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

Welcome to the ADVANCES website

We will not have an intake in September 2023 or 2024

After two successful cycles with 9 cohorts the basic funding from EU is now running out.

To hopefully continue this important programme the consortium is expecting to apply EU for a third cycle (four cohorts) in the beginning of 2024. If funded the programme will open for applications from candidates by October 1st 2024. Start of the first semester in the new cycle will be September 2025.

We will inform as soon as we have any news about the funding and the programme.
Please keep an eye on this website especially from August 2024. We hope to receive an application from you when the programme is restarted.


The master 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 master 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.  


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