As part of the degree, you will study at higher education institutions in more than one country. Photo ©

Becca Tapert, used under licence and adapted from the original.

What are Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees?

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

These programmes give you the chance to study towards a double or joint master degree. As part of the degree, you will study at higher education institutions in more than one country.

There are many programmes available, and they last between 12 and 24 months.

You may be able to get a full scholarship for 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 has 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 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits.

How much will it cost?

There are scholarships available.

Individual scholarships vary depending on the country, course and 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 is 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?

You will expand 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 help you stand out. 

'An enriching and challenging programme that unites students and academics from various cultures, enabling us to tackle our subject from new angles. Erasmus Mundus is an ideal platform to encourage students across Europe and the world to learn from one another.'

Virginia Stuart-Taylor, who studied in the Netherlands and Sweden for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's degree in European Society, Politics and Culture.

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