Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Cultures Littéraires Européennes




Students are advised to read all the points below carefully. For the application procedure and the scholarships, you should be aware of the following information :

  • Financial supports: under point 2. you will find the deadlines for the financial supports available according to the application round;
  • The difference between programme countries and third countries : the procedure to be followed varies according to the student's country of origin;
  • The twelve-month rule;

You should as well be aware of the contents of the following pages:


The application for the Erasmus Mundus CLE is open twice a year with the following deadlines:

  • First call for application > 14 October 2022 - 12 Juanuary 2023 - all students
  • Second call for application > 1st March 2023 - 31st May 2023 - for all students


It is also possible to participate in the application for different types of financial supports depending the call to which the students participate. This preference must be indicated at the time of application in the appropriate section of the Online Application Form.

  • First call for application>  with the possibility to participate in the selection ofthe Erasmus + Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) scholarships according to the Selection criteria. Find more information on the page Erasmus Mundus Scholarships.
  • Second call for application >  with the possibility to participate in the selection of any other financial supports provided on the basis of the funds available according to the Selection criteria. Find more information on the page Financial supports.

Note that those who do not qualify for Erasmus + Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) scholarships in the first call will automatically enter in the second ranking list for any other financial supports scheduled for the second call, if this interest has been indicated in the appropriate section of the Online Application Form.


Candidates can apply for the Erasmus Mundus CLE via the CLE online application form (see below). 

To click on the form suitable to your case, make sure you know the difference between program and partner countries and the 12-month rule


   EN PROGRAM           EN PARTNER          

*NOTA BENE - Status of students from the United Kingdom as of January 2021
Students from the United Kingdom who are - or will be - enrolled in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in European Literarary Cultures CLE (intakes 2019-21, 2020-22, 2021-23 and 2022-24) will continue to be assimilated to Programme Country students and/or residents.


Download your checklist here.

All documents required have to be uploaded on the application website.

LANGUAGE: documents shall be submitted in English, Italian, French, Portuguese or Greek (for other languages, official translations are compulsory).

DOCUMENTS: Every single file and further supporting documents have to be renamed as following: « FAMILY NAME » « First Name » - « Type of document » (e.g. SMITHMarc-CV).
Only PDF and JPG documents are accepted.


  1. Copy of a valid international passport or national ID card (NOTA BENE: ID card is accepted for EU citizens ONLY) [SMITHMarc-IDENTITY.pdf];
  2. Copy of the original diplomas indicating the final level obtained. All selected candidates must obtain their first cycle degree by July 31, 2023. In case the student has not yet obtained the degree at the time of the application, and he is in the last year of study, a document issued by his University of origin stating the estimated date to obtain the degree has to be produced instead of the diploma. If students do not graduate within the due specified dates, the application will be cancelled [SMITHMarc-DIPLOMA.pdf];
  3. Transcript of records during the bachelor phase [SMITHMarc-TRANSCRIPT.pdf];
  4. Certificate of the student’s level of proficiency in the required languages (e.g. diploma, university exams, language certificates).


All the documents listed below are to be uploaded on the same online form used for the application for admission and may be in English, Italian, French, Greek or Portuguese; the candidate's name must be written identically on all the files; the files to be uploaded online must be named by indicating Surname + First Name + "type of document" (e.g. SMITHMarc-CV). Only the following formats are accepted: PDF, JPG.

In order to participate in the selection for the granting of Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) scholarships or possible additional financial supports, candidates are required to present the following additional documents:

  1. Full curriculum vitae (CV Europass template) [SMITHMarc-CV.pdf];
  2. Motivation letter (explaining the background of the candidate and the reasons for applying to the CLE Master’s programme) [SMITHMarc-MOTIVATION.pdf];
  3. Only for those attending the first call for application and asking for the Erasmus + Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship : Certificate of residence or attestation issued by the workplace or study attesting the residence at the time of the application.
  4. Two letters of recommendation* written by academics/researchers who have participated in the candidate’s academic training. Letters by the coordinating professors of partner universities are not accepted. They must be written on a headed paper of the University concerned and/or signed by the referee. All letters of recommendation without a headed paper and not signed will not be considered and the application will be incomplete [SMITHMarc-LR1.pdf; SMITHMarc- LR2.pdf];


The recommendation letters must be sent directly by the professors to the following e-mail address:

All electronic applications will be acknowledged by e-mail.




Given that the enrolled procedures will be those of the "Reception University Center", where you will need to refine your registration, all selected students will be asked to provide us with the following documents finalised to the final admission:

  1. the original University diploma indicating the final grade;
  2. the transcript of records (all courses attended).
    Documents a) and b) have to be legalized, where necessary (please read the following information Declaration of value, translation, and legalization) and translated by one of the following authorities: the Italian, French, Greek, Portuguese, Indian or Senegalese Embassy or Consulate. For documents issued in French, English and Italian the translation is not necessary.
    The Consulate or Embassy must be chosen on the basis of the Entrance University (e.g. first year University of Bologna = Embassy or Consulate of Italy / first year Université de Haute-Alsace or Université de Strasbourg = Embassy or Consulate of France / first year Aristoteleion Panepistimion Thessaloniki = Embassy or Consulate of Greece/ first year Universidade de Lisboa = Embassy or Consulate of Portugal).
  3. candidates with documents a) and b) obtained in countries other than the Consortium Universities must provide the CLE with a declaration of the Italian (Dichiarazione di Valore*), French, Greek, Portuguese, Indian or Senegalese Embassy/Consulate stating that the diploma issued by the University of origin corresponds to at least a three-year academic diploma.
    * For more information about the “Dichiarazione di Valore” read the following page: Declaration of value, translation, and legalization.  

Students who have not yet obtained their degree will be accepted on condition of graduation on July 31, 2023. If the students do not validate their degree in the specified dates, the application will be canceled.

Documents must be sent to the CLE via e-mail by August 31, 2023 to the following address:

The originals of these documents must be submitted to the CLE secretariat of the receiving institution (first host university) by September 10, 2023.



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