What is EMJMD?
An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) is a prestigious, integrated, international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions.
Students must first apply for a scholarship to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) of their choice through the website of consortia and go through a competitive selection process organized by the consortium HEIs. The selection, recruitment, and monitoring of individual students fall under the responsibility of the EMJMD consortium.
The study must take place in at least two of the Programme Countries. Part of the studies can also take place in Partner countries if there is a partner-country institution involved.
An EMJMD is a study programme of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits. The student scholarship is awarded exclusively for a full-time enrolment in one of the Master courses and will cover the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme. This means that it lasts from a minimum of 12 months to a maximum of 24 months.
The successful completion of the study programme will lead to the award of either a joint degree (i.e. one single degree certificate issued on behalf of at least two higher education institutions of the EMJMD consortium) or multiple degrees (i.e. at least two-degree certificates issued by two higher education institutions of the consortium).
The EMJMD scholarship covers student participation costs (including the tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to student participation in the Master); it represents a contribution to student travel and installation costs and includes a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme.
The total amount of the scholarship varies according to the duration of student course and student nationality (non-EU students receive larger scholarships, a minimum of 75%).
How to Apply
Each master program has its own application period and deadline, but most calls are opened during autumn, between October and January, for courses starting the following academic year. The generally required documents that may be required for the application includes a letter of motivation; diploma and grade list; proof of English language (TOEFL or IELTS), two reference letters and identification document.
Students should consult the online EMJMD Catalogue and contact the consortium offering the Master Course for more information on courses and application procedures. A student can apply to up to three Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programmes in one selection year. Please note that students should apply ONLINE directly to the EMJMD consortium.
For all information about the application deadline, as well as necessary documentation and selection criteria, please consult the website of the respective master program (https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/emjmd-catalogue_en).
I am Lirim Mehmetaj, a student from Kosovo at the University of Prishtina. Last winter semester, and currently this summer semester, I am studying at the University of Salzburg. By coming and being part of a new living and studying environment it was pretty interesting, but also challenging and very demanding. Referring to life in Salzburg, you can easily find yourself traveling into times because Salzburg indeed is a very old city filled with culture. Small and narrow alleys, paved with stones at the old part of the town, are impressive. Moreover, University is filled with students of different countries from all around the world, therefore every new acquaintance, except a new friendship is also a lesson which makes you know and understand better the diversity and multiculturalism. Erasmus is a great opportunity for Kosovar students to study and travel abroad. It is awesome that this kind of program gave me the chance to meet the world and meet new experiences, because I as a Kosovar citizen, cannot always travel freely. It is great that the EU made it possible for me to study with Erasmus. The program helps you not in just fulfilling your dreams, but also, living beyond them. Therefore, it is an extraordinary experience which changes your life forever.
"In life to be successful, you have to face challenges... and most of the time these challenges will make you understand yourself, life itself and your skills".