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.


Prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarships under the framework of Erasmus + are offered to NON EUROPEAN STUDENTS*. The scholarships cover tuition fees, health insurance and travel and installation costs and include a monthly allowance.

In addition, there are scholarships for SCHOLARS who wish to complete a 2 to 4 weeks research and teaching visit of at one of the GEMMA Consortium partner universities.


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 current GEMMA project comes to an end in October 2025 therefore we are in the process of reapplying for the renewal of GEMMA under the Erasmus Mundus call (ERASMUS-EDU-2024-PEX-EMJM-MOB). 

The exact opening date for the next call for applications for the intake starting in 2024-2025 academic year (18th edition) is dependent on this process and will be announced in mid-January 2024.

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:


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: