Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus MA in Advanced Development in Social Work (ADVANCES)

Welcome to the ADVANCES website

The application portal is now open for the September 2022 intake. The application portal closes 10 January 2022.

Please go to Apply to see the list of required documents. 

A webinar for possible applicants and other people interested in the programme will take place Friday December 3rd 11am CET. To answer questions and to tell about experiences are members from Advances Alumni Association (AAA) Yoko Kitaguchi and Arthur Dromard together with Programme coordinator and administrator Lars Uggerhøj and Johanne Kær Berg.
The link for the webinar is: Join Zoom Meeting,

Applicants for Erasmus Mundus programs are not required to pay application fee to Aalborg University – you can just upload a random document in this field in the application portal.

Before applying, please read more about the admission process for the ADVANCES programme under


The MA in Advanced Development in Social Work (ADVANCES) is designed to give social workers outstanding levels of practice skills so that they can confidently respond to the vulnerabilities and uncertainties facing societies across the world.

This is an international MA in Social Work programme and students will rotate between university departments in five European countries: Denmark, France, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom. The 22-month course is explicitly targeted at qualified, experienced social workers from around the world who wish to upgrade their practice skills, especially with a transnational focus.

The top applicants to the course will be considered for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. If you are awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship it will include the following elements:

Scholarship element Students from EU partner countries  Students from EU programme countries Expected coverage of costs
Contribution to travel, visa, installation and other costs 
* € 2,000 or € 3,000 per year plus  € 1,000 installation costs      € 1,000 per year        100 %
Participation costs, including tuition fees and insurance
               € 9,000  per year 
                    (full costs)
      € 4,500 per year
           (full costs)
        100 %
Monthly allowance for living costs
         ** € 1,000 per month    ** € 1,000 per month        100%

Read more about the Fundings and Scholarships

Information about the course eligibility requirements is available here.

The ADVANCES guest lecturers programme also invites applications from lecturers who have considerable teaching or practice experience. Further information and an application form is available under Guest lecturers.