Deadline: 27 January 2016
Open to: outstanding achievement in the first degree of electrical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, physics, materials science, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or a closely related discipline
Scholarship: tuition fee, travel costs, installation, and monthly grant of EUR 1,000
A Consortium consisting of three reputable European institutions: Heriot-Watt University in Scotland (HW), Buskerud and Vestfold University College in Norway (HBV) and Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary (BME) are introducing a new two-year Master course called Joint International Master in Smart Systems Integration (SSI).
Smart Systems are defined as self-sufficient intelligent (sub-)systems with advanced functionality, enabled by underlying micro- nano- and bio-systems and components. Because they enable and enhance products and services in every walk of life, Smart Systems are of strategic importance for the competitiveness of entire sectors and economies in Europe.
SSI has been developed to meet the present and future needs in manpower from the increasingly industry relevant area of MicroSystems Technology (MST). These systems, such as airbag crash sensors, inkjet printer heads, lab-on-a chip systems and smart phones function through the integration of electronic processing with biological, mechanical or optical functions.
All applicants must have outstanding achievement in the applicant’s first degree which should be in either electrical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, physics, materials science, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or a closely related discipline.
Partner Countries scholarships (formely known as category A scholarships) can be awarded to third-country masters students selected by EMMC consortia who come from a country other than one of the 28 EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and Republic of Macedonia and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in these countries.
Programme Countries scholarships (formely known as category B scholarships) can be awarded to European masters students selected by EMMC consortia as well as to any masters students selected by EMMC consortia who do not fulfill the Partner Countries criteria defined above.Students from the 28 European Union member states, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and Republic of Macedonia should select this category.
Partner Country scholarships (former category A)
- Contribution to the participation costs. A sum of EUR 7,750 per year per scholarship;
- Contribution to the travel and installation costs.
- EUR 2,000 per year for travel costs + EUR 1,000 for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a Partner Country whose location is situated at less than 4,000 km from the JMD coordinating HEI;
- EUR 3,000 EUR per year for travel costs + EUR 1,000 for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a Partner Country whose location is situated at 4,000 km or more from the JMD coordinating HEI.
- Contribution to subsistence costs. EUR 1, 000 per month for the entire duration of the EMMC study programme (24 months maximum).
Programme Country scholarships (former category B)
- Contribution to the participation costs. A sum of EUR 4,000 per year per scholarship;
- Contribution to the travel and installation costs. EUR 1,000 per year per scholarship holder resident of a Programme Country for travel costs;
- Contribution to subsistence costs. EUR 1000 per month for the entire duration of the EMMC study programme (24 months maximum).
How to apply?
- Login into the system;
- Click on this link and follow the video guide;
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- Create a user profile for yourself and log in the admission site;
- Select the ‘Taught PG, UK’ application type;
- Fill out your personal data;
- From your application checklist click on ‘Planned Programme of Study’;
- Select ‘Smart Systems Integration, MSc’;
- After that complete your application checklist regarding the instructions provided on the webpage;
- If you’re unsure whether you are allowed to apply or you have questions regarding the programme, please visit the FAQ site.
Please note carefully that partner country applicants must have completed their degree by the deadline for applications, 6 January 2016 or their application will be rejected. The deadline for programme country applicants is the 27 January 2016.
For more information please visit the official website.