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Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Plant Breeding (emPLANT) Scholarships 2020-2022 for International Students

The first call for emPLANT applications 2020-2022 is now open.

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Application Deadline: 15th January, 2020 (noon CET).

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): emPLANT is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Plant Breeding organized by a consortium of five Universities and Graduate Schools across Europe :

  • University of Helsinki, Finland (UH)
  • UniLaSalle Polytechnic Institute, France (UniLaSalle)
  • Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain (UPV)
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden (SLU)
  • Ege University, Turkey (EgeU)

About the Award: The Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Plant Breeding – emPLANT – is a two years Master degree offered by a consortium of five leading European universities in the field of plant breeding, plant biology, seed technology and biotechnology in order to face the challenges of global changes such as population growth and climate change.

The objective of emPLANT is to remedy to the lack of qualified highly skilled plant breeders on Master and PhD level with a training program that combines science, management, law, intercultural competence and language skills.

Type: Masters

Eligibility: If you are interested in applying for the Erasmus+ Master Programme in Plant Breeding, please check if you meet the requirements below:

  • Awarded Bachelor of Science degree (min. 180 ECTS) in Agriculture/Agronomy, Plant Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Master 1 Genetics, Molecular Biosciences or related relevant fields
  • OR students in their last Bachelor year
  • Language proficiency:
    • B2 in English except when English is your mother tongue. If not, please provide one of the following documents:
      • Official English test: IELTS 6.5 no section below 5.5 ; TOEFL 575 paper-based, 4,5 written, 190 computer-based, 90 internet-based (20 written), etc…
      • Or a University letter attesting English is the medium of instruction of your higher education
    • B1 in Spanish for those applying to UPV in year 2 except when Spanish is your mother tongue. Official test: DELE, ALTE, etc…
  • Application received before the end of the deadline
  • Application form filled out in English
  • Application containing all requested elements and documents

Number of Awards: 23

  • 14 grants for Partner Country students
  • 9 grants for Partner Country students coming for targeted regions of the world

Value of Award: In applying during this call you automatically apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship which is a full grant covering participation costs, travel costs, installation costs and living allowance.

More information about the scholarship amount and the distribution of scholarships are available in link below.

Duration of Programme: 2 years

How to Apply: 

  • Before applying, make sure to go through the emPLANT website and in particular the “Programme”, “Fees/Scholarship” and “How to apply” tabs in order to have a good overview of the emPLANT Master’s Degree.
  • When applying, make sure to have all necessary documents you must upload during the online application. The list of compulsory documents is available here.
  • The link to the online application is available here. Each question of the form is important and the answer must be different from a question to another.
  • Be careful, should any of the mandatory documents be corrupted/damaged/illegible/absent or wrong, the application will be rejected without any possibility of appeal.

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