Important note about the programme funding

Erasmus scholarships are subject to certain conditions: only 6 scholarships per nationality for the upcoming 4 cohorts, students who have previously obtained an EMJM scholarship are not eligible to apply for an additional EMJM scholarship.
Thus some candidates, no matter how good is their profile, may not have the possibility to get an Erasmus scholarship for this programme.

However, it is possible to participate in the Master Course as a Non-Scholarship Holder (NSH) Student. For this purpose we encourage all applicants to search for private fundings (own resources), local/national scholarships, fundings by a company (which will cover the costs of the programme and/or expenses related to the stay) and indicate at the time of application their funding opportunities.

NSH candidates will go through the same application procedure.  There might be an extra-call for application for late NHS students if the number of NSH students is not reached after the first call.

Application

Applications are open between November 15th - February 15th.

NB : It can be long and difficult to obtain a visa. At the time of application, you can already check for conditions of visa issues in your home country and anticipate some formalities and requirements.


Conditions:
- Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in one of the fields of science: Earth science, physics, mathematics, astrophysics, geology and engineering.
- They must have achieved a minimum level of English, validated by an International English Language Test. At least B2 level (between 5 and 6.5 IELTS) (with a minimum of 5.0 in all four components) or an equivalent qualification obtained through a ‘secure English language test’ which is valid at time of registration. NB: For Native English speakers, the language certificate shall not be mandatory.
- Some proficiency or interest in Portuguese, Italian and French language would also be beneficial, but not essential for candidates.

Application procedure

Candidates should provide the following documents merged into a single PDF file in the following order:

1 - The EMJM application form (download)

2 - A certified copy of a valid Passport

In order to attest the nationality of the student. Applicants with multiple nationalities must provide the copy of the passport corresponding to the nationality they are applying with. Citizens from the EU (only) can use their ID as proof of nationality.

3 - A CV (if possible, using the Europass format)

4 - Copies of degrees and transcripts (certified translation in English, except for French, Italian, Portuguese Universities)

NB: The official legalization is not mandatory at application stage but it will be required before the start of the Master Programme for selected students.

Diploma
The scanned copy of an original diploma shall prove successfull completion of a tertiary degree corresponding to at least 180 ECTS (bachelor/master/PhD). Candidates who plan to graduate by the 31st of July can apply. They can be provisionally accepted. They will be required to provide copies of their degree certificates by the 31st of August. If your degree is not issued in English, an official translation in English is needed (except for French, Italian, Portuguese Universities).
 
Academic records
Electronic (scanned) version of all higher education academic records in their original version (academic transcripts related to the above mentionned diplomas, including all completed courses at the time of application, not only those of the current year). If your transcripts are not issued in English, an official translation in English is needed.

Diploma supplement
Applicants are also encouraged to provide their diploma supplement, if they have one.
 

5 - English Language Certificate

Proof of English proficiency is required except for English native speakers or for applicants who have a higher education degree entirely taught in English. NB: For Native English speakers, the language certificate shall not be mandatory.
NB: The IELTS must be taken as an academic test and be valid at the time of enrolment on the EMJM GeoPlaNet.
Conditions : At least B2 level (between 5 and 6.5 IELTS) (with a minimum of 5.0 in all four components) or an equivalent qualification obtained through a ‘secure English language test’ which is valid at time of registration.

6 - Two reference letters

The two recommendation letters shall be issued by teachers/professors or job supervisors. They shall assess explicitely the student’s ability to follow the GeoPlaNet Master’s programme. The reference letter should include: date of issue, name, institution, position, signature, official stamp (if available) and contact details (phone number and email) of the person/institution recommending the student.

7 - A proof of place of residence (only for students applying for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship)

Students applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship shall provide a proof of place of residence including their name, address and date of issue. The proof should have been issued no more than 12 months before the scholarship application deadline. It can be on of the following documents:

- residence certificate;
- certificate or confirmation letter from the applicant’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question;
- receipt of the tax payment, residential rental agreement or employment contract;
- confirmation from a flat owner, that you are living on this address;
- invoice (e.g. from your electricity or water provider).

  • Those documents should be merged into a single PDF file, respecting the order of the sections requested and sent to the following email address : application-impg@univ-nantes.fr . NB: Uncomplete files will be rejected. Please consider compressing the images to reduce the file size.


Selection

The evaluation of the application is based of 4 criteria:

  • Academic Excellence and Suitability (academic records)
  • Proficiency in English,
  • Motivation and Potential (motivation letter and interview)
  • References
The selection is organised in 3 stages :
1 - A
check on the eligibility of application
2 - A preselection phase based on the excellence of the application (February)
3 - A remote interview between the
shortlisted candidates and the Selection Committee (March-April)


A main list is constituted as well as a reserve list.
Applicants will be asked to confirm their commitment to the Master Programme shortly after selection.
Applicants who would not be selected for an Erasmus scholarship will have the opportunity to apply as Non-Scholarship Holder student if the number of NSH students is not reached after the first call.

Apply as guest scholar

More details on the procedure coming soon.