The Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility program in the field of higher education which promotes the European Union as a world center of learning excellence.
The program supports high-quality European master’s degree courses(2nd cycle) – MSc and enhances the visibility and attractiveness of European higher education in non-EU countries, promotes intercultural relations and develops HEI cooperation with non-EU countries, in line with the foreign policy of the European Union.
It also grants study scholarships for students in non-EU countries to further the objective of providing better opportunities for underprivileged and socially and economically vulnerable students, and to promote equal access to higher education, as well as to enable European Union students to study at partner universities worldwide.
Erasmus Mundus is also an instrument for intercultural dialogue between the EU and the rest of the world. With this goal in mind, it provides scholarships for students, professors and researchers.
The quality and innovation of Schools and research units of ULisboa continues to attract an increasing number of international talents to develop projects and partnerships at the highest level.
The ULisboa has an extensive experience in mobility programs financed by the European Commission, including the Erasmus Mundus.
ULisboa participates in 13 programs in Action 1, 14 in Action 2 and 1 in Action 3.
ULisboa coordinates 4 of these projects.
The program has three actions.
Programs for master’s degree (2nd cycle) – MSc and doctoral degree (3rd cycle) – doctorate or Ph.D. offered by a consortium of at least three Higher Education Institutions (HEI) of Europe, which can also be participated in by non-E.U. countries.
This action also includes the allocation of scholarships for doctorate degree/Ph.D. students or professors participating in the program to allow them to study or teach in at least two EuropeanHEI and in some cases for up to six months in HEI of a non-EU partner country.
Erasmus Mundus Partnerships (former Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Windows):
This Action aims to promote the establishment of partnerships between Institutes and non-EU countries through the organization of mobility plans.
Promotion of Higher Education through projects that enhance the attractiveness and promote the visibility of Europe’s higher education in the world .
The Erasmus Mundus program ended December 31, 2013, however, the projects currently underway will continue to operate, including the selection of students by the end of the financial agreement of the projects concerned.
Starting in 2014, some of the activities managed by the Erasmus Mundus program have been transferred to the Erasmus + Program.
The first applications to be dealt with by the Erasmus + Program launched in December 2013.
More information may be obtained at Erasmus+ website.
Detailed information on the Erasmus Mundus program available at:
National Erasmus Mundus Point of Contact:
Directorate Generalof Higher Education
Leonor Santa Clara
Av. Duque D’Ávila n.º 137
Phone: +351 213 126 154
Fax: +351 213 126 020