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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Humanitarian Action

24 months
12000 EUR/year
12000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Programme in International Humanitarian Action is an inter-university multidisciplinary postgraduate programme that provides high quality academic education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the area of humanitarian action. 


Created in 1993 through the concerted efforts of the NOHA Universities in close collaboration with the DG for Humanitarian Action and Civil Protection (ECHO) and the DG for Education and Culture, the initiative was a response 

to a growing need for higher educational qualifications specifically suited to addressing complex humanitarian emergencies. 

One of the most unique elements of the programme, collaboration, is central to the NOHA experience. Students study at different universities and benefit from rich cultural interaction and exchange of ideas and languages. It is an integral part 

of the NOHA teaching-learning process. The partner universities have gradually integrated the joint training and research programme into their respective curricula, achieving a high degree of co-operation and integration, while preserving their speciality and traditions.NOHA students come from all over the world and register in the NOHA network. They are admitted following a highly competitive selection process agreed by the Network and can therefore enrol for courses jointly recognised by each of the participating universities, with the assurance of good communication links between them. 

Programme Structure

The NOHA master’s programme has been proudly supported by the European Union for almost two decades. It was one of the first 19 Master programmes selected at the start of the Erasmus Mundus programme in 2004.  

In July 2020, the NOHA Master was once again selected as an Erasmus Mundus programme and will continue to offer Erasmus Mundus scholarships for the next 4 editions, starting with the 2021-23 cohort. Additional information on the scholarship programme is available by contacting the UCD Programme Director.

The 2-year programme is divided into four semesters and structured around five main components:

  • Intensive Programme - Semester 1  
  • Humanitarian Disciplines - Semester 1 
  • Thematic Specialisation - Semester 2 
  • Individual Specialisation - Semester 3
  • Master Project & Thesis - Semester 4 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Humanitarian Action
University College Dublin


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