Erasmus Mundus Scholarships are excellent educational funding programs supported by the European Union. It provides exceptional academic opportunities for graduate students and academic staff from African nations. Additionally, they provide numerous short-term scholarships for international students and academic staff who wish to study or teach abroad. Intra-Africa scholarships focus on providing opportunities to African nationals, while short-term scholarships are open to international students.

Learn more about these scholarships as you continue reading the rest of the article.

Erasmus Mundus

These scholarships are offered by Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency or more commonly known as EACEA. The European Union aims to collaborate and maintain mutual respect for all nations, and by doing so, the EU created this branch to invite international students and academic staff to connect with other cultures and people.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships currently offer funding options for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees and Intra-Africa Scholarships. These scholarships have different eligibility requirements, deadlines, and awards. It is worth noting that there have been many scams concerning Erasmus Mundus Scholarships so we recommend checking your source to see if they are trustworthy or not. Always keep in mind that obtaining an EU scholarship does not involve any fees or charges.

1. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees  (EMJMDS)

Containing a variety of scholarships, EMJMDS offers many opportunities for international students to study in Europe. This joint scholarship program has a search engine that you can use to filter your scholarship needs.

Scholarship Benefits

Scholarship benefits can cover up to full scholarships for top-performing students, including:

  • participation costs (tuition and insurance coverage)
  • travel costs up to €3,000 a year
  • monthly living stipend of €1,000
  • settling-in costs of €1,000

Eligibility Requirements

  • Has to be an international student.
  • Has to be applying for a Master’s Degree
  • In addition to students, scholars and guest lecturers can also receive this scholarship.
  • Applicants can only apply to a maximum of three different programs.

Application Deadlines

After aspiring scholars have chosen their preferred program at the Erasmus Catalogue, they are advised to directly contact the university/institution offering the chosen program. Application deadlines vary per program and university but at most, applications must be submitted between January and October for study programs that will begin in the next academic year.

2. Intra-Africa Scholarships

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate students (Master’s and Ph.D.’s) and staff (administrative/academic)
  • Has to be a national of an African country.

Basic Application Process

The application process is simple since it is similar to the application process for most scholarships. In order to apply, check the step-by-step guide on how to apply for Intra-Africa Scholarships.

First, you need to go to check the list of projects under the Intra-Africa Mobility Scheme. From there, you need to click on the project website, check the different courses, and also check the requirements and the application deadlines for the scholarships. After checking all that, apply directly to the partnership through that website.

3. Additional Opportunities

Erasmus Mundus program offers more opportunities other than providing scholarships to international students, but it has also opened additional doors to people around the world by implementing this additional opportunity.

Currently, the Erasmus program has opened doors to students, teachers, and even young people, and you can apply and learn more by using one of the links down below.


Studying abroad has been a dream for many international students, and the Erasmus program is continuing to fulfill those dreams by offering various scholarships to students. This is the link that has all the information about students, and it contains various opportunities for studying abroad.

In addition, it has traineeships (internships, and work),  Erasmus student loans, and additional funding for students with physical, mental, or health-related conditions.

Staff (Training and Teaching)

Since the Erasmus Mundus program values teachers whether in training or not, you can receive the same benefits by looking into some of these links. Staff who are still in training should check this link for more information, while staff who are currently teaching should click on this link for available opportunities awaiting them.


For students who want to apply for traineeships abroad, this is the right place, since the Erasmus Mundus program supports traineeships abroad for international students. This link for the trainees contains various information for graduates and undergraduates.

Young People

This is an additional opportunity for young people to expand their learning experiences by doing voluntary work. Opportunities such as youth exchange programs and volunteering activities are offered to young individuals to experience life outside school.

There are numerous opportunities currently offered by the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships and Programs. By participating in these scholarships and programs, students can enhance their skills and potential, which will surely become an advantageous addition to their academic profile.


Hopefully, this post on the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships was helpful for you. Make sure to also check out the Available Programs in Europe!

About the Author: Hyun Lee

Hi! I am Hyun, and I am the founder at Global Scholarships. I've received a full-tuition scholarship at Birmingham-Southern College and a $1,000 Burger King Scholarship for my undergraduate degree and was offered a fully funded scholarship consisting of tuition, living stipend, and health insurance for computer science Ph.D. program at North Carolina State University. You can read more about my scholarship journey here. If you are interested, you can follow me on Linkedin where I regularly write about scholarship opportunities.

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  1. Simeon Kamati May 2, 2024 3:36 am - Reply

    Hi, Erasmus Mundus Scholarship is quite good, kindly share the link where I can apply because the link in the post doesn’t go through.

    • Hyun Lee May 5, 2024 9:39 am - Reply

      Hello, the link for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees work for me?

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