Welcome to the Joint Application System for the NOHA+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Programme in International Humanitarian Action (120 ECTS).

Before applying, please consider carefully whether you meet the following common minimum eligibility criteria:

  • A completed application is submitted through the online application system by the deadline (including all compulsory attachments, such as: copy of passport, certified copy of diploma, certified copies of academic transcripts, CV in English, reference letters),
  • Candidates must have obtained, as a minimum, a university first cycle degree (Bachelor, EQF level 6) in a discipline of relevance to humanitarian action,
  • Candidates are required to have a recognised qualification in the language(s) of instruction of the universities they plan to attend (English – C1 certificate; French – C1 certificate; Spanish – B2 certificate).

Remember, candidates are chosen on the basis of the following selection criteria:

  • type and level of academic qualifications,
  • type and level of research experience,
  • type and level of professional experience, such as practical experience in the area of humanitarian action in governmental, inter-governmental and/or non-governmental organisations and institutions,
  • motivation and concern for humanitarian issues,
  • multicultural sensitivity,
  • level of linguistic abilities,
  • recommendations,
  • results of interviews (if applicable),
  • nationality and gender balance.

Joint Application Form

NOHA+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Programme in International Humanitarian Action

1. Enrolment preferences

First semester (Home university)

The NOHA home university will be your primary institution of enrolment throughout the programme. Please choose up to 3 possibilities. Some of the universities (Uniwersytet Warszawski, Universidad de Deusto, Uppsala universitet) have a specific list of national requirements which have to be met in order to conclude the admission procedure. Please read the information before applying in order to be prepared in advance. These requirements apply also to students undertaking mobility to the universities in question during the second semester.

Second semester (Host university)

Students are expected to study at another NOHA university during the second semester. Please choose up to 3 possibilities. You should consider the specialisation of each university carefully: we will do our best to offer you your first choice, but once the decision is made, it may not be possible to change it. In the case of Aix-Marseille Université, you should also make sure that your knowledge of French is sufficient to study a Master’s degree (min. C1 level in French). All other programmes are taught in English.

Third semester (Work placement or Global partner university)

The third semester mobility will be decided by the beginning of the second semester of the programme. Please indicate your preferences to foresee the possible number of applications per track and/or partner university. Please choose up to 3 possibilities. Please note that there is a limited number of places available for each option. We will try in as much as it is possible to ensure that all students are given one of their choices. If it is not possible, your NOHA Coordinator will inform you of additional options available.

Personal data

Candidates with multiple nationalities must decide at application stage under which nationality they apply

Residential address:

3. Academic data

4. Employment history

5. Language competence

Other languages

6. References

Academic Referee

Academic or Work related Referee

7. Motivation statement

State briefly (max 3000 characters) your reasons for applying for the NOHA+ Master’s Programme in International Humanitarian Action.

8. Special circumstances

Please indicate any physical or learning disabilities that you may suffer from. Do you foresee any personal problems (family/financial/cultural)? All the information will be treated confidentially (max 2000 characters).

9. Abstract

Abstract (max 500 characters) including information on name, age, nationality, degree, motivation and experience.

10. Miscellaneous

11. Compulsory attachments

Please scan and attach to this application form the following documents (formats .PDF or .JPG, max size 2MB):

12. Agreements



Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
Erasmus+