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Scholarships Opportunities by Erasmus+ Key Action 1 

Last updated on 19 Dec 2018

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By Alisha-Kusuma Oceani

There are many study destinations around the world to do Masters in, but Europe has been a dominant option amongst all.

Europe is strategically located at the hub of the world’s economy, the center of innovation, and the gateway of endless opportunities. Not only that, Europe offers a rich cultural experience that will expand your perspective and make you well adapted to face unknown challenges in life.

Honing technical and soft skills by European high standard of education is an excellent alternative to leverage your insight and expand your CV.

On top of that Erasmus+ has created Key Action 1 scholarships program that offers full degree scholarships to the best Master students worldwide.

Read on to find out the reasons why students favor doing post-graduate studies in Europe.

From boosting your career to getting the most out of your educational investments, Europe is the gateway of your bright future!

Reason #1: Prestige academic institutions

There is no denying that some of the best universities in the world are located in Europe.

World leading European universities have shaped the world’s leaders today with a strong emphasis on creativity, innovation, and sense of global community. The high standard of the education system in European universities are constantly monitored and ensured by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). They ensure the teaching and learning mechanisms in all participating institutions follow common standard guidelines in quality assurance. They also made common degree structure and credit system to ensure mutual trust in higher education systems.

European universities are also highly supportive of the multicultural academic environment. Students are enriched with not only academic excellence but also life experiences and openness of people and culture.

Reason #2: Huge Job Prospects

During enrolment, universities often provide students with events and seminars as opportunities to network and to get an introduction to a wide range of people from different industries for students to gain more knowledge about their prospective career in the industry of their choice.

That is why continuing to stay and working in Europe is an attractive option for many students in the wake of completing a degree. Over the next decade, The EU is actively looking to attract an additional 1 million academics to work on the continent. With an internationally recognizable degree, potential employers are likely to value the credibility European education highly.

Reason #3: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (Key Action 1) Scholarships

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) is a high-level integrated international study program delivered by a collaboration of an international consortium of higher education institutions (HEI) for students at master’s level worldwide. The unique feature of this scholarship programme is the opportunity for students at Masters degree worldwide to obtain more than one degree as they are eligible to complete up to three programs that are listed on the Erasmus Mundus Master Courses (EMMCs) catalogue.

This programme is a fantastic option for students who are interested to obtain a joint degree (i.e one single degree certificate issued on behalf of at least two higher education institutions of the EMJD consortium) or multiple degrees (i.e at least two-degree certificates issued by two higher education institutions of the consortium).

Joint degrees are highly encouraged as they represent a full integration of the learning and teaching process as long as the national legislation allows.

This mobility project offers structured study, work experience, job shadowing, volunteering, training and teaching opportunities to staff and learners. The scholarship programme encompasses a wide variety of disciplines, such as agricultural and forestry sciences, economic science, mathematics, information science, and engineering. An EMJMD is a study programme of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits that will take a minimum of 12 months, to a maximum of 24 months to complete.

How To Apply For Erasmus+ Key Action 1 Scholarships?

Erasmus+ awards scholarships for high performing student candidates who apply under annual selection rounds. It is a selective process with the aim to support only the best proposals. In return, selected EMJMDs will be awarded a substantial amount of funding for four intakes of prospect beneficiaries.

Beneficiary candidates must first be admitted into the course and be selected for an EMJMD scholarship.

At the application process, EMJMD proposals must present a complete joint study programme that is ready to be executed and to be advertised worldwide immediately after their selection.

To apply, you can go to the online EMJMD Catalogue and contact the consortium offering the Master Course for any inquiries.

Good luck!