Erasmus Mundus is a co-operation and mobility Programme in the field of higher education. It aims at enhancing the quality of European higher education and promoting dialogue and understanding between people and cultures.

Europe has a world-wide reputation as a centre of excellence in learning. Year after year, European universities rank prominently among the top 100 in the world. And only Europe can offer state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research opportunities together with the chance to walk in the footsteps of so many of the world's most influential thinkers.

Employers won't only be impressed by your education; they'll also appreciate the other skills you will have acquired. Your time in Europe will prepare you for the global economy, developing assets such as self-reliance, independence and intercultural and linguistic abilities that will set you apart from the competition.

Who can apply for funding?

The Erasmus Mundus Programme 2009-2013 is open to higher education institutions and to any organisation active in the field of higher education and research as well as to students, doctoral candidates, teachers, researchers and university staff (academic and/or administrative) from any part of the world.

What does the Erasmus Mundus scholarship cover?

- Management/administration costs (lump sum)
- Scholarship for individual students, doctorates, academic staff, covering travel/installation contribution, tuition fees, insurance, monthly allowance

How does the Programme select the disciplines? 

No priorities are set for academic disciplines. However, the proposal must prove its relevance and academic quality (increased importance given to both aspects in award criteria). 

How can students and academics apply for scholarships/fellowships?

Individuals interested in a Erasmus Mundus scholarship have to apply directly to the selected Action 1 consortium or Action 2 Partnership of their choice and undergo a competitive selection process organised by the partners involved. A complete list is available on the EACEA website :
Europe offers a unique cultural experience in a dynamic, multinational environment. Besides earning a world-class qualification, you'll have the chance to learn new languages and intercultural skills that are of great value to future employers and an essential advantage in an ever-changing world.