Application form - emPLANT+ Master

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Mandatory questions are preceded by *

1. Eligibility criteria

A. Admission requirements:
Awarded Bachelor of Science degree (min. 180 ECTS) in Agriculture/Agronomy, Plant Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Master 1 Genetics, Molecular Biosciences or related relevant fields. If you are in the last year of your first higher education degree, you will have to answer “yes” to the first question1

*Do you hold an undergraduate/bachelor degree or equivalent as mentioned above?

By answering NO to this question you are not eligible to the Erasmus Mundus master programme in Plant Breeding and therefore can’t pursue with this application form.

1 While you must necessarily have obtained your first higher education degree at the time of enrolment, the EMJMD emPLANT consortium accepts applications from students in the last year of their first higher education degree.

B. *Have you already benefited from an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarship or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course/Joint Doctorate scholarship in the past?

C. *What is your nationality?2

2 If you have multiple nationalities, please specify the nationality under which you want to submit your application.

D. *At the date of the application, have you lived, resided or carried out your main activity (work, study, etc.) for more than 12 months over the last five years in one Programme Country? (list of Programme Countries available here).
Please make sure to answer correctly.

E. *If you are not selected to be part of emPLANT as an Erasmus Mundus scholarship student, do you want to be considered as a self-paying student ? If you do, please make sure you have the possibility to pay for your 2 years emPLANT studies (tuition fees and living expenses).

2. Personal information

As mentioned by the Erasmus+ Agency, your personal data will be sent to the Agency and may be used by other bodies involved in the management of EMJMD acting as stakeholders of the programme (i.e. European Commission, Erasmus+ National Offices, EU Delegations, Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association) for facilitating the student access to the joint programme.

A. Basic information

This address will be used to send all official documents in case of selection. You must insert the complete information and the most accurate address

B. Academic background

Please indicate the main academic backgrounds (only in higher education institutions) until now that are relevant to this application, starting with the most recent ones.

1st Degree

*Academic degree awarded:

Please specify your degree:

*Current state:

2nd Degree

Academic degree awarded:

Please specify your degree:

Current state:

3rd Degree

Academic degree awarded:

Please specify your degree:

Current state:

D. Language skills

Please be aware that you need to provide an official language test proving a B2 level in English (and B1 level in Spanish for those applying to UPV in year 2) if you don’t come from an English speaking country.

Other languages, specify:

E. Employment experience

Briefly describe the nature of your employment experience, if any, particularly the relevant details for this Master’s Degree.

*What is your main activity at the moment?

Please specify:

Name of the institution you are currently involved in:

Please describe you employment experience if applicable (past and present): (max 250 words)

F. Referees – contact information

Contact details of each person signing your reference letters.

*Referee 1:

Referee 2:

G. Proposed mobility track

Please take into account that the preferred option you state here will be considered but the final decision on applicants’ mobility track will be approved by the emPLANT executive board taking into account the even distribution of students amongst the participating universities, the academic profile and interests of the student.

*Year 1 (M1):

*Year 2 (M2):

H. Motivation

*Why have you chosen this Master’s Degree emPLANT? And why have you chosen this mobility track? (max 250 words)

*Describe briefly the impact of this academic program on the development of your main activity/education/career. (max 250 words)

*Briefly describe the impact you expect your participation in this project will have in your home country/region. (max 250 words)

*Tell us how you think participating in this Master’s Degree will be life-changing and discuss your motivation to study abroad. (max 300 words)

I. Additional information

*How did you get to know the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree emPLANT? (max 100 words)

*Have you applied to other financial support at the same time (project funded by the European Union or other)

Provide any additional information that may further improve your application. (max 200 words)

3. Documents to upload

In case a document is considered mandatory, it must be included online. If an applicant fails to do so, the application will be immediately rejected without any possibility of appeal. Should any of the mandatory documents be corrupted/damaged/illegible or wrong, the application will be rejected.
Each field accepts only one document. If you would like to upload more than one document in the same field, first you have to merge those documents into a single one. ‘PDF Merge’ is a simple tool (free on the internet) to merge several PDF documents into one.

  • Accepted file formats are the following : PDF, PNG and JPG
  • Maximum file size : 1 MB. If you want to reduce the size of your PDF, you can use SmallPDF
  • No special characters are allowed in file names (spaces, commas, accents ...)

Applicants must upload the following documents:

*Diploma / Certificate of degree: certificate proving the obtained degree (BSc and MSc if applicable) – must be issued by the University where the degree was obtained, dated, signed and stamped, otherwise it will not be considered valid. If you are in your last year of higher education, please provide a signed and stamped statement from your university that declares you are in your last year and mentioning your expected date and month of graduation. Please add an English translation if your documents are not in English.

*Transcript of records: Must be issued by the University, stating in details all courses taken and grades obtained in the course as well as a general grading scale and average necessary grade (BSc and MSc if applicable). This document must be dated, signed and stamped, otherwise it will not be considered valid. Please note that you must upload the transcripts of records regarding all the years of your course. Please add an English translation if your documents are not in English.

Ranking in the class: If that information doesn't appear on your transcript of records, it is compulsory to provide a letter from your university attesting your ranking in the class.

Language skills: if your mother tongue is not English, it is mandatory to upload an official English language certificate. If you have chosen UPV in year 2 and if Spanish is not your mother tongue, it is mandatory to upload an official Spanish language certificate.

*Curriculum Vitae: your document must be in a European format.

*Proof of residence: Document must have been issued by an official institution within 12 months before the application deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship. Accepted documents: a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules OR a certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question (See details in the "Application procedure" page).

*Recommendation letters and references: please upload 2 reference letters from former professors or employers supporting your application

Letter 1 :
Letter 2 :

*Declaration of Honor: This document must be named, dated and signed.

Other documents: document relevant for the application.

*I acknowledge the fact that if I am selected (proposed for a scholarship/fellowship, put on the reserve list or enrolled on a self-paying basis) my personal data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programs, efficiently manage the projects, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ program, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association

*I declare that all information and documents I have provided in the emPLANT application form are complete, true and accurate.

*I am aware that in case of being accepted for this Master’s degree, I may be required to provide original and/or legalized copies of academic documentation (eg. Diploma, transcript of records …)

Last updated : October 3, 2019