ERASMUS+ is the European Union Programme for 2014-2020 to support projects, partnerships, events and mobility in the areas of education, training, youth and sport.​

Academic Excellence

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees:

> Scholarships for students and researchers of exceptional    quality to follow an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) or an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) at two or more European universities. There are currently 116 masters and 29 doctoral courses to choose from. New Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees will be added annually under Erasmus+. Masters students, doctoral candidates and academics apply directly to the selected joint programmes.

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Short-term credit mobility:

> Mobility grants for students and doctoral candidates (up to 12 months) who will spend part of their study or research period abroad at a partner university, and have the mobility period recognized to contribute to their degree back home. Opportunities will also be available for university staff, but for shorter periods (up to 2 months). For more information please contact your University’s international office.

University Partnerships:

> Scholarships of different durations for students, researchers and academic staff in the framework of Erasmus Mundus University Partnerships between European and non-European universities.

Students, researchers and staff apply directly to the selected partnerships: these opportunities were available until 2017. Erasmus  Mundus  Partnerships:!CB43qF

How much

> The size of the scholarship varies according to the level of the studies, research or secondment and duration.

More information

Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees:

Erasmus+ websites:

Erasmus Mundus website:

EMA - Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association:



Funding excellent research careers

> Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships offer attractive career development opportunities in prestigious research teams in Europe, whatever the nationality or scientific domain of the researcher. Organisations from whatever sector and country can participate in MSCA projects.

> Innovative  Training  Network  (ITN)  advertise  positions  for researchers at the beginning of their careers on the Euraxess portal. Some of these positions enable trainee researchers to obtain an Industrial Doctorate or a Joint Doctorate.

> Individual Fellowships (IF) are for experienced researchers to   undertake their own research project at a host organisation in another country, thus gaining new skills through advanced training and possibly intersectoral mobility.

> Research and Innovation Staff Exchange  (RISE)  enables  international and intersectoral collaboration, based on short-term staff exchanges between organisations worldwide.

> Co-Funding of regional, national and  international  programmes  (COFUND) results in many high-quality fellowship or doctoral programme positions (also advertised on the Euraxess portal), which include transnational mobility.


> Organisations seeking to host researchers, individual experienced researchers seeking to work in another country, possibly in industry including SMEs.


> Researchers can either apply for a specific position offered by an ITN or COFUND project or, if they meet the definition of experienced researcher, submit a proposal in response to a call for proposals for Individual Fellowships.

How much

> Researchers receive  a competitive  salary,  and allowances to cover  travel and family costs. Their employer also benefits from a  contribution to research costs, including provision for training and career  development.

More information, including calls and contact details, on:  •

Ask the National Contact Point in your country for further assistance:

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions are run by the Research Executive Agency under the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020:


Where excellence meets creativity

> The ERC supports excellent investigator–driven, high-risk/high- gain, frontier research projects without predetermined research priorities. No consortia, no co-financing are needed.

Scientific excellence is the sole evaluation criterion.

The ERC offers the following grants to individual researchers:

> ERC Starting Grants

For researchers at the stage of establishing an independent research career with 2 to 7 years experience since completing their PhD.

Funding per grant: up to € 2.0 Mio for up to 5  years

> ERC Consolidator Grants

For researchers at the stage of consolidating their research career with 7 to 12 years experience since completing their PhD.

Funding per grant: up to € 2.75 Mio for up to 5  years

> ERC Advanced Grants

For researchers with a track record of significant research achievements in the last 10  years.

Funding per grant: up to € 3.5 Mio for up to 5  years

> ERC Synergy Grants (Pilot scheme)

For small groups of researchers collaborating on a complex scientific problem at the frontiers of knowledge.

Funding per grant: up to € 15 Mio for up to 6  years


> Top-researchers of any nationality and age from anywhere in the world.


> Research projects must be carried out in a public or private research institution based in an EU Member State (•), an Associated Country (•), or an International European Interest Organisation (•).


> Applications can be submitted only in response to calls for proposals via the Electronic Proposal Submission Services (EPSS), on the participant portal.

> Calls for Proposals are published annually on the: ERC website:

Horizon 2020 Participant Portal: (

University Partnerships


ERASMUS + Presentations by Brian Toll, Senior Policy advisor, Directorate-General Education and Culture, European Union

ERASMUS+ CBHE: Capacity Building for Higher Education​


ERASMUS+ ICM International Credit Mobility


ERASMUS+ JM: Jean Monnet Activites

EU Scholarships EHEVF 2015 presentation by Sanjeev Roy