Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of Higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.
The Erasmus Mundus programme provides support to:
  • higher education institutions that wish to implement joint programmes at postgraduate level (Action 1) or to set-up inter-institutional cooperation partnerships between universities from Europe and targeted Third-Countries (Action 2);
  • individual students, researchers and university staff who wish to spend a study / research / teaching period in the context of one of the above mentioned joint programmes or cooperation partnerships (Action 1 and Action 2);
  • any organisation active in the field of higher education that wishes to develop projects aimed at enhancing the attractiveness, profile, visibility and image of European higher education worldwide (Action 3).

Action 1: Erasmus Mundus joint programmes of outstanding quality at masters (Action 1 A) and doctoral (Action 1 B) levels including scholarships/fellowships to participate in these programmes;

Action 2: Erasmus Mundus Partnerships between European and Third Country higher education institutions including scholarships and fellowships for mobility at all academic levels;
Action 3: Promotion of European higher education through projects to enhance the attractiveness of Europe as an educational destination and a centre of excellence at world level.
The University of Cyprus participates in two ERASMUS MUNDUS, Action 2 projects offering opportunities for mobility scholarships: HERMES and Swap and Transfer Programmes.
HERMES Programme is leaded by TETHYS, Aux-Marseille University ( and
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For more information for HERMES project you can contact Pantelitsa Eteokleous This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
To apply for a mobility scholarship under Swap and Transfer project, please visit - deadline 31/1/2015
For more information for Swap and Transfer project you can contact Emma Zeniou This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mobility Support Office, Research and International Relations Service