There are different funding opportunities available for PlantHealth students:

  • EU-funded Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarships
  • Scholarships from public and private entities
  • Other funding options:
    • Erasmus Mundus Master Loans (for EU citizens)
    • Private funding from companies and international organizations of the plant health sector.

Applicants are encouraged to search for external funding as early as possible.


Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree (EMJMD) Scholarships

The EU-funded Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarships cover:

  • Student participation costs (including the tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to student participation in the course),
  • A contribution to student travel and installation cost
  • A subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme (max 24 months).

The number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships available for PlantHealth students is different each academic year. The PlantHealth master offers scholarships for Programme Country students, Partner Country students and additional scholarships for certain regions of the world. Please find the details in the table below:

4th Intake
5th Intake
6th Intake
7th Intake
Candidates from
Programme Countries
1 1 0 2
Candidates from
Partner Countries
16 15 14 11
Additional Scholarships for Asia – Region 6 - LDC
(Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal)
1 1 1 1
Additional Scholarships for Asia – Region 6 – MDC
(DPR Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam)
0 1 0 2
Additional Scholarships for Latin America – Region 8
(Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela)
0 1 0 2
Additional Scholarships for ENI South – Region 3
(Algeria Egypt Israel Jordan Lebanon Libya Morocco Palestine, Syria and Tunisia)
1 0 1 1
Additional Scholarships for African, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) countries – Region 11
(79 countries of the region: 48 from Africa, 16 from the Caribbean & 15 from the Pacific)
1 1 1 1
TOTAL 20 20 17 20


Students who are awarded an EMJMD scholarship will benefit from the following financial support:

  Partner Country scholarship Programme Country scholarship
Contribution to PlantHealth participation costs 18.000 € (full 2-year master’s degree) 9.000 € (full 2-year master’s degree)
Contribution to travel costs 2.000 € per year (if residence is less than 4.000 km from EMJMD coordinator: UPV)
3.000 € per year (if residence is 4.000 km or more from EMJMD coordinator: UPV)
1.000 € per year
Contribution to installation costs 1.000 € -
Living allowance
(max 24 months)
1.000 € per month (not when in country of residence, and max 3 months in any Partner Country) 1.000 € per month
(not when in country of residence)


The funds corresponding to the concept “Contribution to PlantHealth participation costs” are directly transferred to the PlantHealth Consortium and hosting universities. Therefore, these funds are not transferred to scholarship holders.


Other scholarships

Here you can find some examples of other scholarship opportunities to sponsor your PlantHealth studies:


General scholarship opportunities for students:

Category Scholarship-Websites
Funding portal within the EU European Funding Guide
Search engine for scholarships Scholarshipportal, Scholarships for Development, Scholarships Links, Becas Sin Fronteras, OFID Scholarships, Scholarship-Positions, Scholarships,
Scholarships for candidates from developing countries IRRI
Scholarships for studies in France Eiffel Scholarships, Campus France
Scholarships for studies in Italy Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, COINOR
Scholarships for studies in Germany DAAD


Scholarships for European students:

Country Scholarship
All EU countries Erasmus+ Master degree loans
Eastern Europe (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus) EUROEAST
Denmark State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme
Estonia Estonian Students Fund in USA
France Paris-Saclay scholarship
Germany DAAD


Scholarships for Latin American students

Countries Scholarship
Argentina BECAR
Bolivia Becas Ministerio de Educación
Panama Senacyt
Republica Dominicana MESCYT
All Becas Fundación Carolina


Scholarships for Asian students

Country Scholarship
China CSC
Indonesia LPDP


Erasmus+ Master Loans


What is it?

Erasmus+ Master Loans allow students to apply for financial support for their Master's studies abroad. Loans will be offered by participating banks and student loan agencies on favourable conditions to mobile students, including better than market interest rates and up to two years to allow graduates to get into a job before beginning repayment


Who can apply?

  • Higher education students who have been accepted for a full Master's study programme in another Erasmus+ Programme Country can apply for a loan to contribute to their costs.
  • Your destination country must be different from your country of residence, and from that where you obtained your Bachelor's degree.


How much can be borrowed?

Up to €12,000 for a one-year Master's course or up to €18,000 for a two-year Master's course.
More information on the website.


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