An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD), is a prestigious, integrated, international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions.
EMJMDs award EU-funded scholarships to the best student candidates applying under annual selection rounds.
An EMJMD is a study programme of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits. This means that it lasts from a minimum of 12 months, to a maximum of 24 months.
Students at Master's level worldwide can apply.
You must have obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning, according to national legislation and practices, in the degree awarding countries.
If you have already received an EMJMD or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course/Joint Doctorate scholarship, you are not eligible for an additional EMJMD scholarship. You cannot benefit from another EU-funded scholarship scheme while you are receiving an EMJMD scholarship.
The successful completion of the study programme will lead to the award of either a joint degree (i.e. one single degree certificate issued on behalf of at least two higher education institutions of the EMJMD consortium) or multiple degrees (i.e. at least two degree certificates issued by two higher education institutions of the consortium).
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.
To receive Erasmus+ financial support, you must first be admitted onto the course by the organising consortium and then be selected for an EMJMD scholarship.
The EMJMD scholarship covers your participation costs (including the tuition fees, library and laboratory costs, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to your participation in the Master); it represents a contribution to your travel and installation costs and includes a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the study programme.
The total amount of the scholarship varies according to the duration of your course and your nationality (non-EU students receive larger scholarships).
A minimum of 75% of the scholarships are awarded to candidates from Partner countries.
Students should consult the online EMJMD Catalogue and contact the consortium offering the Master Course for more information on courses and application procedures
A new batch of selected EMJMDs is added to the list each summer. Most consortia will require applications to be submitted between October and January, for courses starting the following academic year.
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The Erasmus+ Programme Guide also offers detailed information on these opportunities.
The ESAA - Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Association offers Erasmus+ students and alumni a dynamic forum for networking, professional development and intercultural exchange.
More scholarship opportunities are available at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency webpage.
Doctoral students can also receive EU support for periods of study abroad through Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
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