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Erasmus Mundus Master courses (EMMC - Action 1 A) are joint curricula organized by a consortium composed of a minimum of 3 Higher education institutions (HEI) from 3 different eligible applicant countries (Member State, or EEA-EFTA State) one of which must be an EU Member State. They can also include third country HEI as full member and partner of the consortium.
They must have a duration of one or two years (60 or 120 ECTS credits), and include a mandatory period of study for students in at least 2 of the participating countries. The mobility must be effective and not be replaced by virtual mobility. If the consortium counts Third country HEI, European students may spend up to half of their master course studies in this (theses) third countries.
The Erasmus Mundus master courses must lead to the award of recognized joint (preferably) or at least double or multiple degrees to successful students.
Scholarships and fellowships are available for students and scholars.
Scholarships vary from minimum 500 € to 1000 € of monthly allowance. Tuition fees, insurance fees and travel and installation costs are also covered by the scholarship.
There are two categories of scholarships :
- Category A scholarships can be awarded to third country master students and amount a minimum of de 1000 € of monthly allowance and cover all all necessary costs of a student during his/her study period in Europe.
- Category B scholarships can be awarded to European students. They have to be considered as a financial contribution to the student's costs while following his/her EMMC studies.
Fellowships for EU and non EU scholars amount 1200 € /week for a maximum duration of 3 months. They are available for European Scholars only in the case where the consortium includes a third country partner institution.
The number of scholarships available for each consortium vary from 7 to 17 per edition and from 3 to 4 fellowships for scholars.
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 4 Erasmus Mundus Master courses.