Funding your Master of Science studies

Explore different types of funding which may be suitable for you.

Admission to CDE EMJMD programme requires a qualification based selection process. The same procedure shall apply for self-funded (self-paying) students and Erasmus+ funded students.


All students not receiving an Erasmus+ EMJMD scholarship within the CDE programme are considered as self-funded. This includes everyone either funding their own studies (self-payment through savings or work), getting financial assistance from family or friends, beneficiaries of scholarships other than E+ EMJMD, taking out a student loan, employer sponsorship, etc. Learn more on participation costs.

Copernicus Master in Digital Earth provides a number of Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarships per intake. They will be awarded based on application criteria to outstanding students.

Erasmus+ EMJMD scholarships provide complete funding and are extremely competitive, not all applicants can be admitted to the programme since the number of eligible (short-listed) applicants per intake exceeds the number of students that can be accepted. Put an emphasis on submitting a quality application including a cover and personal motivation letter, and interview that will make an impression.

All reserve listed students are fulfilling the consortium’s application and selection criteria but could not be included in the main (student) list due to the limited number of scholarships available. Upon request the Selection Committee may provide an admission offer if a candidates can prove alternative (own or other grants) funding for studies.

The Selection Committee can provide a confirmation letter including information that the candidate fulfills all academic acceptance requirements for this joint Master programme, is invited to attend the two-year residential programme, starting at the University of Salzburg, and that the consortium fully endorses the candidate for (other) scholarship funding.


Information on ‘other funding opportunities’ contained below is to be considered purely indicative; information provided is without guarantee on write error and actuality; it is a candidate’s responsibility to explore opportunities, most grants are NOT guaranteed for the entire study period, they usually provide only partial funding.

There may be no single way to finance your Copernicus Master in Digital Earth studies. Therefore, check all available funding options and pick the combination that matches your needs. Either look for an international funding opportunity, search for financial support options in Austria for year 1, and explore funding for France and Czech Republic for year 2. In addition, we suggest to enquire in your home country whether or not there are scholarships or other financial support options for you.

Currently the Czech Republic does not provide any funding opportunities for Master’s programmes.

latest update: April 21, 2020