Application 2018/20

The call for the academic year 2018-2019 is open until 30 April 2018

Please note that the 2018/2020 intake will not be funded by the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme, but directly by the Consortium. No EMJMD scholarships will therefore be available.

Please note also that some changes in the structure and academic offer of the programme will take place starting from the edition 2018/20.

The main innovation will concern the structure of the academic programme, which will be now organised around two core modules, offered in Venice and Montpellier respectively.

In the first year, the Venice module, will take place over two terms, running from September to March. As in the past, this will be followed by a period of Complementary training taking place at the Université Moulay Ismail (Morocco), Université de Sousse (Tunisia), Université de Strasbourg (via its Centre d’étude et de recherche sur l’intervention sociale, CERIS).
The structure of the second year remains unchanged, with a core module at Montpellier, followed by a period of stage.

The changes introduced in the first year of the course respond to the need expressed by students over the years to anticipate and expand the educational offer of the Venice module, as well as to the aim of simplifying the structure of the course, and to consolidate its disciplinary coherence.

The modules held in Venice will continue to see the participation of a large number of international experts, providing students with a deep understanding of the histories, societies and cultures of the Mediterranean. Taking place over two terms, the Venice programme will also allow students to pursue greater independent learning and to follow specific interests in an environment characterised by great expertise on Mediterranean matters. Students will also receive training in research methodology and project design and implementation, and will start the linguistic training in Arabic and Hebrew languages (offered at different levels, in order to answer students’ different entry level), which will be continued throughout the programme.

By the end of this long module, students will have gained a thorough grounding in Mediterranean studies, research methodology and project design, on which the rest of the course will build.

In the second year, a compulsory three month module held at the UPVM will expand and consolidate students’ training in the fields of political and social sciences. The teaching offered at UPVM will concentrate on the comparative analysis of Mediterranean politics and societies, migration and refugee policies in Europe, development and cooperation.

By the end of the second module, students will have gained a sophisticated understanding of the Mediterranean as a cultural and political area and will have acquired the methodological skills to conduct independent research.

This will allow them to choose the most relevant stage, the final part of their formative path, opting for either professional or research training.

To sum up, by the end of the course, students will have acquired a deep understanding of the Mediterranean region; a good knowledge in the field of migration and refugee studies; a good grounding in the methodologies of social research, particularly how to organise and conduct fieldwork and how to work with qualitative approaches. They will have also acquired the competences necessary to draft and manage projects and the linguistic skills necessary to conduct research or to work professionally in the area and beyond.

Throughout the course, students will develop their competence in English and French, (these are the course’s languages of instruction, whose knowledge at level B2 and B1 respectively is requested at enrolment), Italian and Arabic (with an option of Hebrew and Moroccan Arabic).

Unlike in many Area Studies projects, MIM sees language competence as a crucial element of students’ scientific and professional training, necessary to form graduate able to excel both in research and in their professional life.

Instructions on how to apply can be found in the Call for Application.

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Scholarships and fee waivers

Although EMJMD scholarships will not be available for the 2018/20 edition, students may apply for support in the form of partial or total fee waiving (based on merit and/or income) and Erasmus + Learning Mobility of Individuals (LMI) between Programme Countries. All students from Programme Countries may receive an Erasmus mobility grant, according the rules of each university/country.

International students will be able to apply for the award of tuition fee waivers for international students enrolling in Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs at Ca’ Foscari University. Further information can be found at

Please note that the deadline for this application is the April 30, 2018.

Other grants may be awarded at national, regional or local level;