Erasmus Mundus

Erasmus Mundus Joint Degrees


In 2017, the European Union will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Erasmus programme adopted in June 1987.

The challenges of globalisation faced by European Higher Education, in particular the need to adapt education systems to the demands of the knowledge society and to enhance the attractiveness and visibility of European Higher Education worldwide led to the creation of a new chapter – cooperation and mobility programme named Erasmus Mundus in 2004. This was a huge success, and funded 7000+ mobilities in 2004-2009. In 2009 the new Erasmus Mundus II started, with a larger budget, and fundedn 14000+ mobilities between EU and non-EU countries.  In 2013 both programs, Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus, were merged into one, huge program funding mobility in European Higher Educatin: the Erasmus+ programme, which is expected to fund 3+ million mobilities.

What are Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees? What are Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Degrees?

These are joint programmes of outstanding academic quality that are designed and implemented by a consortium of European universities from at least 3 different countries. Consortia may also include universities from other parts of the world. Scholarships / fellowships are open to higher education students and academics from all over the world. Programmes include obligatory study and research periods, in at least two universities, and award recognised double, multiple or joint degrees.

UAlg coordinates or is a partner of the following Erasmus Mundus Joint Master degrees:

- ChIR - Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Chemical Innovation and Regulation:

- EMQAL - Erasmus Mundus Master in Quality in Analytical Laboratories:

- International Master in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation:

- Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Emergency and Critical Nursing:

- Ecohyd - Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Ecohydrology:

- Wacoma - Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Water and Coastal Management:,2,wacoma

You can find more information about each specific course in its website. A list of all active Erasmus Mundus Master courses can be found at:

And a list of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates at:

Where do Joint Degrees take place?

Study must take place in at least two of the Programme countries represented in the consortium. Part of the studies can also take place in a Partner country if there is a partner-country institution involved.

What type of fuding is available?

The Erasmus Mundus programme will fund between 13 to 20 students in each edition. Erasmus Mundus scholarships cover the totality of tuition fees, and provide a subsistence allowance of 1000€ per month as well as a travel and installation allowance which varies according to the distance of the student's country of residence to the consortium. The monthly allowance is only paid to students in mobility, i.e. outside their country of residence.

Self-funded students can also enrol, and are encouraged to search and apply for a scholarship to support their studies. Some information can be found at:

An alternative for self-funded students  is to apply for Erasmus+ Master Loans. These are bank loans with special conditions, available only to students who have been accepted to Erasmus Mundus Master Courses.  They are available to students who live in one of the 28 EU Member States and other Programme countries, which fully participate in Erasmus+. For more information:




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