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Admissions Procedure

Application Requirements

Kino Eyes call is closed. A new one will open in October.


Selection Criteria Appeals

KEM is open to European and non-European students with a BA degree related with film production.

Diplomas in different study areas are accepted for applicants with relevant professional experience in film. In order to guarantee high-quality training, KEM will only enroll a maximum of 4 or 5 students per specialisation

The following requirements must be fulfilled by all applicants:

  • Application Form (online and complying with the imposed deadlines, no applications sent by regular mail will be accepted).
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  • Copy of passport/identification card (This should be an official identification document including a photograph and personal data like first name, surname and date and place of birth. This data should be described in English language -like in passports. We recommend that the expiration date covers the duration of the entire master).
  • Recent head-shot photograph.
  • Final university diploma from previous degree(s) and it's transcripts of record - BA or Master with minimum National Framework Qualifications level 8 or European Qualifications Framework level 6 - (If in other language than in English, additional officially certified translation into English is obligatory, and it should also contain the University stamp).
  • Curriculum vitae (must provide professional qualification(s), experience, pieces of work(s), job(s), task(s), professional skills in film-making).
  • Two or three Letters of Recommendation. These do not have to follow a template. The only requirements is that the contact details of the person providing the reference must be clearly typed, must be signed and if possible should contain a business email address and a telephone number.
  • Letter of motivation that expresses interest in studying at KEM (max 1000 characters).
  • Expectations concerning knowledge to acquire (max 1000 characters).
  • Portfolio/ show reel of previous films (Max. 9 min. This portfolio must reflect your area of specialization chosen for the Master course. You should show the film credits and if possible, with English subtitles. Only unlisted link in YouTube or similar.)
  • If you are applying for screenwriting, please upload the treatment/outlines - max. 3 pages - and a sample of 10 pages from a screenplay of your most significant work. If filmed, please include it on your portfolio/show-reel.
  • Proof of proficiency in the English language - Further requirement listed at the end of the page*
  • 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.

Selection Criteria


All eligible applicants will be assessed by members of the consortium taking into account the following elements:

  • 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 KEM, judged from the CV in combination with the letter of motivation, expectations and portfolio/show reel.
  • The applicant’s English language skills, judged from the certificate provided and from the interview.
  • Applicants with the highest scores resulting from the application package will be called for a Zoom Interview in date to be settled by the selection committee.

Applicants that does not qualify for the interview will be informed by February.



There’s no possibility for any appeal to the final list of selected applicants, except if based on a specific procedural error by KEM consortium in the application process.


Please read the Selection Criteria as well as the Application Procedure carefully before submitting an appeal.

  • Candidates who fail to provide the required documents within the established timeframes should not submit an appeal.
  • Candidates who followed the Application Procedure and respected the Deadlines but were denied selection due to unmet Selection Criteria and have reasons to believe that a mistake has been made during the selection procedure have the right to appeal the Selection Board's decision.

The appeal procedure is concerned with how your proposal was handled in the evaluation and eligibility-checking process. It is not an automatic reevaluation. Please note that new information or clarifications that should have been in the proposal will not be taken into consideration. If after reading the above mentioned conditions you still have reasons to believe that a mistake has been made, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with all the necessary information. All appeals have to be submitted before the 10th of April.

Please explain in detail your reason to believe that a mistake has been made:

Make sure to provide a correct e-mail address so that you can receive notifications on the status of your appeal.

You will be contacted as soon as a decision has been made. 

* Proof of proficiency in the English language


Providing one of the following English certificates with the minimum scores listed below:

IELTS 6.0 (Exam taken with a maximum of 2 years prior the enrollment with no component less than 6.0; Academic IELTS);

TOEFL Internet-Based Test: 80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing;

Pearson’s Test of Academic English: 56 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component;

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)): 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each component;

Cambridge B2 First (formerly Cambridge English First (FCE)): 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each component;

Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)): 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each component;

Trinity Integrated Skills Test (ISE): ISEII, ISEIII, ISEIV with a pass in each component;

LanguageCert English language qualification: B2 Communicator Test with overall 39 or above, and 25 or above in all skills.


Providing an English-language higher educational diploma at an institute of higher education in one of the Inner Circle countries:

  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Ireland
  • Caribbean Islands
  • South Africa

Providing an English-language diploma at an institute of higher education (including statement that the BA study of at least 180 ECTS was conducted in English) and presenting a convincing application for a waiver of the requirement.

If an applicant’s undergraduate degree was fully taught and examined in English and they have graduated within two years of this course start date, they would be exempt from taking an English language test.

We would require a letter confirming their degree was fully taught and examined in English if the degree was not studied in a majority English speaking country.

If accepted into the program students will have to take the IELTS if they didn't take it before, being the exception the degree fully taught in English and being graduated within two years of the course start date.

Privacy Statement


The European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), in the context of managing the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, collects and processes the personal data of some of the candidates. In particular, certain data of the scholarship holders (students and scholars), non-scholarship holders and reserve list candidates is shared with the Agency through the EACEA Mobility Tool and treated according to the following privacy statement.

Tuition Fees

Between 24 to 30 places are offered at KEM each year. An Erasmus Mundus scholarship will be available only to a percentage of those places.

The participation costs/tuition fees for the whole study period of four semesters are:

  • Tuition Fee for 4 semesters: 18 000 Euro
  • Tuition Fee for Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders: 9 000 Euro for programme country applicants and 18 000 Euro for partner country applicants

What is included in participation fees?

The participation costs/tuition fees include participation in all classes offered within KEM’s curriculum; emergency and accident insurance according to the minimum requirements of the Erasmus+ Programme; support in administrative and organisational issues by the consortium partners; costs for enrolment at the consortium partner’s institutions; all examinations and issuing of the final diploma. There will be a budgeted sum for costs related with the thesis film production.

For holders of an Erasmus+ scholarship (all categories) all participation costs is covered by the scholarship.

What is not included in the participation fees?

The participation costs/tuition fees do not cover travel costs from country of origin, travel costs required for the mobility (to Lisbon for the 1st semester, to Edinburgh or Tallinn for the 2nd semester, to Tallinn for the summer school, to Edinburgh or Lisbon for the 3rd and 4th semester for the group that does not stay in Tallinn, and to one of the consortium schools for the graduation session) travel documents (passport, visas), accommodation and living expenses, or other costs (e.g. study books, stationery, photocopies, etc.).

It is estimated that students will need between 600-1000€ per month living expenses for the 24 month duration of their studies.

Erasmus+ Master Loans

Erasmus+ Master Loans allow students to apply for support for their Master's studies abroad. Loans will be offered by participating banks and student loan agencies on favorable conditions to mobile students, including better than market interest rates and up to two years to allow graduates to get into a job before beginning repayment

The loan scheme will be established in cooperation with the European Investment Bank Group and will be gradually rolled out across the  Erasmus+ programme countries over the first few years of the programme.

Please get more information here:

Other scholarships besides Erasmus+

As there are a limited number of Erasmus+ scholarships available, we invite you to take a look at other possibilities such as:

Estonia Scotland Lisbon and

Fees and Scholarships

  • For Students

    Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

    • Candidates are eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, awarded on the basis of excellence.
    • Candidates eligible for scholarships are students who have obtained a primary higher-education degree or can demonstrate a recognised equivalent according to national legislation and practices of the degree awarding country.
    • Students who have already obtained an EMJMD scholarship or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course / Joint Doctorate scholarship are not eligible to apply for an additional scholarship under the EMJMD action.
    • Erasmus+ scholarship holders cannot benefit from another EU funded scholarship scheme to follow the same EMJMD course. This holds for the entire period of the course.
    • Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.
     Scholarship holders from Erasmus+
    Programme countries
    Scholarship holders from Erasmus+
    Partner countries
    Tuition fees Up to € 4500 per year per scholarship holder from a Programme Country Up to € 9000 per year per scholarship holder from a Partner Country
    Any amount in excess of these maximum contributions must be covered by the participating organisations and cannot be charged to the scholarship holder
    Contribution to the travel costs

    Programme Countries:

    € 1000 per year per scholarship holder resident of a Programme Country

    Partner Countries:

    € 2000 per year per scholarship holder resident in a Partner Country whose location is less than 4000 km away from the HEI coordinating the JMD (Lisbon, Portugal)

    € 3000 per year per scholarship holder resident of a Partner Country whose location is 4000 km or more away from the HEI coordinating the JMD (Lisbon, Portugal)

    The contribution to the travel costs takes into account the residence of the scholarship holder. The place of residence should be verified on the basis of the provision of:

    • 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.

    Both documents must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for the DocNomads EMJMD

    Contribution to installation costs

    € 1000 per scholarship holder resident of a Partner Country

    A contribution to installation costs is offered only to students residing in a Partner Country.

    Contribution to subsistence costs

    € 1000 per month for the entire duration of the JMD study programme (24 months maximum)

    Contribution to subsistence costs will not be given:

    • to scholarship holders for periods of the EMJMD (study / research / placement / thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence;
    • to scholarship holders from a Partner Country for the EMMC periods exceeding three months (indicatively the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner Country.

    Programme countries

    Member State of the European Union, an EEA-EFTA State (Iceland, Norway, and Lichtenstein, FYER and Turkey.)

    Partner countries

    • Countries OTHER than a Member State of the European Union, an EEA-EFTA State (Iceland, Norway, and Lichtenstein, FYER and Turkey).
    • "12-month rule": Candidates will be considered as Partner Countries’ candidates if are not residents in one of the Programme countries, nor have carried out in any of these countries their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months during the previous 5 years calculated backwards from the deadline of the application to Kino Eyes.
    • Students with a double nationality must select their FIRST nationality in the application e-form.
    • Individuals who have already benefited from an EMMC scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship in order to follow the same or another EMMC.

    For further information please visit the Education, Audiovisual Culture Executive Agency's website:

  • For Scholars

    KEM welcomes applications from teachers who have significant publications or teaching experience in film or outstanding professional or creative experience in the field.

    Applications will not be accepted unless they are indicative of teaching that fits closely with the curriculum.

    Applications should be sent to the consortium leader and must include a full CV and portfolio/show reel if applicable.