What is Erasmus Mundus?
Erasmus Mundus is a European Union cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education. It aims to promote the European Union worldwide as a centre of excellence for learning and education.
What courses it is available?
The programme supports top standard Master’s degree courses. A list of participating programmes can be found here.
A total of about 11,000 Erasmus Mundus scholarships are awarded. Graduates taking part in one of the selected Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree course programmes or academics teaching in one of the programmes can apply. Erasmus Mundus is intended both for nationals of non-EU countries doing a European Master’s course and for EU citizens, who will spend up to 3 months studying at a partner university in a third country.
The funding is provided for the whole term of the Master’s course. While participants from non-EU countries spend their whole study visit at one of the selected Erasmus Mundus courses, participants from EU countries will generally only be financed for a 3-month visit to an institution in a third country. A list of answers to frequently asked questions about the programme is provided on this web page. A detailed description of the whole programme is provided on this web page.
- Higher education students wanting to complete their degree or students working on their Master thesis.
- Doctoral candidates who require support for their doctoral thesis and doctoral candidates for postdoctoral studies.
- Higher education teachers and academics.
- Academic staff.
More information is provided here.
Number of Scholarships
Entire duration of the Master’s course
For students from third countries: 21,000.00 EUR per academic year: For visiting academics: 13,000.00 EUR.
For students from the EU: 3,100.00 EUR. For visiting academics: 13,000.00 EUR.
A list of participating and approved degree programmes can be found here.
A list of participating and approved degree programmes can be found here.
List of all Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (EMMCs)
|Title of Masters Course||Course Website|
|AFEPA – European Master in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis||http://www.uclouvain.be/afepa|
|AGRIS MUNDUS – MSc in Sustainable Development in Agriculture||http://www.agrismundus.eu|
|ALGANT – International integrated Master course in Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory||http://www.ALGANT.eu|
|AMASE – Joint European Master Programme on Advanced Materials Science and Engineering||http://www.amase-master.net/|
|ASTROMUNDUS – Astrophysics||http://www.astromundus.eu|
|CEMACUBE – Common European Master’s course in Biomedical Engineering||www.biomedicaltechnology.eu|
|CHOREOMUNDUS – International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage||http://www.choreomundus.org/|
|CLE – Master/Laurea Specialistica en Cultures Littéraires Européennes||http://www.cle.unibo.it/|
|COSSE – Computer Simulation For Science and engineering||http://www.kth.se/COSSE|
|DESEM – Erasmus Mundus MSc in Dependable Software Systems||http://www.cs.nuim.ie/courses/desem/|
|ECOHYD – Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Ecohydrology||http://www.ecohyd.org|
|EM SIE – Erasmus Mundus Masters in Special and Inclusive Education||http://www.roehampton.ac.uk|
|EM3E – Erasmus Mundus Master in Membrane Engineering||http://em3e.eu/|
|EMBC – Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation||http://embc.marbef.org|
|EMCL – European Master’s Program in Computational Logic||http://www.emcl-study.eu/|
|EMDC – European Master in Distributed Computing||www.kth.se/emdc|
|EMDiReB – European Master in Diagnosis and Repair of Buildings||http://www.emdireb.eu/|
|EMECC NURSING – Emergency and Critical Care Nursing||http://masternursing.uniovi.es/|
|EMECS – European Master Embedded Computing Systems||http://mundus.eit.uni-kl.de|
|EMFOL – Food of Life||http://www.emfoodoflife.eu/|
|EMGS – Global Studies – A European Perspective||http://www.uni-leipzig.de/gesi/emgs|
|EMIN – Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Economics and Management of Network Industries||http://www.upcomillas.es/emin/|
|EMLE – European Master in Law and Economics||www.emle.org|
|EMMAPA – Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity||www.erasmusmundus.be|
|EMMEP – Erasmus Mundus Minerals and Environmental Programme||http://www.emmep.org/|
|EMMIR – European Master in Migration and Intercultural Reations||http://www.emmir.org|
|EMM-Nano – Erasmus Mundus Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology||http://www.emm-nano.org|
|EMQAL – European Joint Master in Quality in Analytical Laboratories||http://cursos.ualg.pt/emqal|
|EM-SANF – Erasmus Mundus Master Course Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding||http://www.emsanf.eu/UK/|
|EMSD – European Master programme in Systems Dynamics||www.europeansystemdynamics.eu|
|EMSEP – European Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology||www.jyu.fi/emsep|
|EMSHIP – European Education in Advanced Ship Design||www.emship.eu|
|EMTM – European Master in Tourism Management||www.emtmmaster.net|
|EMTTLF – European Master’s in Transnational Trade Law Finance||http://www.transnational.|
|EU4M – European Union Master’s Course in Mechatronic and Micro-mechatronic Systems||http://www.eu4m.eu|
|EUMAINE – European Master of Science in Nematology||http://www.eumaine.ugent.be/|
|EURHEO: European Masters in Engineering Rheology||http://eurheo.eu|
|EUROAQUAE – Euro Hydroinformatics and Water Management||www.euroaquae.org|
|EUROCULTURE – Europe in the Wider World||http://www.euroculturemaster.org|
|EUROMIME – Master européen en Ingénierie des Médias pour l’Education||http://www.euromime.org|
|EUROPHILOSOPHIE – Philosophies allemande et française dans l’espace européen||http://www.europhilosophie.eu/mundus/|
|EUROPHOTONICS – Master in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics||www.europhotonics.org|
|EUROPUBHEALTH – European Public Health Master||http://www.europubhealth.org/|
|euSYSBIO – erasmus Mundus Master’s Course in euSYSBIO Systems Biology||www.kth.se/eusysbio|
|EWEM – European Wind Energy Master||http://www.windenergymaster.eu/|
|FAME – Functionalised Advanced Materials and Engineering||http://www.fame-master.com|
|FIPDes – Food Innovation and Product Design||http://www.fipdes.eu|
|FloodR – Flood Risk Management (FloodRisk)||http://www.unesco-ihe.org/|
|Food ID – European Master Food Identity||www.masterfoodidentity.com|
|FUSION-EP – European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics||www.em-master-fusion.org|
|GEM – Master of Science course in Geo-Information Science and||www.gem-msc.org|
|Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management|
|GEMMA – Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies||http://www.ugr.es/~gemma/|
|GeoTech – Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies||http://mastergeotech.info/|
|GIM – MSc in Global Innovation Management||www.globalinnovationmanagement.org/|
|GLITEMA – German Literature in the European Middle Ages||http://glitema.up.pt|
|IM in NLP & HLT – International Masters in Natural Language Processing and||http://mastermundusnlp-hlt.univ-fcomte.fr/|
|Human Language Technology||index.htm|
|IMACS – International Master in Advanced Clay Science||www.master-imacs.org|
|IMEC – International Master in Early Childhood Education and Care||www.imec.hio.no|
|IMETE – International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering||www.imete.ugent.be|
|IMFSE – International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering||www.imfse.ugent.be|
|IMHS – International Master in Horticultural Sciences||www.imahs.unibo.it|
|IMQP – International Master in Quaternary and Prehistory Master International en Quaternaire et Préhistoire||https://sites.google.com/a/unife.it/quaternary-prehistory/|
|IMRCEES – International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies||http://www.gla.ac.uk/erasmusmundus/imrcees|
|IMRD – International Master of Science in Rural Development||http://www.imrd.ugent.be|
|IMSE – International Master in Service Engineering||http://www.erasmusmundus-imse.eu/|
|IT4BI – Information Technologies for Business Intelligence||http://it4bi.univ-tours.fr/|
|JEMES – Joint European Master Programme in Environmental Studies||http://www.jemes-cisu.eu/|
|MA LLL – European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management||www.lifelonglearningmasters.org|
|MACLANDS – MAster of Cultural LANDScapes||http://www.maclands.fr/|
|MAMASELF – Master in material science exploring European large scale facilities||http://etudes.univ-rennes1.fr/mamaself|
|MATHMODS – Mathematical Modelling in Engineering: Theory, Numerics, Applications||http://www.mathmods.eu|
|MBIO – Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics||http://www.masterbioethics.org/|
|MEDEG – Economic Development and Growth||www.uc3m.es/medeg|
|MEDfOR – Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management||http://www.medfor.eu|
|MEEES – Masters in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology||www.meees.org|
|MERIT – Master of Science in Research on Information and Communication Technologies||http://www.meritmaster.org/|
|MESPOM – Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management||www.mespom.eu|
|MIND – Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme in Industrial Ecology||http://www.emmind.eu|
|MISOCO – Joint European Master in International Migration and Social Cohesion||http://www.misoco.org|
|MScEF – Master of Science in European Forestry||http://www.europeanforestry.net|
|MSPME – Masters in Strategic Project Management (European)||http://www.mspme.org/|
|MUNDUS JOURNALISM – Erasmus Mundus Masters Journalism, Media and Globalisation||http://www.MundusJournalism.com|
|NEURASMUS – A European Master in Neuroscience: Advanced Courses and Research Training||http://www.neurasmus.u-bordeaux2.fr/|
|NOHA Mundus – Joint Master’s Degree Program in International Humanitarian Action||http://www.nohanet.org/|
|NOMADS EMMC – exploring without borders-documentary filmdirecting||http://www.docnomads.eu/|
|NORDSECMOB – Master’s programme in Security and Mobile Computing||http://nordsecmob.tkk.fi/|
|PLANET Europe – Joint Masters Programme on European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development||http://www.planet-europe.eu/|
|REGHEALTH – European Master in Sustainable Regional Health Systems||http://ErasmusMundus.tprs.vu.lt|
|SAHC – Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions||http://www.msc-sahc.org/|
|SEFOTECH nut – European MSc in food science, technology and nutrition||http://www.sefotechnut.org/|
|SELECT – Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems||www.kth.se/select|
|SERP-Chem – International Master in Surface, Electro, Radiation, Photo – Chemistry||http://www.serp-chem.eu/|
|SPACEMASTER – EMMC in Space Science and Technology||www.spacemaster.eu|
|STeDe – Erasmus Mundus Master in Sustainable Territorial Development||http://www.em-stede.eu|
|STEPS – Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems||http://emmcsteps.uniovi.es/|
|SUFONAMA – Sustainable Forest and Nature Management||www.sufonama.net|
|SUSCOS – Sustainable Constructions under Natural Hazards and Catastrophic Events||http://steel.fsv.cvut.cz/suscos/|
|SUTROFOR – Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Sustainable Tropical Forestry||http://www.sutrofor.eu/|
|TCCM – Euromaster on Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling||http://www.emtccm.org|
|TEMA – Territoires européens (civilisation, nation, région, ville): identité et développement||http://www.mastertema.eu/|
|TEOS – Transcultural European Outdoor Studies||www.erasmusmundus-TEOS.eu|
|tropEd – European Master in International Health||http://www.em-troped.u-bordeaux2.fr|
|VIBOT – Erasmus Mundus Masters in VIsion and roBOTics||http://www.vibot.org|
Moving to New England: Boston in 15 Days
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So, how long exactly does it take for a person to get ready to move from one coast to another?
As I look around my room I see that I’ve packed and prepared absolutely nothing. Instead of packing I’m strategically procrastinating, not making my packing check-list, and instead choosing to: bake cheesecakes, write articles like this one, etc. Surprisingly, I’m not too caught up with the stress with the geographic transplant, somehow flying across the country just hoping you’ll get into medical school makes that one flight to revisit as a student a lot more bearable. In general, here’s my packing plan:
1. Get books to east coast somehow.
Probably, the most stressful part for is figuring out how to move my library of books. There’s several ways to accomplish this goal: toss em, ship em, leave them, or replace them electronically. I weep when books are destroyed, and it’s prohibitively expensive to ship these ‘bricks’. Thus, I decided to either box them up to store or to download digital copy’s of the books I already own. I’ve been rather successful at finding digital copies of my books at either Gutenberg.org or by enough sniffing around the web for PDFs. Though, bear in mind it’s easy to find copies of books when you read old books or stick to science and math — so, fortunately, I’m a boring person so it’s easy to find my books.
Book list that made the cut either with a digital copy or packed along:
1. Calculus Made Easy, Thomas (found digital replacement, but bringing original) — who doesn’t like a novel written on math from 100 years ago? I rather prefer the way math was explained before as opposed to now, so I prefer this book.
2. Age of Propaganda (digital replacement) — it’s a good book on both propaganda and advertisement, it was a mandatory read from an English course and I kept it. When applying to jobs, medical school, or residency it’s a good skill to know how to “sell yourself” and make your self “wanted” (although you’re probably not necessarily needed).
3. Medical Physiology Boron, Boulpaep (digital replacement) — this was the physiology book I had to refer to and present from during lab meetings, so I’m just familiar with the layout. My program will use another medical physiology text, but I will keep mine as well.
4. Communities of Discourse: The Rhetoric of Disciples, Schmidt, V. Kopple (soft cover)– tackles rhetoric from various angles. This is a great book if you want to find your favorite writer to emulate. This is another book I received in class that I couldn’t part with after purchasing.
5. The Feynman Lectures on Physics , Feynman, Leighton, Sands (digital) — this book covers everything from physics, to quantum physics using vector calculus. I recently picked up volume I, but returned it after realizing I should just wait till I settle in to get all III volumes. I’ve now read all of volume I and have made it through most of II, and have dabbled into III. I won’t be wining in bets with Hawkings any time soon though.
6. Ion Channels of Excitable Membranes, Hille (found digital copy, but probably bringing hardcover anyways) — this was the field and research that helped me get into medical school. But, really it’s more symbolic than anything, it was a mandatory read assigned to my by my old PI. It reminds me of those days.
7. The Human Brain Coloring Book, Diamond, Scheibel, Elson (soft cover copy only) — so, I bought this book during Neuroscience for undergrad but never actually colored in it. But, I did read the information, that’s actually all I needed at that time as I would draw out the brain structure. This time however, I’ll use it for anatomy in medical school as this coloring book series is popular.
I have another 60+ books (all science related), but the rest of them will get left behind in Sharpie marked boxes at my parents house. I made it a point to keep my undergraduate books, occasionally I like to read through them to see how far I’ve come or how much I’ve forgotten (something to justify all that money I spent on my education).
Clothes to pack
This is the easiest part. I live in California, we have four seasons: hot, really hot, kinda hot, and not that hot today. In Boston there will be spring, summer, autumn and winter. Therefore, my clothes from California are likely only useful for between a 1/3 or 1/2 of the year at best. So, most of my clothes can be left behind. The bulk of my clothes will be donated, undergarments with questionable structural deficits (holed-up knickers) will be tossed. I only need to worry about enough clothes to last a month or two, the rest has to be purchased while I’m out there (winter wear etc). I’m very sentimental with my blankets and my towels (I never got over the blanket phase?), so I’m bringing some items I’m already familiar with for comfort.
The laptop obviously goes, not because it’s a good laptop, but just because of the data and programs on it — as you may imagine I’ll also be bringing my portable hard-drive (Library of Alexandria) as well. I’ll also be bringing my set of speakers (non passive speakers), and my favorite guitar.
That’s actually just about it. I like starting from scratch, it doesn’t bother me to move around. Californians move around the state a lot, it’s rare for us to grow up in one neighborhood or one domicile, we’re known to even move around during elementary school — not that kids want to. So, I’m accustomed to losing everything and starting over from scratch, it’s practically “spring cleaning” for me.
Hm, it seems that be writing this article I’ve accomplished one of my goals, writing a check-list. I procrastinated my way into success.
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