Admission & selection

GLOBED is designed to offer a scientific and theory-oriented study programme on high academic level with a strong emphasis on project work intended to highly motivated graduates, who already successfully completed a first cycle degree.

Please note that the call for applications for Erasmus Mundus scholarships is now closed. However, you can continue applying as a self-funding student from the 1st of March until the 2nd of May 2022 at 23:59 (CEST). The requirements and documents for this application are the same than for the Erasmus Mundus scholarships, except for the sworn declaration. Students who will not secure a scholarship will be asked if they want to be moved into the self-funding selection process on due time.

Application requirements

  1. Academic background

    A Bachelor’s degree title on Educational Sciences or in any other relevant field (preferably in Sociology, Social/Cultural Anthropology, Political Sciences, Human Geography and International Relations).

    The degree programme should last a minimum of three years and correspond to 180 ECTS.

  2. Academic qualifications

    A minimum grade average of 7/10 (or equivalent of C), or GPA of 2.75/4.

  3. English proficiency

    High English language proficiency to be demonstrated through Secure English Language Test (SELT) result at the required levels.

    *Please check proficiency waivers.

Required documentation

  1. Indentification

    • Copy of a valid passport.
    • An up-to-date Europass CV, presenting the skills and qualifications of the candidates in a clear way.
  2. Academic qualifications

    • Official copies of diplomas and transcripts in the original language as well as English or Spanish translations detailing subjects studied (ECTS or hours), grade per subject and overall grade.
  3. English proficiency

    Proficiency in English may be certified by one of the following SELT:

    • TOEFL: score of at least 90 with a writing score at least 24 in the writing section.
    • Cambridge Proficiency Examination Advanced Certificate: at least pass at grade C1 or better.
    • IELTS (Academic): at least 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each element and 7.5 in the writing section.
  4. Interest in GLOBED

    • A letter of motivation explaining your background and reasons for applying to the programme (maximum one page).
    • Recommender details. Students must submit a document with the contact details (full name, position and e-mail) of two faculty members or job supervisors whom GLOBED may contact at the final stage of the selection process. Recommendation letters are not accepted.
    • A short essay on a topic proposed by the Academic Board.
  5. Extra documentation required only for Erasmus+ Scholarchip applicants

    • For all students: A declaration of no previous Erasmus Mundus grant or no parallel EU funding.
    • Only for Partner country students: A declaration stating that you have not lived and carried out main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in a Programme Country.

Selection criteria

selection criteria

Selection process calendar

For scholarship students

*The calendar may vary depending on when the UAB application portal is operational again.

For self-funding students

Terms of payment

Finance globed

GLOBED Consortium grants 15 Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for each edition, between programme and partner country students. Besides, 3 more scholarships are foreseen to ENI South country students.

More information


Before applying, please check carefully the FAQ’s section to avoid any misunderstanding.

How to apply?

Find out all the steps you need to follow to send your application to this programme.