The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master programmes are required to have a jointly planned, integrated curriculum, and the programmes must be implemented jointly. They must include studies in at least two different countries that cannot be the student’s countries of origin/residence, and at least one of the countries must be a Programme Country. A joint degree or multiple degrees must be awarded to those who graduate from the Master programme.
The project period of funded EMJM programmes is six academic years, regardless of the extent and duration of the programme. Each funded project is required to host at least four student editions, the first of which must start their studies at the latest within one academic year after the funding period has started.
Who can participate?
An Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters is organised by an international group of partner institutions, a consortium. The EMJM consortium consists of at least three higher education institutions which must be from at least three different countries and at least from two Programme Countries. The coordinator of the Master programme must be a higher education institution operating either in a Programme Country or in a Partner Country. In addition to the above-mentioned minimum requirements, public or private organisations from Programme and Partner Countries may also belong to the consortium.
What is the grant available for?
The EMJM grant consists of a contribution to institutional costs and to student costs. In addition, there is a top-up intended to cover individual needs of students with disabilities.
The contribution to institutional costs is intended to cover the implementation costs of the programme (such as administration, teaching, travel, guest lecturers etc.). The contribution to student costs consists of student scholarships that are available to applicants worldwide. The scholarships must be distributed evenly between different nationalities and no nationality must account for more than 10% of all of the awarded scholarships. The amount of the scholarship is the same for students from Programme and Partner Countries.
In addition, the programmes that have been awarded funding can receive additional scholarships for students from targeted geographical regions.
The maximum financial support awarded to a programme is approximately EUR 5.1 million.
The EMJM call for proposals for 2021 closed on 17 June 2021 17:00 (Brussels time). Approximately 25 new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master programmes will be funded in the call for proposals of 2021. The next call is expected for 2022.