Call for proposals — Erasmus Mundus 2013 EACEA/38/12 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 cooperation 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.

The objectives to be developed under the various actions within this Call are:

  • to promote structured cooperation between higher education institutions and an offer of enhanced quality in higher education with a distinct European added value, attractive both within the European Union and beyond its borders, with a view to creating centres of excellence;
  • to contribute to the mutual enrichment of societies by developing the qualifications of women/men so that they possess appropriate skills, particularly as regards the labour market, and are open-minded and internationally experienced through promoting mobility for the most talented students and academics from third countries to obtain qualifications and/or experience in the European Union and for the mosttalented European students and academics towards third countries;
  • to contribute towards the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in third countries through increased mobility streams between the European Union and third countries;
  • to improve accessibility and enhance the profile and visibility of European higher education around the world as well as its attractiveness for third country nationals and citizens of the Union.


Action 2 — Partnerships

  • 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

Projects should address one of the following priorities:

  • projects dealing with promotion of European higher education in certain geographical areas (notably Eastern and Southern neighbourhood countries);
  • projects that aim to improve services for international students;
  • projects addressing the international dimension of quality assurance;
  • projects promoting the joint programmes towards students;
  • projects promoting the joint programmes towards employers;
  • projects aiming at creating better synergies between the EU policy dialogue with third countries and the cooperation projects supported by the European programmes in higher education.

European community funding

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

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 April 2013 - 8 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 2013 (Legal base)

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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