Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society (EMJMD ACES/ACES+)
Deadline: 15 Feb 2021 (Annual)
Study in: France, UK
Course starts September 2021
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society (EMJMD ACES/ACES+) offers Erasmus Mundus scholarships to highly ranked students who wish to start out the 2-year degree course in AY 2021-2023, which school year commences September 2023. This full-time course targets European and international students with a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in 1 of the fields of aquaculture, marine science, marine biology, biology, environmental or social sciences, who wish to advance their skills.
The successful completion of the study programme will cause the award of either a joint degree (i.e. one single degree certificate issued on behalf of a minimum of 2 education institutions of the EMJMD consortium) or multiple degrees (i.e. a minimum of 2 degree certificates issued by two education institutions of the consortium).
Students study in several EU countries throughout the programme:
Semester 1: Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), which is a tutorial partner of the University of Highlands and Islands, UK. UHI-SAMS may be a centre of excellence specialising within the environmental impacts of aquaculture, particularly in cold water marine environments, new innovative technologies and systems to scale back this impact.
Semester 2: University of Crete, Greece – specialise in finfish aquaculture.
Semester 3: University of Nantes, France – specialise in shellfish aquaculture.
Semester 4: Industry-based scientific research and students are going to be divided amongst all the partner universities (i.e. SAMS-UHI, the schools of Crete, Nantes or Radboud), supported their choice of topic and availability of staff with the relevant research expertise.
Field(s) of study:
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society (EMJMD ACES/ACES+)
Non-EU and EU Students from Partner countries and Programme countries
There are 2 categories of scholarships: Partner Country scholarships and Programme Country scholarships.
Partner Country scholarships provide up to € 8,000 per annum per scholarship holder from a Partner Country. This includes € 2,000 per annum for travel costs + € 1,000 for installation costs for scholars who are resident of a Partner Country situated but 4,000 km from the EMJMD coordinating institution (i.e. UHI-SAMS). For those located 4,000 km or more from the EMJMD coordinating institution (i.e., UHI-SAMS), a provision of € 3,000 per annum for travel costs + € 1,000 for installation costs are going to be awarded. additionally, a monthly allowance as a contribution to subsistence of € 1,000 per month is going to be given for the whole duration of the EMJMD study programme (i.e. 24 months). A minimum of 75% of the scholarships is awarded to candidates from Partner countries.
Programme Country scholarships provide up to € 4,000 per annum per scholarship holder from a Programme Country. This includes € 1,000 per annum per scholar for travel and installation costs. additionally, a monthly allowance as contribution to subsistence of € 1,000 per month is going to be given for the whole duration of the EMJMD study programme (i.e. 24 months).
For both Partner Country and Programme Country Scholarships, the monthly contribution to subsistence won’t tend to scholars for the EMJMD periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence. The monthly subsistence also will not tend to scholars from a Partner Country for the EMJMD periods exceeding 1 trimester (i.e. 3 months or the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner country.
Contribution to subsistence costs won’t tend to scholarship holders for the EMJMD periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence, nor to scholarship holders from a Partner Country for the EMJMD periods exceeding one trimester (i.e. 3 months or the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner country.
Eligible applicants for Partner Country scholarships are students who aren’t nationals of an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Turkey or the previous Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). additionally, they can’t be residents of those countries nor have administered their main activity (studies, training or work) for quite a complete of 12 months over the last 5 years in any of those countries. The 5-year reference period for this 12-month rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline (defined by the consortia) of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.
Eligible applicants for Programme Country scholarships are all other students who don’t meet the standards for Partner Country scholarships (this includes all nationals of the ecu Union, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Turkey and FYROM, also as, people that have spent quite a complete of 12 months within the EU over the last 5 years).
Applicants for the EMJMD ACES/ACES+ must possess a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent; second class or higher at Honours level) in 1 of the fields of environmental or social sciences, which could be: Aquaculture-related studies, Marine Science, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or Marine Resources, Environmental Economics and Environmental Policy. They need to have English competence like 6.5 Academic IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 altogether 4 components). Mature students and people with practical working experience within the aquaculture industry are particularly welcomed.
How to apply
Scholarship Council Canada has electronic application centre, fill in the form and upload your documents. Upon successful application submission, you will receive an acknowledgement and electronic payment receipt. Keep it safe as a reference and wait for the outcome. Scholarship Council Canada team will take care of your further process upon qualifying.
Official Scholarship Council Canada Website: https://apply.