Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for ASC - Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry Master's Course

Country: Europe;

Deadline: 13.03.2016


Erasmus Mundus programme

The Erasmus Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education launched by the European Commission early 2004. The formal programme aims are to enhance quality in European higher education and promote intercultural understanding through co-operation with third-countries, i.e. in principle countries from outside the EU/EFTA zone. The programme is intended to strengthen European co-operation and international links in higher education by supporting high-quality European Master Courses, by enabling students and visiting scholars from around the world to engage in Master programmes at European universities, as well as by encouraging the outgoing mobility of European students and scholars towards third-countries.

The Erasmus Mundus Master's Courses

The Erasmus Mundus programme is aimed at identifying, recognising and supporting high-quality European Master Courses. These Erasmus Mundus (EM) Master Courses are expected to be integrated programmes offered by at least three higher education institutions in three different European countries. There is no formal maximum to the number of institutions involved in an EM programme. The minimum requirement with respect to EM students is that they take classes and earn credits in at least two of these institutions in two different European countries. Graduates will receive a double, multiple or joint diploma. EM Master Courses offer study grants for third-country graduate students and scholarships for non-European visiting professors.

The higher education institutions jointly offering an Erasmus Mundus Master Course are referred to as Erasmus Mundus consortium. Such an Erasmus Mundus consortium must have the following features:

Joint criteria for admission and examination:

Students must be able to apply to a single programme with common standards for admission, a common application procedure and a joint student selection process. Examinations passed at one institution of the consortium are recognised fully and automatically by the other institutions of the consortium.

Course integration:

The EM consortium delivers a jointly developed curriculum or the consortium member institutions fully recognize all courses which are developed and delivered separately, but make up a common standard course.


All EM students have to take classes in at least two of the institutions participating in the consortium.

Zaawansowana Spektroskopia w Chemii
Metodi spettroscopici avanzati in Chimica
Spectroscopie Avancée en Chimie
Fortgeschrittene Spektroskopie in Chemie
Advanced spectroscopy in Chemistry

Guaranteed award of a recognised multiple degree upon graduation:

The EM programme has to award a double degree as a minimum requirement. A double or multiple degree is defined as two or more national diplomas issued officially by two or more institutions involved in an integrated study programme. A joint degree is defined as a single diploma issued by at least two of the institutions offering an integrated study programme. The degrees are formally recognised in the countries where the degree-awarding institutions are located, and have the same formal status as national degrees.

Targetted Students:

Student Application for admission in the ASC programme is entitled for students holding a:

 Eurobachelor in Chemistry

or equivalent education in the field of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry and Physics. Students from all over the world are welcome to join the programme.

Admission criteria:

The selection procedure takes place within a  framework common to the five partners of the consortium. The partners select candidates on the basis of study results, a CV, a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation. They may not discriminate between their own students, students of other universities of EU or non-EU countries.

Application, evaluation procedure

All applications are assessed by a centralized consortium commission. A weighting scheme is applied to the following selection criteria, assessed from 1 (minimum) to 5 (maximum), thus producing a weighted arithmetic mean:
 - academic records of previous studies (coefficient 6,threshold 4)
 - scientific background of undergraduate studies (coefficient 4, threshold 3)
 - ranking of Academic Institution where undergraduate studies were done (coefficient 2, threshold 2)
- motivation letter (coefficient 2, threshold 3)
- recommendation letters (coefficient 2, threshold 3)
- mastering of English language (coefficient 2, threshold 2)
- acquired practical experience (coefficient 1, threshold 2)
- Awards and grants (coefficient 1, threshold 1)

Deadlines for academic year 2016-17 1)  FIRST APPLICATION SESSION (for admission and scholarships):

Open to all students, European and Non-European, seeking a scholarship.

Opening : November 1st, 2015

Deadline for Electronic submission : March 13th, 2016 until midnight.

Admission decision (pending completion of Bachelor Degree): mid April 2016

Start of the Master programme: End of August 2016

2) SECOND APPLICATION SESSION (for admission - NO scholarship available):

Open only to European students and to Non-European students living in Europe;  second chance for students who missed the first call. But the admission decision will be known too late to allow Non-Eu students to apply for a visa.

Opening: 14th of March 2016

Deadline for electronic submission: May 31st, 2016

Admission decision (pending completion of Bachelor Degree): mid-June 2016

Start of the Master programme: end of August 2016


Only complete online applications submitted within the deadlines  will be eligible and evaluated.

Selection results will be notified by e-mail.

Candidates selected for entering the ASC Master’s Course will have to send all requested hardcopies by post so that they reach our office within 10 days after notification of the results by e-mail.

Official admission letters will be sent provided these documents have been received in due time.

Application procedure:

1) Very important: make sure you submit your on-line application before the above mentioned deadlines.
AND IF you are selected:
2) Send your hardcopies so that they arrive within 10 days of the emailed notification of selection to:

Université Lille1
ASC Master Course
Administrative Office,
Bât C15-01
Cité Scientifique


 Online application procedure

Step 1:  fill in the administrative form with your personal data.

Step 2:  You will receive an email of confirmation with a login and a password which will grant you access to the complete application form (your form can be corrected as often as you wish untill you submit it).

When your application form is complete, and before the deadline click on "submit".
you will receive an e-mail warning you that you can access step 3 and download your pdf file.

Step 3:  You can now upload all required documents:

  • Copy of the passport or ID card (1 page concerning personal details)
  • Certified copies of university transcripts including certified translations into English
  • Certified copies of university degrees including certified translation into English, including School leaving certificate = diploma or exam granting access to higher education (specifically if you do not hold a BSc yet)
  • Copy of TOEFL/IELTS scores or equivalent
  • 2 original recommendation letters

You can now proceed with your paper application: please print and sign your application file, and be ready to send it along with all requested documents to the above mentionned address, as soon as you receive the emailed notification of selection.


1) The admission decision is sent by email first.

2) Confirmation: you have to answer this e-mail  within 7 days to confirm your decision to attend the ASC master’s course.  Check your email regularly.

2) Hardcopies of your complete application file are sent by first class post to make sure they arrive within 10 days of selection notifications sent by e-mail.

3) Admission letters are sent by first class post as soon your file is received and verified by the ASC administive office.

4) Visa application: to be started as soon as you receive your admission letter.  Don’t forget that at least 2 months are usually necessary to obtain a visa for Europe.