Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Fire Safety Engineering

Deadline: 9 January 2015
Open to: students of all nationalities with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, material sciences, chemistry, physics, applied physics, architecture, urbanism or related fields
€48,000 for Non-European students/ €20,000 for European students


The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Fire Safety Engineering is organized by the Universities of Ghent (Belgium, coordinator), Edinburgh (Scotland) and Lund (Sweden).The main objective of this two-year full time educational program is providing the required knowledge for a professional fire safety engineer in a Performance Based Design environment.

The classes in the first semester, covering basic topics in Fire Safety Engineering (FSE), can be attended in Ghent or Edinburgh. All students spend the second semester in Lund, where emphasis lies on enclosure fire dynamics, risk analysis and human behaviour. In the third semester, classes are again taught in Ghent (for general FSE) or Edinburgh (with focus on structural engineering in the context of FSE). The fourth semester is devoted to the Master’s thesis, hosted by one of the 3 full partner institutes, or an Associated Partner institute or even a company.


The academic requirements in order to be eligible are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution (minimum 3 years full-time study or 180 ECTS credits) in civil / structural / mechanical / electrical / chemical / industrial engineering, material sciences, chemistry, physics, applied physics, architecture, urbanism and spatial planning or a related discipline.
  • Proficieny in the English language (see language requirements HERE).


The scholarships are classified into two different categories:

  • Category A- Non European students: scholarships  are expected to be worth €48,000 for the 2-year programme.
  • Category B- European students: scholarships are expected to be worth €20,000 for the 2-year programme.


The IMFSE application procedure consists of different steps:

 1) Determine your student category.
 2) Create an account through the online application tool.
 3) Complete the application form. Throughout the online application process, you will be asked to upload digital copies of the following documents:

  • A passport photo.
  • A copy of your passport (or other official identification proof for EU students).
  • Legalised copie(s) of your Bachelor’s diploma (and Master’s, if applicable) in the original language.
  • A certified English translation of your Bachelor’s and Master’s (if applicable) diploma, unless the document was issued in English.
  • A legalised copy of your detailed Transcript of Records in the original language.
  • A certified English translation of your Transcript of Records (unless the document was issued in English).
  • A copy of your English language test scores or language certificate (max. two years old).
  • A letter of motivation for the programme (Use 12-point font and no more than 1 A4-size page).
  • At least two letters of recommendation.
4) Once all the information is duly filled in, submit the application form. You will receive a unique application number and an e-mail with further instructions. Only completed application forms will be taken into consideration at the time of the selections.
5) Send hard copies of your sumbitted application form and required documents listed under step 3) plus a print of your application form with application number to the IMFSE secretariat.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship is 9 January 2015.

For further information please visit the official website.

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