Erasmus Mundus GEM Joint Masters Degree Programme in Europe 2021

Applications are currently being invited for the Erasmus Mundus GEM Joint Masters Degree Programme in Europe for the 2021/2022 academic session.

The aim of the GEM programme is to deliver top-class graduates from the EU and around the world, with the skills and networks to better manage socio-ecological systems for sustainable and equitable growth.

GEM is a prestigious, integrated, international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of four higher education institutions. Each partner brings expertise in different aspects of human-environment interaction challenges with applied geospatial science:

  • Natural resources management at ITC-University of Twente, the Netherlands (and GEM coordinating partner)
  • Ecosystems and the environment at Lund University, Sweden
  • Agriculture and forestry at Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Socio-ecological systems and urban planning at the University of Tartu, Estonia

Worth of Award

As an awardee, you stand the chance to learn from four European university partners that:

  • Bases its innovative teaching approaches on collaborative studies with stakeholders to address real socio-ecological challenges. As a GEM graduate, you will understand the scientific process and be able to apply it in your future career, both inside and outside academia, to meet sector skill needs.
  • Makes extensive use of open-source ICT to bring diverse groups of students, staff, and stakeholders together in virtual environments for interdisciplinary learning. As a GEM graduate, you will interact with stakeholders in different sectors, and be comfortable doing so.
  • Builds upon strategic partnerships between universities and industries to develop professional experience in the use of GI and EO science to address global challenges. As a GEM graduate, you will develop leadership, negotiation, networking, management, and communication skills and will be ready to act.
  • Builds capacity by providing equal access to top-tier education. This diversity increases access to education and develops your language and culture skills, broadening minds to new ways of thinking.
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The following are eligible for the Erasmus Mundus GEM programme

How to Apply

By way of application, if you have not yet created a personal profile, then create one by entering your e-mail address and chosen password. You will then receive your login data via your email address. This may take a few minutes.

Once the profile is created you can make an online application for the GEM MSc course.

But if you have already created a profile then you can log in using your e-mail address and password. However, if you have forgotten your password then use the ‘Lost your password?’ button to receive a new one.

As part of this process you are required to upload essential supporting documents:

  • Copies of your degree certificate/diploma
  • Course record/academic transcript;
  • Proof of identity (copy of passport)
  • Proof of English language ability
  • A motivation statement explaining why you wish to follow this course
  • Curriculum Vitae (resumé)
  • Recommendation letter/reference letter
  • A short (max. 1000 words) provisional description of your proposed research topic.
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There are a few requirements for uploading files. You can upload the following file types: jpeg, gif, png and pdf. The maximum file size allowed is 2 MB. 

Kindly note that if your country is not on the list of exempted countries, you need to submit the results of a recognized English test, e.g. British Council/IELTS.

Deadline: The deadline for applications is March 15th, 2021.


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