Erasmus Mundus Action

This action aims at fostering excellence and worldwide internationalisation of higher education institutions via study programmes, at Master course level, jointly delivered and jointly recognised by higher education institutions established in Europe and open to institutions in other countries of the world.

The Erasmus Mundus action comprises:

What types of activities can be implemented within these projects?

The EMJM supports implementation of integrated transnational study programmes at Master leveldelivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions from different countries worldwide and, where relevant, other educational and/or non-educational partners.

EMJMs should be mutually designed and implemented by the partners and the successful completion of the joint EMJM programme must lead to the award of either a joint degree (i.e. one single diploma awarded by at least two HEIs from different countries of which at least one must be a Programme Country), or multiple degrees (i.e. at least two diplomas awarded by two HEIs from different countries of which at least one must be a Programme Country).

EMJMs promote the exchange of staff and invited scholars to contribute to teaching, training, research and administrative activities.

EMJMs enrol excellent students worldwide and part of them benefit from an EMJM scholarships.

Is there a prescribed number of partner organizations in the project?

The minimum composition of the consortium consists of at least three full partner HEIs from three different countries of which at least two must be Programme Countries. The maximum number of partner organizations is not prescribed.

Can additional partners be involved, without a formal connection to the project?

In addition to Full partners, who are formally involved in the project (coordinator and partner institutions), other organizations can be involved in order to transfer the knowledge and skills, provide complementary courses or possibilities for secondment or placement, or in other way contribute to the implementation of the project. These partners would be called Associated partners” and their role needs to be explained in the application, however they do not have a contractual obligation and do not receive Erasmus+ funding for these activities.

What is project duration?

Projects should last 6 academic years to finance at least four editions of the Master programme, each lasting 1 to 2 academic years (60, 90, or 120 ECTS credits).

What type of costs can be reimbursed by this type of projects?
  • Institutional costs for the implementation of the EMJM, based on the number of

enrolled students (up to 1 800 000 euros per project). This can include staff costs (teaching, travel) invited guest lecturers, promotion, dissemination, organisational

costs, assistance with accommodation, and other student services, administrative costs, and other costs necessary to implement a sucessful Master programme.

  • Scholarships for students (up to 2 600 000 euros per project with the possibility of additional funs for students from Partner countries).
  • Top-up intended to cover individual needs of students with disabilities.
Where can be seen the examples of EMJMs?

The entire catalogue of the master programmes supported so far through this Programme can be found here.

What types of activities can be implemented within these projects?

EMDM support development and design of high-level study programmes at Master level, jointly delivered by an international of HEIs from different countries worldwide and, where relevant, other educational and/or non-educational partners. The designed programme should be in line with the concept and the quality standards of the above described Erasmus Mundus Master programmes. It is encouraged to at least launch accreditation/evaluation process before the end of the project.

Are there any priority areas?

There are no formal priorities, but EMDM encourage participation of under-represented Erasmus+ Programme countries, institutions and/or thematic areas.

Is there a prescribed number of partner organizations in the project?

This is a mono-beneficiary action, meaning that there is only one institution applying. However, the applicant should, during the application phase, map and mobilise group of partners aiming at forming an EMJM consortium, as described in the section above, dedicated to EMJM.

What is project duration?

EMDM have fixed duration of 15 months.

What is the budget available for this type of projects?

EMDM can be granted with a lump sum of 55 000 euros.

What type of costs can be reimbursed by this type of projects?

The contribution can be used to cover staff costs, travel and accommodation costs, administrative costs and sub-contracted activities, meetings and conferences, studies/surveys, accreditation/evaluation process, etc. in so far as relevant for the implementation of the EMDM.

Who can apply for EMJM / EMDM?

Any eligible participating higher education institution established in a Programme or Partner Country can submit an application.

Who can participate in EMJM / EMDM project?

Any public or private organisation, established in a Programme Country or in a Partner Country can participate.

Higher education institutions from the Programme countries participating in the project must be holders of a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).

* Programme countries are the member states of the European Union, as well as Serbia, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Northern Macedonia and Turkey.

** Partner countries are all countries in the world except the Programme countries.

Where to apply for EMJM / EMDM?

The application is submitted to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) via dedicated web portal.

What is the deadline for submission of the applications for EMJM / EMDM?

The exact deadline for the current call you can find at our webpage Calendar of Calls.

More details about the Erasmus Mundus Action can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide, on the website of the European Commission.

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