The 2014/2015 Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship is out for application. The scholarship is in the field of Earthquake Engineering/or Engineering Seismology for 2014 academic year. The scholarship is available in three categories, viz; Category A,B and Consortium Scholarship. Category ‘A’ scholarship is only available to third-country applicants, category ‘B’ scholarships for applicants not eligible to the category ‘A’ scholarship, while Consortium Scholarship is for candidate from any nationality. The deadline for category A and B scholarships is January 24th 2014 while Consortium Scholarship is by 28th April 2014.
Applicants must meet the following criteria before they apply for this scholarship:
Category ‘A’ scholarship requirements
The Category A Scholarship is directly sponsored by the European Commission, under the scope of its Eramus Mundus programme and is available to third-country applicants.
-In order to qualify as a third-country national, applicants must: not be a national from any of the EU Member States: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, the UK, Sweden, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia not be a national from any of the EEA-EFTA states: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway not be a resident on any of the above countries not have carried out their main activities (studies, training, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years (until 28 February 2013) in any of the above countries.
It is noted that for the 2014/2015 Academic Year dedicated geografical windows will probably be opened by the European Commission which will allow students to apply for dedicated Category A Scholarships.
These windows should be: Western Balkans &Turkey window (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo – this designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the IJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence as well as Turkey) ENPI South window (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia) ENPI East window (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine).
Category ‘B’ scholarship requirements
The Category B scholarship, which is directly sponsored by the European Commission, is open to applicants who are not eligible to the Category A scholarship.
Consortium Scholarship requirements
The Consortium scholarship, on the other hand, is funded by the MEEES Consortium and is open to students of any nationality, without exceptions. To be eligible for a scholarship directly sponsored by the European Commission, i.e. a Category A or a Category B Scholarships, the scholarship holder must study in countries different form the country in which he/she has obtained his/her last university degree. This means e.g. that a student who obtained his/her last degree in Italy is not allowed to study at the ROSE School if he/she is receiving a Category A or a Category B scholarship.
-Candidates are informed and agree that if they are selected (proposed for a scholarship, put on the reserve list, or enrolled on a self paying basis) their data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the Erasmus Mundus Programme and will be made available to the EACEA Agency, the EM National Structures, the EU Delegations and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Associations, acting as stakeholders of the programme.
Scholarship field of study
Scholarships are awarded in the field of Earthquake Engineering and/or Engineering Seismology at Institute for Advanced Study/University of Pavia – ROSE School, Italy, University of Grenoble Joseph Fourier, France, University of Patras, Greece and Middle East Technical University, Turkey.
How to apply
The mode of application is online. Applicants should provide the following documents during the online application process:
-Curriculum vitae e studiorum;
-copy of the diploma certificate (in Italian or English);
-transcript of the attended courses and professional qualifications (in Italian or English);
-copy of the passport or the identity card;
-English language test certificate (or waiver referring to previous courses, work experience in English speaking countries, etc…).
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Scholarship Application Deadline
The deadline for category A and B scholarships is January 24th 2014 while Consortium Scholarship is by 28th April 2014