Joining EuroAquae: a unique joint Msc at the worldwide scale!

1 joint Msc programme + 5 degree-awarding universitites + 36 worldwide partners EuroAquae is a joint MSc programme offered by 5 European Universities: University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis (France), Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (Germany), Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary), Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), and Newcastle University (United Kingdom).

The 5 universities award the joint degree «Master of Sciences in HydroInformatics & Water Management » recognized by each participating country. Every successful participant will thus graduate simultaneously from 5 European universities!

Scholarships, Financial Support & Grants

Other than the Erasmus Mundus scholarship of the European Commission, several other funding possibilities are made available by the EuroAquae Consortium for prospective participants:

  • EuroAquae Grants: Directly funded by the EuroAquae+ Consortium to ensure that all students with outstanding academic background have the chance to join the Joint MSc Programme. These grants are used as tuition fee-waivers and are awarded to best-ranked applicants in the reserve list during the selection committee. Same selection criteria used to assess application to the programme itself are therefore used. These criteria are based on the overall academic achievements and motivation of the applicants :
    • 20 grants of EUR 12,000 for Programme Country participants (EU-citizens) per intake and for 2 years
    • 15 grants of EUR 5,000 for Partner Country participants (non-EU citizens) per intake and for 2 years.
  • Eiffel Scholarship: a very competitive merit-based grant allowing students to fully finance their master degree (24 months) with financial contribution by Campus France.
  • Bourses CROUS: Annually allocated by the Centre Régional des Œuvres Universitaires et Scolaires on merit and financial basis criteria. The grant may consist of a waiver of registration fees up to EUR 600 per month per academic year. Applications must be submitted to the CROUS every year in April.
  • Bourses d’Excellence PRAME: Annually allocated by the local government of the PACA Region (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) in France and directly managed by the International Office of the Coordinating HEI. This grant sponsors European and international mobilities for study and internship of students enrolled at the Coordinating HEI who may receive a financial support of EUR 300/month for a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 5 months.
  • Erasmus+ Etudes: Allocated by the Erasmus+ study mobility programme within the EU for a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 12 months and with a financial support of EUR 150 to 200 EUR per month depending on the country of mobility.
  • Erasmus Student Mobility Placement program (Polytech 13): Polytech Nice Sophia is coordinating the Polytech 13 project under Erasmus placement for the 13 Polytech schools located in France. Every year students enrolled at Polytech Nice Sophia may receive a financial support of EUR 350 per month for a maximum of 6 months to support the mobility of students who are going for an internship within the EU.
  • Master Thesis allowance: Internships during Semester 4 are generally paid. The Associated Partners (industrial and institutional partners) where students carry out Semester 4 mostly offer internships that provide substantial allowance packages (covering travel as well as board and lodging expenses) and up to EUR 1,200 per month.

The tuition fees for Partner Country participants (non-EU nationals) will be EUR 18,000 (EUR 4,500 per semester)
The tuition fees for Programme Country participants (EU nationals) will be EUR 9,000 (EUR 2,250 per semester).
The programme is also open to candidates who do not request financial support through Erasmus Mundus programme.

Selection Process

The selection of candidates is conducted by the EuroAquae Consortium Management Board in line with the Erasmus+ regulations as well as each participating country national rules, excellence of candidates, motivation and professional objectives according to the specializations of the Master.

Admission Criteria

Minimum qualification is 2nd class degree from university (BSc) or its equivalent. Preferred first degree subjects are Engineering (any branch), Environmental Sciences, Physics, Computer Sciences, Geography, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology or a similar subject. Advanced level Mathematics is required. All modules are taught and examined in English and all locations and IELTS score of minimum 6.5 (or TOEFL score of minimum 575) is required. The study of a European language among the ones of the awarding universities (German, French, Spanish and/or Hungarian) is encouraged. Evaluation of the level of scientific and engineering knowledge, as well as the level of English, is carried out by the EuroAquae consortium.

Deadlines for candidatures

Erasmus Mundus scholarship may be available for the 2016-2018 intake. Applications have to be submitted by 31st of May 2016 at the latest.

Notifications of scholarship award will be announced in July 2016.

Deadline for applications without Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the 2016-2018 intake is 15th August 2016. Candidates who are not EU citizens or EU residents are invited to submit their applications by 15th June 2016 at the latest.
Notification of acceptance will be given no later than 1st of September 2016.

On Erasmus Mundus

For more details on Erasmus Mundus framework, please visit the website of the Educational, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agnecy