What's it all about?

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) are master-level study programmes. Each programme is developed and delivered by a group of higher education institutions across Europe, and potentially even further afield.

EMJMDs give you the chance to study on a degree programme that will lead to a double or joint master degree. Further, as part of the degree, you will study at higher education institutions in more than one country.

There is a large range of programmes available, each selected by the European Commission to run these prestigious, integrated, international study programmes. Example courses include:

You can find more in the EMJMD catalogue.

This opportunity also comes with the chance to secure full scholarships for the duration of the programme, which last between 12 and 24 months, depending on the programme. 

Can I apply?

These courses are open to students from anywhere in the world, as long as you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or a recognised equivalent level of education.

Each programme will have its own specific application criteria. You can find all programmes, along with eligibility criteria for each, through the EMJMD catalogue.

What qualifications will I receive?

An EMJMD is an internationally recognised double or joint master degree worth 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits.

How much will it cost?

Taking your education overseas shouldn’t leave you with a huge hole in your finances. In fact, there are scholarships available.

Individual scholarships vary depending on the country, the course and the cost of tuition, but they should generally cover travel, living expenses, course fees and insurance. There are normally between ten and 20 scholarships per year, but you can’t submit applications to more than three EMJDM consortia. 

When’s the deadline?

Each programme has a different deadline. Most programmes will require applications to be submitted between October and January for courses starting the following academic year. The best thing to do is check through the EMJDM catalogue for any new opportunities that have come up and apply directly to the consortia.

Why should I go?

By studying for an EMJDM you’ll be expanding and proving your knowledge of a subject while benefiting from the international expertise on that subject. You’ll meet new people and improve your language skills. A master's qualification on your CV will further demonstrate your academic prowess and help you stand out. 

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