ERASMUS-MUNDUS Programme

The new web-presentation of ERASMUS-MUNDUS, the EC co-operation and mobility programme with third countries in the field of higher education, is now online.

What is Erasmus Mundus I?

The Erasmus Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education which promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world. It supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the visibility and attractiveness of European higher education in third countries. It also provides EU-funded scholarships for third country nationals participating in these Masters Courses, as well as scholarships for EU-nationals studying at Partner universities throughout the world.
The Erasmus Mundus programme has a budget of 230 million euros, 90% of which goes to scholarships. The current programme was launched in 2004. By 2006, more than 2,300 students had participated in the programme; a further 1,800 have just been selected to start their studies in Europe in September 2007.

The programme comprises four concrete actions:

  • ACTION 1 - Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (offered by a consortium of higher education institutions in at least three different European countries leading to the award of a recognised double, multiple or joint degree)
  • ACTION 2 - Erasmus Mundus scholarships (scholarship scheme for third-country graduate students and scholars linked to selected courses)
  • ACTION 3 - Partnerships (selected courses have the possibility of establishing partnerships with third-country higher education institutions allowing for outgoing mobility of graduate EU students and scholars involved in the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses)
  • ACTION 4 - Enhancing attractiveness (activities that improve the profile, the visibility and the accessibility of European higher education, as well as issues crucial to the internationalisation of higher education, such as the mutual recognition of qualifications with third countries)

The deadlines for 2007 have already expired, except for Action 3.

Information published in eJournal summer 2007.

Geographical focus
  • Europe
  • European Union (EU 28)
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • General
  • Humanities
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Elke Dall on March 1, 2007
Modified on April 3, 2012