GEMMA / Erasmus Mundus

-        WHAT IS GEMMA?

GEMMA (Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies) is a two-year Postgraduate interdisciplinary study programme that provides high quality education and professional competences for personnel working or intending to work in the areas of Women's Studies, Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities across Europe and beyond. Students benefit from international mobility as they study at two different European universities and obtain a double diploma from the Home and Mobility institutions. They can also conduct research outside Europe and participate in internships. The GEMMA Master has 41 associated partners, including 45 prestigious partners such as the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Universidad Estatal de Campinas in Sao Paulo (Brazil), Universidad de Chile (Chile), Florida International University (USA), Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico), Rutgers University (USA), University of Columbia (USA), University of New York (USA), University of Redlands (USA), Cátedra UNESCO de Cultura y Educación para la paz Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador), Cátedra de la Mujer at Universidad de la Habana, Cuba, and the Centre for Women’s Studies in Zagreb (Croatia). From 2019, Goldsmiths College, University of London, and the United Nations Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme of the University of Iceland have joined them also as associate partners.


GEMMA is the first Erasmus Mundus Master´s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies in Europe. It was originally selected by the European Commission in 2006, again in 2011 and 2017, and a fourth time in 2019. It is, therefore, a programme of excellence distinguished from amongst 150 submitted project proposals as “a pilot project and model in the field of Women´s Studies and Gender Studies from a European and global perspective”.

At the end of their studies, GEMMA students obtain a double degree, issued by the two institutions where they have conducted their studies.


Yes, if you have a previous University Bachelor degree (or its equivalent: 180 ECTS, minimum 3 years of study), and speak at least 2 out of 3 languages: English, Spanish, Italian. *For specific eligibility conditions for scholarships and for separate requirements for visiting scholars, see GEMMA´s website

-        WHEN CAN I APPLY? DEADLINES FOR APPLICATION for the 18th edition of GEMMA (2024-2026)

The call for applications for the 18th edition, 2024-2026 of the GEMMA Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies IS NOW OPEN.

If you want to send your application, please follow the instructions for this call.

The funding of the GEMMA programme by the Erasmus+ programme is coming to an end and we will not receive the results of the EU funding renovation until the summer. For that reason, this Call for applications is open to self-financed students only (no EM Scholarships available this time). Nevertheless, the GEMMA Consortium is working to implement a number of scholarships (to be determined) for the 2024-2026 intake enrolled students. We invite applicants to join the Programme with an alternative source of funding. Please visit our funding opportunities page for more information.

The deadline for receiving your application is April 12th, 2024, 2 pm (Granada local time), including the letter of recommendation. Documents received after that deadline will be automatically rejected so we strongly encourage you to please send your application well in advance so your referees have time to send the letters of recommendation before the deadline.

The GEMMA Master is coordinated by the University of Granada and it is jointly taught at the following European Universities, highly renowned in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies:

IMPORTANT: The University of York (United Kingdom) will not participate as full partner on the 18th edition (no Home or Mobility university). Nevertheless, it will continue participating as GEMMA associate partner for future collaborations.


TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME (detailed description of the scholarships, information on eligibility for scholarships, application procedures, required documents, available mobility routes, courses, etc.) please visit this page. 

Adelina Sánchez Espinosa
GEMMA Consortium Coordinator
Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Estudios de las Mujeres y de Género
Centro de Documentación Científica
Calle Rector López Argüeta s/n
tel.: +34 958 244 349

* You can find the current definitions of Partner and Programme countries on pages 21-23 and footnote 97, page 116 of the new Erasmus+ Programme Guide available here: