The European Union (EU) has called for applications for the Erasmus+ scholarship programme, in line with its commitment to expanding opportunities for quality higher education for young Nigerians.
The Erasmus+ is the EU’s flagship programme for education, training, youth and sport, offering beneficiaries scholarships to study in some of the most prestigious universities within and outside Europe.
It also enables youths, students, staff and higher education institutes to attend or work with European Higher Education Institutions.
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Erasmus+ Scholarship Programme
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.
It has an estimated budget of €26.2 billion. This is nearly double the funding compared to its predecessor programme (2014-2020).
The 2021-2027 programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life.
It supports priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, Digital Education Action Plan and the European Skills Agenda. The programme also
- Supports the European Pillar of Social Rights
- Implements the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027
- Develops the European dimension in sport
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters are high-level integrated study programmes at the master level. The programmes are designed and delivered by an international partnership of higher education institutions from different countries worldwide.
Erasmus+ funds scholarships for students to take part in these programmes. The master’s programmes themselves offer these scholarships to the best-ranked student applicants worldwide, in annual application rounds.
EU scholarships cover the cost of a student’s participation in the programme, travel, and a living allowance.
Erasmus+ offers mobility and cooperation opportunities in
- Higher education
- Vocational education and training
- School education (including early childhood education and care)
- Adult education
Opportunities and Outcomes
- Erasmus Mundus joint masters programmes provide 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits. This means that they last from a minimum of 12 months to a maximum of 24 months. The majority are 24-month programmes.
- Your study must comprise at least two study periods in two countries (different from your country of residence). Programmes offer different study tracks that meet this condition.
- 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).
- Students at Master’s level from any country worldwide may apply.
- You must have obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning, according to national legislation and practices, in the degree awarding countries. You may also apply if you are in the final year of your first degree studies and will graduate before the master’s programme starts.
First, you should consult the online Catalogue of Erasmus Mundus masters programmes. Each programme’s website contains all the information you need on content, entry requirements and the universities for you to decide if this is the right programme for you.
The programme’s website will also take you through all the steps of the online application process.
A new batch of selected Erasmus Mundus Masters is added to the list each summer. Most consortia will require applications to be submitted between October and January, for courses starting the following academic year.
Make sure you know your rights when you study abroad.
The EMA (Erasmus Mundus Association) is the alumni association specific to the joint master degrees. Their website offers advice and inspiration for applicants.
The ESAA – Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Alliance offer Erasmus+ students and alumni a dynamic forum for networking, professional development and intercultural exchange.
Doctoral candidates can also receive EU support for periods of research abroad through Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.