The 2013/2015 Agris Mondus Masters Scholarship.

agris Mondus Scholarship Programme

The new call for the first round of candidates for the batch 2013-2015 is now open.

The call will be open till the January 25, 2013, 23.00 GMT ! The application includes that your two referees upload their letters of recommendation in the application electronic system,

Selection Criteria

The minimum admission criteria are the same for all students irrespective of their country of origin or of the training track they apply for:
·         Bachelor of Sciences (180 ECTS) or equivalent in Agricultural sciences or a BA in Social Sciences if the candidate can demonstrate a particular interest for agriculture;
·         Verified excellent quality of the institution where this last degree was obtained;
·         Excellent academic background with marks identifying the candidate among the 20% best students of his former studies (1st class or 2nd class with honours);
·         Strongly convincing letter of motivation and 2 letters of support from referees.
Online Application Procedure

The same application will address the academic admission and the possible Erasmus mundus scholarships.

The registration of candidates will be done on line only (no hard copy application). Be ready and prepare the documents you will have to upload!

  • Select the track you intend to choose. Track themes . 2 choices will be registered, by priority order;
  • Carefully read the instructions for the admission procedures;
  • Prepare the documents that you will need to upload :
    □ A copy of your academic degrees such as your BSc or BA, with official seal;□ if not in English, French, Spanish or Italian, a certified translation of the diploma;□ A copy of the transcripts for at least the last two years of studies proving your excellent results;□ A copy of your passport showing date, place of issue, date of expiration and personal details; ID card is allowed for EU students

    □ A Curriculum-vitae following the Standard European Format only. Prepare it from now!

    □ Motivation letter: Hand written and signed explanation of your own composition stating why you would like to attend the above mentioned masters programme and how this programme will help you in your work and career (2 pages);

    Note : this statement should not contain : description of the agricultural production or state or natural resources in your country, generally known facts, repetitions of what is stated in your CV.

  • It should only state your personal motivation for attending the AGRIS MUNDUS course, your professional goals, your personal career objectives, and how this course will help you in achieving them;
  • An English language test is not mandatory at the time of submission of your application, however, an IELTS level 6 will be requested on May 15 2013 if you are proposed for admission, unless you are a native English speaker. Therefore be ready to provide your results to an IELTS English  language test before May 15th 2013 in the case you are selected. If you have passed any test in French, Italian of Spanish, please also provide a copy of your results.
  • The name, email address and telephone of two referees will be required. Agris mundus will contact these referees and they will be asked to fill their recommendation also on line.

After academic admission, the top ranked candidates will be proposed for scholarship to the European Commission.

To Start Application: Visit the Agris Mondus Application Website.

Candidates are encouraged to read carefully the instructions on this website. They can also connect to the students & alumni website for further information on the course.

The results of this round of selection will be published on March 2013.
Other scholarships and grantsStudents academically admitted but not selected for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship are encouraged to seek other sources of financial support. For this purpose, the secretariat can send them an estimate of the cost of the studies. They can also refer to universties’ websites (Montpellier SupAgro: www.supagro.fr/web/pages/ ; University of Copenhagen: www.life.ku.dk/English/education/msc_programmes/application/scholarships.aspx ; Wageningen University: www.wageningenuniversity.nl/UK/informationfor/stud-outside/)

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