The specific aims of the KA1 action are:

  • improve the level of skills and core competencies ;
  • drive improvements in quality, innovation excellence and internationalization in education and training institutions ;
  • promote the development and awareness of a European area of lifelong learning designed to complete the reforms of national policies and to support the modernization of education and training systems ;
  • enhance the international dimension of education and training, in particular through cooperation between the programme and the institutions of the partner countries in higher education ;
  • improve the teaching and learning of languages ;
  • promote broad linguistic diversity of the EU and intercultural awareness .
This Key Action supports:

              1. Mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth
              2. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees
              3. Erasmus+ Master Loans


  1. Mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth

Projects under this Action promote transnational mobility activities targeting learners and staff aiming to:

  • Support learners in the acquisition of competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) with a view to improving their personal development and employability in the European labour market and beyond;
  • Support the professional development of those who work in education, training and youth with a view to innovating and improving the quality of teaching, training and youth work across Europe;
  • Enhance notably the participants' foreign languages competence;
  • Raise participants' awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries.

More information about Call 2015 KA1 Higher Education:


  1. Eramus Mundus joint master degrees

An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) is a high-level integrated international study programme of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits, delivered by an international consortium of HEIs from different countries and -where relevant-other educational and/or non-educational partners with specific expertise and interest in the study areas/professional domains covered by the joint programme. Their specificity lies in their high integration/"jointness" and the excellent academic content and methodology they offer.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees aim to:

  • Foster excellence, quality improvements, innovation, excellence and internationalisation in higher education institutions(HEI);
  • Increase the quality and the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and supporting the EU'sexternal action in the higher education field, by offering full degree scholarships to the best Master students worldwide;
  • Improve the level of competences and skills of Master graduates, and in particular the relevance of the Joint Masters for the labour market, through an increased involvement of employers.

Detailed information about the programme is available on the following website of the European Commission and the Executive Agency Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA) responsible for managing this

  1. Erasmus+ master degree Loans

Higher education students at master level who want to complete a full study programme in another Programme Country can apply for a loan to contribute to their costs.

Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans will enable potential master students to gain access to loans to support their studies abroad over the lifetime of the Erasmus+ Programme. The EU budget allocation will leverage a multiple amount in financing from the banking sector for loans to mobile masters students.

The first spanish bank to join the Programme Loans Master Erasmus+ is a micro bank La Caixa . Which it provides loans to both spanish masters students to go to European countries and students from other countries of the Erasmus + they decide to do a Masters in Spain.

Erasmus+master degree Loans  

More information is available on the website of the European Commission: