7 February 2020


Denmark – France – Poland – Portugal – United Kingdom.

(Fully Funded)



The MA in Advanced Development in Social Work (ADVANCES) is designed to give social workers outstanding levels of practice skills so that they can confidently respond to the vulnerabilities and uncertainties facing societies across the world.

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This is an international MA in Social Work programme and students will rotate between university departments in five European countries: Denmark, France, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom. scholarships are only available to 21-22 students each year. The course is explicitly targeted at qualified, experienced social workers from around the world who wish to upgrade their practice skills, especially with a transnational focus.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Social pedagogy
  • Sociology
  • Social administration
  • Social policy
  • community development
  • Humanitarian aid
  • Children’s studies
  • Special education
  • Development studies
  • Human rights


Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

22 months

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

The ADVANCES programme is open to students who meet the following minimum conditions

  • Bachelor degree in social work (or closely related subject – especially if social work does not exist as a university subject in your country)
  • Professional license as social worker (if required by law in your country)
  • One year of full-time work or two years of part time/voluntary work experience in the social sector
  • English competence equivalent to 6.5 Academic IELTS (including 6.5 in speaking and writing)
  • In line with Erasmus Mundus rules, a maximum of two students with the same nationality can receive a scholarship.
  • There is no separate application process for Erasmus Mundus scholarships, but the online application to the ADVANCES course must have been submitted.
  • ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIPS, the value of the scholarship package will depend on student background.

If social work is not offered in your country as a university degree programme, then a related subject can be considered, including:

  • Social pedagogy, sociology, social administration, social policy, community development, humanitarian aid, children’s studies, special education, development studies, human rights
  • The following subjects are not eligible because they do not focus on knowledge and skills for tackling the social causes of marginalisation and direct work with vulnerable people:
  • Medicine, health, psychology, nursing, sports, law, science, geography, teaching, economics, humanities, arts, politics, business administration, human resources


Your professional full time/part time/voluntary experience must have included direct work with clients and users of social services.  This is because the course focuses on applied practice skills and contains a high element of reflection on past experience.  Applicants who have worked in other areas (e.g. project management, policy) will not be considered eligible.


All students who enrol on ADVANCES must hold an IELTS (Academic) qualification that is valid until at least September 2019. You can apply to ADVANCES without proof of your English proficiency, but obtaining the required certificate will be a condition of any offer and would need to be completed by May 2019.

Please read Eligibility Requirements before applying.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

Scholarship elementStudents from EU partner countriesStudents from EU programme countriesExpected coverage of costs
Contribution to travel, visa, installation and other costs* € 2,000 or € 3,000 per year plus  € 1,000 installation costs€ 1,000 per year100 %
Participation costs, including tuition fees and insurance€ 9,000  per year
(full costs)
€ 4,500 per year
(full costs)
100 %
Monthly allowance for living costs** € 1,000 per month** € 1,000 per month100%


  • 2,000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1.000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a Partner Country whose location is situated at less than 4.000 KM from aalborg University as coordinating institution of ADVANCES.
  • 3.000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1.000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a Partner Country whose location is situated  at 4.000 KM or more from Aalborg University as coordinating institution of ADVANCES
  •  1.000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the study programme (24 months maximum). Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given to the scholarship holders for periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Eslam Elfouly/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Wahiba El Zayat/ Egypt
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