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Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree projects

Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree projects are cooperation projects between three or more European higher education institutions, providing an academic outstanding study programme primarily attracting students from outside Europe.

Priorities of Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree projects:

  • Encourage increased quality, innovation, and internationalisation within higher education institutions (HEIs).
  • Increase the quality and attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
  • Improve the level of competence and the skills of master's degree candidates.
  • Strengthen the relevance of joint degrees to the labour market through increased involvement of employers.

Who can participate?

  • Minimum three partners, higher education institutions, from three different programme countries (EU, EFTA, Turkey and Macedonia).
  • One of the three partners coordinates the application and potentially the project.

Duration of the project

  • Depending on whether you choose to apply for a preparatory year, you will be able to receive Erasmus Mundus funding for a maximum of six years with four consecutive student intakes.

What can you apply for?

Project development support (PES)

  • If you wish to develop a project application within the Erasmus Mundus scheme, Diku annually announces calls for project development support (PES).
  • The call for proposals and the application vary from year to year, you will find more information on Diku’s website.  

Funding for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree project

  • The projects are supported through grants to the partners, and through scholarships to a set number of students.
  • You can apply for support for a preparatory year, and for up to four student intakes.
  • The support to the partners is to be spent on the administration of the consortium and on guest lecturers.
  • You can apply for up to 15 student scholarships and 4 guest lecturers per intake.
  • In addition, you can apply for up to 12 student scholarships per intake for targeted regions.

How do you apply?

  • The coordinating institution applies within the deadline to the EU Commission for funding for the joint degree project.
  • The call for proposals is announced once a year, and the application deadline is usually in mid-February, please see Diku's website for more information on application procedures.
  • If you plan to coordinate a project application, we recommend  that you participate in Diku’s application seminar.
  • Register the application in P360.
  • It is highly recommended to start the application process at least one year in advance.
  • The Erasmus + Team in the university administration can provide support and counselling on the criteria and conditions for Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree projects.

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