Arqus Talent Scholarship Fund

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for this scholarship?

Students who have applied or been selected for any master’s programme offered by one of the nine Arqus universities, including Arqus joint programmes. Having completed your previous studies at an Arqus partner university is not a prerequisite. Plus, students from all nationalities are welcome to apply.

What is the first step I need to complete before applying for the scholarship?

The first step is to apply for admission to a master’s programme at one of the nine Arqus universities. It is a requirement for our scholarship that applicants submit evidence of their application to (or, if already available, selection for) a Master’s programme.
For more details on how to apply for admission to an Arqus university and the applicable deadlines, please visit this link.

I want to complete a master’s programme in X field. Does any Arqus university offer such a programme?

For details on the academic offer of each Arqus university, you need to contact the corresponding Arqus university where you would like to pursue your studies. For more information, please visit this link.

Are there any upcoming calls for prospective doctoral or master’s students?

As of now, no further calls are planned for prospective doctoral or master’s students, other than the one closing in June 2024 and aimed at prospective master’s students. However, we recommend following our social media profiles for the latest news and updates about our calls.

What if I have not completed my bachelor’s degree or received the corresponding degree certificate yet when applying for the scholarship (but will complete my bachelor’s degree in 2024)?

In the online application, indicate the expected date of completion of your bachelor’s degree and briefly explain your situation in the “Motivation statement” section.

How can I prove my English proficiency if I have completed my previous studies in English but do not have a certificate?

Proof of completion of a study programme in English will be accepted as evidence of English proficiency. Please submit therefore proof that the degree programme was conducted in English (e.g., by submitting your diploma supplement).

Can I apply to multiple universities within the Arqus Alliance?

Yes, you are welcome to apply to more than one university within the Arqus Alliance before applying for our scholarship. However, your scholarship application can only include confirmation of application from two universities.

What should I include in the motivation statement regarding my role as an Arqus ambassador?

Please describe in a short statement (max. 4,000 characters with spaces) what makes you a talented postgraduate student. For what academic reasons did you choose the relevant Master’s as well as your entrance and mobility universities? Please explain the form (study period, training, research stay, co-supervision arrangement, co-tutelle, etc.) you would like to choose for the compulsory mobility. What could your role as an Arqus Ambassador look like?

An online orientation session with information about the compulsory mobility and the Arqus Ambassadors programme will be organised for all successful applicants in September 2024.

What does “Confirmation of application” mean?

“Confirmation of application” refers to any document that proves that you have successfully applied for admission to a master’s programme at one of the nine Arqus universities. This confirmation is a prerequisite for applying to our scholarship programme.

What do “entrance university” and “mobility university” mean in the context of the scholarship application?

“Entrance university” is the Arqus university where you have applied for admission and plan to pursue your Master’s programme.
“Mobility university” is the university where you plan to complete your compulsory mobility period.

Can you provide more information about the compulsory mobility to be completed by awarded students?

Scholarship recipients must complete at least one mobility period at a second Arqus partner university. The mobility period’s minimum duration is 1 month, with the maximum duration depending on the regulations of your chosen Master’s university. When applying for the scholarship, we do not require proof of a fully planned mobility period.

However, you should have an idea of how mobility to a second Arqus university can be integrated into your study programme. This should be explained in your motivation letter. It is advisable to have several mobility alternatives in case your first choice does not work out. Remember, your mobility stay cannot be EU-funded as our scholarship is already EU-funded. The mobility can take the form of a: study period, training, or research stay.

An online orientation session with information about compulsory mobility and the Arqus Ambassadors programme will be organised for all successful applicants in September 2024.

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