News archive - Call for application for participation in MARIHE (The Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education)

As an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course, MARIHE is supported by the Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Commission. High potential candidates from all over the world can apply for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. Applicants for MARIHE must hold a first university degree in a relevant field, have a good command of English and show a strong motivation and interest to learn and work in the field of research and innovation, development and management in higher education. Application deadline is December 20, 2011.

Admission Requirements

To apply to the MARIHE programme, applicants need to fulfil certain requirements. 

Applicants to the MARIHE programme

  • must hold a first university degree

This should be at least a Bachelor degree issued by a university, quantified as three years of studies corresponding to 180 ECTS (information on ECTS).
Or, if ECTS is not used in the country where first degree was acquired: proof of a successfully completed period of study at higher education level considered comparable with a Bachelor’s degree. The decision on this will be made by the MARIHE Consortium.
Please notice that an application will only be accepted if the university degree has been finished (meaning that the degree has already been awarded to the applicant and that the applicant can proof this with a university degree diploma).

  • show a strong motivation and interest

to learn and work in the field of development and management of research and innovation in higher education.

  • have sufficient knowledge of English for academic purposes

This is to be proved by one of the following certificates:
1) certificate from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with test scores of at least score 575 (written paper test) or score 232 (if computer based) or score 90 (if internet based test / IBT)
2) certificate from IELTS (International English Language Testing System). with test scores at least IELTS 6.5 with no individual score below 5.5
3) certificate CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with minimum grade C.

The following exception applies to the English language requirement:
Applicants who have taken their Bachelor studies and obtained their Bachelor's degree in English in one of the following countries are exempt from providing an English language test certificate: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom/UK and the United States of America/USA.


All applications to MARIHE will be reviewed by members of the MARIHE Consortium partners. The reviewers will assess:

  • the applicant’s academic quality, judged primarily from the results of prior university studies.
  • the applicant’s motivation and justification of the application in relation to prior studies, work experience (if applicable) and future career plans towards the aims of MARIHE, judged from the letter of motivation in combination with CV and the two letters of recommendation.
  • the applicant’s personal skills, judged from the results of prior studies and the letters of recommendation.
  • the applicant's English language skills, judged from the certificate provided.

Please submitt your application electronically via the MARIHE application database:

Application Documents are available here.

Source and more information on MARIHE: 

Geographical focus
  • International; Other

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on December 2, 2011
Modified on December 2, 2011