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1 ERASMUS MUNDUS JOINT MASTER DEGREES INFORMATION SEMINAR Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn Annela Hendrikson

2 Programme: 14:15 Introduction to Erasmus Mundus Joint Master degrees 14:30 University of Tartu EMJMD project Excellence in Analytical CHemistry practitioner s point of view (Ivo Leito, University of Tartu) 15:15-15:25 Short coffee break 15:25 Tallinn University EMJMD project Kino Eyes - The European Movie Masters - practitioner s point of view (Elen Lotman, Tallinn University) 16:10 How to write an application Meeting the award criteria (Annika Sundbäck-Lindroos, CIMO) 16:45 How to fill the application technical aspects

3 ERASMUS+ Key Action 1 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees EMJMDs Call for proposals 2016 Erasmus+

4 OUTLINE Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) General overview How to participate - EMJMD call for proposals 2016 Results of the Erasmus+ EMJMD call for proposals 2015 EMJMD Information sources 4

5 A streamlined architecture: 3 Key Actions Centrally managed in Brussels by EACEA in coordination with European Commission / DG EAC KA1 Learning Mobility for Individuals Erasmus+ KA2 Co-operation Projects KA3 Policy Support EMJMD 5

6 International cooperation: Programme Countries & Partner Countries Programme Countries Partner Countries EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom All other countries throughout the world Other Programme Countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey 6

7 in brief: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees Integrated international Master programmes of excellent quality to attract the very best students worldwide Highly integrated Master study programmes delivered by international Consortium of HEIs from Programme Countries & Partner Countries (if relevant) No restriction in disciplines Increased budget for the 7-year-period around 1 billion allowing to support ~350 EMJMDs and ~ scholarship holders - 75% for students from Partner Countries 7

8 EMJMD - in brief Duration months ( ECTS credits), optional preparatory year + 3 intakes (5 years maximum) covered by one Grant Agreement Mandatory study period in at least 2 different Programme Countries (no virtual mobility) Fully recognised and accredited joint / multiple Master degrees. Joint diploma supplement. 8

9 EMJMD Main aims Quality improvements, innovation, excellence, internationalisation of HEIs Increase quality and attractiveness of the EHEA supporting EU External Action in the HE field Improve competences, skills, employability of Master graduates Improve relevance for the labour market through an increased involvement of employers 9

10 EMJMD - main characteristics (1) Attractiveness and Excellence: very high selectivity of EMJMDs, only excellent joint master programmes selected and funded "Jointness" - Integration of the course design and structure, recognition/accreditation of degrees Although not mandatory Joint Degrees are strongly encouraged (double/multiple degrees still eligible) Bridging academic and job-market needs (trans-disciplinary approach), employablility of graduates 10

11 EMJMD - main characteristics (2) Full scholarships for the best master students worldwide, priority on Partner country students (minimum of 75 %) Invited scholars/guest lecturers contribute to the teaching/ training/research activities Worldwide visibility Sustainability after EU funding 11

12 Taking part as an Organisation (1) EMJMDs are open to public or private organisations in Programme or Partner Countries HEIs Non-academic partners (enterprises, non-profit organisations, NGOs, foundations, etc.) Applicant must be HEI established in Programme Country. The HEI applies on behalf of the EMJMD consortium. Minimum EMJMD consortium composition: 3 HEIs as partners (including the coordinator) from at least 3 different Programme Countries 12

13 Taking part as an Organisation (2) HEIs established in a Programme Country: Accreditation at national level of each degree-awarding Master programme on the basis of which the EMJMD programme is composed required at application stage Cooperation with HEIs and other eligible participating organisations from Partner Countries (benefits: specific expertise, visibility to students and employers, promotion, etc.) Associated partners (optional): specific tasks/activities, e.g. dissemination, knowledge and skills transfer, internships, etc. 13

14 EMJMD Consortium Agreement Institutional commitment of all organisations participating in the EMJMD consortium. In line with the principles of the European Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), it must cover all academic, operational, administrative and financial aspects related to the implementation of the EMJMD. Definition of the roles and duties of the consortium partners and of the joint governing bodies of the EMJMD consortium Description of the academic programme, design of the programme/semester structure and establishment of the mobility paths Financial Management: definition of student participation costs and the establishment of a multi-annual budget Definition of a development and sustainability plan Clear roles concerning the joint promotion/awareness-raising activities and the marketing aspects Consortium Agreement guidelines: 14

15 EMJMD funding rules The EU grant for an EMJMD will be indicatively ~ 3 million HEIs: Contribution to the consortium management costs (incl. costs for invited scholars and guest lecturers) per student intake (= in total) for optional preparatory year Students: max per academic year and per scholarship Actual amount varies according to: EMJMD's length of studies (60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits) Student's country of residence EMJMD level of participation costs 15

16 EMJMD students scholarships grants Contribution to participation costs Students from Partner Countries up to per year Students from Programme Countries up to per year Contribution to travel costs per year if residence is less than km from EMJMD coordinator per year if residence is km or more from EMJMD coordinator per year Contribution to installation costs Living allowance (max 24 months) per month (not when in country of residence, and max 3 months in any Partner Country) per month (not when in country of residence) 16

17 New elements in 2016 EMJMD Call (1) Additional scholarships for 9 targeted regions (14 geographical windows), financed by EU external funding instruments (including African-Caribbean-Pacific countries) Simplified application and assessment for award of additional scholarships for targeted regions of the world Streamlined award criteria - Weight and text of the award criteria have been revised for improved focus and coherence 17

18 New elements in 2016 EMJMD Call (2) Financial envelope for EMJMDs in 2016 has been significantly increased allowing the selection of approximately 27 projects and will continue increasing until 2020 EMJMDs applicants will be able to choose if they want to opt out from the preparatory year and start immediately after the selection with the first intake 18

19 Erasmus+ EMJMD call for proposals 2016 Deadline: 18 February :00 CET Budget: ~ 57 M + ~ 19 M for "targeted regions" Nr. of projects: ~27 EMJMDs Nr. of scholarships per intake/per project: ~15 (around 45 per Grant Agreement) plus ~4 (around 12 per Grant Agreement) for targeted regions 19

20 Erasmus+ EMJMD call for proposals 2016 Selection roadmap Milestones Dates Publication of the call for proposals October 2015 Deadline for submission of applications 18 February :00 CET Expert assessment April May 2016 Accreditation check of Masters June 2016 Award Decision July 2016 Notification of applicants and publication of results on EACEA web site Preparation and signature of grant agreements July - August 2016 August - September 2016 Start of projects August - October

21 EMJMD Evaluation procedure Peer review by independent external experts 3 experts assess each proposal in a two-step evaluation procedure First step: 75% (30 points) of the maximum allocated points for "Relevance" Second step: only those proposals that have passed the first step will be assessed against the remaining award criteria To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 70 points overall 21

22 Taking part as an individual Students apply directly to the EMJMD consortium. All on-going EMJMDs offering scholarships are included in the EMJMD catalogue available under the following link: EMJMD scholarship holders: must have a first higher education degree or equivalent must not have received an Erasmus Mundus Master Course and/or Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate scholarship/fellowship in the past can submit a scholarship application to maximum three EMJMD programmes must sign a student agreement with the EMJMD consortium 22

23 Advantages for EMJMD Students Full scholarship covering participation costs, travel and living costs Health and accident insurance Study (perform research, undergo a placement) in at least two different Programme Countries of the EMJMD consortium (min. 30 ECTS credits each study period) Fully recognised and accredited joint or multiple degree (comprising a Joint Diploma Supplement) Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association: 23

24 Erasmus+ selection results 2015 EMJMDs by academic discipline LS = Life Sciences HU = Humanities HS = Hard Sciences Applications: 76 Selected Projects: 15 LS:13 HS:33 HU:30 LS: 2 HS: 8 HU: 5 24

25 Programme Country institutions in EMJMD applications 2015 (Coordinators & Partners) LV 4 CZ 4 HR 4 RO 4 EE 3 SI 3 IE 2 SK 2 CY 3 LT IS MT BG 1 NO DK 1 MK 1 FR 38 FI 6 HU 7 SE 5 TR 7 ES 35 PL 9 AT 9 BE 11 EL 12 IT 28 NL 14 DE 24 UK 17 PT 18 25

26 Selected EMJMDs 2015: Programme Country Institutions COORDINATOR PARTNERS ASSOCIATED PARTNERS AT BE CY DE DK EE ES FI FR GR HU IE IT MT NL PL PT RO SE UK NO TR 26

27 Selected EMJMDs 2015: Partner Country Institutions PARTNER ASSOCIATED PARTNER

28 Information sources (1) Information on Erasmus+ and EMJMD (Programme Guide, call for proposals 2016, application procedure, etc.) EMJMD consortia selected in 2014 and Funding.pdf 28

29 Information sources (2) The "Joint Degrees from A to Z (JDAZ)" project: Joint Programmes from A to Z - A reference guide for practitioners "Joint International Master Programmes: lessons learnt from Erasmus Mundus" (free of charge e-brochure) 29

30 Information sources (3) Erasmus+ short leaflet for individuals "Come to study or teach in Europe" in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese Erasmus+ short leaflet for institutions "Work together with European higher education institutions" in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese 30

31 EACEA Contact: SA Archimedes: 31

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