Saturday, September 10, 2011

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TRAINING AND MASTER PROGRAMMES IN FLANDERS, BELGIUM


VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from Africa, Asia and Latin-America to follow a training or master programme at a Dutch speaking university or university college in Belgium. The eligible training or master programmes are taught in English. They are designed for people in positions of responsibility in civil society.

The scholarships cover all related expenses. For application, please visit the website of the training or master programme. The deadline for application for the master programmes: 1 February 2012; for training programmes: check the programme websites.


Eligibility criteria

You can apply for a scholarship if you meet the following requisites:

You are a resident AND national of one of the countries on the country list (not necessarily the same country for residence and nationality). Please note that candidates must reside in one of these countries at the moment of application.

You are not older than 40 years* if you apply for a scholarship to follow a master programme. Or you are not older than 45 years* if you apply for a scholarship to follow a training programme. (* on 1 January 2012)

You have the required English proficiency. You need a proof of at least 1 year of comprehensive English-based instruction at a university or recognized equivalent. If not, a TOEFL test is required with a minimum total score of 550 on the paper based test (PBT), or 79 on an internet based test (IBT); or an IELTS test with a minimum overall band score of 6,5; or a proof of another test of similar level as TOEFLE or IELTS.

Professional experience and employment perspectives are not required for a master programme, but they can be a competitive advantage for selection, depending on the programme. Present employment or reintegration perspectives are required for a training programme. The candidate must be currently employed or have a written (future) employer’s guarantee of (re)integration in an employment where the acquired knowledge and skills will be immediately applicable.

Earlier applications and scholarships: You do not apply for more than one VLIR-UOS scholarship a year. You have never received a master scholarship funded by the Belgian government before. You are only admissible for a training programme scholarship if you have not received a VLIR-UOS scholarship for a training programme before.

When you are an applicant from a university engaged in a VLIR-IUC partnership, it is required that the Flemish or local IUC coordinator declares that you are not linked to an IUC funded department. If you are linked to such a department, you do not qualify for a scholarship from the scholarship programme from VLIR-UOS but can apply for funding from the IUC budget in case you would be academically admitted.

For selection we take into account the following criteria:

Motivation: It is essential that the candidate’s motivation demonstrates the possibility of transferring knowledge or creating extension activities, and having a specific developmental dimension.

Professional experience, preferably in a research institution, a higher education institution, the government sector (national/regional/local), the sector of social economy, or an NGO. Preferably expertise in development relevant matters.

Present employment/reintegration perspectives, preferably in a research institution, a higher education institution, the government sector (national/regional/local), the sector of social economy, or an NGO. Preferably with the possibility to generate an impact through the transfer of knowledge, extension activities or otherwise. Not in the commercial profit sector. Previous scholarships: Prioririty will be given to the application of a candidate for a master programme who did not already has been granted a previous master scholarship. For a candidate for a training programme, the selection committee assesses the opportunity of a VLIR-UOS scholarship award, taking into consideration the candidates’ previous study and scholarship curriculum.

Gender: In case of two equally qualified candidates of different sexes, preference will be given to the female candidate. The selection commission will aim at a parity or relative balance between the number of men and the number of women awarded a VLIR-UOS scholarship.

Regional balance: The selection commission will try to ensure that 50% of a programme’s scholarships are granted to candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Social background: In case of two equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to candidates from a disadvantaged area within their country or an ethnic or social minority group, especially when these candidates can provide proof of leadership potential.

For the academic admission criteria please check the requirements of the training or master programmes.


Nationality and place of residence

Only persons who are resident AND national of one of the following countries (not necessarily the same country for residence and nationality) are eligible for a VLIR-UOS scholarship. Please note that candidates must reside in one of these countries at the moment of application.

Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Nepal, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Latin America: Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay

The Belgian government does not allow us to give scholarships to residents or nationals from other countries than those on the country list. Alternative sponsors can be found on www.scholarshipportal.eu

How to apply

You can apply from October 2011 for a scholarship by following the procedure below:

1. Go to the information page of the training or master programme of your interest.
2. Look for the inscription link on the programme website and apply via the application form of the Flemish host university or university college.
3. Receive a return e-mail from the Flemish host university or university college.
4. Send a printout of your application file along with all required documents (diploma transcripts, motivation, etc…) to the International Office of the host university or university college (not to VLIR-UOS!). You will find the information on the website of the programme.

Then you have correctly applied and can your application be considered. Scholarship application deadlines are:
Master programme: 1 February 2012
Training programme: check the programme websites

Candidates selected for a VLIR-UOS scholarship will be contacted by VLIR-UOS the latest mid June 2012.


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The European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management

Deadline: 16 January 2012

Open to: Students from Third-Country

Scholarship: Scholarships are worth €48,000 which covers two-year tuition fee of Euro 16,000 and living allowances to study the MALLL programme.

The European Commission offers a limited number of Erasmus Mundus Category A scholarships for third country (non-EU) students. The number of applications by third country students must be limited to a maximum of three Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses. Erasmus Mundus provides a response to the challenges of globalisation faced by European higher education today, in particular the need to adapt education systems to the demands of the knowledge society, to enhance the attractiveness and visibility of European higher education worldwide and to stimulate the process of convergence of degree structures across Europe. The programme’s aim is to promote European higher education, to help improve and enhance the career prospects of students and to promote intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries, in accordance with EU external policy objectives in order to contribute to the sustainable development of third countries in the field of higher education

Description
The European Commission offers a limited number of Erasmus Mundus Category A scholarships for third country (non-EU) students. Category A scholarships can be awarded to students from all countries other than the 27 EU member states and EEA/EFTA states: Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, and the Swiss Confederation. If you want to find out that your country is considered to be a ‘third-country’, click here.

Mobility tracks for batch 6 (2011-2013)
In the academic year 2011-2012, all MALLL students in batch 6 will study the first year at the Institute of Education, University of London. Both self-funded and scholarship European students can opt to study one module of the second semester in July-August 2012 at Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia. The third semester will be at Deusto University, Spain. For the fourth semester, students can choose between the three European universities to write their thesis.

Mobility tracks for batch 7 (2012-2014)
In the academic year 2012-2014, all MALLL students with Erasmus Mundus in batch 7 will study the first year at the Danish School of Education in Copenhagen, Denmark. Both self-funded and scholarship European students can opt to study one module of the second semester in July-August 2013 at Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia. The third semester will be at Deusto University, Spain. For the fourth semester, students can choose between the three European universities to write their thesis.

Application results
The applicants who are not selected for the scholarships will receive notification by email in March 2012.

The scholarship applicants on the main list and reserve list will receive the final results of their applications in early May 2012 after the Consortium has received the final selection approval from the European Commission.

When a main list student withdraws, he/she is replaced by the first eligible candidate on the reserve list. In this particular case, the eligibility criterion concerns the nationality of the reserve list candidate and the rule concerning the presence of a maximum of two nationals from the same country among the scholarship holders for a given category. If there are already two other students with the same nationality on the main list, the consortium will have to take the next eligible candidate respecting its own ranking list in line with the European Commission regulations.

Eligibility
Category A scholarships can be awarded to third-country masters students selected by EMMC consortia who come from a country other than a European country and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.

Scholarship candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices (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).

How to apply
Your application including the following documents must arrive at the Danish School of Education in Copenhagen by the above deadline:

Application form (This list will be updated by September 2011).

Certified copies of academics transcripts (Translated into English).

English language proficiency test certificate.

An academic qualification essay based on research literature on any aspect of lifelong learning.

One passport-size photograph

Two recommendation letters from former/current supervisors of which one must be academic referee.

Contact
MA LLL Administration
The Danish School of Education
Aarhus University
Room A 124
Tuborgvej 164
2400 Copenhagen NV
Denmark
T: +45 8888 9000
E: malll@dpu.dk (for students)
E: MALLL-researcher@dpu.dk (for visiting scholars)

For more information about Erasmus Mundus

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PhD Sandwich Scholarships for visiting PhD students from developing countries


PhD Sandwich Scholarships
for visiting PhD students from developing countries
to conduct research at a national or international research institute in a developing country
(“South – South PhD Sandwich Scholarships 2012”)


The Food Security Center (FSC) is a university center of excellence in development collaboration at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. FSC is one of five excellence centers of the pro-gram “exceed – Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation”, which is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany. FSC’s mission is to make effective and innova-tive scientific contributions in research, teaching, and policy advice to eradicate hunger and achieve food security in collaboration with partner research and education organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and national and international development and research organizations. Thematically, FSC’s activities deal with issues of sustainable food availability, food access, food use, and food utilization. More information is available from www.foodsecurity.de


Description of South – South Sandwich Scholarship 2012


FSC awards up to four visiting Sandwich scholarships to PhD students from developing countries for a period of six months in 2012. The Center wishes to attract outstanding PhD students pursuing a career in academia or development collaboration. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues. Successful candidates will receive a scholarship for conducting PhD thesis related research studies and hence adding value to the PhD thesis and contributing to the mission of FSC.
For research collaboration, each successful candidate will work with the research staff of one of FSC’s partner universities or an other research center or development organization located in a de-veloping country (e.g., one of the centers of the CGIAR) to conduct a specific research project con-tributing to the mission of FSC and relevant to her/his PhD thesis. Funding for research is expected to be provided by the applicant’s and/or supervisor’s institute and/or other organizations. The objec-tive of the research collaboration is to write at least one joint, peer-reviewed journal publication or paper to be presented at an international conference that contributes to FSC’s mission and that is re-levant to the PhD thesis. Successful candidates are expected to present their research proposal, state of research and preliminary results in the related seminars in the hosting research institute. Participa-tion in teaching and training activities on a limited scale, if possible, is desired.

Inter-regional South-South collaborations (e.g., from Africa to Latin America, or from Latin America to Asia) are encouraged in particular.

Furthermore, FSC aims at establishing an active, long-lasting collaboration with the supported re-searchers and their home institutes through an interactive alumni-network.
The scholarship is awarded for a stay at a partner institute, research center, or development organiza-tion located in a developing country. The monthly grant is 500 Euros. In addition, FSC pays for trav-eling to/from the partner institute. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend.

Required skills


The applicant must provide proof of:

• outstanding study performance in agricultural, nutritional, natural, social, economic or political sciences, or related disciplines with specification on food security related issues with a minimum MSc grade of 2.5;

• working on doctoral studies at her/his home institute by the time of application and by the time the scholarship program commences;

• latest academic degree completed no more than 6 years prior to start of scholarship

• agreement on project proposal with host institute in the field of the own PhD thesis;

• confirmation of support of the host institute in a developing country;

• track record of knowledge in the proposed field of study;

• plan to return to his/her home country / country of residence and institute;

• excellent proficiency in oral and written English.

Furthermore, the applicant must:

• be able to conduct innovative research;

• have excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit;

• be able and willing to work well in an interdisciplinary, multicultural environment with individu-als from different scientific, societal and cultural backgrounds and with organizations from the public, private and civil society sector;

• be available for the entire period of the research stay of 6 months in 2012;

• be a national of a developing country according to OECD DAC list.


Application

Application is only possible by completing FSC’s application form, which can be down-loaded from www.foodsecurity.d
e. Besides the application form, the documents indicated in the application form are required for the application.

Applications will only be accepted, if the research proposal is based on FSC’s conceptual framework.

The deadline for the application is September 30, 2011.
In case of questions (after reading the general and the detailed announcement!) please contact Mrs Elke Breitmayer; e-mail: fsc-scholarships@uni-hohenheim.de

Please send complete (!) applications only (!) to fsc-scholarships@uni-hohenheim.de


FSC will confirm the receipt of all (complete) applications (i.e., if an application is not complete or not in the described format, FSC will not consider it and will not confirm receipt of the application).

The selection of the candidates will be in the beginning of December 2011, the scholarship program will start anytime in 2012, based on the agreement between supervisor of the hosting institute and the scholar.

All accepted applications will be selected according to the following criteria:

1. Fulfillment of announcement criteria (cf. “required skills” and “application”);
2. Quality of proposal and project feasibility;
3. Fulfillment of demands (e.g. of hosting institutes or emerging from collaborations with (devel-opment) organizations).

The selected applicants will be contacted no later than December 19, 2011. Please be aware that FSC will contact only successful candidates.

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PhD Program “Global Food Security“ at the University of Hohenheim, Germany

Excellence scholarships

for PhD students

to participate in the

PhD Program “Global Food Security“

at the University of Hohenheim, Germany



The Food Security Center (FSC) is a university center of excellence in development collaboration at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. FSC is one of five excellence centers of the pro-gram “exceed – Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation”, which is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany. FSC’s mission is to make effective and innova-tive scientific contributions in research, teaching, and policy advice to eradicate hunger and achieve food security in collaboration with partner research and education organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and national and international development and research organizations. Thematically, FSC’s activities deal with issues of sustainable food availability, food access, food use, and food utilization. More information is available from www.foodsecurity.de

Scholarship description

FSC awards 10 scholarships for PhD students from developing countries (see OECD DAC list) for a period of 36 months, beginning September 01, 2012 (with a month German language course). The Center wishes to attract outstanding PhD students pursuing a career in academia or development collaboration. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues. The successful candidates will receive scholarships for participating in the PhD program “Global Food Security” to conduct their doctorates.

The scholarship is given for a stay at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. The monthly grant is EUR 1,000 (for the time in Germany, EUR 500 for the time of the field research). In addition, FSC pays for traveling to/from Hohenheim. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend.

Selection criteria

Besides the general selection criteria for the PhD program “Global Food Security” (see announce-ment of the PhD program “Global Food Security”), the following criteria have to be met additionally, if applying for an “Excellence scholarship”:

- Latest academic degree completed no more than 6 years prior to start of scholarship;
- Indication for return to his/her home country and institute;
- Be a national of a developing country according to OECD DAC list.

Application
The applicant has to submit the application documents for the PhD program “Global Food Security” and indicate in FSC’s application form, whether s/he applies for an “Excellence scholarship”. In ad-dition to the general application, the applicant has to provide proof regarding the additional selection criteria mentioned above.

The deadline for the application for an “Excellence scholarship” is
October 26th, 2011.


There is one joint application and selection process. Only those applications are accepted which fol-low the application instruction and are submitted with FSC’s application format (see FSC’s web-page).

Please send your application (only!) to: fsc-scholarships@uni-hohenheim.de

FSC will confirm the receipt of all (complete) applications (i.e., if an application is not complete, FSC will not consider it and will not confirm receipt of the application).

The selection of the candidates will be in December, 2011, the program will start on September 1, 2012.

All accepted applications will be selected according to the following criteria:

1. Fulfillment of announcement criteria of the PhD program “Global Food Security” (cf. “Ad-mission” and “Application”);
2. Quality of proposal and project feasibility.

For all pre-selected candidates, FSC will look for a supervisor at the University of Hohenheim. Only after a professor of the University of Hohenheim has accepted the candidate, s/he will be ultimately selected and invited to join the PhD program “Global Food Security” and – if applied for a scholar-ship – awarded an “Excellence scholarship”.

The selected applicants will be contacted no later than January 25, 2012.
Please be aware that FSC will contact only successful candidates.

In case you have further questions, please contact
Ms Elke Breitmayer:
fsc-scholarships@uni-hohenheim.de


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Education for Sustainable Energy Development Masters Scholarship for Applicants from Developing Countries

What is the purpose of the ESED scholarship?

The purpose of the ESED scholarship is to support outstanding students pursuing advanced studies in sustainable energy development and to encourage meaningful contributions to the collective body of knowledge about this subject.

The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership considers an outstanding student to be one who:

graduates with excellent grades in the top 20% of her/his class
is determined to advance her/his knowledge and understanding
has a history of community involvement
is committed to sustainable energy
is committed to return and contribute to her/his home country


Who is eligible?

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must

plan to undertake studies at the Masters level in areas directly related to sustainable energy development

be citizens of the developing countries and territories identified for OECD official development aid in the DAC List of ODA Recipients


What are the levels of financial assistance and the duration of the scholarships?

Scholarships of US$ 23,000 per year for up to two years are offered for Masters level students. Up to ten Masters scholarships will be awarded annually.


What are the levels of financial assistance and the duration of the scholarships?

Scholarships of US$ 23,000 per year for up to two years are offered for Masters level students. Up to ten Masters scholarships will be awarded annually.


How can I apply?

Information and the application form can be obtained online by clicking on this link to the Application Forms page.

How can I submit my application package?

Applications should be submitted either by :

Using our Online ESED Scholarship Application Submission
and uploading the requested documents

Sending all the requested files by mail

As the volume of incoming applications is extremely heavy around the deadline, we strongly urge you to submit your file as early as possible. To facilitate processing, please label your attachments as follows:

1_Application_Last_name
2_CV_Last_name
3_Motivation_Last_name
4_Transcripts_Last_name
5_Admission_Last_name
6_Porgramme_outline_Last_name
7_Academic_ref_Last_name
8_Personal_ref_Last_name
9_Citizenship_Last_name

Please note that:


Applications sent by e-mail will no longer be accepted.

Mail packages that arrive after the deadline will not be considered.


What will I need for my application?
All applicants must provide:

1) Application form fully completed;

2) Curriculum vitæ;

3) Applicant statement



Masters Applicants

Please attach the form “Applicant’s Statement form – Masters Degree” provided for this purpose. The form may be downloaded from www.globalelectricity.org scholarship section.

4) Copies of transcripts for degrees and final grades

• Bachelors transcripts - They don’t need to be the original copies. Please note if you are selected you will be requested to provide original copies of all documents.

5) Letter of acceptance from an approved academic institution to undertake studies in sustainable energy development;

• if your admission is pending, please include evidence that you have applied for admission;
• if your admission has been deferred, please included the university deferral confirmation;
• If this application is for the second year of a two-year programme, please include a certificate of enrolment and your results for the first year.

6) Programme outline

Please attach the outline of your Masters Programme of the University of your first choice. Please make sure that your programme has a high content related to Sustainable Energy.
Please note that programmes that have no or small relation with Sustainable Energy will be discarded

7) Academic reference

Masters Applicants
Please attach the form ”Masters Academic Reference” provided for this purpose. The form may be downloaded from www.globalelectricity.org scholarship section.

8) Personal reference, in letter form, must be dated and come from a person (not family member) who can discuss other personal qualities or interest that make you specially qualified to receive the scholarship.

9) Proof of citizenship. Refer to the eligibility section above for country eligibility


Key Dates

The ESED Masters Scholarship deadline is March 9, 2012. All documents must arrive at the Partnership’s General Secretariat by the deadline. All documents arriving after the deadline will not be considered.

How are applications judged?
An Academic Panel consisting of accomplished representatives from Europe, North America and Japan will review the applications. All selections are final and all applicants will be notified.

How will I receive the funds?
Awards will be directly deposited (in US$) into the accounts of the Institution where you are enrolled and provided to you on a regular basis as long as you are making satisfactory progress toward achieving your academic or research requirements.

What are my obligations to the Partnership if I am selected?
You are expected to complete your degree or your research, update the organization about your progress and publish your results. You are required to acknowledge the Partnership’s support when publishing or making presentations on your research and results. We may ask you to present your results at a Partnership function, in which case your out of pocket expenses incurred to make the presentation will be covered by the organization.


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The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP)

The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) is a 2-year-long international Masters course funded by the European Commission. It directly responds to the educational needs created by the rapidly changing global environment and new public policy challenges. Mundus MAPP equips graduates with the conceptual knowledge and hard skills that are necessary for understanding and decisively intervening in contemporary transnational policy problems, from climate change to international terrorism or financial regulatory failure. It provides a detailed and systematic understanding of how political institutions, processes and public policies operate and interact from the global political economy through to national and local levels with a direct focus on European engagements at these levels of governance. Inter-disciplinarity and practical application of conceptual knowledge are hallmarks of Mundus MAPP.

Four leading European universities joined forces to deliver Mundus MAPP: Central European University in Budapest (Hungary), Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (Spain), the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in the Hague (Netherlands), and the University of York (UK). Building on Mundus MAPP's successful track record, the integrated curriculum provides a uniform core of policy studies as well as modules specific to particular mobility tracks, drawn predominantly from the fields of International Relations, European Studies and Development Studies. The four mobility tracks allow students to specialise in Political Economy and Development, Governance and Development, and European and Global Public Policy, respectively. Each mobility track includes a field trip to a relevant public sector organisation and an internship.


Admissions requirements

Mundus MAPP is open to both European and overseas (third country national) students. Erasmus Mundus scholarships are provided for the best eligible applicants by the European Commission.

Minimum requirements are:

Bachelors degree (completed at least three years of undergraduate study - normally at least Second Class);

Fluency in English: .

Mundus MAPP does not require a language certificate from applicants from the following countries, provided that they have received a Bachelor's or Master'sdegree taught exclusively in English:

Australia, Botswana, Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia,
Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda (English-speaking region), South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA and Zambia

Applicants from countries other than these may request a waiver from the English language admissions requirement if they hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree taught exclusively in English from a university or college in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.

All other applicants will need to provide evidence of their English language skills with any one ofthe following test scores:

TOEFL (Computer-based; taken on/after February 11, 2010) 237 or above; OR

TOEFL (Paper version; taken on/after February 11, 2010) 580 or above; OR

TOEFL (Internet version; taken on/after February 11, 2010) 92 or above; OR

International English Language Test (IELTS; taken on/after February 11, 2010) 6.5 or above; OR

Cambridge Proficiency Examination (taken on/after February 11, 2007) C or above; OR

Cambridge Advanced English Test (taken on/after February 11, 2007) B or above.


High motivation and interest in European and international public policy.


Although Spanish is no longer a requirement for mobility tracks involving IBEI, basic knowledge of Spanish is recommended as some electives will only be available in Spanish.

Preference will be given to candidates with relevant work experience.
Download this document for detailed information on the admissions process.



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AstroMundus – International Master‘s Degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Erasmus Mundus

Deadline: 30 November 2011

Open to: Students of all nationalities who hold a Bachelor degree in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Mathematics and have a good and certified knowledge of the English language.

Scholarship: The fellowships cover tuition fees and student housing at the different sites for the whole duration of 2 years.

AstroMundus is a 2-years Erasmus Mundus Masters Course (120 ECTS) in Astronomy and Astrophysics offered by a consortium of 5 partner universities in 4 different countries: Austria, Italy, Germany, and Serbia (University of Innsbruck, Austria; University of Padova, and University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy; University of Göttingen, Germany; University of Belgrade, Serbia).

Objectives

The main objective is to provide top-ranked students with an excellent background in Astrophysics, to introduce them to the world of modern astrophysical research, and foster their future career in this field. At the same time, in the spirit of the Erasmus Mundus programmes, they promote cultural exchanges between Third Country and European students and academics. AstroMundus students carry out their master studies in at least 2 and up to four of these countries, in a stimulating and scientifically excellent international environment.


Main topics

AstroMundus offers an excellent educational level in all branches of Astrophysics, as insured by the wide variety of expertise in the field covered by this international partnership. The main topics covered by the Master programme are:

Galactic Astrophysics (the Sun and the Solar system, the Milky Way, stellar evolution, the interstellar medium)
Extrasolar planets
Extragalactic Astrophysics (galaxies, galaxy evolution, galaxy clusters, intra-cluster medium, star formation)
Active Galactic Nuclei (including accretion theory, relativistic jets, modelling)
Cosmology (including observational cosmology, galaxy surveys, gravitational lensing, very early universe)
Particle Cosmology
Astroparticle Physics
Gravitational waves
Observational astrophysics from the ground and from space
Computational astrophysics (N-body simulations, magneto-hydrodynamic simulations)


Application

Important deadlines

AstroMundus Masters Course edition starting in September 2012:

The call for applications is open from August 1st to November 30th, 2011 for the course starting in September 2012.

Application

Read carefully the section "Who" and find out whether you are an eligible applicant.
If you are an eligible applicant, prepare all the application documents according to the information given in the section "How" and upload your final application file (section "Forms").


Contact

University of Innsbruck
Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics
Technikerstrasse 25
A-6020 Innsbruck

Please send your inquiries via e-mail!
E-mail: astromundus (at) uibk.ac.at

AstroMundus Secretary:
Phone: +43 512 5076054
Fax: +43 512 5072923

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