Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Scholarships in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management for Developing Countries

Erasmus Mundus mobility programme:
Master of Science in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management (CoMEM)

Course(s) Offered: Engineering, Management
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: European Commission
Country to Study in: Netherlands, Spain, Norway, UK

Scholarship Description
The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management (CoMEM), is a two-year English taught international Master’s programme, in which five high-rated European universities participate.

During the course students familiarise themselves with key issues involved in providing sustainable, environmentally friendly, legally and economically acceptable solutions to various problems in the CoMEM field. During the programme, students study at universities in two or three different countries depending on the individual track of study.

Upon successful completion of the Erasmus Mundus CoMEM Masters programme, students will receive an MSc degree from each of the universities they visited during the course.

To be eligible, candidate must not have been a resident of nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in Programme Countries. If the student has then their application will be considered as a Programme country applicant.

Admission Requirements include:
  • A university BSc degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering or degree in a subject relevant to the CoMEM Programme.
  • A BSc Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 75 % of the scale maximum.
  • Proof of English language proficiency:
  • A clear and CoMEM relevant essay in English
Selection Process:
A limited number of Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available for students accepted to CoMEM. The CoMEM universities select candidates in a competitive process from among eligible applicants, and forward the names to the European Commission for approval under the Erasmus+ Programme. Please note that candidates DO NOT apply directly to the Commission for funding. All applications are to be made directly to the CoMEM programme through the Coordinating University, NTNU. The process and basis for a receiving a scholarship is:
  1. application 
  2. acceptance to the programme; and then 
  3. selection for a scholarship.
Eligible Groups
Third country graduate students who are nationals of a developing/emerging country other than those from EU member states, EEA-EFTA states and candidate countries for accession to the European Union.

Participating Institution(s)
During the programme, students study in two or three different countries depending on the individual track of study. The following institutions participate:
Fields of study
Masters degree level studies in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management (COMEM)

Number of awards
EU scholarships for 15-17 selected “third-country” graduate students will be available for CoMEM MSc in 2017-2019

Sponsorship duration
Two years

Scholarship benefits
FULL scholarships are provided by EU Erasmus Mundus Program. The value of this programme is €47 000 / €49 000 (Fully-funded for study in different universities).

Studying in multiple European countries will enable students to meet and work with professionals from various backgrounds, gather knowledge on a wide range of issues and a comprehensive EU perspective on CoMEM related challenges. This will enable students to develop a coherent and integrated approach that is applicable in a global perspective as well.

Method of Application
The joint student application is centrally administered by the coordinating university (NTNU).
  • Candidates who wish to be considered for an Erasmus+ scholarship must indicate this in both the online application form and the additional CoMEM specific pdf application form.
  • Scholarship applicants must provide all relevant information for the consortium to determine scholarship category, particularly information on citizenship and residence in the past five years.
  • Applicants to be considered for an Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus scholarship may apply for no more than two other Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus programmes in addition to CoMEM. In case a student applies to more than three Erasmus Mundus programmes he/she will be excluded from the selection for an Erasmus+ Scholarship.
View your Application forms here. Please go through the Application Procedure carefully before applying.

Applications started 1st October 2016. The deadline for 2017-2019 Academic Programme is 1st December 2016 for Non-EU or Third-country candidates

The European Union's Erasmus Mundus programme aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2016
Open to International students: Yes

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