TROPIMUNDO is an EC-funded and excellence-labelled Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems. We aim to bring together expert Higher Education Institutes (HEI), with long-standing worldwide expertise in tropical rainforests and woodlands and in tropical coastal ecosystems. TROPIMUNDO students can concentrate on botany, zoology and integrative ecosystem approaches in institutions with and beyond Europe in 2 Master years, of which an entire semester is spent in the tropics. Specialisation is possible on the evolution of tropical flora and vegetation, on faunistic assemblages, on informatics tools to treat and manage biodiversity data and databases (biogeographical, genetical, geographical information systems) including the management and conservation of historic collections such as herbarium sheets, on the study of diversity, dynamics and evolution of tropical and subtropical ecosystems (with a focus on four related systems, namely tropical rainforests and woodlands, mangrove forests, seagrass beds and coral reefs, including the interactions between flora, fauna, man and the environment within and between each of these adjacent ecosystems), on conservation and restoration ecology of natural habitats and their biodiversity including competences in sustainable management and governance of biodiversity, and finally, on tropical ethnobotany, exploitation and valorisation of natural resources and conservation of traditional ecological knowledge.

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The scholarship call is now open until 15/01/2022.

Detailed information on TROPIMUNDO facts, conditions, procedures, deadlines, etc… is available in the online Applicaton, Information and Management tool.

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The first TROPIMUNDO call is for scholarship seekers or self-funded applicants and will be evaluated as a batch after the deadline in 15/01/2022. If available places remain a second call will be opened and applications will be treated on a first come first served basis. The second call for TROPIMUNDO applications from self-funded applicants from all countries will be open until the deadline of 30 April of 2022. After this date the call will remain open only for self-funded applicants from Programme Countries until 15 June 2022. The second call will remain open until all available places have been attributed.

Admissions may be done conditional of obtaining a Bachelor diploma or language proof before the start of the academic year.

The next scholarship call or applicants intending to start in academic year 2023-2024 is expected to open in October 2022.

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