Call for Applications, ”DOC NOMADS” Mobile Film School

Deadline:  10 January 2019 (23:59 CET)
Open to: students from all over the world with a BA degree in Film Studies, in Arts or in Media Communication studies
Venue: 16– 23 August 2014, Tarrytown, New York


DOC NOMADS was created because we thought there was a need for an international documentary film Masters. And we felt that there was an opportunity to start something new in this field.

Filmmaking has become very democratic. Equipment is cheap and easy to get, the same goes for editing software, and we can all put our films on the Internet. Some people say “There’s no need for a school anymore.” And if so, it would just amount to learning the profession techniques and methods to obtain a quick and efficient result. 

But documentary filmmaking is more than a profession. It’s also an attitude towards the world and a vision of it. It’s a profile that will influence your social life and way of thinking. 

Even if it is about reality, a true Documentary film  - we use the term Author Documentary - is unique and personal, and therefore the filmmaker should obtain a whole array of social skills. He or she needs to develop empathy, reflection, responsibility and ethics.

Call for Applications to the 2019-2021 (eighth) edition is open.

The application submission is exclusively online. Only documents submitted via the DocNomads website are accepted.


DOC NOMADS Erasmus Mundus Masters Course is aimed to students from all over the world with a Bachelor's degree (BA) in Film Studies, in Arts or in Media Communication studies.

Other degrees (of at least EQF Level 6) may be accepted from applicants with a convincing artistic portfolio.

Currently in its 7th Edition, so far DocNomads had enrolled students from 60 nationalities: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

The Academic Board of DOC NOMADS is looking for students who are:

  • active, enthusiastic, and curious
  • creative, supportive, and capable of team work
  • resilient, tolerant and open to criticism
  • socially minded, empathetic, and ethically aware
  • seeking artistic independence and a personal voice

DocNomads is quite an intensive study program, demanding much study and many work hours, while constantly pushing students to face new experiences. 

Its challenging curriculum is aimed at students committed to taking advantage of the learning opportunities provided, in order to achieve and improve upon specialized skills, both in terms of theoretical knowledge of creative documentary and through practical training within this multifarious discipline. 


APPLICATION FEES: not required.


Participation in the DocNomads Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Course / EMJMD is possible either with a scholarship granted by the Erasmus+ programme, or as a self-funded student.

The participation costs / tuition fees for the whole study period of four semesters are:

- Self-funded / externally funded students: 18 000 Euro.

- Participation with Erasmus+ scholarship: between 9 000 Euro (for selected students from a programme country) and 18 000 Euro (for selected students from a partner country).

The tuition fee of the scholarship students will be transferred by EACEA directly to the DocNomads Consortium.

For self-funded students the tuition fee is to be paid in three instalments:

  • EUR 1000 within 3 weeks after the selection,
  • EUR 8000 by 30 June of the year of selection,
  • EUR 9000 by 30 June between the course’s first and second years.

The tuition fee includes:

  • Costs for enrolment at the consortium partner’s institutions
  • Participation in all classes offered within DocNomads’ curriculum
  • Support in administrative and organizational issues by the consortium partners
  • Emergency and accident insurance according to the minimum requirements of the Erasmus+ Programme
  • All examinations during the course and the issuing of the final diploma
  • Access to a pool of the schools’ film equipment and editing facilities. For the diploma film DocNomads also provides the basics in terms of post-production services, and a small contribution in cash for the production expenses of each diploma film.

The tuition fees does not cover:

  • Travel costs from the students’ country of origin, and travel costs required for the mobility between Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels in the corresponding semesters in which the course is held.
  • Travel documents (passport, visas), accommodation and living expenses, or other personal costs (e.g. study books, printing and stationery, photocopies, etc.).


  • The DocNomads Consortium arranges with AON to provide the student with a full health and liability insurance for the whole period of the Master.


It is estimated that students will spend monthly between 600-1000€ for living expenses during the 24 month of the course. See also estimate of living costs by City.


Call for Applications to the 2019-2021 (eighth) edition is open.

The application submission is exclusively online. Only documents submitted via the DocNomads website are accepted.

​Application deadline: 10 January 2019 (23:59 CET)

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:

The official web-page.