Admission Requirements

If you have completed or are in your final semester of a relevant Bachelor’s degree programme you are eligible to apply for the EMJM in Global Environment and Development (MERGED)

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in the following are directly academically qualified for admission to MERGED:

– Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Economics, Food and Nutrition, Geography and Geoinformatics, Natural Resources, Sociology or within the fields of natural or social science from the University of Copenhagen.

– Professional Bachelor’s degree in Forestry and Landscape Engineering from the University of Copenhagen.

– Biology, Biotechnology, Geology, Agronomy, Economy or other natural or social science bachelor’s from the University of Milan.

– Applied Sociology and Social Anthropology, Applied Geology, Biology, Biotechnology, Economics, Geography, Geophysics in Geology, Interdisciplinary Economic-Managerial Studies, Psychology, or Sociology from the University of Warsaw.

– Agrobiology, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Science, Food Science, Forestry, Nutrition, Geography, Natural Resources, Natural Science, Rural Development, Sociology or within the fields of natural or social science from other Danish, Italian, Polish or international universities.

– Other Bachelor’s degree from international universities comprising at least 60 ECTS in one of the following areas: agriculture, anthropology, biology, development studies, economics, food science, forestry, geography, natural resources, sociology.

The MERGED admission committee assesses all applications individually based on its academic content. You can only get an answer to whether or not your degree meets the admission requirements by applying for admission to the programme. The committee does not offer pre-application eligibility assessments of potential applicants’ qualifications.

Language requirements

To gain admission to the MERGED programme, all applicants must document English proficiency.

We accept the following two ways of documenting the level of language proficiency:

You have studied a full degree in English

An English taught qualifying upper secondary school diploma, Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK or Ireland will exempt you from the language requirement. The degree must be minimum 2 years of fulltime studies.

You must upload a copy or scan of your official school diploma or degree certificate as documentation.

Please be aware that if your bachelor’s degree is from a country different from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK or Ireland a document confirming English as medium of instruction in your bachelor’s degree will not be accepted as documentation for language requirements.

A student exchange semester/year will also not exempt you from the language requirement.

You have taken an English language test

If you have not studied a full degree in English in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK or Ireland you must document English proficiency by passing one of the following accepted tests:

– IELTS Academic (6.5 overall test score). Only the overall score will be considered
– TOEFL iBT (83), TOEFL iBT paper edition or TOEFL iBT Home Edition
– Cambridge Advanced English or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) passed at level C1 or C2

Your test must be valid at the application deadline that applies to you:

Deadline for citizens from a country outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland: 15 January
Deadline for citizens from Denmark, Italy, Poland, the rest of EU, EEA or Switzerland: 1 March

The IELTS and TOEFL results are only valid if they are not older than two years counted from the application deadline. There is no limitation for validity of the Cambridge tests.

If you fail to prove your language proficiency before the deadline (15 January or 1 March) your application will be cancelled.

Student participation cost

The price setting of participation costs for Erasmus Mundus students reflect the national legal framework of individual institutions as well as individual institutions participation cost/tuition fee policy.

For the two-year edition 2023-2024/2024-2025, the participation costs for EU (Erasmus+ Programme Country) students for the two-year MERGED programme is set at € 0/year.

For the two-year edition 2023-2024/2024-2025, the participation costs for Non-EU (Erasmus+ Partner Country) students is set at €9,000/year. In total €18,000. for the two-year MERGED programme.

In compliance with EU’s Erasmus Mundus regulation Erasmus Mundus student scholarship holders cannot be charged participation costs/tuition fee.

Students selected for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship will automatically be granted a tuition waiver.

EU Erasmus Mundus student scholarships

EU Erasmus Mundus student scholarships are distributed to students accepting a MERGED offer for admission and are selected for a MERGED Erasmus Mundus student scholarship.

The distribution of the EU Erasmus Mundus student scholarships is performed in compliance with Erasmus Mundus student scholarship regulations set by EU.

Student with scholarship will be granted: Full coverage of participation costs, consisting of tuition fee, tutoring fee, and insurance. This include the following costs: enrolment; registration; access to mandatory and elective modules; the optional language courses to be taken locally and all other participation costs for curriculum activities (excursions, fieldwork, etc.). Student Subsistence costs of EUR 1,400 per month for the maximum of 24 months. The monthly allowance will be transferred to the Student’s bank account monthly by UCPH. The Studentswill have to fill in the Financial Identification Form and send this to the UCPH as soon as they have an operational European Bank Account. o Elaborate on any regulation/restrictions to be met.

MERGED is committed to uncover and pursue new options for increased financial support to the programme. Key sources of non-EMJM scholarships are: the National Academic Exchange Agency (NAWA) offering scholarships for non-Polish students (through the Poland My First Choice Programme and the Stefan Banach Scholarship Program); The University of Warsaw special scholarships: the Rector’s Scholarship, Social Scholarships, and the Scholarships for people with disabilities.

Other funding sources: Erasmus Mobility Grants for Students

If you have not been selected for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, may apply for an Erasmus Mobility Grant to supplement the mobility periods at one of the MERGED partner universities. You can apply for 10 to12 monthly Erasmus+ Mobility Grant contributions. The monthly rate is dependent on the destination of your chosen mobility track and dependent on the total amount of Erasmus+ funding allocated to the University of Copenhagen by the EU Commission. The application for an Erasmus+ Mobility Grant must be submitted to the University of Copenhagen during the first semester of your studies. The grant will expectedly amount to 450-500 EUR per month.

Appeals and complaints

In case of complaint, the Student may appeal to the MERGED consortium, through the MERGED Commission, with a reasoned written argument addressed to the programme coordinator. The MERGED consortium will consider the issue and will handle it within thirty days. The MERGED consortium then points the complaints to the correct body within each university where appropriate. However, for specific complaints about a specific service or facility provided by a member institution, the Student shall invoke the complaints procedure of that institution.