Key Action 1 (KA1): Mobility between programme and partner countries

KA 1.2 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD)

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) build on the success of Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (EMMCs) and aim to:
  • Foster excellence, innovation, and internationalisation in Higher Education Institutions
  • Boost the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and support the EU's external action in the field of higher education
  • Improve the level of competences and skills of Master graduates, and their employability

  • EMJMDs are highly integrated study programmes that are delivered by an international consortium of Higher Education Institutions. Any higher education institution established in one of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries may submit an application on behalf of the consortium that delivers the EMJMD. Each consortium must include Higher Education Institutions from at least three different Programme Countries, and may involve other Higher Education Institutions from Programme and Partner Countries. Other organisations such as enterprises, public bodies, NGOs and research institutes may also participate in the EMJMD as partners or associated partners. Where relevant, the consortium can also include other educational and non-educational partners with specific expertise in the field covered by the joint programme.

    After a preparatory year, consortia implement three annual selections of students, who are awarded a joint or multiple degree at the end of their studies. EMJMDs support the award of scholarships to excellent students worldwide for their participation in one of these EMJMD programmes.

    In order to effectively monitor the implementation of EMJMD courses, the beneficiary consortia will need to apply a number of monitoring and Quality Assurance mechanisms. Read more about Quality Assurance.