Note: Student intake 2024-2026

The DCLead Programme will not offer Erasmus+ Scholarships for this intake. If selected for funding in 2024 by the European Union, DCLead will start again offering Erasmus+ Scholarship for the intake starting in 2025, to the students selected in the application window that will open in September 2024 and close in December of that same year. DCLead Scholarships might be offered from the intake starting in 2026.

Erasmus+ Scholarships

In 2015, The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union has granted over 40 scholarships to the Consortium. In 2018, following a new selection of our programme, 72 new scholarships have been assigned. Therefore, at least 15 scholarships are available every year, until 2022.

Only applicants who will submit all required documents will be eligible for consideration. The final decision lies with the Agency of Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Union based on the evaluation provided by a selection committee of the DCLead consortium. The selection committee selects the candidates according to the following criteria:

  • very good/outstanding study results (= academic excellence) in the relevant study areas
  • academic potential
  • level of language skills
  • motivation
  • recommendations
  • work experience and professional qualifications (if applicable)
  • results of interviews (if applicable)

The following scholarships are awarded:

Programme Countries E+ Scholarship grantees receive a stipend of 1.000 EUR per month for the maximum duration of the 24 month, and 1.000 EUR per year for travel costs. The grant also covers the participation costsProgramme Countries are member states of the European Union (EU): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the following Non-EU programme countries: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey.

Partner Countries E+ Scholarship grantees receive a stipend of 1.000 EUR per month for the maximum duration of the 24 month, 1.000 or 3.000 EUR for travel costs depending on the distance of the home country to the coordinating university (University of Salzburg), and 1.000 EUR for installation costs. The grant also covers the participation costsPartner countries are all the other countries that are not Programme Countries.

Eligibility for an Erasmus + Scholarship

Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for Erasmus + Scholarship, although 75% of these scholarships are Partner Countries scholarships. Candidates are not allowed to apply for scholarship for more than 3 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programmes for the same academic year. It is possible to apply at the same time for an Erasmus + Scholarship and as self-funded students with one application. In this case, candidates are considered self-funded applicants, if they are not selected for an Erasmus + Scholarship. Note that the E+ Scholarship does not provide a stipend to students while they are attending the Programme in their country of residence. Candidates should note the existence of a 12-months rule: any candidate from a partner country, who has lived for more than 12 months in a programme country within the five years’ period prior to submission deadline, can only apply for programme country scholarship.

Students that will be accepted for the DCLead programme as self-funded students, can consider applying for an Erasmus Mundus+ Loans offered by some financial institutions. At the moment, these are available from two banks, one in Spain and one in France. Note that the members of this consortium do not provide any advice concerning these loans and interested candidates should contact the institutions involved.

(NEW!) DCLead Scholarship for Self-Funded Students

Candidates applying for self-funding will be also considered for the “DCLead Scholarship”. This scholarship entails the full reimbursement of the participation costs. Also, this scholarship is provided in combination with the Intra-EU mobility scholarship Erasmus, which provides about 400 a month for one year.
DCLead Scholarships are primarily – but not exclusively – designed for EU students, considering that a majority of the more attractive Erasmus + Scholarships must be allocated to non-EU citizens.
Students selected for this scholarship are individuals already selected as self-funding students. This means that candidates for this scholarship must be admitted as self-funding students, pay for the deposit and then succesfully pass the interview. In case of selection for the DCLead Scholarship, the amount paid for the deposit will be returned.

Other Scholarships

Here you can find a list of institutions that offer scholarships that are compatible with a participation in the master of Digital Communication Leadership. Candidates interested should note that the administration of the master in digital communication leadership is not responsible for these scholarships, nor can provide more information.