International Masters Scholarship Program 2011 in Quaternary and Prehistory

International Masters Scholarship Program 2011 in Quaternary and Prehistory

The main objective of this course (120 ECTS) is to train young researchers in providing competitive services and researches on Prehistory, Paleo-anthropology, geology and paleontology, on the methods to be applied for prehistoric and archaeological research, on Quaternary’s geology and paleontology and on heritage preservation and revaluation.

Study Subject:Quaternary and Prehistory
Employer:Erasmus Mundus

The ERASMUS MUNDUS master degree in Quaternary and Prehistory is meant to prepare professionals with the following requirements:

Valid cultural background on scientific research, methods and knowledge on the ancient history of Man both from a cultural and from a naturalistic-prehistoric perspective;
Appropriate skills in analyzing natural components (both biotic and biotic) within the relationship and interaction between man and environment during the long omination process with specific reference to Quaternary period;
Knowledge on scientific aspects of Man’s evolution with special concern to naturalistic contents both from an historical and an evolutionary perspective, and also from the point of view of constant relationship with different ways of life and survival strategies used by our species along time;
Coordination skills and ability to intervene in an interdisciplinary way both in terms of coordination and development of different kinds of research within the subjects of the master degree;
Appropriate knowledge and management of filing and analysis of information concerning human evolution and natural environment of prehistoric community with special interest in biological and cultural aspects;
Appropriate skills in restoration and preservation techniques of materials in prehistoric natural sediments.
Interdisciplinary knowledge on the state of research within prehistory acquired at the main European Institutions.
Scholasrhip Application Deadline: 17 February 2011


Contacts Prof. Carlo Peretto –
dott.ssa Marta Arzarello –
Universitat Rovina i Virgili di Tarragona (spain)
Contacts prof. Robert Sala –
Istituto Politecnico de Tomar (portugal)
Contacts prof. Luiz Oosterbeek –
UniverdidadE de Tràs-os-Montes e Alto Douro (portugal)
Contacts prof. Mila Abreu –
Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle di Parigi (France)
Contacts prof. François Semah –
dott. Christophe Falguère –
university pf the philippines diliman (philippines)
Contacts prof. Alfred Pawlik-

Further Scholarship Information and Application:

The MEEES Masters Scholarships in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology

The MEEES Masters Scholarships in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology

Employer: Erasmus Mundus
Level: Masters

The MEEES programme is an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course, that aims to provide higher-level education in the field of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology. Graduate students involved in this Erasmus Mundus Masters course have the possibility of following a 18-month MSc programmes on either Earthquake Engineering or Engineering Seismology. In addition, the proposed EM Masters course envisages also the possibility of students following a 18-month study programme that leads to the attainment of a Masters degree on Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology.

If following the Engineering Seismology option, students will acquire the ability to design, execute and evaluate assessments of seismic hazard for site-specific engineering projects, for earthquake loss assessments, and for emergency planning scenarios. Students following the Earthquake Engineering option will acquire the ability to undertake seismic design of new structures and the assessment and strengthening of existing structures. The combined option of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology will enable students to acquire technical competence in both areas.

The MEEES consortium comprises five academic institutions, namely (i) the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia (IUSS), (ii) the University of Pavia (UNIPV), (iii) the University of Patras, (iv) the University of Grenoble Joseph Fourier and (v) Middle East Technical University. It is noted, however, that the first two institutions, which are independent but are also both based in Pavia, jointly organise and run the postgraduate earthquake engineering programme in Pavia, through the Centre for Post-Graduate Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (ROSE School). Hence in subsequent sections of this website, the term ROSE School is employed to refer to the activites of IUSS/UNIPV institutions within the scope of the MEEES consortium.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 December 2010


JEMES 2011 Master Scholarship in Environmental Studies

JEMES 2011 Master Scholarship in Environmental Studies

Eramus Mundus Scholarship for Joint European Master in Enviromental Studies (JEMES)

Eramus Mundus scholarships are available for applicants of exceptional merit from “third countries” and European Union. Following the values of the scholarships:

Cat A: total :48000 EUR
monthly instalments 24 x 1000 EUR
travel cost annual instalments 2 x 4000 EUR
participation fee 16000 EUR
Cat B: total 18000 EUR
monthly instalments 24 x 500 EUR
participation fee 6000 EUR
Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 December 2010

Study Subject: Environmental Studies
Employer: Eramus Mundus
Level: Master’s


rasmus Mundus MSc programme in Photonics Scholarship

The Erasmus Mundus MSc programme in Photonics is a 2-year (4 semesters – 120 ECTS credits) program, with a fixed mobility track.

Photonics is now widely recognized as a major innovation enabling discipline for the 21st century. It can be defined as that field of science and technology where the fundamental properties of light and its interaction with matter are studied and applied.

First semester: takes place Belgium at Ghent University and is devoted to the fundamental basics of photonics in depth and to an introduction to the breadth of photonics. All of this in strong collaboration with another Belgian partner university, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Second semester: takes place in Sweden at the Royal Institute of Technology KTH and is devoted to engineering skills in photonics and to applications of photonics.

Third semester: takes place in Scotland, UK at the University of St Andrews and is devoted to advanced photonics and research skills in photonics.

Fourth semester: is entirely devoted to the master dissertation. The location of the fourth semester depends on the student’s thesis choice. The thesis can take place in all partner universities and also in one of the three associated academic partners.

Each year is concluded by a Summer School whereby first and second year students meet, do project, attend lectures of world-renownded speakers in the field of photonics.

Furthermore, during the summer break after year 1, students can do an academic or industrial internship in a photonics company or reserach institute.

Leading research and educational institutions in Europe are collaborating to offer a joint Erasmus Mundus Master of Science program in Photonics, providing a top-quality education in all aspects of photonics. The master programme has a duration of two years (120 ECTS points), with a fixed mobility track in the first three semesters and a broad range of choice for the fourth semester, dedicated to the master thesis.

Organising universities

EMMP consists of five partners, which are included in the mobility track for the EMMP-students and who jointly organise this program. These core partners are:

- Ghent University
- Vrije Universiteit Brussel
- Royal Institute of Technology KTH
- University of St Andrews
- National Taiwan University

EMMP Grants

The EMMP-consortium offers:

for non-European students: 5.000 Euro per year


- the grants will be given to the twenty best ranked non-European students, based on the EMMP selection criteria

Special excellence grants

Apart from the standard grants, a limited number of prestigious excellence grants will be awarded to the very best ranked European and non-European students.

These grants are also awarded by the EMMP consortium during the selection process.

UGent Excellence Grant:

Ghent University offers:

for European students: 8000 Euro per year

for non-European students: 12000 Euro per year


- the UGent Excellence Grants will be awarded to the best ranked European and best ranked non-European applicant.

- the UGent Excellence Grant can not be combined with the EMMP-grant.

Other grant/scholarship possibilities

Several scholarships/grants are proposed each year to students enrolled or about to enroll in graduate programmes in optical science and engineering and related disciplines.

Unlike the EMMP Grants and Special Excellence Grants, the EMMP does not control the following grants which are offered by other parties.

SPIE scholarships (SPIE, international society for advancement of science and application of light)

Through 2009 SPIE has distributed over $2.8 million in scholarships to 1,233 students across 86 countries.

SPIE awarded over $300,000 in 2010 with individual scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $11,000. Applications are available at SPIE scholarships and the submission deadline for 2011 is January 15, 2011. The 2011 application form will be available in August 2010.

Belgian Government Scholarships for Indian students in the field of Photonics

Three students can be awarded with a 10-month scholarship. More information: Photonics scholarships

Erasmus scholarships: only for European students. More information to be obtained in the International Relations Office of your local university.

Please quote as your reference when applying for this scholarship

Admission criteria

The Erasmus Mundus MSc in Photonics offers admission to applicants who appear to have the highest potential for graduate study and who, with the benefit of a graduate education, are the most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields through teaching, research, or professional practice.

The minimum graduate admission requirements are:

-A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution (minimum 3 years full time study or 180 ECTS credits) in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Physics, Materials Science or a related discipline. Students in their last year of such a bachelor programme will however also be considered.

- Sufficient English language ability. The following shall be accepted as proof:
the prospective student has already successfully completed a one-year English-language study programme, either at a different institution of higher education or at a secondary school;
- a TOEFL-TEST, taken as recently as within the last two years, showing a score of at least 570 (paper-based) or 87 (internet-based)
- an original “test report from” (TRF) from IELTS, issued as recently as within the last two years, showing a score of at least 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 per each part
- If prospective students hold a secondary education diploma, an academic Bachelor’s diploma or a Master’s diploma awarded by an educational institution that is duly recognised by the Flemish Community, no proof of sufficient English language ability must be provided.

Candidates will be ranked according to the criteria given below:

- Obtained degrees. Applicants are recommended also to provide additional information (short course description, course credits,…) on the courses they have taken during their previous studies, especially in the fields of applied mathematics, electromagnetics, optics, electronics, telecommunications and semiconductor physics.
- Grades/marks
- English language ability
- Motivation statement
- Any relevant publications, thesis or project work, etc.
- The information about these 5 points has to be given in the application form.

In addition candidates are asked to provide at least two (2) letters of reference from persons who are very well acquainted with their academic performance. These letters may be sent directly to the office of the EMMP or together with the other application documents under sealed envelopes.

Candidates that have scored well on the above points will be briefly interviewed via telephone. They will be asked questions about their motivation and about their previous experience as well as technical questions.

Application form:

Application files should be posted to:

Secretariat of Erasmus Mundus MSc in Photonics
Faculty of Engineering, Ghent University
Department of Information Technology
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41
B – 9000 Ghent

Further Information

For further information on Erasmus Mundus MSc in Photonics you can contact:

EMMP Programme Officer: Bert Coryn
Erasmus Mundus MSc in Photonics Secretariat
Ghent University
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Information Technology
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41
B – 9000 Ghent
Phone: +32 (0) 9264 9828
Fax: +32 (0) 9264 3593
E-mail: EMMP(at)

International Master Scholarships, Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies, Germany

International Master Scholarships, Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies, Germany

Call for scholarship applications: Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies
The International Masters Program (Master of Science, M.Sc.) in Geospatial Technologies is a cooperation of

University of Münster (WWU), Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi),
UniversitatJaume I (UJI), Castellón, Spain, and,
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação (ISEGI), Lisboa, Portugal.

GI is a rapidly growing market, lacking qualified GI personnel and offering excellent career chances. Therefore, the Masters Program targets life-long learning for graduates and professionals in the fields of geography, surveying, planning, local administration, etc., who are willing to acquire additional GI skills for applying them in their respective GI application area. Candidates who have already studied GI degrees will be given lower priority in admissions evaluation.

The Masters program targets holders of a Bachelors degree with a qualification in application areas of Geographic Information (GI). The Masters Program has been selected within the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Commission (2007-0064/001 FRAME MUNB123).

Application deadline: January 15, 2011

Institute for Geoinformatics
Dr. ChristophBrox
Weseler Straße 253
48151 Münster
Tel. +49 (0) 2 51-8 33 30 83
Fax. +49 (0) 2 51-8 33 97 63

[Europe] Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarships 2011 on Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P)

[Europe] Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarships 2011 on Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P)

The European Master on Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P) is a postgraduate university programme, supported by the European Commission through the Erasmus Mundus Programme.
The Master requires a university degree in Psychology. The objective is to contribute to the qualification of professionals and researchers in the discipline of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology emphasizing a European approach and perspective. The Master implements the main guidelines developed by the Euro-Psych model for the European Diploma of Psychology (EDP) supported by the European Federation of Psychology Association (EFPA). It also follows the Reference Model and Minimal Standards of the European Curriculum in WOP Psychology established by the European Network of Work and Organizational Psychology Professors (ENOP). Five European Universities are involved: Universitat de València (Spain) as the coordinating institution, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Université René Descartes Paris 5 (France), Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna (Italy), and Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal).
The duration of the Programme is two full-time years, with a total workload of 120 ECTS credits (60 per year). The languages of instruction and examination will be the languages of the countries where the universities are located (Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese), but some invited seminars and courses in the partner institutions may be in English.
Students will gain a broad view of the discipline thanks to the mobility requirements of the Master: The student has to develop at least 60 ECTS credits of the workload in the partner institution where he/she is registered (Home University), and at least 40 ECTS credits (1/3 of the total) in another partner institution located in a different country (Host University). Any combination of home and host universities, pertaining to different countries, is possible.
Students are awarded the double title, delivered by the WOP-P Programme
The Master on Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P) has four main objectives:
to prepare the students as competent practitioners in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology at the entry level as independent (non supervised) practitioners. This preparation is inspired in the scientist-practitioner model, which assumes that good preparation as a practitioner implies the acquisition of professional and research competences
to offer a European referent of training in WOP-P to the students of other regions of the world
to promote mobility of European and third-country students and staff across Europe
to contribute towards university excellence and competitiveness within the European Higher Education system.
Erasmus Mundus Grants (Scholarships)
Without prejudice to high academic standards, in order to ensure geographical diversity among students/scholars, as compulsory requirement of the Erasmus Mundus requirements, WOP-P Consortium must and shall respect the following basic criteria when selecting students/scholars for an Erasmus Mundus grant/scholarship:
No more than two of the students selected for an Erasmus Mundus Master Course (EMMC) grant/scholarship should have the same nationality.
Each Non-European (or third-country) scholar selected to receive a grant should come from a different higher education institution
Grants for European Students
Grants for Non-European Students
Grants for Non-European Scholars
Documents required:
the application form (to be filled in English)
an extensive CV, stating publication records, research activities, etc (to be filled in English)
certified photocopy of your academic degrees or professional diplomas, and your previous teaching experience in the field (seminars, intensive courses, etc)
language certificates, if available
further qualification documents, if appropriate
The attached documentation must be presented in English. Other languages as French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish will be also accepted. Documents in other languages must be translated in English by a sworn translator or by a Diplomatic representative.
The application form and the different documents have to be submitted by post, and e-mail (scanned) to the Coordinating Institution ( University of Valencia ). Original documents have to be provided in due course.
Postal address:
Facultad de Psicología
Attn: Inmaculada Aleixos
Dpto. Psicología Social
Avda. Blasco Ibáñez, 21
e-mail address:;
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Erasmus Mundus European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) 2011 Master Scholarships

Erasmus Mundus European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) 2011 Master Scholarships

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. The first cohort will set out to study in September 2011.

EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organsiations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate’s employment. The quality of the programme is constantly evaluated by an international board of experts.

EMMIR is a unique study programme focusing on migration through an intercultural approach. It provides profound theoretical skills in migration studies combined with field work in Europe and Africa. It is designed as a multidisciplinary programme that addresses important contemporary issues in an emerging field of study.


In the 21st century, migration processes – multidirectional in their spatial as well as social and cultural structure – increasingly contribute to the shaping of societies. Consequently, the presence of migrants adds emphasis to intercultural relations and intercultural communication, which are of key concern for social cohesion.

Arguably, migration and globalisation may be considered twin processes. They contest concepts of the nation state, including territoriality and citizenship, and direct attention to questions of social justice and human rights, peace and conflict. They also lead to the emergence e.g. of new concepts of identity and transnational social spaces. Answers to policy questions linked to phenomena as diverse as voluntary and forced migration, internal displacement and transcontinental flows, movement of unskilled labourers and brain drainers need differentiated investigation and evaluation as well as complex negotiation.

Online application

Please follow this link to find the EMMIR application form. The form must be completed online by filling in the indicated boxes. Please make sure that all personal information correspond to the attached documents and certificates.

You will receive an automatic summary of all your application details sent out automatically by the application system. This confirmation has to be printed out and attached to the whole applications package including all the documentation required. Note that the whole application package has to be posted within the deadline 31 December 2010 (postmark date will be taken into consideration).


The full application consists of the following:

Signed print out of the automatic confirmation
Scan of passport
Statement of Purpose, clarifying the applicant’s motivation to study the course (1 to 2 pages max.)
Certified copy of first university degree and other relevant degrees
Documentation of language proficiency
Other relevant documentation and references
All documents must be submitted in English. Documents which are not originally in English must be accompanied by an authorised translation of the original.
All enclosures must be certified as true copies of the originals on every page. An official stamp with date and signature is required. In generall, attestation by Embassy, the police, a notary public or (state or municipal) administation agency is accepted. Failure to provide the documents disqualifies from registation.


Please send your full application to

EMMIR Consortium Committee
c/o University of Oldenburg
Dr. Lydia Potts
Faculty of Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26111 Oldenburg


The following deadlines apply for the first EMMIR cohort:

Category A
Deadline for applicants not resident in one of the 27 Member States of the European Union or in an EEA-EFTA country (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland): 31 December 2010

Notification of Category A applicants: March/early April
Latest online registration: 15 days after notification

Category B
Deadline for applicants resident in one of the 27 Member States of the European Union or in an EEA-EFTA country (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland): 31 December 2010

Notification of Category B applicants: March/early April
Latest online registration: 15 days after notification

Start of programme : 1 September 2011