France:Erasmus Mundus SERP-Chem Scholarship Programme

The Master SERP-Chem aims at training young students in the most performing experimental and theoretical tools used and developed in chemistry and physical-chemistry. It is an answer for an increasing need of skilled people to participate in the efforts developed scientifically or industrially in areas of great relevance towards economic sustainability and environmental safety, conservation and protection such as: development of renewable energies and "no-energy" chemistry based on photon-induced reactions, use of radiation induced processes to optimize applications, surface treatment and modification, development of compounds for catalysis aimed at enhancing the selectivity and the efficiency of chemical and industrial processes. This international study programme stems from existing scientific links between participating institutions.

Degrees Awarded

At the end of this course, students will be awarded a double or multiple diploma, with a Joint Diploma Supplement describing the whole curriculum, grades and rank of the student.

1.Master in Chemistry of Université Paris-Sud 11
2.Master in Chemistry of Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza, Poznan
3.Master in Material Science of Universita degli Studi di Genova
4.Master in Chemistry of Universidade do Porto

Admission criteria

Applicants should have or should be in process to get a Bachelor (BS) degree at the time of the application. The proof of the Bachelor degree will be asked when entering the master September 2011. An applicant with a degree from an institution where the language of instruction is not English is required to provide official score reports from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Other criteria to be taken into account are awards and external references. The application for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship is automatically proceedeed together with the admission.

The criteria and respective weights are the following:

•50%: academic workloads (including appropriateness of the curriculum (and diploma) to the present Master, marks and grade in studies),
•10%: home institution ranking (Shanghai ranking and/or CHE),
•10%: English,
•10%: recommendation of professionals,
•10%: motivation letter,
•10%: professional experience.

When is the deadline of application and when the admission decision is made?

The deadline for the application is mid December. The decision for the master admission is January. The answer for Erasmus Mundus scholarship is April 2011.

How can I apply for a Erasmus Mundus scholarship?

The same application than for the master (online as indicated on the website). In a first step, A scanned version of the docuemnts (to be uploaded on the application) is asked for the first selection made by the consortium to enter the master,. In a second step, if you are admited, a paper copy of translated (in English) and certified conform documents will be asked to be sent to the secretary. This last version will be submitted to the European agency for the scholarship competition.

Contact detail

Programme Coordinator
Dr Sandrine LACOMBE
Institute of Molecular Science - Orsay (ISMO)
University PARIS Sud 11 - CNRS bat 351
91 405 ORSAY cedex - FRANCE

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