Thursday, December 3, 2009

European Master of Science in Research on Information and Communication Technologies.


This is the call for applications to the Erasmus Mundus Category A student (non-European) scholarships for MERIT – the European Master of Research on Information and Communication Technologies (see ).

MERIT is a European 2-year post-graduate programme taught in English at the following institutions:

• Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain

• Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

• Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), formerly University of Karlsruhe, Germany

• Politecnico di Torino (PdT), Torino, Italy

• Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain, Belgium

MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships are addressed for highly qualified non-European students willing to study the MERIT programme in two of the above institutions beginning September 2010. The number of MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships for the MERIT course 2010-2012 is 7.

Additional Category A student scholarships (up to 2) for students under the Western Balkans and Turkey Window will also be granted.

The application deadline for MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships is 17:00 (CET) January 11th 2010 to do electronic data entry and upload of required documents in the on-line application tool.

This call is subject to the general conditions of the Erasmus Mundus programme the details of which can be found in:


MERIT is a multi-track research oriented Master programme within the guidelines of the Bologna process whose scope is Information and Communication Technologies. The MERIT academic program is organized in 3 Areas of Knowledge and their corresponding 9Specialisation tracks which can be studied in any two of the institutions indicated below:

a) Microwave, Antennas, Remote Sensing and Photonics (UPC, KTH, PdT, KIT)
1. Microwaves and RF Circuits and Systems (UPC, PdT) European AArea rea of HHigher igher EEducation ducation
2. Antennas and EM modelling (UPC, PdT, KIT)
3. Remote Sensing and Imaging (UPC, KIT)
4. Photonics(KTH, KIT)

b) Wireless and Optical Communication Systems and Networks (UPC, KTH, PdT, KIT)
5. Information Transmission and Wireless Communication Systems (UPC, KTH)
6. Wireless Network Management (KTH, PdT)
7. Optical Communication Systems and Networks (UPC, PdT, KIT)

c) Multimedia Signal Processing (UPC, KTH, UCL)
8. Image and Video Processing (UPC , UCL)
9. Speech and Language Technologies (UPC, KTH)

Students applying for the MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships must include up to 4 specialization options which can be:
a) Any of the 9 specialization tracks.
b) Any of the 3 AoK.
c) Indifferent.

In addition, students should also indicate which university they prefer, if any, for the second year of studies.


Applications are sought from students in their final year of university programs in electrical engineering or an equivalent university degree involving at least 3 years of coursework (equivalent to 180 ECTS). Priority will be given to applicants whose background and interest match closely with those of MERIT. In any case, applicants should hold a university degree by September 1st 2010.

Applicants of MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships should qualify as third-country nationals, as defined in the Erasmus Mundus programme, i.e., nationals of all countries of the world with the exception of the Erasmus Mundus eligible applicant countries: the 27 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom), the EEA-EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway).

Additional MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships (up to 2) will be assigned to students from the “Western Balkans and Turkey Window”, i.e. nationals of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.

The following restrictions apply:

• Applicants are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of Erasmus Mundus eligible applicant countries above.

• Students can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to the EMMCs of their choice but the number of applications must be limited to maximum three courses.

• Individuals who have already benefited from an EMMC scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship in order to follow the same or another EMMC.

• Students benefiting from an EMMC scholarship cannot benefit from another Community grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus masters studies.

• EMMC students scholarships are awarded exclusively for a full-time enrolment in one of the course editions.


Students will be selected on the basis of their academic merits, language skills (English) and international test results (GRE). Priority will be given to applicants whose background and interest match closely with those of MERIT.

To check this, prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to see the program description at:

In the case that the applicant has taken the GRE general test and, possibly, the GRE subject test in mathematics, scores from these tests should be sent to UPC directly by the organization administering these tests (ETS). To request this you should use the GRE institution code corresponding to UPC (7124). See for details.

MERIT is comitted to promote a balanced gender participation in the course, access to disadvantaged students and to students with disabilities or special needs. As such, in case students of different gender are ranked equally, the tie would be resolved in favour of the less represented gender in the scholarship or admitted list. Also, students with disabilities or special needs are subject to a more favourable evaluation in the setection process and, if selected, might qualify for additional funding from the Erasmus Mundus programme. Applicants are given the possibilty to include information regarding any sort of disability in their application form.


Scholarships will be awarded for two years conditioned on a successful performance of the student. Students will receive a yearly payment of € 4.000 Euro as contribution to travel and installation cost and a monthly allowance of € 1.000 for a total of 24 months. Tuition fees and insurance coverage will be paid directly from the Erasmus Mundus programme. Note however that, if the scholarship is granted, no payments will be made until the grant recipient arrives at the host university. No payment advances will be sent abroad for covering travel and moving expenses.


• Online Application System: 1st December 2009
• Deadline for online application: 17:00 (CET) January 11th 2010.
• Notification of Scholarships: April-May 2010.
• Start of MERIT studies: August-September 2010.


Application for MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships requires uploading personal data and electronic copies of supporting documents in the MERIT Erasmus Mundus Online Application Tool (MEAT):

This tool supports most current web-browsing software, and will be used to check the applicant’s eligibility, get his/her contact data, and upload relevant files such as CV, etc. MEAT allows applicants to enter their personal data and the electronic versions of documents to support the application (CVs, copies of academic certificates, recommendation letters, etc.). Only PDF format will be allowed for upload to MEAT (a single file for each item).


MEAT will prompt the applicant to enter/upload the following information:

1. Citizenship and country of residence.

2. Periods of stay in Europe during the last 5 years (if any).

3. University degrees (held or currently studying) and universities where those degrees where obtained.

4. Gender / Name/ Email / Birth date / Postal address

5. Disabilities (if any)

6. (Optional) GRE exam codes and GRE exam dates (General and subject test in mathematics).

7. Scanned image of your passport showing your picture (PDF).

8. CV-Resume (PDF)

9. (Optional) Name of a MERIT faculty member who knows you and knows the most relevant items in your CV1

10. Academic certificates (school certificate/diploma, University transcripts, University degree certificate) relevant to MERIT topics. All university transcripts must in English and should be uploaded into MEAT as a single PDF file.

11. Description of the contents of the courses taken to obtain the degree of the previous point. It is of utmost importance to state any subject, experience or work related to MERIT areas of knowledge.

12. Up to 4 specialisation options.

13. Motivation letter, in which the applicant explains in English the reasons to study MERIT and how they relate to his/her career goals.
14. Proof of proficiency in English. TOEFL and IELTS certificates are preferred.

15. Order of preference of the 5 MERIT institutions for the second year of studies. Note that MERIT master thesis, is undertaken at the second year university.

Please, contact for any question regarding this call

Please note that the acceptance/rejection of an application is a decision jointly taken by all consortium universities.


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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Master's course: Applied Ethics, Erasmus Mundus

Students from outside the European Union - third country students - can apply for Erasmus mundus Masters Course in Applied Ethics Scholarships.

This Erasmus Mundus Masters Course is offered by Linköping University, The Centre for Applied Ethics, (Sweden), Utrecht University, the Ethics Institute, (The Netherlands), and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department Philosophy, Programme for Applied Ethics (Trondheim, Norway).

Admissions requirements

General requirements for admission to the programme are a Bachelor's degree, or a professional degree (equivalent) covering at least three years of study.

The applicants must submit a paper in which they demonstrate basic knowledge of ethical theories and their affinity with ethical questions.

Students who do not have English as their first language must document their proficiency in English by submitting results from a TOEFL test or another internationally recognised test.

Selection of candidates for admission:

The MAE Consortium Selection Committee will rank the applicants and put forward a proposal to the degree-awarding institutions regarding preferred candidates.

The selection is mainly based on previous academic performance.

Selection of Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders:

The MAE Consortium Selection Committee will rank the applicants, and The European Commission will take the final decision regarding the awarding of the scholarships.

The main selection criterion will be the quality of the student's previous academic performance but the selection is also based on the criteria stipulated for exemple regarding geographical distribution of candidates.

Application: Closing date for applications is February 1.

For more information and application see;


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MA Programme Euroculture

The MA Programme Euroculture has been selected by the European Commission among the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses for five years. This implies that the European Commission will grant scholarships to highly qualified third-country graduate students and scholars. Students will be able to follow the MA Programme Euroculture, and scholars to carry out teaching and research assignments and scholarly work in the Euroculture universities participating in the Course.

Third-country students and scholars eligible for receiving an Erasmus Mundus scholarship fall into two different categories: one general category in which grantees can come from any third country and one specific category for 2010-2011: the "Western Balkans and Turkey Window" in which funds are earmarked for nationals from specific countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, as well as the three candidate countries, namely Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.

With regard to the number of available scholarships, the Euroculture Erasmus Mundus Masters Consortium will reserve 10 places for third-country students (of which a maximum of 2 places can be granted to students from the Western Balkans and Turkey) who have been granted a scholarship for the academic year 2010/2011.

With regard to the specific category ("Asian windows") in 2006, the Euroculture Masters Consortium selected 9 additional Asian students who have been granted a bursary for the academic year 2006/2007. For 2007/2008 the Euroculture consortium had the possibility to select at least 6 additional Asian students. For 2009/2010 the Euroculture consortium was able to select two students from the Western Balkans and Turkey through the special window.


"Third-country student/scholar" refers to students and scholars who hold the nationality of a third country other than those from EEA- EFTA States and candidate countries for accession to the European Union; who is not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries as provided for in Article 11; who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Member States or the participating countries; and who has outstanding academic and/or professional experience.

According to the European Commission, each student grantee will receive EUR 10,000 to cover the registration fee plus EUR 1,600 each month for sixteen months for living costs. Each scholar grantee will receive EUR 4,000 each month for a period of 3 months and a fixed amount of EUR 1,000.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to apply to more than three Erasmus Mundus Master programmes.

For more details and application forms, visit


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Erasmus Mundus MA Human Rights Practice

This two-year full-time programme is taught in English in the UK, Sweden and Norway. It is an EU-approved programme with three partners:

Roehampton University (London, UK)

Göteborgs Universitet (Göteborg, Sweden)

Universitetet I Tromsø (Tromsø, Norway).

The final award is a multiple degree between all three institutions. The partners equally contribute to the whole programme and share responsibility for its delivery.

The programme starts in Sweden in late August for the first semester before moving to the UK. Students spend the first term of the second year in Norway before spending the last semester in the most appropriate country to complete their dissertations. The programme requires successful completion of 120 ECTS (UK equivalent is 240 credits at master’s level).

Further information

. About the programme

. Partner institutions

. Fees and scholarships

. Entry requirements and applications

. Accommodation

. Visa information

Programme objectives:

. to work effectively with the protection, promotion and implementation of human rights in a changing global context

. to encourage graduates to take up careers in human rights work in civil society organisations, governments and the public sector and business

. to develop analytical expertise in human rights perspectives, contexts and organisations

. to evaluate and apply this knowledge to different cases and practices

. to develop programmes of action and policies as appropriate

. to compare analytically human rights practice across different cultures and nation-states, recognising that interpretations and practices vary in different regions of the world.

The deadlines for entry in 2010 are as follows:

Category A Scholarships (for students from outside Europe and students who have NOT been in Europe for more than 1 year in the last 5 years): 4 December 2009, 5pm.

Category B Scholarships (for European students and students from outside Europe who have been in Europe for more than 1 year in the last 5 years) and fee paying students: 31 March 2010, 5pm.
Scholar Applications (for third country academics from outside Europe who have NOT been in Europe for more than 1 year in the last 5 years): 4 December 2009, 5pm.


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The Agris Mundus Master in Sustainable Development in Agriculture

The Agris Mundus Master in Sustainable Development in Agriculture Scholarships are provided by the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union.

Scholarships are offered to select non European candidates. The amount is 21000 Euros per year which should cover the living costs, transportation costs and subscription fees.

The Agris mundus consortium and the European commission select who receives an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

The application for scholarship is included in the Application form.

Admission Criteria

Bachelor of Sciences (180 ECTS) in a field related to agricultural development or, alternatively, a BA in the Social Sciences or equivalent from a reputable institution;

In the selection process, preference will be given to candidates with appropriate professional experience with strongly convincing recommendation by an academic or a professional body;

Sufficient language level in English, Spanish or Italian, depending on the training track for which they apply.

Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS)

Deadline: January every year.

Lead university: Centre National d’Etudes Agronomiques des Régions Chaudes of Agropolis, Montpellier, France

Partner universities: The Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands;

Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL), Denmark;

University of Cork, Ireland;

University of Catania, Italy;

Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.


AGRIS MUNDUS Secretariat
BP 5098
F-34033 Montpellier CEDEX, France
Clotilde Sauboa

For more details and Application Form, Visit


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Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships: Full-fee Scholarships

Information for 2010/11

Loughborough University is delighted to announce full-fee scholarships for international full-time taught postgraduate students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa.

These will be known as the Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships. The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for one year (replacing any Departmental or Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries you may already have been awarded).

The scholarships are being funded through a combination of generous external funding and University funds. The University will award a limited number of scholarships and the standards required are very high.

Students will be expected to fund their travel and maintenance costs through other sources.

Application Process and Eligibility Criteria

For entry 2010 the scholarship application procedure is an open competition. Students may only apply for the scholarship after an offer for a place has been made. Students who are in possession of an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a postgraduate taught course can apply for the scholarship using the application form which can be downloaded below.

The deadline for applications is 30th April 2010.

Applications will be initially shortlisted and the final decision on the awards will be made by a selection panel of senior staff of the University. The selection panel will use the following eligibility criteria when assessing applications:

Currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa

Evidence of exceptional academic achievement (normally a 1st Class Honours Degree)

Commitment to return to their home country on completion of postgraduate programme

Evidence of the ability and commitment to making a significant contribution to their home country on their return

Full understanding of the costs involved in coming to study and live in the UK

Evidence of strong motivation and initiative to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved

Applicants are advised to spend considerable effort ensuring that this application reaches the selectors in a form that is clear, well presented and which reflects your abilities and motivation.

The application form can be downloaded below, and should be returned (by post, fax or email) to:

International Office
Academic Registry
Loughborough University
Leicestershire LE11 3TU
Fax: +44 (0)1509 223971



LU Graduate School Development Trust Scholarship Application Form 2010/11. Visit for Trust Scholarship Application Form

The final closing date for applications is 30th April 2010, and applicants must not apply late. All those applying will be notified of the outcome of their application by email by the end of May at the latest.

Any award made to an applicant holding a conditional offer will be subject to those conditions being met in full. Applicants will also be expected to provide evidence of funds to cover their travel, living and maintenance costs and may be asked to pay a deposit towards their living costs as part of the conditions of the scholarship offer.

Further Information
For further details about these awards, please contact the International Office


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