Unique mobility programme worldwide, including a unique set of threatened ecosystems
- Study, research and field courses in Amazonian, African, Asian and/or Australian wet tropics
- Intensive contact with different cultures and languages
While aiming at a joint Master degree, students are awarded a multiple degree depending on which European institutes were visited. In addition, each student will receive a Europass Certificate signed by all participating higher education institutes involved. Find more information on the academic learning outcome
Basic student requirements
- An internationally accepted Bachelor’s degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS) with a major in Biology, Natural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or equivalent from an accredited university.
- Students must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English or English + French. More information on language requirements can be found in the Online Information and Application Module.
- A personal evaluation of the applications will be done by a selection committee
- In the 1st and 3rd semester basic and specialised extra-curricular language courses are offered based on actual trajectory needs.
Trajectory in 4 semesters
The consortium is composed of 5 institutes in Programme Countries (largely European) and 4 higher education institutes in Partner Countries (largely non-European). In a first semester, students start at a European institute of their choice to acquire similar competences. In a second semester field experience and courses will take place in a university in a non-EU country. This includes hands-on experience in 1 or 2 tropical sites. The third semester will cover a specialisation in a European university, different from the first one. Courses vary at this semester. In the fourth semester students return to where they started out for their thesis research. Every trajectory of 4 semesters constitutes a unique combination of courses and expertises. In-depth information available:
Tuition fees are 8,000 EUR per year for students from Partner countries (largely outside Europe) and 4,000 EUR per year for students from Programme countries (largely European). They are to be paid to the coordinating institute. The tuition fees include consortium enrolment fees and the insurance cost. The tuition fees do not include costs related to visa and preparatory documents, accommodation, additional insurance costs, living expenses and travel and transportation costs. However, EC-funded students have additional cost coverage. Find more information here
TROPIMUNDO Candidates can also apply for an EC scholarship
, which is however limited by a number of criteria.
Applying for Tropimundo
The following information sections are extracted from the online Information and Application Module.
awards & LAUREATES
TROPIMUNDO awards two annual prizes:
- The TROPIMUNDO Best Student Award, awarded to the student with the highest overall course average.
- The Lorenzo Borella Memorial Award, awarded to the student with the highest thesis mark. The eponymy is in loving memory of the TROPIMUNDO alumnus Lorenzo Borella and is described here in English, Italian, French and Dutch). This award was originally named the TROPIMUNDO Best Thesis Award.
(TROPIMUNDO Best Student Award)
João NUNES DE MATOS FARMINHAO
(Lorenzo Borella Memorial Award)
(TROPIMUNDO Best Student Award)
Daniel MONTECINOS LLERENA
(TROPIMUNDO Best Thesis Award)
Students & Alumni
TROPIMUNDO students and alumni will have the opportunity to become a member of the Erasmus Mundus Association - EMA