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Apply for Arqus Talent Scholarship Fund for Master’s and PhD(Open to all nationalities)

Are you a talented graduate or student aspiring to pursue a Master’s or Doctoral Degree? Look no further! The Arqus Talent Scholarship awaits you. Designed to attract and retain the brightest minds from around the world, this Scholarship Scheme offers an unparalleled opportunity to study at one of the esteemed Arqus partner universities.

What is the Arqus Talent Scholarship?

The Arqus Talent Scholarship is a prestigious award extended to exceptional individuals seeking advanced education at one of the following Arqus partner universities: Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Lyon 1, Maynooth, Minho, Padua, Vilnius, and Wroclaw. This unique opportunity includes a compulsory mobility at a second Arqus partner institution, enriching your academic journey with diverse experiences and perspectives.

Benefits of the Scholarship

Selected scholars will receive a comprehensive package of benefits, including:

  • A generous subsistence allowance of €1,400.00 per month to cover living expenses, medical insurance, and materials.
  • Full coverage of tuition fees at the entrance university.
  • A special needs fund of €250.00 per month, aimed at supporting students with fewer opportunities, including refugees/asylum seekers, individuals with caring responsibilities, students with disabilities or chronic illnesses.

Conditions and Duration

The scholarship is structured as follows:

  • Subsistence allowance: €1,400.00/month
  • Tuition fee coverage
  • Special needs fund: €250.00/month

Master students can avail of the scholarship for a maximum duration corresponding to the regular length of their chosen program (12, 18, or 24 months), while doctoral students can receive support for up to 36 months.

Compulsory Mobility and Engagement

Successful applicants are required to undertake a compulsory mobility at a second Arqus partner university, which can take various forms such as study periods, training, or research stays. The duration of the mobility must comply with the regulations of the entrance university, with a minimum duration of one month.

Moreover, scholars are encouraged to actively participate in Arqus activities and serve as ambassadors within their respective universities. An online orientation session will provide essential information about the compulsory mobility and ambassadorship program.

Payment and Reimbursement

Scholarship payments are disbursed on a semester basis, contingent upon confirmation of enrollment and academic performance/transcript of records for Master’s students, and doctoral students’ progress reports endorsed by their supervisors. Tuition fees will be reimbursed directly to the scholars upon presentation of payment confirmation.

Application Details

Applicants already receiving state scholarships are welcome to apply, provided they meet the admission criteria. However, Arqus scholarships cannot be combined with other EU-funded scholarships.

Don’t miss this chance to embark on a transformative academic journey with the Arqus Talent Scholarship. Apply now and become a part of a vibrant global community dedicated to academic excellence and societal impact.

Grant agreement


All selected students must sign a Grant Agreement that regulates the special conditions of the Arqus Talent Scholarship Fund.

A template of the Grant Agreement can be downloaded here.