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For those who regret not having taken part in the Erasmus programme during their first degree course, it’s not too late! Thanks to the success of Erasmus, there is Erasmus Mundus, the Erasmus programme for students studying for a Masters or PhD. 

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Erasmus Mundus: European higher education


The aim of the Erasmus Mundus programme is to bring together students from all over the world by promoting educational exchanges and the sharing of knowledge. It's about creating a real mobility programme and promoting the teaching of advanced studies (Masters and PhD) at a European level. The programme is specifically dedicated to promoting the EU as a centre of learning excellence in the world.

Who is it for?

This programme is aimed at Masters and PhD students of any nationality who are enrolled in an institution with an Erasmus Mundus charter. This educational exchange programme is open not just to European countries but to all countries in the world.

How long does it last?

The Erasmus Mundus programme offers 131 courses at Master level and 34 doctoral programmes in a number of disciplines. The programme lasts 1-2 years. 

How does it work?

The Erasmus Mundus programme is implemented by a consortium of at least three higher education institutions, from 3 different countries. The consortia are selected to provide high quality training in a specific field. Within this arrangement, you must take courses in at least two of these three institutions. You will therefore be awarded a double or triple degree depending on your course.

To participate in the Erasmus Mundus programme, you must choose the classes you wish to attend from the list of courses offered. Log onto the website of the programme you have chosen and learn about admission requirements, the documents to be provided and not forgetting the deadline for applications!

In general, you will need to provide: 

  • an application to join the programme, 
  • a covering letter, 
  • a CV,
  • references,
  • the results and certificates for the language tests you have taken and passed (TOEFL, IELTS etc.)
  • a copy of your degree certificate.

Erasmus Mundus Masters also provide grants to help students with their move abroad.

To find out more:

Website of the agency Europe-Education-Formation

Since January 2014, the Erasmus+ program brings together all European mobility programs.

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