The European Commission (EC) is seeking proposals for its Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters (EMJM) to support high-level integrated transnational study programmes at Master level (level 7 of the international standard classification of education ISCED 2011) delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions (HEIs) from different countries worldwide and, where relevant, other educational and/or non-educational partners with specific expertise and interest in the concerned study areas/professional domains.
EMJMs are programmes of excellence and should contribute to the integration and internationalisation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The specificity of EMJMs lies in the high degree of jointness/integration among the participating institutions and the excellence of their academic content.
The EMJM aims to enhance the attractiveness and excellence of European higher education in the world and attract talent to Europe, through a combination of:
- institutional academic cooperation to showcase European excellence in higher education, and
- individual mobility for all students taking part in the EMJM, with EU-funded scholarships for the best students applying.
Duration: Projects should normally last 74 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).
- The applicants (coordinator and full partners) must be legal entities: – higher education institutions (HEIs);
- established in an EU Member State, third country associated to the Programme or in an eligible third country not associated to the Programme.
- HEIs established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).
- An ECHE is not required for participating HEIs from third countries not associated to the Programme, but they will have to commit to its principles.
- Associations or organisations of HEIs, public or private organisations (including their affiliated entities) that contribute directly and actively to the delivery of EMJM (Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters), established in an EU Member State, third country associated to the Programme or in an eligible third country not associated to the Programme, may also participate but not as coordinator.
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