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Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programmes are joint doctorate programmes leading to the award of joint or double/multiple degrees, mutually recognized (like joint PhD thesis or "cotutelles" for instance).
A EMJD consortium must be composed of a minimum of 3 higher education instituions ebtitled to deliver doctorate degree located different eligible applicant countries (UE + EEE/EFTA State), at least one of which must be an EU Member Ste. The consortium can include non EU higher education institution as partner.
An Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate prgramme must be designed as a training and research programme that will be completed by the candidates within a maximum period of 4 years.
They must include training/research periods in at least 2 different countries represented in the consortium. Each mobility must last at least 6 months (not necessarily consecutive).
Doctoral students must spend at least two thirds of their doctoral programme in Europe. But if the consortium includes a partner or an associate from a third country, doctoral students can spend a mobility period in these countries.
Fellowships for doctoral students are available. The amount of the fellowship varies according to many criteria. Please refer to the Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 Programme Guide for detailed information. But, a monthly allowance of approximately 1500 € is granted, as well as tuition fees, insurance fees and travel and installation costs.
There are two categories of fellowships :
- Category A fellowships ara available to doctoral students coming from a country other than an eligible applicant country and who are not resident nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last 5 years in one of these countries.
- Category B fellowships are granted to European students.
The number of fellowships available for each consortium varies from 6 to 10.
The detailed explanation of the characteristics of Erasmus Mundus programme, including Master programmes, joint doctorates and scholarships is available in the Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 Programme Guide
The University of Liege takes part in one Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme.
Contact(s) : Catherine Dassis - International Office