Erasmus Mundus Master’s Course in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems


Tropimundo is an Erasmus Mundus joint master’s degree in tropical biodiversity and ecosystems offering students two years of graduate studies, of which an entire semester is spent in the tropics. The programme brings together expert higher education institutes with long-standing worldwide expertise in tropical rainforests and woodlands and in tropical coastal ecosystems. 

The Tropimundo consortium is composed of 8 institutes in Programme Countries (European) and 5 institutes in Partner Countries (non-European). See a current list of courses and detailed course descriptions here.

Only candidates who have applied to and have been accepted by the Tropimundo consortium are eligible for a scholarship. Students applying for the scholarship must not have benefited from a previous Erasmus Mundus joint master’s or doctoral scholarship, and must commit not to benefit from another EU-funded scholarship scheme for the entire period of the course. These conditions are outlined in the student agreement here.

Deadline: 15 January, 2023


– Tuition fees.

– A contribution toward travel, installation, visa-related costs and other types of costs for two years.

– A monthly allowance of 1,000 euros, with some exceptions as outlined in the student agreement here.


– An internationally accepted Bachelor of Science degree (i.e. equivalent to 180 ECTS) with a major in biology, natural sciences, environmental sciences, or equivalent from an accredited university. Prospective applicants should check the FAQ to see which diplomas are likely to be considered equivalent to a B.Sc. degree in one of the preferred subjects.

– Students must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English or in English + French. 

–  More information on language requirements can be found in the online Application, Information and Management Tool (AIM-tool);

– A personal evaluation of the applications will be done by the Selection Committee composed of all Local Coordinators.

How to Apply: 

– Register to receive access to the online application providing the necessary information here.

– Enroll at the two or three EU universities that are part of your four-semester trajectory. 

– Send in the necessary administrative documents. These documents include officially authenticated diplomas (officially translated if necessary; certified copies, BUT NOT copies of certified copies, should also suffice), along with transcripts of academic records, proof of proficiency in English (TOEFL or the like), statement of financial resources, etc. The exact documents required depend on the university where you enroll. It is only after the screening and approval of these documents by the registering university that you are officially accepted to the course.

– After you get accepted, contact Tropimundo coordinators to discuss visa procedures.

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