This Key Action supports:
- Mobility of learners and staff: opportunities for students, trainees, young people and volunteers, as well as for professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers, staff of education institutions and civil society organisation to undertake a learning and/or professional experience in another country;
- Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees: high-level integrated international study programmes delivered by consortia of higher education institutions that award full degree scholarship to the best master students worldwide;
- Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans: higher education students from Programme Counties can get a loan backed up by the Programme to go abroad for a full Master Degree. Students should address themselves to national banks or students loan agencies.
Learning mobility for individuals
"Credit mobility": the well-known Erasmus programme is for the first time open to non EU universities, students and staff. Erasmus+ funds credit mobility i.e. student mobility between 3 and 12 months (in both directions) to obtain credits in a host institution, which are then recognised by the home institution. European citizens will have an opportunity to study or teach at higher education institutions worldwide, and non-European students and teachers will be able to study, teach and train in Europe, i.e. this is an opportunity of learning, teaching and training in Europe and beyond for representatives from all sectors of education and training. University staff are agents of change in their home institutions.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of inter-institutional agreements between universities from "Programme" and Partner countries. This action is decentralised and managed by a network of National Agencies in Programme Countries. This action is open to participation from higher education institutions worldwide, though only institutions from Programme Countries can submit applications to their National Agency.
"Degree mobility": excellent joint Master degrees are offered by consortia of EU and –optionally – non-EU universities. This is the continuation of Action 1 of Erasmus Mundus, which has proved to be very successful and given a lot of visibility worldwide to the universities involved. Excellent students and staff from anywhere in the world can get high level scholarships to participate in the Joint Master Degrees. Students have to be mobile to at least two different European countries. This action is centrally managed by EACEA in Brussels.
The former Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates Degrees have integrated under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Horizon 2020). This action is open to participation from higher education institutions worldwide, though only institutions from Programme Countries can submit applications to EACEA on behalf of the consortium.
The European Commission has published "Guide on amendments to the Beneficiary Grant Agreement" for International Credit Mobility projects:
This guide on amendments is intended for institutions that have received funding for higher education student and staff mobility between Programme and Partner Countries (International Credit Mobility for short) under Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ programme.
For more information on all three actions:
We would like to inform you that 116 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees are now inviting applications for scholarships for programmes starting in September 2015.
Students wishing to apply should check out the list, and visit a master programme's website for more information on its application requirements and timing.
List of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees
There are also 29 Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates inviting applications from doctoral candidates to start a programme during the academic year 2015-2016.
Again, candidates wishing to apply should check out the list, and visit a doctoral programme's website for more information on its application requirements and timing.
List of Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates