Erasmus Mundus: Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies

Deadline: 1 December 2014
Open to: students worldwide
Scholarship: contribution to tuition, travel, installation and subsistence costs



The International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies (IMRCEES) programme welcomes applications from students around the world. You can apply as a self-funded student or you can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. The IMRCEES program will reflect the current state-of-the-art in the field by addressing the many political, security and socio-economic challenges existing throughout the post-socialist region today.


  1. Year 1 – All Erasmus Mundus IMRCEES students study at the University of Glasgow 
  2. Year 2 – students will study at one of the Consortium’s five double degree partner universities, each partner university offers a particular specialist study track as well as training in local and other East European languages:
    • Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
    • The Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
    • The University of Tartu, Estonia
    • The University of Turku, Finland
    • The Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, Almaty, the Republic of Kazakhstan

Fieldwork activities for dissertation research may be undertaken at any double degree partner universityassociate university and non-educational associate partner in Year 2, Semester 2.
Internship opportunities may also available in the summer between Year 1 and Year 2.


Entry requirements for IMRCEES:

  • a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant social sciences or humanities subject. Applicants from other subject backgrounds, however, will be considered.
  • evidence of proficiency in English in cases where English is not the student’s native language

Scholarship requirements:

Erasmus+ student scholarships can be offered to students from any region of the world – however no more than 3 from the same country or with the same nationality will be awarded in the same intake. Candidates who have already benefited from a joint master degree (JMD) or EMMC (Erasmus Mundus Master Courses) scholarship are not eligible.


The scholarships’ terms depend on the student’s country of origin/residence:

1. Erasmus+ Programme countries (EU member states + Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey):

  • Contribution to the participation costs: up to 4.500 € per year
  • Contribution to the travel: 1.000 € per year
  • Contribution to subsistence costs: 1.000 € per month

2. Erasmus+ Partner countries (other countries not included in Programme countries):

  • Contribution to the participation costs: up to 9.000 € per year
  • Contribution to the travel: 2.000-3.000 € per year
  • Contribution to installation costs: 1.000 € per holder
  • Contribution to subsistence costs: 1.000 € per month


The scholarship application deadline is 1 December 2014.

Applicants must apply online and submit the necessary supporting documentation with the online application.

For further information consult the official website HERE.

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