Erasmus Mundus Design Measures are projects which support the design of high-level study programmes at master level. They are jointly delivered by an international partnership of HEIs from different countries worldwide and, where relevant, other educational and/or non-educational partners with specific expertise in the concerned study areas/professional domains.

The EM Design Measures (EMDM) and the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters (EMJM) actions are autonomous funding schemes and their respective calls for proposals are independent.

The main objective of the EM Design Measures is to encourage the development of new, innovative and highly integrated master programmes with the ambition of facilitating the setting-up of new partnerships involving (a) Programme countries (b) institutions, and/or (c) thematic areas that are under-represented in Erasmus Mundus.

Funding opportunities for 2021-2027 and information on how to apply are announced on the European Commission’s Funding & Tender Opportunities portal:

Detailed information on the criteria and funding rules applying to the EMDM action:

2021 Erasmus+ Programme guide