Erasmus Mundus Nuclear Fusion Science & Engineering Physics

Deadline: 15 January 2014
Open to: holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Physics from any country
Scholarships: €24,000 per year (category A); or €10,000 per year (category B)

Description

The aim of the European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics (FUSION-EP) programme is to provide a high-level, multinational, research-oriented education in fusion-related engineering physics, in close relation to the research activities of the partners, together with a well-integrated language and cultural experience.

The combined and harmonized teaching & research of the 5 universities offers a broad range of competences in the field of fusion science and engineering physics. The Joint European Masters Programme offers a genuine European opportunity for Master level studies in a field which is of crucial importance to solving the urgent and vital problem of world energy supply.

The partners in the Consortium are: Universiteit Gent, Belgium (coordinator); Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain; and Universität Stuttgart, Germany.

The programme offers three programme tracks to the student: Plasma physics (fusion-oriented); Computational methods in physics; and Instrumentation and Radiation. The programme structure is combined with a mandatory stay for each student at two universities in two countries: semesters 1 & 2 at University A; and semesters 3 & 4 in B. Semesters 3 & 4 are in a particular track.​

During semester 4 students will also attend a one month long winter school at the ITER site (attendance is compulsory). After semesters 2 & 4 a summer event is organized (attendance is compulsory) in which tracks and Master thesis topics are proposed for Master 1 students Master 2 students defend their thesis at this event. Student mobility is an inherent part of the programme structure and philosophy.

Eligibility

The European Master FUSION-EP offers admission to applicants who appear to have the highest potential for graduate study and who, with the benefit of a graduate education, are the most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields through teaching, research, or professional practice.

The minimum graduate admission requirements are:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution (minimum 3 years study)
  2. Sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in the chosen field
  3. A satisfactory scholastic average

The FUSION-EP is open to all students who have a degree in Physics or Engineering. Applicants with another degree but with experience or knowledge in one of these fields can be admitted on decision by the FUSION-EP Managing Board on the basis of CV and other evidence.

Scholarship

Category A Scholarship scheme for students from any country different than Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland or any EU member or people who have not carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) there for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years:

  • Amount I – 4,000 EUR per year (contribution to the student’s travel, installation and other personal costs).
  • Amount II – 8,000 EUR per academic year (Maximum contribution to the EMMC participation costs – including insurance coverage) will be collected by the EMMC consortium directly on the condition that the student has signed a “student agreement” with the consortium in which the amount and the costs covered by it have been clearly indicated.
  • Amount III – 1,000 EUR per month or 12,000 EUR per year will be paid on a monthly basis to the student’s personal bank account.

Category B Scholarship scheme for students from Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland or any EU member or who have carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) there for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years:

  • Amount I – 0 EUR.
  • Amount II – 4,000 EUR per academic year (Maximum contribution to the EMMC participation costs – including insurance coverage) will be collected by the EMMC consortium directly on the condition that the student has signed a “student agreement” with the consortium in which the amount and the costs covered by it have been clearly indicated.​
  • Amount III – 500 EUR per month (Monthly allowance) or 6,000 EUR per year will be paid on a monthly basis to the student’s personal bank account.

Application

The application deadline is 15 January 2014.

Applications must be submitted online (Category A HERE or Category B HERE) with the following documents:

  1. A scan of a recent photograph.
  2. Three referees that will send their letters of recommendation using the standard form under sealed envelop. You will find this form once you started the application at tab ‘Documents’.
  3. Certified copies of diplomas and a translation in English ( only if the language is different from French, Spanish, German or Dutch) How to legalize?
  4. Certified copies of diploma supplements stating courses followed and scores obtained per course and a translation in English (only if the language is different from French, Spanish, German, Swedish or Dutch)
  5. Certified copies of language tests scores and language certificates(IELTS or TOEFL). Without it you will not be allowed.
  6. After your complete application please PRINT out the application, date and sign it before sending by surface mail.
  7. A scan of a passport of the page containing your names and passport number and valid period.
  8. A GRE test of Physics is highly advisable. More information HERE.

Any inquiry should be address to:

Applied Physics EA17
St. Pietersnieuwstraat 41 B4
B-9000 Gent, Belgium
[email protected]

For further information, please visit the official website HERE.

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