In May, over 1300 students received the good news that they had been selected for an EU-funded scholarship to take part in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme starting in September 2017.
Scholarships are available to students from all over the world, though at least 75% are reserved for students from outside the 33 European Programme Countries that make up Erasmus+. This year scholarships have been awarded to students from all 6 continents with the top 5 countries being Brazil (79), India (63), Iran (59), Bangladesh (58) and Mexico (49).
The Commission announced the selection of 38 new Erasmus Mundus programmes, out of 122 consortia which applied for Erasmus Mundus status. The new programmes involve 186 partner universities and almost 600 associate organisations from 84 different countries, covering areas from chemical nano-engineering to documentary film-making, and from social work with families to tropical forestry.
The European Commission interviewed 24 academics who each play a key role in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree. We wanted to know how and why they started their joint degree programme, so we asked them what they think is special about the content of their course and about the students they recruit and teach. 24 degrees gives a flavour of their answers during these interviews. Professors, administrators, coordinators and partners all touched on different aspects of their programme. Individually or together, their stories give a good picture of what Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees are all about.
Want to apply for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in 2018? Check out all the programmes you can apply for here!
Would like your Master programme to have Erasmus Mundus status? Read all about the application process by following this link!