Welcome to EMMIR

Last chance to apply!

Applications for the EMMIR cohort 2016-18 will soon close. Better hurry to apply until 30 June 2016! Find more information in the application section or get in contact with us via email.


Admitted students will be informed by 25 July 2016, the programme will start on 1 September 2016.


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What is EMMIR?

Map of EMMIR partners (click to enlarge)

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. The first cohort set out to study in September 2011; since 2013 the programme is fully accredited by the national agencies as part of the European pilot project JOQAR. By the end of 2015 three cohorts have graduated with a success rate of nearly 100%.


EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organsiations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate's employment. The quality of the programme is constantly evaluated by an international board of experts.


EMMIR is a unique study programme focusing on migration through an intercultural approach. It provides profound theoretical skills in migration studies combined with field work in Europe and Africa. It is designed as a multidisciplinary programme that addresses important contemporary issues in an emerging field of study.


EMMIR includes study periods in both, Europe and Africa. Students' mobility is understood as a key to mutual understanding of different views and cultures of migration and movement and will sharpen intercultural sensitivity.


EMMIR students become acquainted with different cultures and academic traditions and gain knowledge about migration issues in internships. They will gain profound skills and specialise in of the four programme foci, this will provide them with excellent chances for employment in national and international governmental and private sector organisations or in academia. Graduates will be awarded a joint degree by the EMMIR partner universities:

  • Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany
  • Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan
  • Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Uganda
  • University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  • University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • University of Stavanger, Norway


22 April 2016

Next application deadline: 30 June 2016

REMINDER: Don't miss the EMMIR application window for Cohort 2016-18. It closes on 30 June.

28 August 2015

Applications are open

EMMIR Consortium announces study places for the 2016-18 cohort.

03 August 2015

Applications for 2016-18 cohort

EMMIR Consortium announces schedule for 2016-18 cohort applications


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