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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

Overview

With Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD), you can receive a full degree scholarship for a Master-level international study programme.

EMJMDs are distinguished by their academic excellence and the high level of integration of the courses between multiple higher education institutions across countries.

EMJMDs are run by international consortia formed by at least three higher education institutions from different Erasmus+ Programme countries. In addition, one or more higher education institutions from Partner countries may form part of the consortium.

Duration

EMJMDs last between 12 and 24 months.

As part of an EMJMD, you will study in at least two of the Programme countries involved in the international consortium.

You may have the chance to study, research or carry out a placement in a Partner country depending on the make-up of the consortium in question.

You can study, research or carry out a work placement in a relevant organisation not represented in the consortium if this occurs under the direct supervision of one of the participating higher education institutions.

Conditions

Students from all over the world can apply.

Before applying for an EMJMD, make sure you respect the following conditions:

  • You must have a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent of learning according to the legislation and practices in the countries that will award the degree. More specific information about entry requirements can be found on the website of each EMJMD
  • If you have already received an EMJMD scholarship, you are not eligible for an additional scholarship
  • Students at Master level can apply to a maximum of three different programmes.

You cannot benefit from another EU-funded scholarship scheme at the same time as receiving support for your EMJMD.

Academic credit

For your EMJMD, you will receive either a double (or multiple) degree or a joint degree awarded by your higher education consortium, which is officially recognised in the degree-awarding countries.

Whether or not the degree you receive is recognised in another European or non-European country depends on the agreements in place between the countries in question. The EU cannot intervene in these arrangements.

Your EMJMD is worth 60, 90 or 120 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System credits depending on the duration of the course.

To find out whether an EMJMD will be recognised in a given country, contact the appropriate authorities concerned and provide them with the official name of the course.

Financial support

EMJMD scholarships cover travel expenses, participation costs, fees and living costs for the entire duration of the Master course. The total amount of your scholarship can vary according to the duration of your course and your nationality (non-EU students receive larger scholarships).

Scholarship holder from a Programme Country

€ 1,000 per year

Not applicable

Maximum € 1,000 per month

Up to € 4,500 per year

Objective

Scholarship holder from a Partner Country

Contribution to the travel costs

€ 2,000 € per year (located less than 4,000 km from the EMJMD coordinating HEI)
€ 3,000 € per year (located at or more than 4,000 km from the EMJMD coordinating HEI)

Contribution to the installation costs

€ 1,000

Contribution to the subsistence costs varying according to the length and country/region of the students' residence

Maximum € 1,000 per month

Contribution to the participation costs
(any amount in excess of this maximum contribution must be covered by the EMJMD consortium)

Up to € 9,000 per year

To receive Erasmus+ support for an EMJMD, you must first be accepted onto the course by the organising consortium. Self-funded students can be enrolled in addition to scholarship holders.

How to apply

For EMJMDs, you must apply directly to the consortium organising the course to find out about entry requirements, the application procedure and to submit your application.

Find a list of all available degrees on the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency website.

A new batch of selected EMJMDs is added to the list each summer. All programmes open applications in the last quarter of the year for students who will start in September or October of the following year.

Each year, around 15 scholarship holders are selected to take part per course and a minimum of 75% of the scholarships are awarded to candidates from Partner countries.

More information on scholarships is available from the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

Find out more

Make sure you know your rights when you study abroad.

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide also offers detailed information on these opportunities.

The National Agencies, for Programme countries, and National Offices, for Partner countries, can help with queries and applications.

The ESAA - Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Association offers Erasmus+ students and alumni a dynamic forum for networking, professional development and intercultural exchange.

Doctoral students can also receive EU support for periods of study abroad through Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

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