Erasmus + Fellowships for Higher Education

Erasmus_Fellowships-for-Higher-EducationErasmus Mundus was a worldwide higher education programme, established in 2004 and funded by the European Union. It was a European Union (EU) student exchange programme.

Erasmus Mundus Programme ended in 2013, but the Action 1 master and doctoral consortia and Action 2 partnerships were continued. From 2014, a new master consortium provides scholarship opportunities with a new Erasmus+ programme (2014-2020) which replaced previous seven programmes was introduced. The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the management of certain parts of the EU's funding programmes in the fields of education, culture, audiovisual, sport, citizenship and volunteering. The seven programmes were:

  1. Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius and Grundtvig)

  2. Youth in Action

  3. Erasmus Mundus

  4. Tempus

  5. Alfa

  6. Edulink

  7. Programme for cooperation with industrialised countries

Erasmus+ offers opportunities to students, trainees, staff and volunteers to spend a period abroad to increase their skills and employability. It also supports organisations to work in transnational partnership and to share innovative practices in the fields of education, training and youth. The newly introduced sport action intends to support grassroot projects and cross-border challenges in sports such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

 

The activities of the Erasmus+ programme are divided into

Decentralised actions: Managed in each programme country by their National agencies

Centralised actions:  Managed at a European level by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) located in Brussels

 

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) Courses

Erasmus Mundus currently offers 100 flagship Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses in diverse fields.

 

The categories are:

  • Agriculture and Veterinary

  • Engineering, Manufacture and Construction

  • Health and Welfare

  • Humanities and Arts

  • Science, Mathematics and Computing

  • Social Sciences, Business and Law

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Courses

Title of Masters Course

Website

4CITIES

UNICA Euromaster in Urban Studies

http://www.4cities.eu/

ACES

Joint Masters Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society

http://www.emm-aces.org/

ADVANCES

MA Advanced Development in Social Work

http://www.socialworkadvances.org/

AMASE

Joint European Master Programme on Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

http://amase-master.net/%20

ARCHMAT

European Master in ArchaeologicalMATerials Science

http://www.erasmusmundus-archmat.uevora.pt/

ASC

Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry Master's Course

http://www.master-asc.org/

ASTROMUNDUS

Astrophysics

http://www.astromundus.eu/

BDMA

Big Data Management and Analytics

http://bdma.univ-tours.fr/bdma/%20

BIFTEC

European Master of Science in Food Science, Technology and Business

http://www.fet.kuleuven.be/biftec

CARTO

E+ JMD Cartography

http://www.cartographymaster.eu/

ChIR

Erasmus Mundus Master in Chemical Innovation and Regulation

http://www.emmcchir.org/

CLE

Master Erasmus Mundus en Cultures Littéraires Européenes

http://www.cle.unibo.it/site/

CoDe

Joint European Master in Comparative Local Development

http://www.erasmusmundus-code.eu/

CoMEM

Erasmus Mundus MSC Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management

http://www.ntnu.edu/studies/mscomem

COSI

Colour in Science and Industry

http://www.master-colorscience.eu/

DCLead

MSc & MA in Digital Communication Leadership

http://www.dclead.eu/

Dyclam

Dynamics of cultural landscapes and heritage management

http://www.dyclam.eu/fr/

EACH

Excellence in Analytical Chemistry

http://www.analyticalchemistry.eu/

EM3E4SW

Erasmus Mundus Master in Membrane Engineering for a Sustainable World

http://em3e-4sw.eu/

EMCL+

European Master in Clinical Linguistics+

http://emcl.eu/

EM HRPP

Erasmus Mundus Masters in Human Rights Policy and Practice

https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses/erasmus-mundus-human-rights-policy-and-practice/

EMARO+

European Master on Advanced Robotics +

http://emaro.irccyn.ec-nantes.fr/

EMECS

European Masters programme in Embedded Computing Systems

http://www.emecs.eu/

EMERALD

Master Course in Georesources Engineering

http://em-georesources.eu/

EMGS

Global Studies- A European Perspective

http://www.globalstudies-masters.info/

EMLE

European Master in Law and Economics

http://www.emle.org/

EMLex

Europäischer Master fürLexikographie / European Master in Lexicography

http://www.emlex.phil.uni-erlangen.de/

EMMA

Erasmus Mundus Masters in Journalism, Media and Globalisation

http://mundusjournalism.com/%20

EMMCMSP

Erasmus Mundus Master Course on Maritime Spatial Planning

http://www.iuav.it/Didattica1/master/master---I1/Erasmus-Mu/

EMMIR

European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations

http://www.emmir.org/

EMM

Nano- Erasmus Mundus Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

http://www.emm-nano.org/

EMPHID

Public Health in Disasters

http://www.pubhealthdisasters.eu/

EMQAL

European Joint Master in Quality in Analytical Laboratories

http://www.emqal.org/

EMSD

European Master programme in Systems Dynamics

http://www.europeansystemdynamics.eu/

EMSE

European Masters Programme in Software Engineering

http://em-se.eu/

EMSHIP

European Education in Advanced Ship Design

http://www.emship.eu/

EMTM

European Master in Tourism Management

http://www.emtmmaster.net/

EPH+

EuroPubHealth Plus (European Master in Public Health)

http://www.europubhealth.org/

EPOG

Master's Course - Economic Policies in the age of Globalisation : knowledge, finance and development

http://www.epog.eu/

EuroAquae+

Euro HydroInformatics and Water Management

http://master.euroaquae.eu/

ESTeDe

Extended Sustainable Territorial Development

http://www.em-stede.eu/

EUCOMOR

European Master in Comparative Morphology

http://www.eucomor.net/

EUROPHOTONICS

Master in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics

http://www.europhotonics.org/wordpress/

EU4M

EMMC Mechatronic Engineering

http://www.eu4m.eu/

EUPADRA

PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES AND LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

http://eupadra.eu/

FIPDes

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Food Innovation & Product Design

http://www.fipdes.eu/

GLOCAL

Global Markets, Local Creativities

http://www.globallocal-erasmusmundus.eu/

GLODEP

EMJMD International Development Studies

http://glodep.eu/

GeoTec

Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies

http://mastergeotech.info/

GroundwatCH

Groundwater and Global Change - Impacts and Adaptation

http://www.groundwatermaster.eu/

GLOBED

Education Policies for Global Development

http://globed.eu/

G-MINDES

European Master in the Psychology of Global Mobility, Inclusion and Diversity in Society

http://global-minds.eu/

IDOH

International Master of Science in Infectious Diseases and One Health

http://infectious-diseases-one-health.eu/

IMAE

International Master in Applied Ecology

http://www.emmc-imae.org/

IMAESC

International Master in Adult Education for Social Change

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/erasmusmundus/imaesc/

IMBRSea

International Master in Marine Biological Resources

http://www.imbrsea.eu/

IMFSE

International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering

http://www.imfse.ugent.be/

IMIM

International Master in Industrial Management

http://www.imim.polimi.it/

IMIM

International Master in Innovative Medicine

http://www.innovativemedicine.eu/

IMSISS

International Master in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies

http://www.securityintelligence-erasmusmundus.eu/

IMQP

International Master in Quaternary and Prehistory Master International en Quaternaire et Préhistoire

https://sites.google.com/a/unife.it/quaternary-prehistory/

IMRD

International Master of Science in Rural Development

http://www.imrd.ugent.be/

KEM

Kino Eyes –The European Movie Masters – Erasmus Plus Joint Master

http://www.kinoeyes.eu/

LCT

European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies

http://www.lct-master.org/

LIVE

Leading International Vaccinology Education

http://live.univ-lyon1.fr/

MAIA

Medical Imaging and Applications EMJMD

http://www.maiamaster.org/

MAISI

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Sports Ethics and Integrity

http://www.maisi-project.eu/%20%C2%A0

MAMASELF

Master in material science exploring European large scale facilities

http://www.mamaself.eu/

MATHMODS

Mathematical Modelling in Engineering: Theory, Numerics, Applications

http://www.mathmods.eu/

MCM

Master of Science in Computational Mechanics

http://www.cimne.com/cm-master/

ME3

European Joint Masters in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy

http://www.mediaartscultures.eu/

Media AC

Media Arts Cultures

http://www.mediaartscultures.eu/

MEEES

Masters in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology

http://www.meees.org/

MEGEI

MA Economics of Globalisation and European Integration

http://www.ua.ac.be/egei

MEME

Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology

http://www.evobio.eu/

MEREMMC

EUROPEAN MSc in MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES

http://www.merconsortium.eu/

MFAMILY

European Master in Social Work with Families and Children

http://www.mfamily.eu/

MIM

Crossing the Mediterranean: towards investment and integration

http://www.mastermimplus.eu/

MONABIP

Molecular Nano - and Biophotonics

http://www.monabiphot.ens-cachan.fr/

MScEF

MSc European Forestry

http://www.uef.fi/en/web/mdp-europeanforestry

MUNDUS URBANO

Master of Science in International Cooperation and Urban Development

http://www.mundus-urbano.eu/

NANOMED

Nanomedicine for Drug Delivery

http://master-nanomed.eu/

NEURASMUS

A EUROPEAN MASTER IN NEUROSCIENCE : ADVANCED COURSE AND RESEARCH TRAINING

http://www.neurasmus.u-bordeaux2.fr/

NUPHYS

ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTER JOINT DEGREE NUCLEAR PHYSICS

http://master.us.es/nuphysjmd/

PERCCOM

PERvasive Computing &COMmunications for sustainable development

http://www.perccom.eu/

PIONEER

Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance

http://www.kuleuven.be/ma/PIONEER

PlantHealth

European Master degree in Plant Health in Sustainable Cropping Systems

http://planthealth.upv.es/

QEM

Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics

http://erasmusmundus-qem.univ-paris1.fr/

SPACEMASTER

EMMC in Space Science and Technology

http://www.spacemaster.eu/

SSI

Joint International Master in Smart Systems Integration

http://ssi-master.eu/

SERP+

Joint European Master in Surface, Electro, Radiation and Photo-chemistry +

http://www.master-serp.eu/

STEPS

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems

http://www.emmcsteps.eu/inicio

TCCM

Euromaster on Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling

http://www.emtccm.org/

TPTI

Techniques, Patrimoine, Territoires de l'Industrie

http://www.tpti.eu/

TRIBOS

Joint European master in tribology of surfaces and interfaces

http://www.master-tribos.eu/

TROPIMUNDO

Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems

http://www.tropimundo.eu/

VINIFERA EuroMaster

European Master of Science of Viticulture and Enology

http://vinifera-euromaster.eu/

VufindR

Viewfinder Cinematography Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree / Dublin, Budapest, Tallinn

http://www.viewfinder-ma.eu/

WINTOUR

EMJMD on Wine Tourism Innovation

http://www.wintour-master.eu/en_index/

WOP-P

Master in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology

https://www.erasmuswop.org/

Source: Erasmus Mundus

List of all Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs)

Title of Joint doctorate

Course website

EMJD-LP

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme in Legal Psychology

http://legalpsychology.eu

FETALMED PhD

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Fetal and Perinatal Medicine

http://fetalmed-em.eu

IDQP

International doctorate in Quaternary and Prehistory

https://sites.google.com/a/unife.it/idqp/

IT4BIDC

Information Technologies for Business Intelligence-Doctoral College

http://it4bi-dc.ulb.ac.be/

SEED

Simulation in Engineering and Entrepreneurship Doctorate

http://www.cimne.com/emjd-seed/

SINCHEM

Sustainable Industrial CHEMistry

http://www.sinchem.eu

SMDTex

Sustainable Management and Design for Textiles

http://smdtex.ensait.fr

TG

International Doctorate in Transdisciplinary Global Health Solutions

http://www.transglobalhealth.org

How to locate a fellowship
Candidates are required to keep track of the opportunities that are advertised periodically in the scholarship website.

 

Application Process

Applicants may only apply to a maximum of three different Erasmus+ programmes. Applicants are required to send their application directly to the selected Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s and Doctoral programmes. Direct application is also required for the Erasmus Mundus partnerships as well.

 

The amount of varies based on level of studies/ teaching/research, duration of the programme as well as the nationality of the grantee.

 

The application process for Erasmus+ fellowship is tedious since one has to prepare a different set of application for each scholarship one identifies, because unlike other fellowships, Erasmus+ is tied to the university department which announces the call. The application process is completely online.

 

The most important components of the application packages are:

  • Curriculum vitae: A detailed curriculum vitae with all the important academic, scholastic and extracurricular achievements listed.

  • Letter of motivation: A letter of motivation describing the applicant’s personal reasons and motivation to pursue the programme. The letter of motivation should emphasize the applicant’s particular interests in the field he/she is applying to.

  • Letters of recommendation: Contrary to what some websites say, letters of recommendation from leading researchers in your field matter a lot. It is very important that the Professor who recommends you assesses you correctly in terms of both your strengths and weaknesses. Glowing letters of recommendations, unless matched with stellar academic record, are sure signs that there is something amiss somewhere.

  • Copies of university transcripts of the previous degrees along with their English translation if necessary

  • English Language test certificates (IELTS/TOEFL) if applicable

Selection Procedure
The actual process of Erasmus+ fellowship award is not very clear. There is always an element of subjectivity involved. Considerations like geographic and gender diversity, special representation needs, all play a role in the final decision. But the website lists out six specific factors.
1.Academic performance
2.Motivation of the candidates
3.Language capacity to follow courses, teach/research at the host university
4.Gender balance
5.Level of vulnerability and socio-economical status
6. Applicant’s commitment to return to his/her home institution/country

First Published On : 30 Mar 2017 10:06 AM IST
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