The Commission has agreed to fund 38 new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programmes following the 2017 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals. An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree is a high-quality integrated study programme at master’s level offered by a consortium of higher education institutions from at least three different European countries.
The consortium may also include partners from other countries worldwide, and non-educational partners with specific expertise and interest in the area of study. Selected Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programmes receive a grant from the EU that covers the cost of between 40-55 scholarships over three years for the best students applying from all over the world.
Funding is also provided for managing the consortium. Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: “Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees show how universities can work well together across borders – both within Europe and with the rest of the world. They offer integrated, innovative and high-quality degree programmes, always with a strong focus on graduate employability. As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Erasmus, I am pleased to announce that this year’s selection involves 186 partner universities and almost 600 associated organizations from 84 different countries, covering areas from chemical nano-engineering to documentary film-making and social work with families to tropical forestry.”
The total cost of the projects including scholarships is EUR 112.6 million. Full results are available here and you can learn more about Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees in a new publication, 24 Degrees. (For more information: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel.: +32 229 67083; Inga Höglund – Tel.: +32 229 50698)