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The [[European Union]]'s '''Erasmus Mundus''' programme aims to enhance quality in higher education through [[scholarship]]s and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world.
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Erasmus Mundus is a funding programme of the European Union. It is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education. The overall aims of the programme are to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it intends to contribute 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.
  
Erasmus Mundus comprises three actions:
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The Erasmus Mundus programme provides support to:
* Joint programmes
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* higher education institutions to implement joint programmes at master's and doctorate level (Action 1) or to set-up inter-institutional cooperation partnerships between universities from Europe and targeted Third-Countries (Action 2);
* Partnerships
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* individual students, researchers and university staff who wish to spend a study / research / teaching period in the context of one of the above mentioned joint programmes or cooperation partnerships (Action 1 and Action 2);
* Attractiveness projects
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* any organisation active in the field of higher education that wishes to develop projects aimed at enhancing the attractiveness, profile, visibility and image of European higher education worldwide (Action 3).
  
==Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes==
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==See also==
Under Action 1, Erasmus Mundus supports Joint Programmes ([[Master's degree|Masters Courses]] and Joint Doctorates) that are operated by consortia of higher education institutions from the EU and (since 2009) elsewhere in the world. They provide an integrated course and joint or multiple diplomas following study or research at two or more higher education institutions.
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* [[Erasmus Mundus explanation]]
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* [[Erasmus Mundus Master programmes]]
Erasmus Mundus funds a number of scholarships for students and academics studying or teaching on Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses. Since 2010, fellowships have also been available for doctoral candidates following one of the Joint doctorates.
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* [[Erasmus Mundus Doctorates]]
  
Scholarships cover participation costs, subsistence costs, and insurance for the duration of the study period. Many students also have the right to a contribution to travel costs.
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==Source==
 
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* '''Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency'''. ''About Erasmus Mundus'', http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/programme/about_erasmus_mundus_en.php(retrieved 1 September 2013)
==Erasmus Mundus partnerships==
 
Under Action 2, Erasmus Mundus Partnerships bring together higher education institutions from Europe and from a particular region in the world. Together, the partnerships manage mobility flows between the two regions for a range of academic levels—undergraduate, masters, doctorate, [[post-doctorate]]—and for academic staff.
 
 
 
Scholarships cover participation costs, subsistence costs, insurance for the duration of the study period, plus a contribution to travel costs.
 
 
 
==Erasmus Mundus Attractiveness Projects==
 
Under Action 3, Erasmus Mundus funds projects to enhance the attractiveness and visibility of European higher education worldwide. Activities focus on the international dimension of higher education, often targeting a particular region or academic discipline.
 
 
 
== Funding ==
 
Funding is available for:
 
* European joint masters and doctorates
 
* Partnerships with non-European higher education institutions and scholarships for students and academics
 
* Projects to promote European higher education worldwide
 
 
 
==External links==
 
 
 
*[http://www.emqa.eu Erasmus Mundus Quality Assurance (EMQA)]
 
*[http://ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus-mundus Erasmus Mundus website - European Commission]
 
*[http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus Erasmus Mundus website - Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency]
 
*[http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/selected_projects_action_1_master_courses_en.php Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses]
 
*[http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/selected_projects_action_1_joint_doctorates_en.php Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates]
 
*[http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/programme/action2_en.php Erasmus Mundus Partnerships]
 
*[http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/programme/action3_en.php Erasmus Mundus Attractiveness Projects]
 
*[http://www.em-a.eu Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA)]
 
*[http://ec.europa.eu/education/study-in-europe Study in Europe]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 08:28, 1 October 2013

Erasmus Mundus is a funding programme of the European Union. It is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education. The overall aims of the programme are to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it intends to contribute 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 Erasmus Mundus programme provides support to:

  • higher education institutions to implement joint programmes at master's and doctorate level (Action 1) or to set-up inter-institutional cooperation partnerships between universities from Europe and targeted Third-Countries (Action 2);
  • individual students, researchers and university staff who wish to spend a study / research / teaching period in the context of one of the above mentioned joint programmes or cooperation partnerships (Action 1 and Action 2);
  • any organisation active in the field of higher education that wishes to develop projects aimed at enhancing the attractiveness, profile, visibility and image of European higher education worldwide (Action 3).

See also

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