The European Union is inviting applications for the Erasmus Mundus European Master in Biological and Chemical Engineering Scholarship in 2023.
Bioceb (European Master in Biological and Chemical Engineering for a Sustainable Bioeconomy) is a 2-year joint master Programme training future research and innovation managers to tackle the challenges related to the deployment of the bioeconomy across the world. As a state-of-the-art and innovative curriculum, it was labelled “Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree” by the European Commission in 2019.
Bioceb vision of the bioeconomy is based on sustainable use of biological resources preserving biodiversity and favouring circular economy systems. It offers students with backgrounds in disciplines related to biology the opportunity to achieve a specialization in one field of biotechnologies while developing the ability to implement systemic value chain approaches. Biological resource diversity and optimal use, bioprocess design and upscaling, and biobased products engineering for targeted markets are the three pillars of Bioceb biotechnology training core.
Bioceb addresses the needs of the growing bio-based industry sector in scientists being aware of the markets and the socio-economic contexts. It arises from an interdisciplinary approach combining chemistry, biology, economic and environmental sciences with cross-cutting skills including project management. Its modular construction promotes cultural mix between students from different regions of the world and with various educational backgrounds.
Worth of Award
- Participation costs (including University fees):
- Partner country nationality- 9.000€/year per student, Programme country nationality- 4.500€/year per student
- Contribution to travel and installation costs:
- A resident of a Partner country: Travel costs: 2.000€/year per student (if a student’s location is less than 4.000km away from Paris, France, the coordinating institution) 3.000€/year per student (if a student’s location is more than 4.000km away from Paris, France, the coordinating institution)
- A resident of a programme country: 1.000€/year per student
- Contribution to subsistence costs
- 1.000€ /month for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme (= 24 months)
- The files are checked by Bioceb Secretariat. Incomplete files, files sent after the deadline are eliminated.
- All non-eligible candidates are informed immediately, provided with the reasons for their ineligibility, and have the possibility to appeal if they think an error has been made or an unfair bias against their application occurred.
Only the students that meet the following formal admission requirements will be considered for the selection procedure:
- BSc degree or equivalent degree of at least 180 ECTS in engineering or science including a strong background in at least one discipline related to biology: biotechnology, biochemistry, microbiology, biophysics, bioprocess engineering, molecular biology;
- Proven Good level in mathematics;
- Preferred but non-mandatory: a complementary background in chemistry, physics or environmental sciences;
- Demonstrated English language proficiency – B2 advanced.
- English advanced proficiency is required and proof of proficiency is compulsory.
How to Apply
- The following documents must be uploaded on the online application tool:
- Scan of Passport (with photo, date of expiry and personal details / ID can be accepted for European students only)
- Curriculum Vitae (if possible in European Format, see the Europass Website)
- Letter of Motivation
- Copy of BSc-degree or equivalent (Scan of the official degree or temporary certificates required) If you have not yet completed your BSc, please upload a document from your university stating that you are currently following the last year of your BSc and the expected date of graduation.
- Translation of Diploma (official translation in English, if applicable)
- Transcripts of academic records for each year of the BSc degree or equivalent (official signed and stamped transcripts with an explanation of the grading system, and, if applicable, an official translation in English)
- Recommendation letters: Two reference letters (signed and stamped, if possible use the Bioceb form)
Deadline: Application for Master in Biological and Chemical Engineering Scholarship closes before January 26th, 2023, 12:00 (noon, CET)