

  • Master (full) (ACP countries > EU)
    Must have already completed their Bachelor's course at an institution from an eligible ACP country on the moment of submitting the application.
  • Master (mobility) (ACP countries > EU)
    Must be enrolled in the 1st year of a 2 year Master programme at one of the ACP Countries institutions (Target Group I and II applicants only).

It is noteworthy to mention that in addition to these criteria there may be other defined internally by each partner institution of the project, so it is strongly recommended that the applicants prepare their application in close contact with the contact person of their institution, so as to obtain clear information about the specific eligibility criteria established either in their home institution (if applicable) or in the Host Institution which they intend to apply to.


Definition of Target Group

Depending on their characteristics, all applicants fit in one of the three Target Groups established by the European Commission for the Erasmus Mundus – Action 2 Programme.

Target Group I:

  • applicants who are registered or have a formal link to one of the partner institutions at the time of submitting their application.

Applicants must have the formal support of the institution (through formal letter of support) to submit the application.

Target Group II:

  • applicants who are registered at a non-partner institution of the ACP eligible countries
  • applicants who have obtained a university degree or equivalent from an ACP institution (partner or non-partner) but are not currently enrolled, or
  • applicants who have a formal link with non-partner institutions of the third-countries from the eligible list of countries at the time of submitting their application

All applicants are advised to have the formal support of the institution (through formal letter of support) to submit the application.

Target Group III:

  • applicants who are nationals of one of the ACP countries and are in a particularly vulnerable situation for social and political reasons. For example:
    • having a refugee status or asylum beneficiaries (international or according to the national legislation of one of the European recipient countries), or
    • it can be proved that they have been the object of unjustified expulsion from university on racial, ethnic, religious, political, gender or sexual inclination, or
    • they belong to an indigenous population targeted by a specific national policy or IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons)