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The application for the Erasmus Mundus CLE is open to students coming from program and partner countries.

  1. First call for application > October 21, 2020 - Juanuary 18, 2021 - all students
  2. Second call for application:
    > April 1, 2021 - May 13, 2021 - for partner country students
    > April 1, 2021 - June 15, 2021 - for programme country 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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). 

Click on your application form after you have verified The difference between program and partner country students 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.


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

LANGUAGE: documents shall be submitted in English, Italian, French, Portuguese, Greek or Russian (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.

Documents required for the application

  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, 2021. 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).

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS (uploaded on the same Online application system) for students interested in possible financial supports:

  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 award: 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 letters of recommendation can be:
- uploaded via the online application system OR
- sent directly by the referees via e-mail to the following addresses: AND 

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:

a) the original University diploma indicating the final grade;
b) 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, Russian 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).

c) 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, Russia 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, 2021. If the students do not validate their degree in the specified dates, the application will be canceled.

Documents must reach the CLE by September 1, 2021 at the CLE address:

Erasmus Mundus CLE 
Prof. Anna Soncini
Università di Bologna
Dipartimento di Lingue Letterature e Culture Moderne
Via Cartoleria, 5 40124 BOLOGNA

Pay attention: if the documents do not reach the CLE by September 1, 2021, the student will be excluded from the Master Course

Last update:  23/01/2021