EUDIMEErasmus Mundus Doctorate in Membrane Engineering

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EUDIME Application Form 5th Edition

EUDIME Call for Application 5th Edition

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1. Admission criteria

  • Candidates must hold a 2nd Level Master Degree (120 ECTS) or a Single-Cycle Degree (minimum 240 ECTS) in Chemical Engineering or Bio-Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry or a equivalent degree in a pertinent field, awarded by a College, University or Technical School with recognized standing.
  • Candidates are required to provide all appropriate information supporting their ability to apply and complete a doctoral programme: academic record, professional experience and qualification, motivation letter and letters of recommendation.
  • Candidates are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English, either by proving that some of their previous studies were successfully completed in English, or by submitting the results of a recognized language proficiency test (TOEFL iBT with minimum required score of 80, TRINITY ISE ESOL II, IELTS with minimum score of 5.5, or equivalent tests to level B2 or higher). In some cases (PET, certificates from Schools of English equivalent to level B1, or absence of certification) the applicant is asked to confirm their good command of English by phone interview or teleconference.

2. Application procedure

Students interested in applying have to complete the EUDIME Application Form, including all required documents listed below:

  • Detailed and signed Curriculum Vitae in English, specifying scientific and professional experiences, academic degrees, publications and special skills. Europass CV template is preferred. Max 3 pages
  • Copy of all pages of international passport (preferably) or identification card
  • Certified copy of academic degree(s) in original languages and translated in English, stating the final classification obtained. Certified copies of official transcripts (mark sheets) of academic courses attended to obtain each degree (Bachelor, Master or equivalent) with translation in English, and correspondent Grade Point Average
  • Signed Letter of Motivation in English, covering the following aspects: what made the candidate decide to apply to EUDIME Doctorate, which skills and abilities make the applicant a good candidate for EUDIME, motivations to carry out research abroad, professional interests in coming to Europe for education (statement of purpose) must be included in this letter. Maximum one page. The letter must be provided in two copies: one handwritten and one typed
  • Two Reference Letters signed by a university lecturer or an expert in the area of Membrane Engineering. Letters must be printed on letterhead and duly signed
  • Letter of Research Statement, describing a research proposal related to the preferred EUDIME research area (as in paragraph 6 of the Application Form). Max 1500 words
  • Official proof of English language proficiency, providing evidence that the applicant’s level of proficiency of the English language
  • Any other qualifications relative to the areas of the research dealt with in the course
  • Applicants with disabilities or special needs may apply, if they wish, for special aids and/or additional time to take the entry examination. Applicants who wish to make use of this facility must enclose a medical certificate substantiating the validity of their request with their application form.

3. Selection

Selection procedure is done by the Admission&Examination Committee A&EC during 2 meetings taking place in person or via video-conference/Skype organized by the Coordinator. In the first meeting (beginning of January) A&EC verifies the coherence of applications with admission criteria and provide a ranked selection list (to be published on the website) made on the basis of pre-defined, fair transparent and objective evaluation criteria where CV, educational background, scientific/professional experience, letters of motivation and recommendation.

  • Recognition and evaluation of qualifications will focus on judging the achievements of the person rather than his/her circumstances or the reputation of the institution where the qualifications were gained;
  • previous mobility experiences will be recognized as a valuable contribution to the professional development of a researcher;
  • for female applicants, career breaks in CVs due to maternity will not be penalised.

In a second meeting (end of January/beginning of February), A&EC finalises the selection list by interview via phone or videoconference to candidates. Final selection results will be available on EUDIME web-site and communicated by e-mail to successful applicants.

A good balance in terms of country of origin (max. 2 selected candidates from a Country) will be ensured. Recruitment procedures will be also finalized in seeking an equitable balance between men and women, being recognized that gender-mixed research teams are more successful; in event of equality of the final score, A&EC will give priority to female candidates.

All partner HEI have adopted accessibility measures for candidates with special needs in order to encourage their application to EUDIME Programme.