The Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships are open for students at Master’s level from all over the world to apply. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or are in their last year of Bachelor studies and would graduate before the Master’s programme starts. Students who possess a bachelor’s equivalent level of learning officially recognised according to national legislation and practices, in the degree awarding country can also apply.
Description | Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters are high-level and integrated study programmes designed and delivered by an international partnership of higher education institutions (HEI). They involve at least three HEI from three different countries, of which at least two must be EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme. An EMJM study programme may involve other educational and/or non-educational partners with specific expertise and interest in the area of study.
By supporting these jointly recognised Master degrees, the EU aims at fostering excellence and internationalisation of the participating institutions. There are also select scholarships for students to take part in these prestigious programmes offered to the best-ranked applicants worldwide. The Scholarships are fully funded to cover the cost of a student’s participation in the programme, travel and a living allowance.
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The Joint Masters scholarships programme covers:
- the period of your study, research, placement activities, thesis preparation and defense, in line with the requirement of the joint Master.
- And the latter comprising at least 2 study periods in 2 countries, which must be different from your country of residence. Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters offer different study tracks to meet this condition.
Benefits of EMJM
The EU provides funding for both running these programmes and offering competitive scholarships of excellence to the best students worldwide thus:
- Grant per project: up to €5 million.
- EU scholarship for individuals: €1,400 per month (max. 24 months)
Duration | Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
The EMJM takes 6 academic years, covering at least 4 editions of the Master’s programme.
Duration of each edition of the master: 1 to 2 academic years.
Type of degree awarded: Either a joint degree (i.e. one single degree certificate issued on behalf of at least two higher education institutions) or multiple degrees (i.e. at least two degree certificates issued by two higher education institutions of the consortium)
Applicants should consult the online catalogue of Erasmus Mundus masters programmes to find detailed information and eligibilities about these EU funded programmes and a link to the websites of the masters. These links contain all the information you need to decide if this is the right programme for you: description of the course of study, list of the participating universities and entry requirements.
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How-T-Apply: To apply for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships, the programme’s website will take you through all the steps of the application process. Please contact directly the relevant university if you have further questions.
Application Timeline: Most consortia will require applications to be submitted between October and January, for courses starting the following academic year.