Erasmus Mundus


Erasmus+ encourages the development of high-quality international Masters’ degree through the Erasmus Mundus actions. The action is comprised of two opportunities: Erasmus Mundus Joint Degrees (EMJM) and Erasmus Mundus Design Measures (EMDM), aimed at supporting the development of such degrees.



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Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters (EMJM)
EMJMs are high-level international masters' programs delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions, emphasizing excellence and geared towards innovation and internationalization of HEIs through academic cooperation.



The main objectives of the action are:
  1. Support quality, innovation, excellence, and internationalization of HEIs through academic cooperation within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and beyond.
  2. Increase the quality and attractiveness of the EHEA.
  3. Support EU External Action in higher education.
  4. Increase synergies between higher education, innovation and research.
  5. Improve competencies, skills, and employability of Master graduates.
  6. Respond to societal and labor market needs.



EMJM projects include a consortium of at least three higher education institutions (HEIs), two of which must be EU Member States or Associated countries. Third Countries Not Associated to the Program can be full partners and coordinators of a project. The full list and classification of countries can be found here.
The projects are also encouraged to integrate partners from the industry and private sector relevant to the project.



Erasmus Mundus Design Measures (EMDM)
The rationale of the EMDM action is to support the development of new joint master’s programs, to diversify the existing catalog of programs, and to encourage new academic cooperation by involving under-represented Erasmus+ Programme Countries, institutions, and/or thematic areas.


While EMDM projects are a supporting action under Erasmus Mundus, the call for proposals is independent from the EMJM calls for proposals, and implementing an EMDM project does not ensure an EMJM grant.



More information and useful resources:

  1. The Erasmus+ Programme Guide
  2. EACEA Erasmus Mundus Info Session 
  3. EACEA Erasmus Mundus Functional Mailbox:
  4. Catalogue of Erasmus Mundus Degrees