Currently,  we experience Europe without borders; an implemetation of free movement  of people and goods among the European Union, and facilitates work and  study abroad. We have seen more openness in Europe, empowering an  increasing number of young Europeans to take advantage of all that  Europe has to offer. Certainly, for the 9 million people who have gone  abroad supported by Erasmus+ and its predecessor programs over the last  30 years, life in Europe with closed borders is almost unimaginable.

The Erasmus+ program is managed by the European Commission (the EU's executive body), the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), a series of National Agencies in Program countries, and a series of National Offices in some Partner countries.

Erasmus+  brings such opportunities to all - students, staff, trainees, teachers,  volunteers and more. It's not just about Europe or Europeans either -  with Erasmus+, people from all over the world can access opportunities.  There is no bond applied for the awardees to return to their  home-country and/or working in a specific organization after finishing  their studies.

In 2016, more than 160 Indonesian students have  been awarded scholarships under the Erasmus+ (Erasmus Plus) Programme of  the European Union (EU), which was more than 40% than the previous  year. Students travelled to various EU Member States to undertake a  Bachelor, Master, Doctorate or Post-Doctorate studies in Europe, either  full degrees or short-term exchange programmes. Majority of students and  scholars were part of the International Mobility schemes and some of  them are studying in at least two different universities located in two  different European countries. Since 2004, more than 1,200 Indonesian  students have benefitted from EU’s Erasmus+ scholarship programme.

In  total, the number of Indonesian students studying in Europe by the end  of 2016, including self-funded students, had reached almost 6,000 people  which were three times higher than in 2011. In total, almost 9,000  Indonesian students are currently studying in in Europe.

In  addition to Erasmus+ Scholarships, the EU – in collaboration with ASEAN –  is also providing 500 scholarships for ASEAN students through the EU  Support to Higher Education in ASEAN Region (SHARE) programme. The first  and second batches of 150 Awardees have been selected to undertake  their studies in universities across ASEAN countries. Further  information about the scholarships can be found in:

Erasmus Mundus | Erasmus +

1. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)

The  program is organized by the Consortium, cooperation between two to  three European universities. Students at Master’s program are eligible  to apply for up to three different programs that are listed on the  Erasmus Mundus Master Courses (EMMCs) scheme.  The uniqness of this program, is the students will go through a period  of study in different educational institutions that are part of the  consortium and located in different European countries. To have more  information on courses and application matters, both students and  potential scholars/guest lecturers should contact the relevant  Consortium directly.

The program includes a wide range of  disciplines, such as: agricultural and forestry sciences, business  studies and management sciences, communication and information,  education and teaching, engineering, humanities, law, etc. Each study  period consists of 60-120 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) in 1-2  years degree completion.


Applications required to be submitted between October and January, for course starting the following academic year.

Requirements and applications

  • Scholarships for Master's Level: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD): or Google: "Erasmus Mundus List"

2. Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs)

Similar  to EMJMD, this program is organized by the consortium mainly to support  the mobility of doctoral candidates. Although the EMJDs scholarships  granted for a maximum period of three years, the candidates should  attend the PhD program in Europe for at least two-thirds of the period  covered by the scholarship and must be completed the degree within four  years.

Candidate Criteria

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree to be able to apply for a Master program with Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)
  • Hold a Master degree to be able to apply for a Doctorate program with Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Degree (EMJD)
  • Erasmus  + available to support Scholars or Researchers for their lecture  assignment abroad, research, and related activities up to three months  period (short term)

Requirements and applications

  • Scholarships for Doctorate Level: Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD): or Google: "EMJD List"

How much is the scholarship worth?

Erasmus+ is a full-coverage scholarship programme – covering tuition fees, living costs and return airfares.

EMJMD: € 24,000 per student for a one-year course (travel expenses, tuition  fees, monthly stipends, accommodation, etc) or € 48,000 per student for a  two-year course.

EMJD: € 60 000 to € 130 000 Euro for three-year Joint Doctorates

When is the deadline for applications?

Vary  from one EMJMD / EMJD to another, the application open from September  until December each year. Please check individual EMJMD and EMJD  programmes for further details.

Erasmus+ also provides funding for university partnerships

Erasmus+ Fact Sheet

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Erasmus+ Program List