The European, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Union for UK, EU and International Students are offering fully funded Erasmus Mundus scholarships for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society Plus (EMJMD ACES\ACES+) in 2020
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society Plus (EMJMD ACES+) will give you a unique opportunity to study in up to four centres of European excellence in aquaculture research and learning; Scotland, Crete, France and the Netherlands. It will also allow you to gain the practical and theoretical skills needed for a successful career in aquaculture through industry-led research programmes, internships and fieldwork.
Worth of Award
- The EMJMD scholarship covers your participation costs (including the tuition fees, library and laboratory costs, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to your participation in the Master); it represents a contribution to your travel and installation costs and includes a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the study programme.
- The total amount of the scholarship varies according to the duration of your course and your nationality (non-EU students receive larger scholarships).
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society (EMJMD ACES+) is open to students who meet the following minimum conditions:
- Bachelor degree (or equivalent; second class or higher at Honours level) in one of the fields of biological or environmental sciences. An appropriate background could include; aquaculture-related studies, marine science and/or resources, aquatic biology, biology, or environmental sciences linked to the field of marine science and fisheries; and
- For non-UK students, a Secure English Language Test (i.e. IELTS) certificate (applicants must achieve an overall score of 6.5 in this test and a minimum of 6.0 in all four components).
They particularly welcome applications from mature students and/or those with practical working experience in the aquaculture industry.
You should have a background in marine science or biology, fisheries, aquaculture, aquatic science and/or environmental studies. Erasmus Mundus scholarships are supported by the EACEA of the European Union.
How to Apply
- To apply for a place on their next intake (2020-2022) you will need to complete in full two application forms – a University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and ACES application form.
- Once you have completed the forms, please email these, along with all supporting documents, as a single PDF file to Helen Bury at [email protected] by the deadline
- Application forms must be completed in English and can be downloaded from their website.
Supporting documents include your CV, professional reference letter, copy of your degree certificates and transcripts (with certified translations in English where applicable), main passport page and evidence of English language proficiency (i.e. IELTS certificate) – please see below for further information.
The following documents should be emailed as a single PDF file:
- Completed EMJMD ACES+ application form (in Microsoft Word) in English, which must include a 350-word motivation (or personal) statement and 350-word statement giving information or examples of your previous experience in the field of aquaculture;
- Completed UHI International application form (applicable to ALL students, including European). This is a standard UHI form which must be completed in English. Please note, for the section on ‘Course Details’ please insert UHI-SAMS and please leave blank the ‘Personal Statement’ as this information collected in your EMJMD ACES+ application form, as above;
- Curriculum vitae (CV) in freestyle format;
- A professional reference (of 500-800 words)
- Copy of your passport;
- Copy of your degree certificate (plus certified translation into English if applicable);
- Copy of your transcript of marks (plus certified translation into English if applicable); and
- Copy of your Secure English Language Test (i.e. IELTS) certificate, which is valid until the end of Sept 2020. You must achieve an overall score of 6.5 in your IELTS test and have obtained this qualification by the time you apply for the EMJMD ACES+ course).
Deadline: The closing date for Erasmus Mundus and SAIC scholarship applications is February 14, 2020.