Welcome to MEME

Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology


MEME (Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology) is a two-year research-oriented master programme for talented and motivated students who are interested in understanding evolution in all its facets. It is a joint project between four European universities (University of Groningen, Netherlands; Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany; Uppsala University, Sweden; University of Montpellier, France) as partners and Harvard University (USA) and University of Lausanne (Switzerland) as associated partners. Students start their studies with a semester in either Groningen or Uppsala, and then move to either Montpellier or Munich for their second semester. In the third and fourth semesters, students can choose the partner university at which to carry out their individual research projects. Upon completion of the programme, students are awarded a double degree from two partner universities.

4(+2) Universities

Four European universities have joined forces with Harvard University (USA) and University of Lausanne as an associated partners. MEME offers students the opportunity to compose an individual study programme in evolutionary biology by combining elements from the complementary programmes at the partner universities.


The MEME programme was initiated in 2010. It has gained a worldwide reputation for excellence in education. Many MEME graduates aim for a career in academics, but some also find positions in industry, business and other fields.

Double Degrees

Students who successfully complete the MEME programme receive degrees from two of the European partner universities. MEME strives for issuing a joint degree in the future.

Unfortunately we will NOT open a call for applications this year.

Please consult the web pages of our partner universities for their local  Master programmes.

Last update in March 2024