MESPOM is an Erasmus Mundus Masters course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management operated by four leading European and two North American Universities and supported by the European Commission. MESPOM prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental challenges, especially in an international context.
Open to: EU and non EU students
Scholarship: full under Erasmus Mundus
The MESPOM study programme is in English and lasts two years. The students study in at least three out of six consortium universities: the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University (Sweden), the University of Manchester (UK), Central European University (Budapest), the University of the Aegean (Lesvos, Greece), Middlebury College and its affiliate Monterey Institute for International Studies (MIIS) (USA), and the University of Saskatchewan (UoS) (Canada).
The European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus programme provides scholarships to outstanding students and to scholars to participate in teaching and research. Additional forms of financial assistance are available.
The current MESPOM students and recent graduates come from 52 countries of five continents. The MESPOM alumni are employed in private and public (including UN) organizations and academia.
MESPOM invites applications from all countries. Successful candidates must have a good first degree in a subject related to environmental sciences, policy and management. Candidates with other first degrees are also considered if they show commitment to environmental issues, usually through work experience.
MESPOM invites applications from all countries. Successful candidates must have a good first degree in a subject related to environmental sciences, policy and management such as biology, geography, other earth sciences, civil engineering, urban or landscape planning, resource economics or specialised disciplines (environmental engineering, environmental management, environmental economics, environmental policy). Candidates with other first degrees are also considered if they show commitment to environmental careers, usually through work experience. Admission is based on the academic and intellectual excellence of applicants as well as their motivation and prior experience. All candidates should demonstrate proficiency in English. In order to create a multicultural learning environment, the Consortium strives to achieve a balance between various geographic and disciplinary backgrounds of MESPOM students.
Application deadlines for the 2010-2012 study period are January 3, 2010 for the applicants seeking Erasmus Mundus scholarships or other financial assistance from the MESPOM Consortium or CEU (including fee waivers), and March 16, 2010 for the applicants who do not seek or are not eligible for Erasmus Mundus scholarships or other forms of financial assistance from CEU or the MESPOM Consortium (see also the CEU admission webpage for more details). Candidates to the MESPOM who do not seek Erasmus Mundus scholarships (in case of MESPOM – any other financial assistance) are eligible to take the CEU-administered examinations (at the locations where administered) and need to apply no later than January 25, 2010.
The admission process will include check of eligibility requirements and selection by the MESPOM Academic Board.
The Academic Board will also make recommendations for Erasmus Mundus scholarships (subsequently to be endorsed by the European Commission) and allocate MESPOM tuition waivers to the best applicants. CEU will make a separate decision on awarding CEU fellowships to eligible candidates.
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