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Key Action 1 - Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees 2018
Deadline: Feb 15, 2018  

 Education and Training
 Higher Education
 Youth Exchanges

The announcement of the Erasmus+ Programme call for proposals 2018 (EAC/A05/2017) was published in all official languages of the EU in the Official Journal of the European Union N° C 361/04 on 25/10/2017.

The 2018 annual work programme for the implementation of Erasmus+ assigns a budget of around EUR 152 million (including the credits for additional scholarships for target regions of the world – "Heading 4" and "EDF") and envisages selecting around 45 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees under this call for proposals.


Indicative amounts and outputs of the 2018 call for proposals

Key Action/Activity

KA1-Learning Mobility of Individuals


Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

Indicative total amount allocated (EUR)

120,000,000 + 32,067,254 (see below)

Indicative number of selected projects45


Indicative additional budget from the EU external funding instruments: amounts and scholarships of the 2018 call for proposals


Financial Instrument

European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI)

Indicative total amount allocated (EUR) 4,693,037

Indicative number of scholarships 96


ENI - East

Indicative total amount allocated (EUR) 2,085,794

Indicative number of scholarships 43


ENI - South

Indicative total amount allocated (EUR) 2,607,243

Indicative number of scholarships 53


Development Cooperation (DCI)

Indicative total amount allocated (EUR) 21,315,833

Indicative number of scholarships 436


DCI - Asia

Indicative total amount allocated (EUR) 7,812,438

Indicative number of scholarships 160


DCI - Central Asia

Indicative total amount allocated (EUR) 3,771,522

Indicative number of scholarships 77


DCI - Latin America

Indicative total amount allocated (EUR) 8,923,690

Indicative number of scholarships 183


DCI - South Africa

Indicative total amount allocated (EUR) 808,183

Indicative number of scholarships 16


Partnership Instrument (PI)

Indicative total amount allocated (EUR) 1,058,384

Indicative number of scholarships 22


Gulf Cooperation countries

Indicative total amount allocated (EUR) 1,058,384

Indicative number of scholarships 22


Total Heading 4

Indicative total amount allocated (EUR) 27,067,254

Indicative number of scholarships 554


European Development Fund (EDF)


Indicative number of scholarships 102


African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries


Indicative number of scholarships 102


Total Heading 4 + EDF


Indicative number of scholarships 656



Indicative timetable

Publication of the call for proposal

25 October 2017


Deadline for submission
15 February 2018 (12:00 CET Midday Brussels time)


Evaluation period
4 months


Information to applicants
June 2018


Signing of grant agreement
July 2018


Start date of the action
August - October 2018


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 2017 call for proposals are summarised in the "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) available in the section "How to apply" and are the following:

  • The funding available for the EMJMDs will cover four intakes of students as compared to three intakes in the past.
  • The EMJMD grant will finance a maximum of 60 "Heading 1" student scholarships for the four intakes.
  • Up to 48 additional student scholarships for the four intakes are available for eight targeted regions of the world:
    • Eastern Partnership countries, South-Mediterranean countries, Asia, Central Asia, Latin America, South Africa and Gulf Countries ("Heading 4")
    • the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific countries ("European Development Fund")
  • The 75% ratio of EMJMD scholarships earmarked for student candidates from Partner Countries refers to the overall number of scholarships financed, including those made available for one or more priority regions/countries of the world.

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


There are also Erasmus+ e-tutorials that focus on the international dimension of the Programme and on how to prepare a competitive proposal.


Further reference material:

 EMJMD model template Grant Agreement
This is the template that will be used in case a proposal is selected for funding, it includes the Special/General Conditions governing the grant award.

 EMJMD – Guide for experts (will be provided soon)
This document portrays important features relating to the assessment of EMJMD proposals.

 EMJMD – Project Handbook (will be provided soon)
This document provides key information concerning the implementation of an EMJMD project.



Organisations wishing to apply for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees are invited to submit their online applications 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. Create an EU Login account. If you already have an EU Login account, use your e-mail address to sign in; otherwise click here to create an EU Login account. When you have created your EU Login 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 EU Login username and password.

Given that each applicant organisation should use only onePIC code, please first check with your institution (e.g. legal representative's office, etc.) 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.

  1. Create your official electronic application form, also called eForm. Use the official application package and the correct 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 2018 eForm will be available around end-November 2017. For information purposes, EACEA will post a static version of the EMJMD eForm so that applicants can familiarise themselves with its structure and content.

(will be provided soon)

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, validate the 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. Otherwise you will have to review the error messages and make the necessary corrections before submitting the eForm again.
  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 EACEA 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.

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