Fully Funded Erasmus+ Scholarships in Big Data Management and Analytics (2024-26)

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  • Post Date : October 24, 2023
  • Apply Before : December 22, 2023
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 120163
  • Gender Both
  • Degree Master’s Degree
  • Opportunity Type Scholarships
  • Scholarship Type Fully Funded
  • Province or State Europe
  • Language Requirement English
  • Field of Study Several Fields
  • Duration N/A
  • Language of Instruction English

Job Description

The Erasmus+ Scholarship program is currently accepting applications for master’s programs in big data management and analytics. For students having a Bachelor of Science degree (or the equivalent level of 180 ETCS), there is an English-taught course called the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Program/EMJMD in Big Data Management and Analytics (BDMA). Applying to the program requires having English proficiency equivalent to level B2 on the CEFER and a major in computer science.

Students are encouraged to become members of a network of academics and experts in Big Data (BD) and Business Intelligence (BI). The program will be supported by academics from partners across the globe as well as partners from the top BI industries, including government agencies, private R&D firms, and service providers. Partners will also train students and supply computers, software, course materials, and opportunities for job placement or internships.

BDMA is joint imitative from the following universities:

  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), Netherlands
  • CentraleSupélec (CS), France
  • Università degli Studi di Padova (UniPD), Italy

This consortium will prepare graduates to respond to today’s professional issues through a strong connection with industry needs and pursue their studies into Ph.D. programs through strong links with researchers’ and innovators’ perspectives.

The Master’s degree program is in four semesters of 30 ECTS each. Students learn the fundamentals of BI and BD in the first year. The first semester at ULB aims to regulate students’ backgrounds by introducing them to key BI competencies such as traditional data administration, business process management, and data analytics.

Benefits of the Erasmus+ Scholarships:

The Erasmus+ program offers EU-funded scholarships to students chosen by consortia, with two types of scholarships available.

Scholarships for students from Programme Countries include:

  • Costs of participation: up to 4,500 euros per year
  • Travel expenses: €1,000 per year
  • Subsistence costs contribution: 1,000 euros per month for the duration of the BDMA program (maximum of 24 months)

The scholarship for students from Partner Countries consists of the following components:

  • Costs of participation: up to 9,000 euros per year
  • Travel expenses: 2,000 or 3,000 euros per year, depending on whether the student is a resident of a nation less than or more than 4,000 kilometers from Brussels, the BDMA program’s organizing institution.
  • The installation fee of 1,000 euros
  • Subsistence costs contribution: 1,000 euros per month for the duration of the BDMA program (maximum of 24 months)
  • All scholarship holders will get insurance that meets the Erasmus+ program’s basic insurance standards for JMDs.


  • Subsistence costs contribution will not be given to scholarship holders for periods of the BDMA program (study, research, internship, or thesis preparation) spent in the student’s home country, nor to scholarship holders from a Partner Country for periods of the BDMA program spent in any Partner Country that exceed three months.
  • The scholarship amount is payable via bank transfer.
  • The consortium will directly take the participation costs, which include tuition fees. The remainder of the scholarship will be distributed to the selected students as follows:
  1. Two yearly installments, each covering half of the travel expenditures.
  2. One installment of 1,000 euros covers installation charges for students from Partner Countries.
  3. Subsistence expenses are payable in 24 monthly installments of 1,000 euros.

Erasmus+ Loans for Master’s Degrees

Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans give potential BDMA students access to loans to help them pay for their studies. Loans of up to 18,000 EUR are available for a 2-year Master’s degree, such as BDMA, and can cover living and tuition fees.

Please remember that these loans are only available to students from Program Countries.

Eligible Countries:

The Erasmus+ program distinguishes between students who are nationalities or residents of Program Countries and students who are nationals or residents of Partner Countries.

  • Students of Partner Countries and all other students.
  • Program Countries students are:
  1. Students who are citizens of one of the EU’s 28 member states
  2. Students from Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, North Macedonia, and Serbia
  3. Students who have resided or carried out their major activity (education, work, and more) in any of the above countries for more than 12 months in the previous five years

Requirements for the Erasmus+ Scholarships:

The following criteria for an Erasmus+ scholarship apply to both categories:

  • Students applying for a JMD scholarship for a single academic intake cannot apply to more than three JMD consortia.
  • Students who have previously received a JMD scholarship, an Erasmus Mundus Master Course scholarship, or an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate scholarship are ineligible to apply for another scholarship under the JMD activity.
  • Students who receive a JMD scholarship cannot get another EU grant while enrolled in an Erasmus+ JMD.

BDMA Requirements:

All applicants should fulfill the following admission requirements to apply for the BDMA Master’s Program:

  • Students from all over the world are welcome to apply to the BDMA Master Program.
  • Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to at least 180 ECTS) from a recognized institution (listed in the IAU’s List of Universities of the World or in one of the three leading university rankings Shanghai, QS, or Times). If your university is not on the application form’s drop-down list, please email proof of quality to BDMA admissions@cs.ulb.ac.be.
  • If the applicant has not yet obtained their Bachelor’s degree at the time of the application deadline, they may still apply to the program.
  • Applicants should be proficient in English with at least level B2 in the CEFR or equivalence.
  1. Cambridge General English FCE
  2. IELTS (Academic) 5.5
  3. TOEFL (paper based) 570
  4. TOEFL (computer based) 230
  5. TOEFL (internet based) 72

Note: Please review the FAQ for questions about proof of proficiency in English.

How to Apply for the Erasmus+ Scholarships in BDMA?

There are two application deadlines. Applicants apply for Erasmus+ scholarships during the first one (grant period). Self-funded candidates apply to BDMA during the second period (self-funded period).

To apply for the BDMA EM Master program, follow these steps:

  1. Create an account
  2. Enter the username and password to log into the portal.
  3. Complete the application forms and submit any required attachments (you will receive advice on the status of your application via email).
  4. Check if your referees uploaded their recommendation letters before the application deadline.
  5. Submit your application before the deadline (please remember that you cannot apply to more than three Erasmus Mundus programs).
  6. Check to see whether you’ve received an email acknowledging your application.

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