Deadline: 14 December 2014
Open to: EU and non-EU students
Scholarship: Category A scholarship is 24,000 euros per year; Category B scholarship is 10,000 euros
The Erasmus Mundus Master’s Programme in Information Technologies for Business Intelligence (IT4BI) is designed to provide understanding, knowledge and skills in this broad scope of fields. Its main objective is to train computer scientists who understand and help develop the strategies of modern enterprise decision makers. Erasmus Mundus programme for masters scholarships is available for European students and Non European students. Scholarship is awarded to pursue two years IT4BI masters program at Free University of Brussels (ULB) in Belgium, University of Tours (UFRT) in France, Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP) in France, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Spain and Technical University of Berlin (TUB) in Germany.
To apply to IT4BI, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- To have obtained a Bachelor’s degree (i.e., the equivalent of 180 ECTS) with a major in computer science, from an accredited university.
- To be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test equivalent to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The scholarship covers tuition fees and includes a monthly allowance and a contribution to installation and mobility costs. The part of the scholarship corresponding to the tuition fees is directly taken by the consortium. There are two types of scholarships available:
- Category A Scholarships: they can be granted by the Consortium to non-European students. Category A scholarship is 24,000 euros per year. For the first edition of the programme (2012-2014), the consortium granted 9 category A scholarships. The remainder of the scholarship will be allocated to selected students in twelve monthly installments of 1000 euros for non-European students for living allowance – plus two yearly installments of 4000 euros destined to cover mobility costs.
- Category B Scholarships: they can be granted by the Consortium to European students. Category B scholarship is 10,000 euros per year plus 3,000 euros for students realizing their Master Thesis in a third country associated partner. For the first edition of the programme (2012-2014), the consortium granted 7 category B scholarships. The remainder of the scholarship will be allocated to selected students in twelve monthly installments 500 euros for European students for living allowance.
Interested students can apply via their online application system. Before you start, be sure you have the following documentation (all in English):
- Cover letter (stating your interest, your possibilities in the Master, and anything you consider relevant to know for the Selection Committee);
- Photo (passport size);
- Bachelor certificate (at least 180 ECTS);
- Official transcripts;
- Proof of English proficiency;
- Proof of contracts.