EMMA: Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia

EMMA is for funding exchange programme between Asia and Europe for individual mobility flows of academics from Partner Countries. This programme is sponsored by the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Commission. Awardees are undergraduate, master, PhD students, PostDocs and Staff from European and Asian partners countries. This is a great opportunity to spend one semester, one year, or more to study abroad, for students and to teach, be trained and do research abroad, for post Doc and staffs from Asian/European partner universities.

The programme is built on a partnership of 17 Universities, 10 in Asia and 7 in Europe. University of Nice (France) is the programme coordinator and University of Da Nang (Vietnam) the co-coordinator. There will be three selection processes with application in Fall 2013 (Staffs and Doctoral students), in Fall 2014 (mainly Undergraduate and  Master Asian students and Asian Post Doc) and in Fall 2015 (mainly European students and postdocs).


Erasmus Mundus Action 2

Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (EMA2) fosters institutional co-operation in the field of higher education between the European Union and Third Countries through a mobility scheme addressing student and academic exchanges for the purpose of studying, teaching, training and research.

EMA2 objective is to achieve better understanding and mutual enrichment between the European Union and third countries co-operation in the field of higher education through promoting the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level. This will be achieved through the promotion of partnerships and institutional co-operation exchanges between European Higher Education Institutions and Third Country institutions and a mobility scheme addressing student and academic exchanges.


Is this for me?

 For students, all levels are eligible: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate. Application may concern any field of study provided that the host University offers the corresponding programme. Asian candidates must have one of Asian partner nationalities (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam). Emma also provides grants for short post doc (6 months) and academic or administrative staffs short visit (1 to 3  months). EU candidates must be of an EU nationality.

The program takes in charge all expenses for travel, visa, insurance, living expenses and tuition fees (if required).



Science and Technology

The primary focus of Emma is put on Science and Technology with a broad offer of a high quality teaching at all levels of Engineering and Technology oriented courses.

As one of the leading topics we set environmental and water-related problems, such as water management, water pollutions control, etc., that belong to expertise areas of the participating universities of technology and are of a high regional importance.

The Emma programme is not limited to the Science and Technology areas and many of the participating higher education institutions can offer any kind of teaching and thus cover the whole spectrum of the educational needs.

COHORT 3: New call for Doctoral and Post Doctoral researchers

December 15st 2015 - January 31th 2016

see the list of available grants

For Undergrad and Master scholaships and staffs, application process is closed.

COHORT 2: accepted list for second cohort

COHORT 1: accepted list for first cohort


Kick-off meeting in Danang

Sept 29th to Oct 04th, 2013

Workshop 16-18 September 2014

BTU Cottbus - Senftenberg, Main Campus

Emma-2: Icing the cake

Emma-East and Emma-West partners meet in Heidelberg, from May 19th to 21st 2014  

Third meeting at RUPP

2-4 Sept, 2015