FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Before you apply

Can I apply for an EMOTION EMJMD Scholarship if I will complete my studies before December, but I will not have obtained my degree by February?

If you apply for the scholarship, unfortunately not. You must have graduated by the application deadline to be eligible for a scholarship. 

On the contrary, applications from applicants that have not obtained a degree will be accepted for the self-funded places. The degree and the degree certificate are requirements, instead, for the enrollment to the University. In other words, if you are about to obtain your degree you may apply to the Master as a self-funded applicant, but it is mandatory that you graduate by the start of courses in September.

Can I apply to enrol in the program as self-funded student even if I have not applied for an EMJMD scholarship?

Yes, you can.

Do I really need to have a certificate for English proficiency?

All courses are taught in English and it is therefore fundamental that all students are fluent in English, with at least a certification of a B2 level. For this reason you will have to provide a certificate, as stated in the admission guidelines (admission requirements) by February 17th. You will not be considered in the absence of the certificate. The only exceptions are if you are citizen or resident of a native-English country or if you have completed a degree programme fully taught in a native-English country. For a list of the native-English countries see in the admission requirements.

Therefore, if you are interested in the degree, and do not have a certificate yet, contact one of the certification agencies immediately to take the exam.

Can students apply to multiple programs supported by the EMJMD?

As stated by the EACEA (https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/library/emjmd-catalogue_en), students can apply to a maximum of three different programmes.

I can’t obtain my degree by the deadline for scholarships. Will the Emotion Master run also the next year?

Yes, the Emotion Master program will start every year.

What type of document should I provide as a proof of residence in the application?

You can provide these two types of documents:

1)   The residence certificate that can be issued by a municipality according to normal registration rules;

2)  In the countries where a residence certificate is not possible to obtain, a certificate from the candidate’s place of work or study or training issued by the employer or institution is also sufficient.

If neither of these options is viable, you can auto-certify the residence, if well supported by documents (phone bills, electricity bills etc) and a declaration on honour signed by the yourself confirming the validity of these documents. This is the last option, though, and you should try to fulfil either point 1 or point 2.

We also wish to remind the applicants that the residence certification can be issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of the course. This means that you can possibly obtain a document from a previous employer or place of study as well.

Are there minimum grade requirements for admission for the scholarship?

As stated in the admission process, academic merit is an important part of the evaluation but it is not the only one. Your overall curriculum, your motivation and your references are also evaluated and will give us a global impression of your application. Do not therefore be discouraged by low marks if you are sincerely motivated for joining the master.

Once you have been accepted

In case I do need a visa, how do I apply for it?

You need to go to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country and apply for a type D visa (365 days, multiple-entry).

Detailed information will be provided together with the Admission Letter.

The EMOTION Universities will assist students by rapidly providing the required University
documents for visa application. Unfortunately, each Embassy has its own procedure and may require further documents apart from those we have provided you. To facilitate the process, we initially provide the Admission Letter with all the details of the course (and of the scholarship, if applicable) and all the details of the insurance we will provide you (if applicable).

Some Embassies might not accept your VISA request until 2 months before the course start date. If this is the case, do not worry, just let us know.

How long does the visa procedure take?

The duration of the visa procedure is variable, according to your home country. You should consider 3-4 months and therefore it is fundamental that you start the process as soon as you receive the letter of acceptance. Please note that you will not be able to join the program in the absence of a visa.

Once you are enrolled

Will the universities help me with accommodation and how much will it cost?

There will be support by each University to find private accomodation.

How much do I pay for the housing?

The price will vary according to the type of accommodation you will be living in. Accomodations will not be University residences and the cost of the rent varies according to the city and whether you decide to share the flat with other students. You may want to consult dedicated website (e.g. numbeo.com) to estimate the living costs city by city.  

Will I have the opportunity to learn the local language (Italian, French, German, Spanish)

The four Universities run courses for foreign students in their national language. You will be able to take these courses if you wish.

Are there international student networks in the three Universities?

Yes, there are. You may wish to contact them to get support and information. The Erasmus student network in Novara (piemonteorientale.org) will be happy to help you and make to part of their community.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Before you apply

Can I apply for an EMOTION EMJMD Scholarship if I will complete my studies before December, but I will not have obtained my degree by February?

If you apply for the scholarship, unfortunately not. You must have graduated by the application deadline to be eligible for a scholarship. 

On the contrary, applications from applicants that have not obtained a degree will be accepted for the self-funded places. The degree and the degree certificate are requirements, instead, for the enrollment to the University. In other words, if you are about to obtain your degree you may apply to the Master as a self-funded applicant, but it is mandatory that you graduate by the start of courses in September. 

Can I apply to enrol in the program as self-funded student even if I have not applied for an EMJMD scholarship?

Yes, you can. 

Do I really need to have a certificate for English proficiency?

All courses are taught in English and it is therefore fundamental that all students are fluent in English, with at least a certification of a B2 level. For this reason you will have to provide a certificate, as stated in the admission guidelines (admission requirements) by February 17th. You will not be considered in the absence of the certificate. The only exceptions are if you are citizen or resident of a native-English country or if you have completed a degree programme fully taught in a native-English country. For a list of the native-English countries see in the admission requirements.

Therefore, if you are interested in the degree, and do not have a certificate yet, contact one of the certification agencies immediately to take the exam.

Can students apply to multiple programs supported by the EMJMD?

As stated by the EACEA (https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/library/emjmd-catalogue_en), students can apply to a maximum of three different programmes.

I can’t obtain my degree by the deadline for scholarships. Will the Emotion Master run also the next year?

Yes, the Emotion Master program will start every year.

What type of document should I provide as a proof of residence in the application?

You can provide these two types of documents:

1)   The residence certificate that can be issued by a municipality according to normal registration rules;

2)  In the countries where a residence certificate is not possible to obtain, a certificate from the candidate’s place of work or study or training issued by the employer or institution is also sufficient.

If neither of these options is viable, you can auto-certify the residence, if well supported by documents (phone bills, electricity bills etc) and a declaration on honour signed by the yourself confirming the validity of these documents. This is the last option, though, and you should try to fulfil either point 1 or point 2.

We also wish to remind the applicants that the residence certification can be issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of the course. This means that you can possibly obtain a document from a previous employer or place of study as well.

Are there minimum grade requirements for admission for the scholarship?

As stated in the admission process, academic merit is an important part of the evaluation but it is not the only one. Your overall curriculum, your motivation and your references are also evaluated and will give us a global impression of your application. Do not therefore be discouraged by low marks if you are sincerely motivated for joining the master.

Once you have been accepted

In case I do need a visa, how do I apply for it?

You need to go to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country and apply for a type D visa (365 days, multiple-entry).

Detailed information will be provided together with the Admission Letter.

The EMOTION Universities will assist students by rapidly providing the required University
documents for visa application. Unfortunately, each Embassy has its own procedure and may require further documents apart from those we have provided you. To facilitate the process, we initially provide the Admission Letter with all the details of the course (and of the scholarship, if applicable) and all the details of the insurance we will provide you (if applicable).

Some Embassies might not accept your VISA request until 2 months before the course start date. If this is the case, do not worry, just let us know.

How long does the visa procedure take?

The duration of the visa procedure is variable, according to your home country. You should consider 3-4 months and therefore it is fundamental that you start the process as soon as you receive the letter of acceptance. Please note that you will not be able to join the program in the absence of a visa.

Once you are enrolled

Will the universities help me with accommodation and how much will it cost?

There will be support by each University to find private accomodation.

How much do I pay for the housing?

The price will vary according to the type of accommodation you will be living in. Accomodations will not be University residences and the cost of the rent varies according to the city and whether you decide to share the flat with other students. You may want to consult dedicated website (e.g. numbeo.com) to estimate the living costs city by city.  

Will I have the opportunity to learn the local language (Italian, French, German, Spanish)

The four Universities run courses for foreign students in their national language. You will be able to take these courses if you wish.

Are there international student networks in the three Universities?

Yes, there are. You may wish to contact them to get support and information. The Erasmus student network in Novara (piemonteorientale.org) will be happy to help you and make to part of their community.

Your Future starts here

If you have any queries that are not answered in the FAQ section please contact us

Your Future starts here

If you have any queries that are not answered in the FAQ section please contact us

Last modified: November 02, 2020