Erasmus Mundus scholarships in EMARO Masters programme for non-EU students


The Erasmus Mundus programme supports high-quality European Masters Courses, by providing attractive grants for students having excellent academic results from around the world to engage in postgraduate study at EMARO institutions.

For 2010-2011 academic year, EMARO Masters programme will have about 8 Erasmus Mundus scholarships for non-EU students who did not had a stay in an EU-country for more than one year over the last five years (called category A students). Owing to the limited number of grants a student which is not rank among the top 10% of his class has small chance to be selected. The selected student, will receive a grant of totally 24 000€ per year. The application to an Erasmus Mundus scholarship is done through the classical student’s application procedure of EMARO. Please note that the number of applications by third country students must be limited to three Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses maximum. In the eventual case that a student applies to more than three EM Courses he/she will be excluded from the selection for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.

A proposal to Erasmus Mundus programme in Brussels must be sent on January 2010 and consists of a main list and a waiting list. At most two students from the same country can be selected in the main list. The final decision about the scholarships will be sent to students as soon as we receive it from Brussels (end of February). If some students withdraw from the main list, the best students from the waiting list will be upgraded to the main list and will be notified immediately.

The Masters is designed to promote a high-quality educational offer in the area of advanced and intelligent robotics. After graduation the students will have mastered the different areas of robotics (Mathematical modeling, Control Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical design) in order to be able to deal with Robotics systems as a whole rather than just to concentrate on one particular area. The career prospects for EMARO graduates are very good as the proposed courses are relevant to today’s high technology society and because the current output of universities is insufficient to meet the demands of industry and research programmes. Students may take the master as a professional terminal degree, or join PhD programmes afterwards.

Duration and mobility:
The programme of study lasts two academic years (120 ECTS) split into four equally loaded semesters. The student has to spend the first two semesters in one institution and the second two semesters in another institution.

Summary of study programme:
The language of instruction is English, but local language and culture courses of the hosting countries are included in the programme of study. The aim of the first two semesters is to provide the students with a solid interdisciplinary background across the main areas of robotics (Cognition, Action, Perception). During the third semester, depending on the host institution, the student will deal with one or more of the following sectors: industrial robot systems, service robots (domestic, health, rehabilitation, leisure), and space and security robots. The fourth semester is dedicated to the Masters Thesis. The student carries out his/her research work under the joint supervision of two advisors from two different consortium institutions.

Degrees awarded:
Students that graduate from the EMARO masters course will obtain two masters degrees from the institutions where they studied. The obtained degrees are officially recognised and give full access to PhD study programmes.
The Consortium will deliver Diploma supplement describing the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the student.

Admission Requirements:
The masters course applies to European and third country-students who already hold a first university degree with 180 ECTS, after at least three years of university studies (at the level of bachelor of science), in a field related to Robotics area such as: automatic control, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and applied mathematics. The applicants have to be fluent in writing and reading in English. The admission is decided on the basis of excellence of the academic records of the student, the quality of her/his former studies, motivations, reference letters and general skills for foreign languages. The EMARO Consortium recruits about 45 students each year, about 15 in each institution. The Professor/student ratio is about 1/2.

Admission requirements
Application procedure
Selection procedure

Emaro Grants

Grants for Non-EU students
Grants for EU students
Grants for Non-EU scholars
Grants for EU scholar

Required documents :
Download the on-line application guideline
Connection to the on-line application website
Download checklist and grant eligibility doc

The application for Erasmus Mundus Grants for the academic year 2010-2011 will be opened from 15 October 2009 till 15 December 2009

Contact information

Before you send questions to us via email, please check to make sure they are not answered in the FAQ section.

For information about the EMARO Erasmus Mundus Master
Coordinator : Prof. Wisama Khalil

Advertising and international office at ECN : Anne-Laure Frémondière
Anne-Laure Frémondiere

Studies Administrative and Admission Assistant : Myriam Spruyt
Myriam Spruyt

For information about the Partners of the Consortium, you can contact:
Warsaw University of Technology: Prof. Teresa Zielinska

University of Genova: Prof. Renato Zaccaria


Model ASEM Conference, Le Havre, France

Co-organized by the Sciences Po Paris Europe-Asia undergraduate programme and the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN), the 2009 Model ASEM Youth edition in Le Havre will be a simulation aimed primarily at international high school students with strong interest in the political, economic and social relations between Asia and Europe.


Flyer (PDF)
Call for Participants

Students wishing to participate at a Model ASEM should send their online application form together with a copy of their resume to the Conference team. Delegates to Model ASEM will be drawn from an applicant pool of top high school students from around the world, and participant selection will be based on general academic qualifications and merit.

Prospective participants applying to participate at the 2009 Model ASEM Le Havre should fulfil the following criteria:
Being enrolled as a High School student
Being in their final year (Senior) in November 2009
Nationals from ASEM country
Above-average academic records
Proficiency in English
Demonstrated record of scholarship and leadership in their discipline. Pre-conference Work
After being selected for a delegate to Model ASEM participants will receive a confirmation email from the organisers and are then asked to complete an information package consisting of:

General information of the country represented;
Country’s relation to ASEM;
Country’s official opinion of the discussion topics.
This information package should be around 1000 words, and should be sent prior to the conference to the conference team before the simulation (see Research Guidelines under Resources. Each delegation is also responsible for writing an opening statement of the country they will represent during the simulation (see Opening Statements under Resources).

Participants do have to send their opening statements prior to the conference and should be well prepared to give their opening statement on the first day of the event.

To be eligible for participation, students must meet the Model ASEM selection criteria and apply in teams of two. Only one application needs to be sent by each team. Applicants need to be enrolled at high school and have a demonstrated record of scholarship and leadership in their discipline. Also, students should be proficient in English, which is the official language of the Model ASEM conference. Selection will be based on merit, but due to limited places, priority will be given to students being citizens of the country they are applying from.

Only applications from students who hold a passport of one of the following ASEM member countries will be accepted: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Pakistan, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

A complete application comprises two resumes (one for each of the two team members) and two letters of motivation (or personal statements, one per team member) no longer than 300 words, outlining the applicants’ main reasons for wanting to participate in this year’s Model ASEM and a demonstrated interest in the ASEM process. The application process begins March 16th and ends May 17th. Successful applicants will be informed by early June.

Questions about the application process may be directed to
To apply now, please fill in an online application form.