Welcome to the Joint Application System for the NOHA+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Programme in International Humanitarian Action (120 ECTS).

Before applying, please consider carefully whether you meet the following common minimum eligibility criteria:

  • A completed application is submitted through the online application system by the deadline (including all compulsory attachments, such as: copy of passport, certified copy of diploma, certified copies of academic transcripts, CV in English, reference letters),
  • Candidates must have obtained, as a minimum, a university first cycle degree (Bachelor, EQF level 6) in a discipline of relevance to humanitarian action,
  • Candidates are required to have a recognised qualification in the language(s) of instruction of the universities they plan to attend (English – C1 certificate; French – C1 certificate; Spanish – B2 certificate).

Remember, candidates are chosen on the basis of the following selection criteria:

  • type and level of academic qualifications,
  • type and level of research experience,
  • type and level of professional experience, such as practical experience in the area of humanitarian action in governmental, inter-governmental and/or non-governmental organisations and institutions,
  • motivation and concern for humanitarian issues,
  • multicultural sensitivity,
  • level of linguistic abilities,
  • recommendations,
  • results of interviews (if applicable),
  • nationality and gender balance.

As of academic year 2018/19, NOHA+ programme was awarded with the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) title and a number of scholarships are available for students from both Programme and Partner countries. You will be able to apply for scholarship only between 1 November 2017 and 31 January 2018.

In order to apply for EMJMD scholarship, you have to meet the additional eligibility criteria:

  • Proof of nationality: Candidates with multiple nationalities must decide at application stage under which nationality they apply.
  • Proof of place of residence: To be verified on the basis of the provision of the documents listed in the PRADO website. For example:
    • a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate's municipality normal registration rules;
    • a certificate from the candidate's place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question.

      Both documents must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship, i.e. the consortium's official deadline for student application.

  • Students whose citizenship is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries count as Partner Country students.
  • Partner Country students who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme Country are considered as Partner Country students. The five-year reference period for this 12-months rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline (defined by the consortia) of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship. The 12-months residency rule should not apply to the Partner Country candidates who for various reasons and under various circumstances have sought refuge and received a refugee status in a Programme Country.
  • Students whose citizenship is one of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries count as Programme Country students. Students with a Partner Country citizenship who do not fulfil the Partner Country criteria defined above (12-months rule) count as Programme Country students.
  • Students who have already obtained an EMJMD scholarship or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course/Joint Doctorate scholarship are not eligible to apply for an additional scholarship under the EMJMD action.
  • EMJMD scholarship holders cannot benefit from another EU funded scholarship scheme to follow the same EMJMD course and this for the entire period of the course.

Erasmus+ Programme Country: EU and a number of non-EU countries that have established a National Agency and which participate fully in the Erasmus+ Programme. The list of Erasmus+ Programme Countries can be found in Part A of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide: "Who can participate in the Erasmus+ Programme" section.

Erasmus+ Partner Country: Country which does not participate fully in the Erasmus+ Programme. For the EMJMD action any non-Erasmus+ Programme Country is considered as 'Partner Country'.

Joint Application Form

NOHA+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Programme in International Humanitarian Action

1. Enrolment preferences

First semester (Home university)

The NOHA home university will be your primary institution of enrolment throughout the programme. Please choose up to 3 possibilities. Some of the universities (Uniwersytet Warszawski, Universidad de Deusto, Uppsala universitet) have a specific list of national requirements which have to be met in order to conclude the admission procedure. Please read the information before applying in order to be prepared in advance. These requirements apply also to students undertaking mobility to the universities in question during the second semester.

Second semester (Host university)

Students are expected to study at another NOHA university during the second semester. Please choose up to 3 possibilities. You should consider the specialisation of each university carefully: we will do our best to offer you your first choice, but once the decision is made, it may not be possible to change it. In the case of Aix-Marseille Université, you should also make sure that your knowledge of French is sufficient to study a Master’s degree (min. C1 level in French). All other programmes are taught in English.

Third semester (Work placement or Global partner university)

The third semester mobility will be decided by the beginning of the second semester of the programme. Please indicate your preferences to foresee the possible number of applications per track and/or partner university. Please choose up to 3 possibilities. Please note that there is a limited number of places available for each option. We will try in as much as it is possible to ensure that all students are given one of their choices. If it is not possible, your NOHA Coordinator will inform you of additional options available.

The students holding the EMJMD scholarship have to undertake their second mobility to one of global partner universities during the third semester.

Personal data

Candidates with multiple nationalities must decide at application stage under which nationality they apply

Residential address:

3. Academic data

4. Employment history

5. Language competence

Other languages

6. References

Academic Referee

Academic or Work related Referee

7. Motivation statement

State briefly (max 3000 characters) your reasons for applying for the NOHA+ Master’s Programme in International Humanitarian Action.

8. Special circumstances

Please indicate any physical or learning disabilities that you may suffer from. Do you foresee any personal problems (family/financial/cultural)? All the information will be treated confidentially (max 2000 characters).

9. Abstract

Abstract (max 500 characters) including information on name, age, nationality, degree, motivation and experience.

10. Miscellaneous

11. Compulsory attachments

Please scan and attach to this application form the following documents (formats .PDF or .JPG, max size 2MB):

12. Agreements



Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
Erasmus+