Call for proposals — for the implementation of Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 in 2011 EACEA/41/10 Closed!


The Erasmus Mundus programme's overall aim is to promote European higher education, to help improve and enhance the career prospects of students and to promote intercultural understanding through co-operation with third countries, in accordance with EU external policy objectives in order to contribute to the sustainable development of third countries in the field of higher education.

  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes:  This action aims at fostering cooperation between higher education institutions and academic staff in Europe and third countries with a view to creating poles of excellence and providing highly trained human resources.
  • Erasmus Mundus Partnerships: This action aims at fostering structured cooperation between European and third-country higher education institutions through the promotion of mobility at all level of studies for students (undergraduate and masters), doctoral candidates, researchers, academic and administrative staff (not all regions and lots may include all types of mobility flow).
  • Promotion of European Higher Education: This action aims at promoting European higher education through measures enhancing its attractiveness, profile, image, visibility and accessibility. Action 3 provides support to transnational initiatives, studies, projects, events and other activities related to the international dimension of all aspects of higher education. These include promotion, accessibility, quality assurance, credit recognition, recognition of European qualifications abroad and mutual recognition of qualifications with third countries, curriculum development, mobility, quality of services, etc.


Action 1 — Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes

  • Action 1A — Erasmus Mundus Master Courses (EMMCs) and
  • Action 1B — Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs)

Action 2 — Erasmus Mundus Partnerships (EMA2):

  • Erasmus Mundus Action 2 — STRAND 1 — Partnerships with countries covered by the ENPI, DCI, EDF  and IPA instruments (former External Cooperation Window)
  • Erasmus Mundus Action 2 — STRAND 2 — Partnerships with countries and territories covered by the  Industrialised Countries Instrument (ICI)

Action 3 — Promotion of European Higher Education


European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 102,10 Million EUR (Global Budget)
  • 100,80 Million EUR (Partial budget for area 2)
  • 1,30 Million EUR (Partial budget for area 3)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 April 2011 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals — Erasmus Mundus 2011 (Legal base)
  • Corrigendum to Call EACEA/41/10 (Legal base amendments)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Universities
  • Enterprises

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Third countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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