Erasmus and EU-Policy

Structure of the Erasmus Mundus programme

The Erasmus Mundus programme is part of the Erasmus+ programme, which aims to support actions in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport.

The Erasmus Mundus programme supports the organisation of Joint Master degree programmes (EMJMD). The EU provides funding for these programmes e.g. in the form of scholarships for students.

Organisations wishing to take part in these opportunities must do so as part of a consortium of at least three higher education institutions from different Programme countries. A consortium may include additional higher education institutions from Partner or Programme countries.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) aim to:

  • foster quality improvements, innovation, excellence and internationalisation in higher education institutions (HEI);
  • increase the quality and the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and supporting the EU's external action in the higher education field, by offering full degree scholarships to the best Master students worldwide;
  • improve the level of competences and skills of Master graduates, and in particular the relevance of the Joint Masters, for the labour market, through an increased involvement of employers.


Visit the Erasmus+ website for more information.