The European Union invites applications for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for the Joint Master in Food Identity in the 2020/21 academic session
Food consumption is deeply rooted in culture and emotion. Eating is a vital need as it is a means of social integration, a source of pleasure and a reflection of convictions and self-image. In addition, everywhere in the world and in Europe, in particular, local agriculture and local food products are linked to communities, habits and know-how. Local, traditional food products and products of origin designation are getting greater attention by many actors (politics, citizens, consumers and tourists). These foods are a gateway to other cultures, people and places.
The Master Food Identity is a multidisciplinary programme. It trains future experts in the agri-food sector –with an international vision of culture, regulation, market analysis and competences- in food processing, authentication, sensory analysis, quality control, marketing strategy and entrepreneurship. The joint MSc programme is designed to develop both technical and commercial skills through a curriculum focusing on local and traditional food products. It takes place in 4 countries (France, Italy, Romania and Greece). The training combines theory with practical experiences gained through applied work in pilot plants, visits to production sites and to retailers. They work on case studies hand in hand with producers and other professionals. This path gives all the essential elements and tools for successful development of local and traditional food products from the producers to the consumers within the global market context.
Worth of Award
The EMJMD student scholarship includes:
- a contribution to the student participation costs (including tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students’ participation in the EMJMD study programme
- a contribution to student travel and installation costs
- a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme
- For the academic year 2020/2021, 13 scholarships for partners countries and 2 scholarships for programme countries are available.
- To attend this course, students must have successfully completed a diploma of higher education in science. It can be, for example…
- a “Bachelor of Science” (3 years of scientific training or economic or sociology science), a MSc degree, or equivalent diploma for other countries.
- The same admission requirements apply to company staff wishing to obtain a MSc by the way of continuing education. Each candidate will be examined individually by the Pedagogical committee.
- A good level of English is compulsory (CEFL B2 or equivalent). A level of French is not required for recruitment. However, reaching B1+ in French with French lessons during semester 1 & 2 for some teaching activities on semester 3 is mandatory.
- Your eligibility as candidates from partner or programme countries depending on several factors like your nationality, your country of residence and the time you spent in Europe during the last 5 years.
- The complete rules of eligibility are available on the Erasmus Plus programme guide on the EACEA website.
- EMJMD student scholarships can be offered to students from any region of the world – however no more than 2 from the same country or with the same nationality will be awarded in the same intake.
- The scholarships’ terms depend on the student’s country of origin/residence.
How to Apply
- Applying for the MSc programme Food IDentity through the online system OLAGE does not automatically mean you will have applied to the scholarship Erasmus Mundus.
- You should ensure that you have correctly answered the following question i:
- The application file is available on OLAGE ESA online application system
Deadline: All scholarship applications must be received by the deadline of February 29, 2020. Following this deadline, you will receive an answer by the end of March 2020.