Mobility is one of the key aspects of the MEME programme, and of Erasmus Mundus programmes in general. All students will study at at least two partner universities, and more if they choose to do so. Students start their studies with a semester in either Groningen or Uppsala, and will then move to either Montpellier or Munich for their second semester. In their second year, students can choose at which partner university they want to conduct their individual research/thesis projects. Each year, eight students will also be able to do a research project of 3 to 6 months at Harvard University in the USA in the 3rd or 4th semester. The collective insurance of MEME students covers calamities at any location visited as part of the MEME programme.
As long as the overall mobility requirements are met, we try to accommodate the wishes and requests of individual students as far as possible. For instance, students are allowed to spend their 2nd semester in Groningen or Uppsala if there are good reasons for this (e.g. season-bound field work). However, there are also limitations to mobility. For example, some partner universities only issue a Master’s degree to students having spent at least two semesters at this university (see double degrees). Holders of a Category A scholarship are not allowed to study more than three months outside the EU (e.g. at Harvard) without losing (part of) their scholarship (see scholarships).