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 European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics (EMABG) in 2022
The EMABG is a joint master programme that fulfils a real need for the industry sector and for society as a whole. It is designed to answer the scientific, practical, and societal challenges of animal breeding and genetics. These challenges can be summarised for both developed and low-income countries as follows:
- meeting the greater demand for animal and fish products, while preserving or improving the quality of products, the welfare of animals, and minimising the environmental impact
- preserving natural resources, with special attention to biodiversity
- making efficient use of novel tools and technologies to reach these goals while maintaining societal acceptance of animal breeding
- developing sustainable animal breeding programmes that contribute to improved livelihood of farmers and efficient food chains
- developing sustainable breeding programmes that contribute to the improved health and welfare of animals, including populations in zoos and nature reserves
It is a common vision of EMABG partners to meet these challenges by intensive cooperation in the education and training of students, further enhanced by the relationship between participating universities. Thus, the EMABG was set up to:
- offer high-quality education with a European perspective in the field of animal breeding and genetics, which is attractive to programme and partner-country nationals
- enhance the quality of training in animal breeding and genetics and to strengthen the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area
- contribute to the needs of societies by developing the qualifications of students, so that they possess the appropriate skills, and are open-minded and internationally experienced
Worth of Award
Erasmus+ EMJMD Scholarships include:
- Contribution to the participation costs (including the tuition fees, library and laboratory costs, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students’ participation in the Master):
- €9 000 / year for Partner country students (Non-European)
- €4 500 / year for Programme country students (European)
- Contribution to the travel and installation costs
- €1 000 / year for student resident in a Programme Country for travel costs
- €2 000 / year for travel costs + €1 000 for installation costs for student resident in a Partner Country whose location is situated at less than 4 000km from the EMJMD coordinating HEI
- €3 000 / year for travel costs + €1 000 for installation costs for student resident in a Partner Country whose location is situated at 4 000km or more from the EMJMD coordinating HEI
- Distance is calculated by the consortium using the EACEA calculator
- Contribution to the subsistence costs/living allowance (max. 24 months)
- €1 000 / month for students from Partner Countries (not when in country of residence, and max. 3 months in any Partner Country)
- €1 000 / month for students from Programme Countries (not when in country of residence)
Please check that you meet the following requirements for EMABG:
- Academic Bachelor of Science Degree (minimum 180 ECTS) in animal science. An equivalent degree from related fields, such as agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, zoology, botany, microbiology or similar is also accepted if basics of genetics or animal breeding knowledge are documented in the transcript of records.
- Language Proficiency: A good knowledge of English is a prerequisite for an application.
- Students are required to pass a TOEFL or IELTS exam meeting the minimum requirements
- Applicants who already hold an MSc degree in a similar field of studies, cannot be accepted at Georg-August University Goettingen.
- Applicants who have completed their Bachelor or Master Degree in one of the following countries do not need to submit an English language proficiency certificate:
Australia, Ireland, Canada (except those educated at universities in Quebec), New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America.
- Applicants who have completed their Bachelor studies at a Dutch university do not need to submit an English language proficiency certificate. This does not apply to applicants who obtained their Bachelor at a Dutch university of Applied Sciences.
- Nationals of one of the following countries who have completed their Bachelor or Master degree in their home country are strongly encouraged to submit sufficient results of an English proficiency test. If this is not possible, a signed statement for the university that the medium of instruction during their complete Bachelor programme was English is needed:
- Botswana, Caribbean, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Namibia, Nigeria, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
- All other applicants have to submit sufficient results of an English language proficiency certificate as stated in the admission criteria.
- Please note: The Consortium partners have the right to request any applicant to submit an English language proficiency test.
How to Apply
Students interested in applying for the EMABG must submit the documents listed below via the EMABG application database. Only documents submitted via the application database and only complete applications will be considered.
- BSc or BSc and MSc (if applicable) certificate providing the obtained degree – must be issued by the university where the degree was obtained, and dated, signed and stamped, otherwise it will not be considered valid. Please merge with an official English translation if your documents are not in English.
- BSc or BSc and MSc (if applicable) transcript of records.
- CURRICULUM VITAE: in Europass format
- LETTER OF MOTIVATION: including 1st, 2nd and 3rd study track preference
- 2 letters of recommendation from two different persons (previous professors or employers)
- Copy of an official language certificate (TOEFL or IELTS) attesting language skills in English, as described in the section on admission requirements
- COPY OF PASSPORT: The page containing your personal details and photo
- CERTIFICATE OF CURRENT RESIDENCE: The certificate of residence must be in English language or merged with an English translation and can be:
- a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules
- a certificate from the applicant’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question. This certificate has to be dated and signed.
- Both documents must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship
Deadline: the deadline for the first call for applications is January 15, 2022.