Erasmus Mundus Master course
The "International Master in Advanced Clay Science" (IMACS) has been selected in the Erasmus Mundus framework in July, 2009.
During the period of recognition (until 2015-2016 academic year), the students and scholars involved in the Master course can be granted by European Erasmus Mundus programme.
When applying for an EMMC, students/doctoral candidates agree that their personal data will be sent to the Agency and may be used by other bodies involved in the management of Erasmus Mundus (i.e. European Commission, Erasmus Mundus National Structures, EU delegations, Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni association) for facilitating the student/doctoral candidate access to the join programme.
In order to make the programme more attractive for Third-Country nationals, the amount of the full study scholarship will be higher for Third-Country master students (Category A scholarships) than for European master students (Category B scholarships).
More specifically :
- Category A scholarships (6) can be awarded to third-country master 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 these countries (general window).
"European Countries", in accordance with Article 9 of the Programme Decision at the time of drafting the present version of the Guide, include the 27 EU Member States, and EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).
Special windows (in addition to general window) :
1. - "Western Balkans Window" for category A scholarship applicants from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo.
2. - "Syria Window" for category A scholarship applicants from Syria.
3. - "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey Window" for category B scholarship applicants from the these countries.
- Category B scholarships (2) can be awarded to European master students selected by EMMC consortia as well as to any master students selected by EMMC consortia who do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above.
- Important restrictions :
Scholarship candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognized 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.
Students benefiting from an EMMC scholarship cannot benefit from another Community grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus master studies.
EMMC students’ scholarships are awarded exclusively for a full-time enrolment in one of the course editions.
EMMC scholarships will be awarded to European and third-country scholars in accordance with the following criteria :
- Scholarships can be awarded to scholars enrolled in any third-country HEI who will be selected by the EMMC consortium to contribute to the joint programme within the European partner institutions ;
- If the consortium includes third-country partners (either as full partners or associated partners), scholarships can be awarded to scholars enrolled in a European HEI acting as a full partner.
EMMC scholars must demonstrate outstanding academic and/or professional experience and bring concrete added value to the delivery of the EMMC.
EMMC students holding an Erasmus Mundus scholarship must :
– Commit themselves to participate in the masters programme in accordance with the terms defined by the consortium in the Student Agreement. Failure to do so could lead to the cancellation of the scholarship ;
– Spend their study period in at least two of the consortium partner countries. These two countries must be different from the country in which the scholarship holder has obtained his/her last university degree; the mandatory mobility periods cannot be replaced by virtual mobility, neither can they take place in institutions outside the consortium ;
Category A scholarship holders can spend a learning/training/research/fieldwork period of a maximum of one trimester in the Non European Countries of the consortium (Canada, Brazil), under the direct supervision of the partner/associated member concerned and only if this country is different from the student's country of origin ;
Category B scholarship holders can spend up to half of their master course studies in the Non European Countries of the consortium (Canada, Brazil), under the direct supervision of the partner/associated member concerned.
EMMC scholars holding an Erasmus Mundus scholarship must :
- Commit themselves to actively participate in the masters course activities ;
- Spend a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of three months in the partner HEIs ;
- Perform teaching/research/student tutoring activities ;
In the European partner HEIs for what concerns Third-Country scholars ;
In the Third-Country partner HEIs for what concerns European partner scholars ;
- Bring concrete added value to the course and students (through teaching of specific classes, leading and participating in seminars or workshops, monitoring and tutoring student research/project activities, participating in thesis reviews, preparing new teaching modules, etc.);
- Contribute, after their visiting scholar activities, to the promotion and dissemination of the Erasmus Mundus Programme in general, and the EMMC concerned in particular, in their HEI and country of origin.
The scholarship amounts are summarized in the following table :