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 The Erasmus Mundus programme
 EM-ACE: your online ‘one-stop-shop’
 Useful links
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THE ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAMME
Where it all started…
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Launched by the European Commission in 2004 to:
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Enhance the quality of European HE through
international co-operation
Improve the development of human resources
Promote dialogue and understanding between peoples
and cultures
Promote Europe as a centre of excellence in learning
around the world
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THE ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAMME
Erasmus Mundus stands for..
 Prestigious European Commission Scholarships
 Leading European and International Universities
 Unprecedented international experience
 Strong language skills on a professional/academic level
 Intercultural awareness and understanding
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THE ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAMME
What does it offer?
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Top-quality masters and doctoral programmes at two or
more European universities, in a broad variety of disciplines
Study-programmes outside the EU
Scholarships for excellent European and international
students and researchers
A scheme open to students throughout the world!
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THE ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAMME
What can you do in practice ?
Joint Masters or Joint
Doctorates (Action 1)
(mainly in EU unis.)
• Full-study/research
scholarships
• Multi-disciplinary
programmes
• Study/research at 2 or
more universities
• Joint or multiple degree
Study programmes at
non-EU universities
(Action 2)
• Scholarships for 6-10
months or for a full
degrees (e.g. PhDs)
outside the EU
• Study/research at 1
non-EU university
• Credits recognized in
home uni. OR non-EU
degree awarded
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THE ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAMME
Erasmus Mundus courses/programmes differ in:
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Countries, universities & languages of study
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Length (from 6 months to 4 years)
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Requirements & Deadlines
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Disciplines & Fields of study
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THE ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAMME
Who can participate?
Erasmus Mundus Master Courses (Action 1 A)
Graduates (at least Bachelor level) from Europe and all over the
world, without any age limit
Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (Action 1 B)
Graduates (Master level or equivalent) from Europe and all over
the world, without any age limit
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THE ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAMME
Who can participate?
Study programmes outside the EU (Action 2)
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Undergraduates, Master students, PhDs and post-docs
currently enrolled in a EU university (shot-term scholarships)
Graduates from EU universities (full degrees)
NB: eligibility criteria vary depending on the specific programme
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THE ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAMME
Where can you go?
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Destinations depend on the specific Erasmus Mundus
course/programme (mainly EU unis. for Masters and
Doctorates – enrolling in a Master/Doctorate course will imply
that you study at at least 2 different universities; 1 university
outside the EU for study-abroad programmes)
You first have to choose the programme, then the
destination(s). Not the other way round!
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THE ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAMME
Scholarships
MASTERS
Amount
Monthly allowance
500 EUR
Travel expenses (only where
travel outside the EU is
foreseen)
Up to 3000 EUR
DOCTORATES
Amount
Monthly allowance
2800 EUR (work contract –
gross amount) or
1400 EUR (stipend)
Travel expenses (only where
travel outside the EU is
foreseen)
Up to 3000 EUR
NB:
You can enrol in
a Master or
Doctorate
programme also
if you are not
granted a
scholarship
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THE ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAMME
Scholarships
STUDY PROGRAMMES
OUTSIDE THE EU
Amount
Undergraduate
1000 EUR/month + travel expenses + insurance
Master
1000 EUR/month + travel expenses + insurance
PhD
1500 EUR/month + travel expenses + insurance
Post-doc
1800 EUR/month + travel expenses + insurance
NB: You cannot participate in an EM study-programme outside the EU
without a scholarship!
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THE ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAMME
How can you apply?
1. Think of what your study plans and objectives are: are you about to
graduate and looking for a top-quality degree offered by different
institutions? Are you enrolled in a EU uni. and would like to spend a
semester in a country outside the EU?
2. Search for Erasmus Mundus programmes which suit your profile,
interests, field of study and degree level
3. Decide to which programme(s) you would like to apply for.
4. Visit the website of the programme(s) you selected.
5. Gather information about the deadlines (usually Dec-Feb) +
application procedures and requested documents  available on the
programme websites.
6. Send your application directly to the coordinator of your selected
programme.
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SEARCH YOUR MASTER COURSE!
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SEARCH YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMME
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Choose the
geographical region
Check the project
description to see
whether you can
apply:
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is your field of
study covered?
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Does your
university
participate in the
programme?
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If not, are
‘Target Group
2’ scholarship
available?
SEARCH YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMME
THE ERASMUS MUNDUS PROGRAMME
Example of frequently requested documents
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Online application form (available on the programme website)
Copy of the degree + translation into English
Copy of the transcript of records + translation into English.
Proof of English/other language proficiency.
CV
Copy of passport
Letters of recommendation
List of publications (if applicable)
Study/Research plan (if applicable)
Please, check the website of the chosen programme(s) for detailed
information on the required documents.
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LET’S SUM UP…
Still thinking that Erasmus Mundus is = Erasmus?
ERASMUS
ERASMUS MUNDUS
MASTERS AND
DOCTORATES
ERASMUS MUNDUS –
STUDY OUTSIDE THE
EU
WHO?
European Students
Students from all over
the world, including
Europe
Students from all over
the world, including
Europe
WHAT?
Mobility periods (3-12
months)
Masters/Doctorates in
mobility (1-3 years)
Short-term mobility or
full degree
HOW?
Students depend on their
home university
Students are enrolled in
the EM courses as
regular students
 No link to university
where previous degree
has been awarded
Students depend on their
home university
RECOGN The period of mobility is
recognized by the home
ITION/
DEGREE institution as part of their
After completing the
course ,a joint or double
diploma of master /
doctor is awarded
The period of mobility is
recognized by the home
institution as part of
their national degree
OR
A non-EU degree is
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awarded
national degree
LET’S SUM UP
Bust your Erasmus Mundus myths!
Myth 1. Erasmus Mundus is only for non-EU students. No, it is
open to EU students as well! No matter what your gender, age,
background or interests are, there are over 250 Erasmus Mundus
programmes available for you!
Myth 2. Studying abroad is a waste of time and money. An
international experience broadens your mind and increases your
employability!
Myth 3. I have already done an Erasmus semester. Why bother
with Erasmus Mundus? Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus are two very
different programme!
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LET’S SUM UP
Myth 4. It is easier and just as good to travel once I have a
job. Easier said than done. Once you have a job and responsibilities, it
is often more difficult to get away.
Myth 5. The scholarship money is not enough to finance my
studies. Erasmus Mundus scholarships are quite generous and in line
with most other European and national funding schemes!
Myth 6. I can only go to study abroad to the UK or U.S.
because I don't speak any other foreign languages besides
English. Most Erasmus Mundus programmes offer courses in English
although the universities are not located in other countries outside the
UK or the US.
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The Future: ERASMUS+
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In 2014 the European Commission’s new Erasmus+ funding
programme will be launched
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It will encompass all activities for Youth and Education
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Erasmus Mundus will be a ‘sub-brand’
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Joint Master programmes will still be supported
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The number of programmes will be increased to 300 by 2020
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25,000+ scholarships will be awarded for these programmes
The mobility for EU students to non-EU destinations will remain, but
will be organised differently
Current Erasmus Mundus projects will run until the end of their
funding contract
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EM-ACE
YOUR WAY TO ERASMUS MUNDUS
Our Objective
To enhance the visibility, awareness and
attractiveness of the EM programme across
Europe, with the final goal to raise both the
quantity and quality of applications received from
European candidates
Many organizations working to achieve the same goal
EM-ACE PROMOTIONAL TOOLKIT
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EM-ACE
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ONLINE ONE-STOP-SHOP
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 the different opportunities offered under the Erasmus Mundus programme
Get to know …
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the Erasmus Mundus programme explained by Erasmus Mundus students
and Alumni
Discover the benefits of...
 • a prestigious European Commission scholarship
 • top-quality study programmes
 • increased employability
Hear from...
 • other students sharing their experience
Learn how...
 • to apply – using our newly launched Application guidelines!
 • to increase your chances of selection!
USEFUL LINKS
Erasmus Mundus for European Students:
www.em-ace.eu
Official Erasmus Mundus page:
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/
Erasmus Mundus - Spain
http://www.oapee.es/oapee/inicio/iniciativas/erasmus-mundus.html
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
www.em-a.eu
TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE!
Apply for an Erasmus Mundus
programme NOW!
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