Erasmus Mundus, Europe


Erasmus Mundus was an education cooperation and mobility programme of the European Union that came to an end on 31 December 2013.  As from 2014, certain activities supported up to now by Erasmus Mundus became part of Erasmus+, the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport.


Over 20,000 master students from all over the world

  • Over 1,500 PhD students from all over the world
  • More than 300 participating universities
  • A variety of over 285 programmes

Objectives of Erasmus Mundus

  • Cooperation between the higher education institutions in Europe and in the world
  • Convergence of education degree structures in Europe
  • Enhancement of the attractiveness of European higher education worldwide
  • Creating a valuable framework for exchange and dialogue between cultures

By supporting the mobility of students and academics throughout the world, Erasmus Mundus prepares its participants for life in a global, knowledge-based society. Erasmus Mundus also coincides with the Lisbon Strategy, a commitment to making the European Union the most competitive knowledge-based economy in the world and a reference for high quality and excellence in education.


Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

Scholarships to get a Masters Degree in Europe for students from all over the world

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs): 

  • are joint Master level study programmes carried out by consortia of European universities
  • provide scholarships for students from the whole world to study in Europe
  • give the students a chance to study at least two European countries
  • offer double or joint Master degrees at the end of successful completion of the programme

There are more than 130 Master programmes in a variety of fields of study:

You can find all running courses through this link.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs)

Fellowships for PhDprogrammes to students from the whole world
  • are joint study and research programmes carried out by consortia of European universities,
  • cover up to three years of doctoral activities,
  • provide scholarships for students and doctoral candidates to attend these programmes,
  • give PhD students a chance to study and perform research at least two European countries.

The study and research opportunities at the doctoral level are offered in a variety of fields of study:

The European Commission is responsible for the running of the Erasmus Mundus Programme. It manages the budget and sets priorities, targets and criteria for the Programme. Furthermore, it guides and monitors the general implementation, follow-up and evaluation of the Programme at European level. The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the implementation of the Erasmus Mundus Programme.From 2014 onwards, new Doctoral Programmes and additional doctoral fellowships will be available under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, which form part of the EU’s Horizon 2020programme for research and innovation.

Generally require following documents to submit:

  1.  Application form (filled up)
  2. Certificate of Bachelor and/or Masters
  3. Transcript of Bachelor and/or Masters
  4. CV ( Europass CV format format)
  5. Letter of Motivation (max 2/3 pages: why do you want to pursue, why, how your organization/country will be benefited, your conceptual study interest etc)
  6. Two Reference/Recommendation letters
  7. Language proficiency certificates (Generally Tofel/IELTS)
  8. If any extra documents required for any particular program (most of the cases optional)

At a glance:

Action 1 – Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (EMMCs):

Action 1 – Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs):

Selected projects for Action 2 and External Cooperation Window:

Action 3 – Projects to promote European Higher Education: