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Erasmus+ Key Action 1 - Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees
Deadline: Feb 16, 2017  

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Call notice

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




Indicative timetable

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:

  • Eligible proposals will be assessed against all award criteria in a "one-step" evaluation process.
  • Only projects that have passed the minimum threshold of at least 75% (30 points) under the award criterion "Relevance of the project" and obtain a total of at least 70 points for all award criteria will be assessed against the additional criterion for targeted regions.
  • The evaluation of the additional award criterion for additional scholarships for targeted regions of the world ("Heading 4" & "EDF") has been simplified and its pertinence will be assessed on a "Yes/No" basis.
  • Additional scholarships ("Heading 4") are available for the eight targeted regions: Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood countries, South Africa, Gulf Countries, Asia, Central Asia and Latin America. In addition, the "EDF" funds are available for additional scholarships for the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific countries.
  • In order to be considered for funding, projects must have scored least 75% (30 points) under the award criterion "Relevance of the project" and obtain a total of at least 70 points for all award criteria.

Organisations wishing to apply for an Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree grant should consult the following guidelines:

  •    Guidelines for consortium agreement
  •    Guidelines for student agreement
  •    Student health and accident insurance coverage requirements
  •    Student selection and scholarship management requirements

The Erasmus+ e-tutorial on how to prepare a competitive proposal is also available.

Further reference material:

  •    EMJMD model template Grant Agreement
  •    EMJMD – Guide for experts (will be provided soon)
  •    EMJMD – Project Handbook (will be provided soon)

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.

  •  (will be provided soon)

In addition "Frequently Asked Questions" are available in order to assist applicants in preparing their proposals.

  • FAQs:  (will be provided soon)

For practical details on "How to prepare a competitive EMJMD proposal" you can also consult the following presentation:


Before starting your application:

  1. Read the call for proposals / Erasmus+ Programme Guide / Instructions for completing the Application Package carefully.
  2. Applicants must have an ECAS (European Commission Authentication Service) account. If you already have an ECAS account, you may use it; otherwise click here to create an ECAS account. When you have created your ECAS account, return to this page.

You are now ready to start the application process:

  1. The applicant and all partner organisations must be registered in the Participant Portal. Organisations that register in the Portal receive a Participant Identification Code (PIC) that will be requested in the electronic application form. To access the Participants' portal, you will need your ECAS username and password.

    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.

  2. 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

  1. Fill in the eForm with the required data.
  2. Do not forget also to complete and attach the four (4) mandatory attachments to the eForm. For that, please refer to the Annexesnavigation tab to download the relevant templates.

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".

  1. Furthermore, if considered relevant for the proposal, the optional attachment: "Other relevant annexes" should be attached as well.
  2. Once you have completed the eForm and attached the annexes, validatethe eForm. This triggers an automatic check that informs you if your application package is complete. If this is the case, you can submit it online.
  3. When you have submitted your application online, the applicant organisation should receive a confirmation email and reference number. If not, please contact the HelpDesk.

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.


Mandatory attachments

Templates of annexes to be completed and uploaded with the eForm.

  •  Proof of valid accreditations (will be provided soon)
  •  Description of the project: Award criteria 1-2-3-4 (FR, DE versions will be provided soon)
  •  (if applicable) Award criterion for additional scholarships for targeted regions of the world (FR, DE versions will be provided soon)
  •  Declaration & Mandates (will be provided soon)
  •  EMJMD grant request (will be provided soon)

 If you have trouble downloading the excel file above, please right-click and select "save target as" or "save link as" to download it.

Optional attachment

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.

Distance calculator

Distance calculator

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 e-mail address:

HelpDesk phone: +32(0)2 2990705

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