How to Apply

Scholarship applications open on October 1st. To apply for the programme, please fill the application forms at the following URL:
Self-funded candidates may apply all year long at the following URL:

Candidates are informed that their personal data may be sent to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and may be used by other bodies involved in the management of Erasmus Mundus (i.e. European Commission, Erasmus Mundus National Structures, EU Delegations, Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association) for facilitating the student/doctoral candidate access to the joint programme.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students have been awarded the equivalent of 300 ECTS of studies with a major in computer science, from an accredited university (listed in the IAU's List of Universities of the World). At least, 60 of those ECTS must correspond to a Master's degree.
  • Students must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test equivalent to level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). These tests include, e.g., Cambridge English First A, IELTS (academic) 7.0, TOEFL (paper based) 637, TOEFL (computer based) 270, TOEFL (Internet based) 95, etc.

Application Deadlines

Erasmus+ fellowships for the IT4BI-DC program for year 2017/2018 will NOT be available. Please follow our web site and social media pages for future info.

Selection Procedure

Applications abiding by the above eligibility criteria will be scored according to the following selection criteria:

  • Domain of the Bachelor and Master (15/90): Points will be assigned proportional to the percentage of Computer Science credits in the curriculum according to topics defined in the ACM curricula, (Business Intelligence credits will score double).
  • Academic results (35/90): Computed as the weighted average of the marks in the different subjects, according to a translation table defined for each country.
  • Research experience (10/90): Specially appreciated will be publications in journals or conferences (either national or international).
  • Professional experience (10/90): Points will be given per year of work on IT or BI position (internships will score half of that).
  • Reference letters (10/90): Points will be assigned based on the following categories: Level of detail, specific information about the candidate, knowledge of the candidate, characteristics of the candidate, language used, overall impression.
  • CV, research proposal and motivation (10/90): Points will be assigned based on the following categories: organisation, sequencing, content, vocabulary and word choice, critical thinking, originality and creativity, accuracy of facts.

Application Manual

Before applying please, read carefully the Application Manual as it describes in details the application procedure and requirements. It will answer most of your questions.

Candidate Agreement

Selected candidates will have to sign a Candidate Agreement prior to their enrolment in the IT4BI-DC programme. The template of the Candidate Agreement can be found here.