2022 Erasmus+ International Master in Innovative Medicine (IMIM)

Deadline: January 14, 2022.

The Erasmus+ International Master in Innovative Medicine (IMIM) is a two-year 120 ECTS, English-taught, master of excellence programme, which focuses on the education of tomorrow’s leading translational biomedical researchers. The IMIM mission is to educate the future generation of translational scientists and professionals and to equip them with the skills and competences to work effectively, and to excel, in a wide range of multi- and interdisciplinary, internationally competitive academic and private sector environments.


Below, you find a summarized overview of the general IMIM admission requirements. Please note that the available number of places in the programme is limited and that access to the programme is granted on the basis of a ranking of applications (see below).

  • IMIM is a multi- and interdisciplinary programme that allows for applicants from many different academic backgrounds to gain access, provided that they have an excellent academic record and a passion for translational biomedical research.
  • A bachelor degree in one of the following (or closely related) fields: biochemistry; pharmaceutical sciences; biomedical sciences; genetics; molecular biology; biotechnology; medicine; dentistry; or similar.
  • A bachelor (or master) degree at least equivalent to an European undergraduate degree (of 180 ECTS) in terms of general end-level of the qualification as well as academic focus.
  • Proven record of academic/extra-curricular excellence: e.g. GPA; research experience.
  • Strong motivation to pursue a career incorporating translational, biomedical sciences and research.
  • Proven English proficiency in accordance with IMIM admission requirements.


The EMJMD scholarship truly is a full scholarship. It covers:

  • IMIM participation fees
  • A monthly subsistence allowance (€1,000) for the duration of the study programme (24 months)
  • Insurance policy in compliance with minimum reqiurements set by the Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus programme
  • A contribution to student travel and installation costs. Installation costs are meant to cover additional costs such as the visa application procedure, issuing of residence permit, temporary accommodation costs etc. Contribution to travel and installation costs depend on the place of residence (not citizenship) of the scholarship holder:
    • €1,000 per year per scholarship holder resident in a Programme Country for travel costs
    • €2,000 per year for travel costs & €1,000 for installation costs per scholarship holder resident in a Partner Country whose location is situated at less than 4,000 km.* from the IMIM coordinating institution (University of Groningen)
    • €3,000 per year for travel costs & €1,000 for installation costs per scholarship holder resident in a Partner Country whose location is situated at 4,000 km. or more* from the IMIM coordinating institution (University of Groningen)


To apply, you will need to submit the following documents via the IMIM application system:

  1. A completely filled out Application Form
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Motivation letter (strict requirement: max. 750 words, in English)
  4. Proof of English Proficiency
    Proof of English proficiency complying with IMIM language requirements. However, if you have not yet taken one of the accepted English language tests, we can start processing your application without this proof. If you are offered a place in the programme, (one of) the condition(s) of admission will be proving your English language proficiency in accordance with IMIM requirements. 
  5. Reference forms
    Reference forms from at least two referees; these are obligatory application documents that will have to be submitted in your online application before the application deadline. A third referee is optional.
  6. Educational documents
    Copy of your bachelor (and if applicable master) degree, or official letter stating expected date of graduation.  
    Copy of your transcript of records. Including: courses, grades, grading system, average grade and, if not yet graduated a list of modules still to be completed. Please note: submit in both English and your native language if your university issues this.
  7. Passport/ID
    Copy of your passport. Your passport must be valid for at least another year.
  8. Abstract of research project
    Abstract of your (under)graduate thesis/research graduation project (max. 3 pages, in English). Please note that if you do not conclude your studies with a thesis research project, please provide an abstract of another research project or a detailed description of an internship/project instead.
  9. Proof of residence
    Proof of your current place of residence; A residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules OR A certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question. A bank statement is also an option. All the documents must have been issued within 12 months before the application deadline! This is important for the possibility of obtaining an EMJMD scholarship. Your proof of residence should include your full name, date and residence. Please submit an English version.
  10. Additional documents
    In addition to the above mentioned obligatory application documents, you may of course also include with your application other documents (max. 5 pages) that you consider to be relevant with regard to your IMIM application.


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