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Become an EMA member!

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Get EMAzing Membership Benefits! As EMA members, students and alumni are ambassadors of the Erasmus Mundus Programme. We share the idea of international education, accessible to all and are passionate about spreading the message and information around the world. 

Join an international professional and personal network

We offer international professional and personal networks for Erasmus Mundus students and graduates. Our members can join our professional networks and service teams to network and become active within the Association.

Be an EMJMD Ambassador

EMA members are ambassadors of Erasmus Mundus. We share the idea of international education and spread the message around the world. Since its foundation EMA members have initiated or taken part in over 150 fairs, information seminars and promotional activities worldwide, using the promotional materials of EMA.

Be part of creating a better EMJMD experience

EMA serves as a channel of communication for students, alumni, universities and the European Commission. Our Programme Representatives (PRs) work to improve the EMJMD experience for all students and alumni of their respective programmes.

Join the conversation

EMA serves as a channel of communication for students, alumni, universities and the European Commission. Through Programme Representatives and Country Representatives EMA enables potential Erasmus Mundus applicants to get in touch with current students and graduates to receive advice and  recommendations based on the experience of previous generations.

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Am I eligible to become an EMA member?

In general EMA members are students and alumni from Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes, mainly Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) and formerly also Erasmus Mundus Joint PhD Degrees. Over the years, and to be more inclusive, our membership base has been extended slightly and the following membership types exist:

Ordinary Members of EMA: A student or an alumnus of an Erasmus Mundus Joint Programme can become an EMA member. For the membership to be approved the candidate needs to prove their acceptance/completion of an EMJMD programme.

Affiliate Members of EMA: A student or an alumnus of a Masters or PhD program who was beneficiary of mobility to a European University as part of Erasmus+ 2020 Key Action 1, Bullet 1 or any of the predecessor actions.

Honorary Members are any natural or legal persons, nominated by the Management Board by way of a two-third majority vote and accepted by the General Assembly who have made a significant contribution to the success, reputation, and pursuit of objectives of EMA.

The detailed criteria, regarding who can become an EMA member can be found in EMA’s Internal Regulations (available here).

How to become an EMA member

To be formally recognised as an EMA member, you need to be registered in EMA’s Community Portal. Registration and membership is free of cost and based on the verification of your status, e.g. EMJMD student or alumni. In most cases your EMJMD acceptance letter or degree certificate will be sufficient to be accepted. There are no obligations associated with being an EMA member and it is free of charge.