Student Support Service
International Relations Offices
Our International Relations Offices will help you find your way around the university and will assist you with questions about visas, accommodation and mobility.
International Relations Offices:
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA)
EMINENT students are strongly encouraged to join the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA) and participate in its activities. More information: https://www.em-a.eu/
Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
Students are encouraged to join the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in order to to enrich their academic journey by fostering international friendships, embracing diverse cultures, and participating in a vibrant community that provides support and memorable experiences during their time abroad. More information: https://www.esn.org/
Non-European students must obtain a long-stay visa to participate in the EMINENT programme. Information on applying for visa will be send to all accepted non- European students along with the invitation letter. Please start your visa application immediately after receiving your invitation letter as the procedure usually takes at least 2-3 months.
All EMINENT students will be covered by an insurance during their participation in the programme. The insurance fulfils the minimum requirements for the Health, accident and liability insurance coverage of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Programmes.
Welcome days: At the beginning of each winter semester, the EMINENT Foreign Student Support Office at HMU, will organise a Welcome Day for the new cohort of EMINENT students. During that day, students will meet each other and receive the most important information regarding the programme, including the programme’s structure, the offered facilities, and the scheduled mobility throughout. In addition, a similar Welcome Day will be organised at each partner institution to welcome their new students.
Each accepted student receives the “How To Get Around EMINENT” manual. This manual is submitted electronically after acceptance. It contains all necessary contacts and practical information.
The EMINENT Mentoring System is carried out on two levels:
• At the beginning of their studies, students are assigned an Academic Tutor. The academic tutor will advise on academic issues such as specialisation coaching. Students will keep their academic tutor throughout their first three semesters where communication will take place virtually or face-to-face. After the third semester, the supervisors of the master’s thesis take over this task.
• At each partner institution where a student is staying, has assigned a local Student Buddy who is not a student of the EMINENT programme but who has been studying at the respective university for at least one year. The Student’s Buddy will help and assist EMINENT students to get integrated into campus life and within the local society during the mobility period.
ATHENA European University
Additional events and academic offers in the framework of ATHENA: in the framework of the ATHENA European University, a wide variety of events are organised throughout each year which EMINENT students are welcome to join. These events include seminars with invited speakers from all over the world, digital colloquial talks, the ATHENA language café offering language training in various languages, meetings with representatives from the industry or additional courses (awarding micro-credentials) that are not part of the EMINENT programme.
Students with special needs are supported by providing them with the appropriate equipment, offering accommodation in the campus dorms with special facilities, and supporting students during their studies. If you would like to take advantage of support of this kind, please contact us after your admission.