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Erasmus Mundus

 

Erasmus Mundus actions include two catagories- Joint Masters (EMJM) and Design Masters (EMDM).

What is a Joint Master Programme?

- A jointly designed fully integrated curriculum and common implementation procedures
- Delivered by a consortium of HEIs (involving at least three HEIs from three different countries, of which at least two should be programme countries)
- International outreach to attract and enrol excellent students worldwide
- Compulsory physical mobility for all recruited students
- Joint degree or multiple degrees

EMJM in brief:

- A high-level integrated & transnational study programme at MA level
- A Master programme of excellence open to all disciplines
- Delivered by an international consortium of HEIs from different countries  worldwide & other educational and/or non educational partners
- Offering high-level scholarships to excellent students worldwide

EMJM – main objectives:

- Support quality, innovation, excellence, internationalisation of HEIs  through academic cooperation within the EHEA and beyond
- Increase quality and attractiveness of the EHEA
- Support EU External Action in higher education
- Increase synergies between HE, innovation and research
- Improve competences, skills, employability of Master graduates
- Respond to societal and labour market needs

EMJM – main requirements:

- A jointly designed fully integrated curriculum and common implementation
- Consortium of at least three HEIs
- International outreach to attract and enroll excellent students worldwide
- Compulsory physical mobility for all enrolled students
- Contribution of scholars/guest lecturers
- Delivery of a joint degree or multiple degrees (joint degrees are highly recommended where national legislation allows it

EMJM Set-up:

- Fixed Grant Agreement of 6 academic years independently from the length of the master
- Commitment to enroll a certain number of students per project
- At least 4 master editions lasting 1 to 2 academic years (60, 90 or 120 ECTS) 
- Start of the 1st edition no later than the academic year following the year of project selection
- At least 2 study periods in 2 countries (of which at least one in a Programme Country and different from the country of residence of students)
- Geographical balance of students: no more than 10% of total scholarships per project awarded to students of the same nationality (does not apply to additional scholarships for targeted regions)

Rationale behind EMDM:

- Filling the gap of the Erasmus Mundus Action by supporting the development of new master programmes
- Diversify the offer of Joint Master Programmes and encourage new academic cooperation by involving under-represented Erasmus+ Programme Countries, institutions, and/or thematic areas

What is an EMDM project?

- Short duration grant to support institutions in the set-up of a new joint master programme in Europe (and beyond)
- One beneficiary mobilising a group of other HEIs (aiming at an EMJM  consortium)
- Independent funding scheme from EMJM (independent calls for proposals)

EMDM Set-up:

- One beneficiary mobilising a group of other HEIs (aiming at an EMJM  consortium)
- Fixed duration of 15 months
- EU Grant: single lump sum contribution of 55.000 Euros (for costs linked to the activities necessary to set up the new joint master programme)

Further details and Submission guidelines can be in the 2022 Erasmus+ Programme Guide

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