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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

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An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) is a high-level integrated international study programme of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits, delivered by an international consortium of HEIs (Higher Education Institutions) from different countries and - where relevant - other educational and/or non-educational partners with specific expertise and interest in the study areas/professional domains covered by the joint programme. Their specificity lies in their high integration/"jointness" and the excellent academic content and methodology they offer. There is no limitation in terms of discipline. 

EMJMD proposals at application stage must present fully developed joint study programmes, ready to run and to be advertised worldwide immediately after their selection. In this context, the EMJMD selection process will be very selective with the aim of supporting only the very best proposals.


In return, selected EMJMDs will receive high levels of funding for a period of 4 to 5 years so as to allow them to increase their worldwide visibility and reinforce their sustainability prospects. 

Indicatively, and during the initial period of funding, the EMJMD grant will finance be-tween 13 and 20 student scholarship holders and at least 4 invited scholars/guest lec-turers per intake (per EMJMD edition) engaged in the EMJMD activities for at least 8 weeks in total.

The scholars/guest lecturers must be selected in accordance with the consotium’s specific scholars’ selection criteria and bring concrete added value to the delivery of the EMJMD.


In addition, EMJMD consortia can receive on average 4 additional  scholarships per in-take for one or more priority regions/countries of the world.


Selected EMJMDs will be supported through a grant agreement covering one preparatory year and three consecutive student intakes (4 or 5 year grant agreements depending on the length of the EMJMD study programme).

The EMJMD grant is calculated according to the following funding principles:

  • a grant for the consortium management fees and the academic staff mobility and
  • a variable number of student scholarships of 25 000 EUR maximum per year (indicatively between 13 and 20 scholarships per intake), and
  • a variable number of additional student scholarships of 25 000 EUR maximum per year for targeted regions.

For more information, see the Erasmus+ Guide, pages 93- 102.