Check if the 12-month residence rule applies to you. If you are a national from a Partner country and have carried out your main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last 5 years in one or several Programme country(ies), you should apply as Programme country candidate.
The wording “total of 12 months” refers to all possible cases: a single period in one Programme country, several periods in one Programme country or the sum of different periods in different Programme countries.
The 5-year reference period is calculated backwards from the EMJMD scholarship application deadline. This 12-month rule does not apply to Partner country candidates who hold refugee status in a Programme country.
If you are a national from a Partner country and the 12-month residence rule does not apply to you, you should apply as a Partner country candidate.