Erasmus Mundus TROPIMUNDO Master programme

Erasmus Mundus TROPIMUNDO Master programme

The Université libre de Bruxelles is coordinating the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems – TROPIMUNDO, for which the European Commission offers a certain number of fully covering scholarships for EU and non-EU students. There are no country restrictions whatsoever. As Erasmus Mundus is the educational excellence brand of the European Commission, the only criteria for selecting the scholarship holders is their excellence.


This information is of particular importance for students with a BIOLOGY background (see FAQ online for a detailed list with eligible and non-eligible diplomas).


TROPIMUNDO is the first International Master in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems (2 years, 120 ECTS) that allows students to delve into the interlinked ecosystems under threat by spending a full second semester of course work and field schools in the Amazonian tropical rainforest, the Caribbean and Indian Ocean tropical islands, the Central-African rainforest, the East-African Great Lakes, terrestrial and coastal ecosystems, the Malagasy forest ecosystems, and the Asian terrestrial, aquatic and mangrove forests, and a fourth semester dedicated to thesis work related to tropical biodiversity and ecosystems. The other two semesters are covering basic and specialized courses in Belgium, Italy, France and French Guiana.


For the 2024 call, the European Commission might provide a certain number of full scholarships for EU and non-EU students. Any information on whether or not the first ranked applicants will receive a scholarship will only be known in July 2024 (to start the programme in September 2024). Selected scholarship holders will have their tuition fees and mobility covered in addition to receiving full insurance and monthly allocations.


The first call for applicants seeking a scholarship intending to start in academic year 2024-2025 is now open and the deadline for application is 30 November 2023.


Further information on the TROPIMUNDO programme and the application procedure can be found at .