Application procedure - minimum requirements - emPLANT Master

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Application deadlines
The first call for student application for 2018-2020 intake
opens from November 1st, 2017 (00:00 CET) to January 31st, 2018 (23:59 CET).

Candidate from all over the world can apply for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Plant Breeding – emPLANT. Both scholarship and self-funded applicants have to submit their application through the same online application form available here.

Applicants who want to choose SLU as preferred mobility track for their first year have to apply before January 15th, 2018 (23:59 CET).

2 different application forms must be filled out before January 15th, 2018 for students who want to spend the first year at SLU:

  • emPLANT online application form available on this website
  • Swedish common application system which is found at (1st program of the list “Plant Biology for Sustainable Production – Master’s programme; Erasmus Mundus Plant Biology“). Key dates for online application are found  here .
1- Admission requirements

If you are interested in applying for the Erasmus+ Master Programme in Plant Breeding, please check if you meet the requirements below:

  • Awarded Bachelor of Science degree (min. 180 ECTS) in Agriculture/Agronomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Master 1 Genetics, Molecular Biosciences or related relevant fields
  • 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
3- Information about the online application
  • The application form must be filled out in English
  • The online application procedure takes some time so make sure you have plenty of time to do it
  • Before starting your application, make sure you have all the required documents you will have to attach to your application and in a PDF format
  • After submission of your application, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of receipt by e-mail
  • If you submit more than one application, we will only consider the most recent one
  • Candidates can apply for an EMJMD scholarship to any of the Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus courses of their choice but for a given academic year the number of applications must be limited to maximum three different joint programmes
2- Documents required to apply

If you meet all requirements and want to apply to emPLANT, the following list of documents will have to be attached to the application in a PDF format:

  • Copy of your diploma / degree certificate (add an English translation if applicable)
  • Copy of transcript of records for your whole degree (add an English translation if applicable and a grading scale)
  • Copy of official language certificate attesting language skills in English and Spanish if applicable
  • Passport (or valid ID document)
  • Curriculum Vitae in a European format
  • Proof of place of residence (see requirements below)
  • Two recommendation letters and references
  • Declaration of Honor (download template)
  • If applicable, document proving your actual status of physical disability
  • If applicable, document proving your social/political vulnerable situation
  • Other document you consider relevant for the application


  • Proof of residence
The purpose of the residence document is to prove your current place of residence so your current postal address. Which means your address needs to appear on the document as well as the date of issuance of the document.
That is why we need a document as described in the chart below:

Residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules OR Certificate from the candidate’s current place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question
Must have been issued by an official institution within 12 months before the application deadline
  • In order to confirm your registration to emPLANT you may need to provide legal translations of different documents by a sworn translator. Those documents are not required at application stage so you don’t need to initiate expenditures in case of a non-selection of your application
  • Referees often take time to write their recommendation letters so we strongly recommend you to take care of it well in advance
Use of Personal Data

Please take due note of the policies by which the EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) collects, manages and uses the personal data in the context of managing mobility projects.

If you are selected (proposed for a scholarship/fellowship, put on the reserve list or enrolled on a self-paying basis) to be part of an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree your data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programmes, 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+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association.

If you want to have an overview of the use of personal data by the EACEA, please read their Privacy Statement document.

Information relating to individuals is collected and used in accordance with the Regulation (EC) No 45-2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.12.2000 of the Protection of Individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies
and on the free movement of such data (OJ L8 of 12.1.2001, p 1)

Last updated : January 18, 2018