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Search the Frequently Asked Questions before applying to the IMAE Master course.

Application (General) (9)

Common restrictions concerning Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Only candidates who have applied to and have been accepted by an EMMC consortium in accordance with its specific students’ application and selection criteria, are eligible for a scholarship.
Students can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to the EMMCs of their choice but the number of applications must be limited to maximum three courses.
Scholarship candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices.
Individuals who have already benefited from an EMMC scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship in order to follow the same or another EMMC.
Students benefiting from an EMMC scholarship cannot benefit from another Community grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus masters studies.
EMMC student scholarships are awarded exclusively for a full-time enrolment in one of the course editions.
In order to make the programme more attractive for Third-Country nationals, the amount of the full study scholarship will be higher for Third-Country master students (Category A scholarships) than for European master students (Category B scholarships). More specifically: see “Scholarship & Tuition fees/Erasmus Mundus Scholarships”

How can I apply?

You simply have to connect to the IMAE application space and follow the instructions.

I have two nationalities, one of them is European. Am I eligible for third-country scholarships?

Yes. Choose as first nationality your non-European one. You will be eligible for the EM scholarship and you will have no stress for the visa request.

What are the successive steps of my application?

You will find all the necessary information if ou click on “How to apply/Application Steps”

I applied for the IMAE during the last call. If I want to apply again, do I need to send all the documents again?

Yes. All the required documents must be uploaded by the applicant in order to validate the application.

Where can I get the application form to fill in?

We don’t use paper form for application. You must register, then you have to connect to the IMAE applicant’s space in order to fill in the form. Then, the application report is automatically built online. You just have to submit it.

What is the difference between studentship and scholarship in the Erasmus Mundus programme?

In some document of the EACEA, “Studentship” in the term used for the grant available for students enrolled in an EMMC programme. This grant covers the whole duration of the course. The word “scholarship” names the grant offered to teachers and researchers already in position (and holding M.Sc. and/or PhD) to participate during a short period (from 1 to 3 months) in our teaching or research activities. However, in recent official documents the word “scholarship” is used for both kinds of grant.

Do I also have to send my application by regular post?

No, we need your documents in electronic format only. The selected students will be invited to send paper copies of the supporting documents.

Degree & Transcript of records (4)

I haven’t completed my B.Sc. May I apply for the to IMAE course?

Yes, you can apply but you have to add to your application a letter explaining in detail why you haven’t completed the course yet, and giving your graduation date. The selection board will decide whether to process your application or not.

Should my transcript of records be translated according to the ECTS grading scale?

Your transcript of records must be understandable (translated into English) and with an explanation of the system used (min and max score, passing rules, rank-order with other students and so on). If the system used in your university is very different from the European standard system, please ask your admissions office to write a letter of explanation or to convert your transcript into the ECTS grading scale.

I graduated in a field other than Ecology. May I apply for the IMAE?

Yes, of course, feel free to apply even if your curriculum is not standard. The IMAE selection board will assess carefully the personal project of each applicant and its suitability. If your participation seems to be relevant, and if our programme sounds as if it will be helpful in the realization of your project, you could be enrolled.

English proficiency (5)

Where should the scores of the TOEFL be sent? Is there any Institutional code?

You have to send a copy of your test results attached with the other document. Don’t use direct transfer to the institution, we prefer to receive all your documents simultaneously.

My degree was taught in English; Do I provide a certified proficiency?

Yes, you have to provide a recognized proof of your proficiency. Only native speakers are dispensed with this proof. We assume that a native speaker comes from one of the countries listed in our appendix.

I passed a test (TOEFL, IELTS, …) in English few years ago. Do I need to pass it again?

If your result was already above the requirement, it is not necessary. If not, you will have to pass again and try to reach the threshold.

I have followed a language course in English given by a private school. Can I use their certificate instead TOEFL or IELTS test?

No. We accept only standardized tests recognized by the UK (i.e. all TOEFL tests, IELTS, Cambridge certificates, TOEIC). However, both institutional and international TOEFL are accepted.

There is not enough time for me to obtain a language proficiency certificate before the application deadline. What should I do?

Please, register to take the test at the earliest date possible (both IELTS and TOEFL offer online platforms) and include in your supporting documents an additional letter in which you explain the reason and the next marked date for your test. However, if it is after our selection meeting it will be too late.

Grant and Fees (2)

Must the grant be used to pay the tuition fees?

No. The EM grant includes the cost of your participation in the programme and goes to the coordinating institution. The grant includes also your allowance for (personal expenses, accommodation, change of residency…).

What is my participation for the courses in Ecuador (Tropical forest, Andes and Galapagos)?

The IMAE programme will pay for the international flight ticket, contribute to accomodation and meals and everything link to the classes. You have to pay for your accommodation and meals when you are not in research station and on week end (we ask for a global contribution which do not include free extra days).

You have to take in charge your vaccine, visa, Galapagos entrance fees and personal expenses.

References (2)

Must the reference letters must be received by the deadline?

Yes, you must upload scanned copies of the signed letters. We need your two references for the application evaluation.