The announcement of the Erasmus+ Programme call for proposals 2017 (EAC/A03/2016) in all official languages of the EU was published in the Official Journal of the European Union N° C 386/14 on 20/10/2016.
The 2017 annual work programme for the implementation of Erasmus+ assigns a budget of around EUR 113 million (including the credits for additional scholarships for target regions of the world – "Heading 4" and "EDF") and envisages selecting around 40 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees under this call for proposals.
Deadline, indicative amounts and outputs of the 2017 call for proposals
Key Action/Activity : KA1-Learning Mobility of Individuals
Action : Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees
Deadline for submitting applications : 16/02/2017 - 12:00 CET Midday Brussels time
Indicative total amount allocated (EUR) : 90,484,232 + 22,700,667
Indicative number of selected projects : (see below) 40
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Publication of the call for proposal : 20 October 2016
Deadline for submission : 16 February 2017 (12:00 CET Midday Brussels time)
Evaluation period : 3 months
Information to applicants : June 2017
Signing of grant agreement: July 2017
Start date of the action: August - October 2017
The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is available on-line. This guide presents the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) and explains the rules and conditions for setting-up an application for this action.
The main changes compared to the 2016 call for proposals are summarised in the "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) available in the section "How to apply" and are the following:
Organisations wishing to apply for an Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree grant should consult the following guidelines:
The Erasmus+ e-tutorial on how to prepare a competitive proposal is also available.
Further reference material:
For information, applicants may consult the model template of the "Grant Agreement"to be issued in case the proposal is selected for funding, including the Special/General Conditions governing the grant award. The "Guide for experts" portrays important features relating to the assessment of EMJMD proposals. Furthermore, the "Project Handbook" provides key information concerning implementation aspects of an EMJMD project.
How to apply
Organisations wishing to apply for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees in the field of Higher Education are invited to submit applications online to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels.
The document "Instructions for completing the Application Package" is intended to help applicants for EMJMD projects to find information they need to complete and submit their applications.
In addition "Frequently Asked Questions" are available in order to assist applicants in preparing their proposals.
For practical details on "How to prepare a competitive EMJMD proposal" you can also consult the following presentation:
Before starting your application:
You are now ready to start the application process:
Given that each applicant organisation should use only one PIC code, please first check with your legal representative's office whether such a PIC number has already been created for your organisation. For your convenience the Erasmus charter holder's list provides you with the corresponding PICs of HEIs from the Erasmus+ Programme Countries.
If you already have a PIC, you may use it to create your electronic application form. Please also note that at application stage the PIC status can be either "Validated", "Declared" or "Sleeping". In case of double reference for one and the same organisation, the "Validated" PIC should always be considered.
Create your official electronic application form, also called the eForm. Use the official application package and the correct application eForm for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees action (please refer to the eForm and Annexes navigation tabs on the left).
The KA1 - Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees 2017 eForm will be available as from 13/12/2016. For information, the Agency has posted a static version of the EMJMD eForm so that applicants can familiarise themselves with its structure and content.
For practical details on how to use the Participant Portal and subsequently create your eForm, please consult the following presentation.
Completing your application
If you apply for additional scholarships for targeted regions of the world ("Heading 4" & "EDF"), you must indicate that in the eForm under C.6 and attach the annex: "Award Criterion for additional scholarships for targeted regions of the world".
Please DO NOT SEND A COPY of the e-form and the attached documents neither by email nor by post to EACEA.
The eForm and its user guide are available here (will be uploaded soon)
Applicants may wish to send for information purposes a copy of their EMJMD application to their International Erasmus+ Contact point (ICPs) set up in the National Agencies of the Programme Countries.
Please note that the Executive Agency will send certain information related to your EMJMD application (e.g. application number/title, HEIs/countries involved, etc., including proofs of valid accreditations attached to the eForm) to the International Erasmus+ Contact points of the HEIs of Programmes Countries involved. This serves for facilitating certain administrative procedures concerning the eligibility check of the application, especially related to accreditation.
Templates of annexes to be completed and uploaded with the eForm.
If you have trouble downloading the excel file above, please right-click and select "save target as" or "save link as" to download it.
Please note that for the optional attachment "Other relevant annexes" there are no particular templates. Applicants are free to make up the attachment while respecting the conditions as defined in the "Instructions for completing the application package" document.
For grant support to travel costs in the Erasmus+ Programme, travel distances must be calculated using the distance calculator
If you are looking for additional information about Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, or if you have specific questions on the application process, you can send an email to the following mailbox:
If, after referring to the e-Form User Guide you still have a question or have encountered a technical problem in relation to the e-Form, please contact the HelpDesk services.
HelpDesk phone: +32(0)2 2990705