Welcome to EMMIR

Applications are now open

Head over to the 'Applications' section in order to start your EMMIR journey - applications for Erasmus Mundus scholarships are open until 20 December. A number of region specific scholarships have been earmarked for Erasmus+ applicants from Brazil and Mexico, South Africa and the ACP group of states.

Don't miss your chance to apply!

What is EMMIR?

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 mid 2016, four cohorts have graduated with a success rate of nearly 100%

In summer 2016, the programme has been selected for further co-funding under the European Erasmus Mundus label of excellence. Consequently, from 2017 onwards, another three editions of the study programme will be supported by a limited number of scholarship for both European and non-European students.

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 one of the 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 seven 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 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
  • University of Stavanger, Norway
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


14 September 2016

Exhibition "Kabbo ka muwala" opens 24 September

Städtische Galerie in Bremen, Germany, shows the joint project from 25 Sep to 11 Dec, 2016. The...

19 July 2016

EMMIR selected for EU co-funding in Erasmus +

The study programme has been selected for a second funding period by the EACEA in their...


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