AstroMundus – Joint International Master Course in Astrophysics

Deadline: 30 November, 2012
Open  to: Students of all nationalities with a Bachelor’s degree in  (astro)physics, mathematics, or related fields
Scholarship: non-EEA nationals: 1000 euro/month, EEA- nationals: 500 euro/month, tuition fees and  travel/health insurance are covered. Additional support for travel costs is  granted.


AstroMundus is an international Master Course in Astronomy and  Astrophysics that is funded by the European Commission within the Erasmus  Mundus programme, 2nd Edition, Action 1. The Master course is open to  students of all nationalities and is jointly offered by a consortium of 5  Universities in 4 different countries:

  1. the Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics, University of Innsbruck  (Austria),
  2. the Department of Physics and Astronomy ”Galileo Galilei”, University of  Padova (Italy),
  3. the Astrophysics section of the Department of Physics, University of Rome ”Tor Vergata” (Italy),
  4. the Institute for Astrophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Goettingen  (Germany),
  5. the Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade  (Serbia)

The selected students will carry out their studies in at least 2 and up to 4  of the AstroMundus consortium universities and will be finally awarded a Joint  Master Degree, complemented with a Diploma Supplement, by all consortium  universities they have studied at.


Applications are now solicited for the Masters Course starting in September  2013. A number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available both for  non-European and European students. The selection of students and  assignment of scholarships are based on excellence.

Applications are invited from top-ranked students that either hold or are  expected to obtain before August 2013 a Bachelor’s Degree (or a recognized  equivalent Degree that certifies a period of studies of at least 3 years,  corresponding to 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System) in Physics,  Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mathematics or closely related fields.
A certified  good knowledge of the English language is required. Detailed information on who  is eligible to apply can be found in the “application section” HERE.


  • Category A: They are intended as full scholarships and  are reserved to Third Country  students. Category A scholarships cover the registration fees (including the  insurance), include a contribution to travel, installation and any other type of  costs of 8000 €, and a monthly allowance of 1000 €/month for the whole duration  of the Masters Course (24 months).
  • Category B: They are intended as a financial  contribution for European  students or for students that have carried out their main activity in  one of the European or associated countries for more than 12 months during the  last 5 years. Category B scholarships cover the registration fees (including the  insurance), include a contribution to travel, installation and any other type of  costs of 3000 € (this contribution is provided only to students that will have a  mobility period at the university of Belgrade), and a monthly allowance of 500 €/month for the whole duration of the Masters Course (24 months).

All students that come from a country of the European Union or an EEA-EFTA  State (Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein) or students that either are residents  or have carried out their main activity (study, work, etc.) for more than a  total of 12 months over the last 5 years (as of Feb 28th, 2013) in  one of these countries can apply for a scholarship in the category “European  students” (Category B).

All other students, including students coming from Switzerland, Turkey, and  Western Balkan Countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo under  UNSC Resolution 1244-99, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) can apply for  a scholarship in the category “Third Country  students” (Category A).

Students who fulfill the requirements  of both categories (e.g. students with a double  nationality) must select one of the two  categories!

How to Apply

You can access the application form, and see the detailed instructions  on how to apply HERE.

Contact address: Mrs. Claudia Wester, AstroMundus Secretary,  Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics, University of Innsbruck,  Technikerstrasse 25/8, 6020 Innsbruck – Austria, email:  astromundus (AT)

For more information please see the official  website.

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  1. Adeel says:

    Is Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (B.E) acceptable for the Scholarship Criteria ?

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