Erasmus Mundus MA in Georesources Engineering

Deadline: 31 December 2013
Open to: students worldwide with a bachelor’s degree in the area of Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Earth Sciences, Metallurgy or similar
Scholarship: tuition fees, insurance, travel, installation costs and monthly allowance of 1,000€ (Category A); or tuition fees, insurance and monthly allowance of 500€ (Category B)


EMerald is a  two-year full English Master Program educating a new generation of young professionals, integrating a perfect knowledge of available mineral resources and modern engineering technologies.

It  gives students the opportunity to develop a broad and multidisciplinary view of georesources processing  from cradle to grave and beyond. Modern computer-based technologies used in resource characterization (digital imaging, tomography,…) and in resource modelling (geostatistics, 4D GIS,…) is the backbone of this degree, the objective of which is to train skilled engineers capable of using the most advanced exploration and modelling technologies available.

The future and sustainability of our societies is critically linked to the availability of raw materials and to the enhanced efficiency of all processes involved throughout their life cycle. There is a critical need, especially in Europe, to educate engineers through an innovative curriculum bridging the gap between georesources and advanced processing technologies.

Europe has top level engineering schools with a long tradition in these fields. Through a joint effort of four top-level Universities, it will provide a unique network of excellence for teaching and research in the field of georesources engineering. The existence of a new Erasmus Mundus Master Degree backed by a strong network of academic and industrial associates brings a unique opportunity to give these students a flagship role and increase their worldwide visibility and reputation.


The program is aimed at candidates having  a Bachelor degree of minimum 180 ECTS (minimum 3 years undergraduate program) in the area of Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Earth Sciences, Metallurgy or similar. The program will deliver an engineering diploma, therefore at least 22.5 ECTS in Mathematics at university level are required. However, if you have the sufficient skills to be part of the program although you don’t add up 22.5 ECTS in mathematics, you may take a math class during the leveling semester in Liège, Belgium.


The Erasmus Mundus program is aimed at both European (Category B) and non European (Category A) students. Students will benefit from individual scholarships. European countries are considered the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Category A scholarships are awarded to students who come from a non-European country and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in these countries. Student who do not fill this criteria may apply for a category B scholarship. The scholarship for Category A Students is divided as follow:

  • Amount I: For travel and installation (refund with proof of expenses: flight ticket, hostel bill, etc)
  • Amount II: Participation costs including tuition fees and insurance
  • Amount III: Monthly allowance based on 1,000€ monthly allowance for 24 months

Category B scholarships are awarded to European students. Category B scholarships have to be considered as a financial contribution to the student’s costs. This does not fully cover the cost of studies. The scholarship for Category B students is divided as follow:

  • Amount I: Not applicable
  • Amount II: Participation costs including tuition fees and insurance
  • Amount III: Monthly allowance based on 500€ monthly allowance for 24 months


The application deadline is 31 December 2013. Please send an e-mail to [email protected] with your first and last name and they will provide you an username and a password. Once you get them, you can start the application process HERE.

Find below main documents to be provided for EMerald application. Make sure you have all these documents before starting the application process:

  • Nationality certificate dated of the year of the registration issued by the local municipal authority or a copy of the passport.
  • Photo ID.
  • Your updated résumé.
  • Motivation letter.
  • Copy of your Secondary School Diploma translated in English or French.
  • Copies, certified or authenticated by the institution attended of your higher education studies diploma and a transcript of records with a translation into English or French.
  • An English Proficiency test or document (TOEFL, IELTS, proof that English was your previous education language, any other document stating your English proficiency).
  • Please provide, year by year, official documents for the past five years if they are not covered by your last diploma (Official declaration of enrolment for higher education or university studies, original employment certificate – specifying occupation start and end dates, declaration of military service) translated into English or French.
  • Recommendation contacts: we will ask them recommendation letters. Please note that we consider as an added value a recommendation letter from a partner or associated university.

Please note that all your documents will have to be upload exclusively in jpeg, png or pdf formats. Please name all uploaded files according to the following example: NAME_CV.pdf.

Please send any questions to Administrative Coordinator Rosalia Fiorentino at [email protected] For further information, please visit the official website HERE.

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  1. I am volunteer to study Masters Degree in Geo resource Engineering. there isn’t enough human power in this area of specialization in Ethiopia. so please help me

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