Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Plant Breeding (emPLANT+) Scholarships 2024/2026 for International Students

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Erasmus Mundus Masters in Plant Breeding (emPLANT+) Scholarships: The fourth call for emPLANT applications 2024-2026 is now open.

Application Deadline: 9th January 2024 (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 six Universities and Graduate Schools across Europe :

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  • Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle, France (ULS)
  • Szent István University, Hungary (SZIU)
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden (SLU)
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences – Vienna, Austria (BOKU)
  • Università Degli Studi di Milano, Italy (UMIL)
  • Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain (UPV)

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

The objective of emPLANT is to remedy 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+ Masters 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: Not specified

Value of Erasmus Mundus Masters in Plant Breeding (emPLANT+) Scholarships: 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 for Erasmus Mundus Masters in Plant Breeding (emPLANT+) Scholarships: 

  • Before applying, make sure to go through the emPLANT website and in particular the “Programme”, “Fees/Scholarship” and “How to apply” tabs to have a good overview of the emPLANT Master’s Degree.
  • When applying, ensure 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 differ from one 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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