Erasmus Mundus Scholarship


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 through cooperation with third countries. In addition, the programme contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in third countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.

The name of the Programme comes from Desiderius Erasmus Rotterdamus, a 15th-century Dutch humanist and theologian who studied in the best monastic schools throughout Europe. In his days, he was known as one of the most brilliant students of the time. "Mundus"is the Latin word for "world"and thus stands for the programme's global outreach.The programme offers financial support for institutions and scholarships for individuals.

Funding is available for:

European joint Masters and Doctorates(including scholarships) and Partnerships with non-European higher education institutions and scholarships for students and academics


The Erasmus Mundus Programme 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. The funding opportunities are the following:

Students in higher education can receive scholarships for:
- Undergraduate studies (Action 2);
- Masters studies (Actions 1 and 2);

Doctoral candidates can receive fellowships for:
- Doctoral studies (Actions 1 and 2);
- Post-doctoral studies (Action 2);

Award Amount

There are different possibilities for Bachelor students, Master Students, Doctoral candidates, and Post-doctoral candidates.

Individuals interested in an Erasmus Mundus scholarship have to apply directly to the selected Action 1 consortium or Action 2 partnership of their choice and go through a competitive selection process organised by the partners involved. This selection process will be organised in accordance with a procedure and set of criteria designed by the consortium / partnership and approved in advance by the Agency. The lists of consortia and partnerships are available at the following address; these lists are updated whenever new consortia are selected following a call for proposals.



Varies depending on scholarship