IDOH (Infectious Diseases and One Health) is a partnership of some of Europe's leading research-intensive universities in the field of infectious diseases and the "one health" concept. The three founding partners are Université de Tours, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the University of Edinburgh.

The IDOH consortium is aiming to offer innovative postgraduate programmes in infectious diseases emphasising the three aspects of the one health concept: humans, animals and the environment. The IDOH MSc programme involves mobility of students among the partners and associate partners. There will be a maximum of 24 students in each intake, ensuring that all students receive the highest level of teaching and interactions with staff at all three institutions.

All the courses in the IDOH programme are compulsory. A list of all the courses you will study is given below.

Mobility Structure

The IDOH programme consists of 4 semesters of 30 ECTS credits each, making 2 years and 120 ECTS credits in total. The mobility structure, with a change in location each semester, gives students a wide educational experience, being taught by experts in One Health, infectious diseases, animal science and immunology in three premier universities.

Semester 1 covers basic immunology and infectious diseases. Semester 2 focusses on epidemiology and risk mitigation. Semester 3 covers laboratory practices and animal models for infectious and non-infectious diseases. Semester 4 is taken up with the research project, performed as a placement in industry or an internship in any full or associate partner institute.

Year 1
WhenSemester 1Semester 2
WhereUniversité de ToursUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona
WhatImmunology and infectious diseasesEpidemiology and risk mitigation
Summer school (Barcelona or Edinburgh)
Year 2
WhenSemester 3Semester 4
WhereUniversity of EdinburghPartner or Associate Partner Institute
WhatAnimal models and laboratory practicesResearch project and thesis
Summer workshop and presentation of thesis project (Tours)


For three intakes (2017, 2018, 2019) we have a total of 11 scholarships for students of Programme Countries and 33 for students of Partner Countries. In addition we have a total of 12 additional scholarships for students of Targeted Regions.

The total cost of the IDOH programme can be estimated as below.

  • Tuition fee €9,000 per year and €4,500 per year for EEA students (see Tuition fees section below)
  • Living costs between €250 and €350 per month, depending on personal needs and location
  • Accommodation costs from €250 upward (Tours), from €200 per month (Barcelona), from €400 upward (Edinburgh) per month
  • Travel costs depend on distance
  • Visa costs for non-EEA students

For more information, see the websites of each university or the cost of living comparison site.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for the IDOH programme covers all enrolment costs in all three universities, all classes and an insurance scheme. Other costs such as accommodation, living and travel costs and additional insurance are not included and should be covered by the students.

Partner Countries
The tuition fees for students from partner countries is €9,000 per year. (see Programme and Partner Countries below).

Programme Countries
The tuition fee for students from programme countries is €4,500 per year. (see Programme and Partner Countries below).

Fully paid scholarships are available for outstanding candidates. We will also accept applications from self-funded students and those who are able to cover their costs from other sources. For more information please see application information.


All applicants who submit their application by the deadline for scholarship funded places are automatically considered for fully paid scholarships through the regular application form. There is no separate application form; when you make your application you will also be considered for a scholarship. You will be notified about the success of your application for a place in the IDOH programme and your success in obtaining a scholarship after the closing date for applications.

For students from Partner Countries, the Erasmus+ full scholarship covers all necessary costs during the two year study period in Europe. Over two years the total value of the scholarship is approximately €42,000. This includes the tuition fee of €9,000 per year. The remainder of the scholarship is paid to the student in monthly instalments. There may also be additional support for mobility and installation costs, allocated to the student yearly.

For students from Programme Countries, the Erasmus+ full scholarship covers all necessary costs during the two year study period in Europe. Over two years the total value of the scholarship is approximately €33,000. This includes the tuition fee of €4,500 per year. The remainder of the scholarship is paid to the student in monthly instalments. There may also be additional support for mobility and installation costs, allocated to the student yearly.

There are a small number of scholarships in addition to those listed above that are for students from Targeted Regions. These regions are Asia (Region 6), Latin America (Region 8) and ACP countries (Region 11). If you are eligible for one of these additional scholarships (based on the information you supply in your application), you application will automatically be considere d for one of these scholarships. You may mention in your application that you believe you fall into this category.

Program and Partner Countries

Programme Countries are those of the European Economic Area plus the Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.

Students from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, United Kingdom are considered as coming from Programme Countries.

Partner Countries are all other countries not mentioned above.

Students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Switzerland are considered to come from Partner Countries.

Determination of student status

During the application process the student category is determined, depending on nationality and on whether the student has resided in a Programme country for more than 12 months over the five years before applying.

  • Students whose are nationals of one of the Programme Countries are considered Programme Country Students.
  • Students who are nationals of one of the Partner Countries and who are residents of a Programme Country or have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) in a Programme Country for more than 12 months in the last five years are considered Programme Country students.
  • Students who are nationals of one of the Partner Countries and who are not residents of any Programme Country and have not carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) in a Programme Country for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme Country are considered Partner Country students.
  • Students with double nationality (of a Programme and a Partner Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.
  • The 12 month residency rule should not apply to nationals of Partner Countries who for various reasons and under various circumstances have sought refuge and received refugee status in a Programme Country.

Targeted Regions

We have a limited number of scholarships available for students from targeted regions. The regions are

Asia (Region 6) which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, DPR Korea, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam. This category excludes China and India.

Latin America (Region 8) which includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.

African, Carribean and Pacific (APC) Countries (Region 11) which includes Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Cape Verde, Comoros, Bahamas, Barbados, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Cook Islands, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, East Timor, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Please note that the stipend and travel allowances for these scholarships depend on your country of residence. Further information on how the scholarships are calculated is available.

Students who do not recieve a scholarship and who chose to self fund may be eligible to apply for the following scholarships

Applications for 2019 intake are now closed - the programme team are now reviewing the applications and those proceeding to the next stage will be interviewed in mid March

How to Apply

Guidelines for your application and a list of the documents you will need are given in the Application Guidelines Document.

English Language Requirements

All applicants must provide evidence of their English language ability. The accepted forms of evidence are shown here. Please check this information and make sure you check that you have the appropriate evidence as your application will not be considered otherwise.

Nationality of one of the exempt countries as defined by UK Visas and Immigration. Please read this carefully as many countries where all teaching is in English are NOT included in the list. Students who have degrees from these countries will have to provide evidence of English competency. Please note that a statement from your university that you were taught in English is not acceptable evidence.


An undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration


An undergraduate or masters degree from a university on the list of approved universities in non-majority English speaking countries.


A certificate of English competency from one of the following agencies, at the standard indicated:

  • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the "Enabling Skills" sections are not considered)
  • CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components

Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.You will find information about approved testing centres for English language tests by following this link link

Privacy Candidates should be aware that if they are selected (proposed for a scholarship/fellowship, put on the reserve list or enrolled on a self paying basis) their data may be used for the purposes of their data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programmes, efficiently manage the projects, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association. More details are avaliable in the Privacy statement

Latest News - 12th February 2019

Applications for 2019 intake are now closed - the programme team are now reviewing the applications and those proceeding to the next stage of the application process will be interviewed by SKYPE in mid March

The latest newsletter can be downloaded here

Students who are interested can access the you tube versions of talks from the recent 2017 'One Health' event here


The latest internal quality report can be downloaded here


Prospective Students

Eligibility/Academic Skills

To be eligible for the IDOH programme you must comply with the eligibility criteria

  1. You must have been awarded a first cycle degree (bachelor degree) from an accredited university. The degree must have involved a minimum of three years full time study and correspond to a minimum of 180 ECTS.
  2. Your degree must have been awarded with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division; 2-1; 2A) or equivalent.
  3. Your area of study should have been in one of the following areas: biological sciences (with a major in immunology, infectious diseases or microbiology); veterinary, medical or pharmaceutical sciences.
  4. You must demonstrate your proficiency in English. For information on accepted proof of English competence, see English Language Requirements

There is more information about entry requirements for international students from different countries on the University of Edinburgh website

Present Students

The first students will commence this programme in September 2017.

This page will host portals to the Learning Management System used by the programme. If you have been accepted on to the IDOH EMJMD programme please return to this page after you have commenced your studies.

Past Students

Since this is a new programme we do not currently have any past students.

The Erasmus Mundus Association is an active group for present and past students which will be available to IDOH students after enrolment.

There will be an alumnus association for IDOH EMJMD students which will be accessed through this page. Please return here after you complete your degree.

The IDOH Universities

Students on this programme spend time studying at each of the academic partner universities:

Université de Tours (UT) is situated in the picturesque Loire Valley, a centre of learning since the Renaissance. Your time at UT will allow you to become familiar with French language and culture and you will be taught by international experts in infectious diseases.

UT is part of a multidisciplinary network aiming at fighting pathogens and infectious diseases, which gather research units from 5 universities located in the Centre-Val de Loire region or in neighboring regions. UT works also closely with INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research), the number one agricultural institute in Europe.

UAB is a young university based at a modern campus on the outskirts of Barcelona, in the Catalonian region of Spain. You will be exposed to the Catalan lifestyle, learn the Spanish language. Your teachers will be at the forefront of research in the application of the concepts of One Health.

UAB was the best Spanish university in the 2015-2016 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB has strong links with CReSA, one of the most important animal health research centres in Southern Europe.

The University of Edinburgh is a 500-year-old University situated in the city of Edinburgh, within the nation of Scotland, part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. You will discover the beauty of Scotland and improve your English language. You will be taught by experts in small and large animal models of infectious and non-infections disease.

Most of the teaching will be at The Roslin Institute, which is part of the University and a UK National Institute of Bioscience focussed on research concerning the health and welfare of animals, and applications of basic animal sciences in human and veterinary medicine, the livestock industry and food security.

Associate Partners

IDOH has 35 Associate Partners, from research, industry and government.

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