What do Erasmus+ Joint Master’s Programmes entail?
They are Master’s programmes that are offered by international consortiums, which are groups of universities from different countries. For students, this means that they study in at least two of the European countries in the partnership. The programmes cover 60, 90 or 120 credits. If you complete a joint Master’s programme you are awarded a double or joint degree.
The focus is on studying in Europe, but it is possible to study one semester outside Europe if such a university is part of the partnership.
What are the admission requirements?
The admission requirements (grades, etc.) are set by the consortium that offers the programme. However, in general you should have
- completed a Bachelor’s degree
- good English skills (you often need to demonstrate this through a test)
- motivated your application in a personal letter
How do I apply?
The joint Master’s programmes have their own application process and you apply directly to the consortium responsible for the programme. The admission requirements are generally tough, due to the limited number of places and the programmes’ profile as specialist education.
Students in Sweden can apply to all the joint Master’s programmes within Erasmus+, provided they have the necessary eligibility; there is no need for a Swedish university to be part of the partnership.
The European Commission’s website has a list of all the current Master’s programmes and can be sorted by subject. Go to the website of the programme that interests you and read more about its content, admission requirements and application procedure. Note that these programmes are officially called “Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees”, abbreviated "EMJMD".
List of actual joint Master's programmes at the EU Commission's website
Tuition fees and grants
Unlike other exchange programmes, most Erasmus+ joint Master’s programmes charge tuition fees. However, it is possible to apply for grants that cover travel and living costs, as well as any tuition fees. Grants are applied for at the same time as applying to the programme. There are few grant places available, which means that not everyone admitted to a programme will be awarded one.
More information about the scope of any tuition fees and how to apply for a grant is available on that programme’s website.
Page last updated 2015-07-02