Master in ITC,Belgium *Deadline 11/01/2010*

Master in Information and Communication Technologies (MERIT) is a multitrack research-oriented master program based on a flexible curriculum that covers a wide area of knowledge in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. The institutions participating in the consortium, located in Spain, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Sweden belong to CLUSTER.

Deadline: 11/01/2010
Open to: Non-EU students
Scholarship: full under Erasmus Mundus

The Master’s Course covers Information and Communication Technologies in a broad sense, including fundamentals such as electromagnetism, signal processing, and information theory, and applications such as communications, remote sensing and image and voice processing. Half of the course credits are obtained in a second institution of the consortium and a double degree is awarded upon successful completion of the program. The language of instruction is English and the program includes local language courses up to 6 ECTS per academic year. Admission is restricted to 50 students.

This Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme has three 15-week semesters in which students take courses. An additional fourth semester is devoted to the completion of the Master’s Thesis. The program is research oriented, as thus concentrates on the development of research skills. Graduates of the Course may want to pursue careers in a research institution by completing a Ph.D., joining industrial R+D departments or perhaps starting a technology spin-off company. Therefore, strong emphasis is placed during the Master’s Course on the student’s personal work programme, which is focused on developing research skills. All students should have completed a Bachelor’s degree related to Electrical Engineering or related field.

This is the call for applications to the Erasmus Mundus Category A student (non-European) scholarships for MERIT – the European Master of Research on Information and Communication Technologies ( MERIT web).
MERIT is a European 2-year post-graduate programme taught in English at the following institutions:
• Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
• Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
• Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), formerly University of Karlsruhe, Germany
• Politecnico di Torino (PdT), Torino, Italy
• Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain, Belgium

MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships are addressed for highly qualified non-European students willing to study the MERIT programme in two of the above institutions beginning September 2010. The number of MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships for the MERIT course 2010-2012 is 7.

Additional Category A student scholarships (up to 2) for students under the Western Balkans and Turkey Window will also be granted.

The application deadline for MERIT Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships is 17:00 (CET) January 11th 2010 to do electronic data entry and upload of required documents in the on-line application tool.
This call is subject to the general conditions of the Erasmus Mundus programme the details of which can be found HERE