Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters are prestigious international masters, jointly designed and delivered by a group of higher education institutions.
They involve at least 3 institutions from at least 3 different countries, and multiple associated partners from the academic and non-academic world.
Typically, they include periods of study, research, traineeship, thesis preparation and defence.
Masters may also offer full scholarships to the best-ranked students worldwide. Scholarships cover your participation costs and contribute to
- a living allowance
1 to 2 academic years (60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits).
Type of degree awarded
You will gain 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)
You’ll be able to define these in detail when you sign a study agreement with the relevant Erasmus Mundus Joint Master at the beginning of your studies.
Search and apply
Students apply directly to the institution running their chosen programme.
You can search the course catalogue for details of the latest programmes on offer.
A new batch of selected Erasmus Mundus Masters is added to the list each year.
In most cases, you should submit your application between October and January for courses starting the following academic year.
Each master's website has all the details about the course of study, the list of the participating universities, the entry requirements and all the steps of the application process (with and without scholarship).
What you need
- have a bachelor’s degree (first degree), or be in your last year of bachelor studies
- graduate before the master’s programme starts
You may also apply if you demonstrate a bachelor’s equivalent level of learning. This must be officially recognised, according to national legislation and practices, in the degree awarding country.
Advice with your application
The Erasmus Mundus Association has resources to help you apply, including course contacts, events with national volunteer representatives, and stories from successful applicants.
Grants for institutions
Erasmus+ also offers grants to higher education institutions to run EMJM programmes.