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ERASMUS MUNDUS
JOINT MASTER DEGREES
(EMJMD)
Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Daloğlu
Assistant to President
January 14, 2015
Erasmus Mundus
Joint Master Degrees
What is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?
 Delivered by a consortium of universities from Program countries +
Partner countries (if relevant)
 Cooperation with Partner countries is encouraged
 Length of EMJMD can be 12, 18 or 24 months (60, 90 or 120 ECTS
respectively)
 Duration of the project: 1 preparatory year + 3 intakes
(5 years maximum)
 Between 13-20 students per intake: 39-60 students in total
Erasmus Mundus
Joint Master Degrees
What is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?
 Mandatory study period in at least 2 different Program countries
(at least two mobility periods for all students)
 Offer full scholarships for the best master students
 Support to at least 4 invited scholars/guest lecturers engaged in
the program for min. 8 weeks
 Fully recognized joint or multiple degrees
Joint degrees are encouraged, if national legislation allows
 Continuation of Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (2009-2013)
Erasmus Mundus
Joint Master Degrees
Main Objectives
 Foster excellence, quality improvements, innovation,
internationalization at universities
 Increase quality and attractiveness of the European Higher
Education Area
 Improve the level of competences and skills of Master graduates, in
particular their relevance for the labor market
Erasmus Mundus
Joint Master Degrees
New Elements
 Increased budget for the 7-year-period
(around 1 billion euros, allowing to support around
30.000 scholarship holders and 350 EMJMD programs)
 Higher student scholarships amounts
 Increased focus on excellence, employability and sustainability
 Strengthened «jointness» aspect
Erasmus Mundus
Joint Master Degrees
Basics of Application Process
 Consortium partners can be public or private organizations located in
Program or Partner countries: universities & non-academic partners
(enterprises, NGOs, foundations, etc.)
 Applicant organization must be a university established in a Program
country and applies on behalf of the consortium
 At least 3 universities as full partners from at least 3 different Program
countries
 Universities in Program countries must have a valid Erasmus Charter for
Higher Education (ECHE) and a Participant Identification Code (PIC) –
METU already has both!
 Associated partners possible: contribute indirectly to the EMJMD
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Joint Master Degrees
Call 2015
 Application to EACEA (not to the local National Agencies)
 Deadline: March 4, 2015 – 12:00 CET
(projects start between August 1 - October 31, 2015 with prep. year)
 Budget: 34,6 M€ + 25,6 M€ from other political instruments
 # of projects: 18 EMJMDs
 # of scholarships per intake/per project:
• 13 (around 39 per grant agreement)
• 4 (optional) for different regions of Partner countries
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Joint Master Degrees
Award Criteria
 Relevance of the project (max 30 pts)
 Quality of the project design and implementation (max 25 pts)
 Quality of the project team & the cooperation arrangements
(max 20 pts)
 Impact and dissemination (max 25 pts)
To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 70 points
Critical Thresholds:
 at least 75 % (22,5 pts) of the maximum allocated points for
«relevance»
 at least 60 % of the maximum allocated points for each of the
remaining award criteria
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Joint Master Degrees
Additional Scholarships
 Applicant university may apply for additional scholarships for one
or more regions/ countries of the world:
Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, South Africa, Latin America,
Eastern - Southern neighbors, Gulf countries
 Funded through the EU external financing instruments
 Up to 4 additional student scholarships per intake (per EMJMD
edition)
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Joint Master Degrees
Award Criterion for Additional Scholarships
«Relevance of the project in the target region»
 Cooperation with Partner countries in the target region is
encouraged
 Methods used to attract highly talented students from the
identified region
 At least 2,5 pts per region must be taken under this criterion
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Joint Master Degrees
Financial Support
 Management of the consortium and implementation of the EMJMD
for 3 consecutive intakes
 Supporting the costs of invited scholars/guest lecturers
 Student scholarships
Erasmus Mundus
Joint Master Degrees
Details of Financial Support / Universities
 EU grant: around 3 million EUR for the entire project period
(max. 5 years)
 Lump sum for consortium management 170.000 EUR:
20.000 EUR for the preparatory year + 50.000 EUR per intake
 For the 3 intakes total budget of the project will not change
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Joint Master Degrees
Details of Financial Support / Students
all amounts are in €
and
covered by the project
Participation Costs
(Tuition Fee)
max. amount
Travel Costs
(per acad. year)
Installation Costs
(for once)
Subsistence Costs
per month
24 months maximum
Students from
Program Countries
4500
1000
0
1000
1000
1000
2000 *
Students from
Partner Countries
9000
3000 **
* distance less than 4000 km from the coordinating university
** distance more than 4000 km from the coordinating university
A minimum of 75 % of EMJMD scholarships will be allocated to candidates from Partner countries
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Joint Master Degrees
Students
 will apply through EACEA webpage and make preferences for
maximum 3 EMJMD programs
 selection will be made by the consortium and not individual
partners
 must have a first higher education degree or equivalent
 should not have received an EM Master Course scholarship in the
past
-- receive full scholarship covering participation costs, travel and
living costs
 are covered by health and accident insurance
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Joint Master Degrees
Erasmus Mundus
Joint Master Degrees
Erasmus Mundus
Joint Master Degrees
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Joint Master Degrees
Information Sources – I
 EMJMD 2015 How to Apply?
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/node/817_de
 Instructions for Completing the Application Package
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/2015emjmd_instructions_en.pdf
 Frequently Asked Questions:
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/documents/3a_frequentlyasked-questions-faq.pdf
 EMJMD Administrative & Financial Handbook (Dec. 2014 version)
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/emjmd-a-f_handbook2014_final-120814.pdf
Erasmus Mundus
Joint Master Degrees
Information Sources – II
 Catalogue for Current EMJMDs*
 https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/library/emjmd-catalogue_en
* METU is a partner in the «Masters in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology»
program listed in the above link.
 “Joint International Master Programmes: lessons learnt from Erasmus
Mundus” (free of charge e-brochure)
 http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/joint-international-masterprogrammes-pbEC0313346/
 Information on Erasmus+ and EMJMD (Program Guide, Call for Proposals
2015, application procedure, etc.)
 http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm
 http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus_en
 https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding_en
Erasmus Mundus
Joint Master Degrees
Contact
EACEA in Brussels:
[email protected]
METU International Cooperations Office:
[email protected]
THANK YOU

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