Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry (ASC)

Deadline: For Non-EU and EU students 15 January 2012,
Open to: Students of all nationalities who hold a Bachelor degree in Chemistry or equivalent education in the field of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry and Physics
Scholarship: 24,000 Euro per academic year. This includes 12 monthly grants of 1,000 Euro, a fixed amount of 4,000 Euro for travel expenses, relocation costs, etc., and a maximum contribution of 8,000 € for EMMC participation costs.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry (ASC). A two year (4 semesters, 30 ECTS each) Master programme; courses are taught in english.Students completing this European master’s degree with a thesis will be better prepared for European R and D careers in instrument manufactures, spectroscopic laboratories, analytical enterprises or administrative organizations.

Description

Students selected for Erasmus Mundus scholarships are to be third-country nationals of high academic quality whose enrolment in an Erasmus Mundus Master Course has been accepted by the consortium offering the Course.
Third-country nationals, eligible for an Erasmus Mundus category A scholarship, are Citizens from all other countries than: the 27 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Nederlands, Portugal, the UK, Sweden,Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the EEA-EFTA states (Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland ) who are not residents of any of the above countries, and who have not carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the above countries. Students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, as well as the three candidate countries, namely Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey are eligible to apply for a category A scholarship in the framework of the Western Balkans Window.
Dates:
NON – EU (third country) students applying to an ERASMUS MUNDUS Scholarship (Action 1A- category A). Deadline : January 15th, 2012.

EU students – and all students not fulfilling requirements for Category A scholarships – applying to an ERASMUS MUNDUS Scholarship (Action 1A- category B).Deadline : January 15th, 2012. Admission decision (pending completion of Bachelor Degree): mid April 2012.

EU students NOT seeking an ERASMUS MUNDUS Scholarship – when the deadline is over for applying for an EM scholarship, you can still apply for admission to ASC Master’s course: Opening: January 16th, 2012, Deadline: Electronic submission: May 31st 2012.
Admission decision (pending completion of Bachelor Degree) : June 30th 2011.
A two year (4 semesters, 30 ECTS each) Master programme; courses are taught in english. The first semester is dedicated to providing all candidates with a common platform in advanced spectroscopic methods, including magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy and diffraction techniques. In the second and third semesters, more specialised instruction is provided with applications in molecular synthesis, biology, nanotechnology, modelling, “green chemistry”, medicine, and new energy sources. The Master‘s thesis will be strongly encouraged to be based on a collaborative project between two of the partner institutions, thus adding an even more challenging European dimension to the programme.

Eligibility

  • Bachelor degree in Chemistry or equivalent education in the field of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry and Physics

All applications are assessed by a centralized consortium commission. A weighting scheme is applied to the following selection criteria, assessed from 1 (minimum) to 5 (maximum), thus producing a weighted arithmetic mean:

  • academic records of previous studies(coefficient 6, threshold 4),
  • scientific background of undergraduate studies (coefficient 4, threshold 3),
  • ranking of Academic Institution where undergraduate studies were done (coefficient 2, threshold 2),
  • motivation letter (coefficient 2, threshold 3),
  • recommendation letters (coefficient 2, threshold 3),
  • mastering of foreign language (coefficient 2, threshold 2),
  • acquired practical experience (coefficient 1, threshold 2),
  • Awards and grants (coefficient 1, threshold 1).

Scholarship

Students apply for these scholarships directly to the Erasmus Mundus consortium offering the Course. For each student the scholarship amounts to 24,000 Euro per academic year. This includes 12 monthly grants of 1,000 Euro, a fixed amount of 4,000 Euro for travel expenses, relocation costs, etc., and a maximum contribution of 8,000 € for EMMC participation costs.
Other Financial aid:
Tuition waiver: tuition waivers are granted for a limited number of applicants, based on proof of outstanding study records, and/or financial needs.
Erasmus and/or other local Mobility grants are available for non EM-granted students registered in ASC Master Course.

Application

Send your hardcopies at:
Erasmus-Mundus ASC Master Course
Mrs Francine Chanier
Université Lille1
Cité Scientifique, Bât C15-01
F-59655 VILLENEUVE D’ASCQ CEDEX
FRANCE

Step 1:  fill in the administrative form with your personal data.
Step 2:  You will receive an email of confirmation with a login and a password which will grant you access to the complete application form (your form can be corrected as often as you wish untill you submit it).
When your application form is complete, and before the deadline click on “submit”. You will receive an e-mail warning you that you can access step 3 and download your pdf file.
Step 3: You can now upload all required documents:

  • Copy of the passport or ID card (1 page concerning personal details),
  • Certified copies of university transcripts including translations into English,
  • Certified copy of university degrees including translation into English, including School leaving certificate (specifically if you do not hold a BSc yet),
  • Copy of TOEFL/IELTS scores or equivalent,
  • 2 recommendation letters.

Application form

When all files have been uploaded, don’t forget to click “validation”.
You can now proceed with your paper application: please sign it, and send it before the deadline by express postal mail, including all required documents, (with original recommendation letters on headed letter, signed and stamped), to the above mentionned address.
Admission Procedure:
1) The admission decision is sent by email first. You have to answer this e-mail  within 5 days to confirm your decision to attend ASC master course.  Check your email regularly.
2) Administrative papers are sent by first class post for visa procedure. Don’t forget that at least 2 months are necessary to obtain a visa for Europe.

For more information:

Prof. Sylvain CRISTOL
UCCS – Unité de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide – UMR CNRS 818
Université Lille 1
Cité scientifique, Bâtiment C3
F-59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq cedex
E-mail : [email protected]

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