Erasmus Mundus Master's Programmes
Erasmus Mundus is an EU programme supporting university cooperation at the master's and doctoral levels. It aims to provide top-quality European education to attract the best students from all over the world. The Erasmus Mundus label is associated with the highest academic quality and standard of excellence.
The programmes are offered by a group of partner universities (consortium) and include studies in at least two countries. Scholarships covering both tuition fees and living costs are available.
Erasmus Mundus master's programmes coordinated by KTH
KTH coordinates five Erasmus Mundus master's programmes, all of them started in autumn 2010. These are:
Information on each programme can be found via the links above.
Erasmus Mundus master's programmes with KTH as participant
KTH participates in another five Erasmus Mundus master's programmes. These are:
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Please use the links above for more information on each programme.
Students apply to the relevant programme consortia according to instructions on the respective websites, where information regarding deadlines, prerequisites, etc. can be found.
After successful completion of a programme, those who have studied at KTH will be awarded a "Teknologie masterexamen", translated into English as "Master of Science (120 Credits)" from KTH.
In addition, corresponding degree(s) from the other university/universities the students have attended will be issued.
General information about the Erasmus Mundus programmes in which KTH participates
- The programmes are full-time Master of Science degree programmes with a duration of two years. During these two years, students will study at two or more of the universities in the consortium.
- Upon successfully fulfilling all requirements for the programmes, the students are granted a double, multiple or joint degree from the universities at which they have spent a period of studies.
- The language of instruction is English. Applicants must have an excellent command of English and must present an official language test report.
- Admission criteria to the programmes is a Bachelor's degree of high academic standard encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits (i.e. a degree of at least three years of full-time studies) in the relevant area, or in some cases equivalent studies (for detailed information access the respective websites of the programmes). Applicants should have solid knowledge in core subjects.
- Admission to the programme is granted on a competitive basis – applicants are assessed on basis of previous academic record. A consequence of this is that some applicants may not be admitted even if eligible for the programme.
- Selection of students is based on the general eligibility requirements for the programme as well as on an academic evaluation made by the programme Selection Board, which includes academic representatives from all universities in the consortium. Each consortium has their own detailed list of selection criteria, specified in detail on the respective programme website. Each Selection Board reserves the right to decide whether or not a specific degree and/or university meet(s) the selection criteria.
Information about scholarships
Applicants who apply to the programmes, may, if eligible, also apply for financial support through an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. The number of scholarships is limited and scholarships are granted on basis of academic merit. Students selected for the Erasmus Mundus scholarships are able to cover tuition fees and living costs with the scholarship.
Non-EU/EEA/EFTA country citizens may receive up to EUR 48 000 over a period of two years
EU/EEA/EFTA country citizens may receive up to EUR 23 000 over two years.
Students who are not eligible for Erasmus Mundus scholarships must ensure that they have sufficient funds to cover tuition fees and to support themselves financially throughout the entire period of study of the chosen programme in the countries concerned. However, students may apply to the programmes as self-funded students, on condition that the financial requirements are satisfied.
More information on scholarships is available on the respective programme website.
Application for Erasmus Mundus scholarships
Students apply for these scholarships directly to the consortium offering the programme at the time of application. The consortium will communicate to applicants if they have been accepted to the programme and if they have been awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programmes
KTH coordinates three Erasmus Mundus programmes on doctoral level. One in Neuroinformatics (EuroSPIN) and one in Industrial Management (EDIM) and one in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT+)
KTH also participates in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme in Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies (SETS) and one in Distributed Computing (EMJD-DC).
More information on Erasmus Mundus
More information on Erasmus Mundus can be found on the websites of the European Commission and the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association.