The Master in Membrane Engineering for Sustainable Development, MESD, offers an advanced education programme related to membrane science and engineering at the interface between material science and chemical engineering and focused on specific applicative fields: Energy, Food, Bio and Health, and Water.

To be eligible for application (admission and scholarship), students must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a Bologna 1st cycle degree or a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, materials engineering, chemical engineering, bio-chemical engineering, or an equivalent degree, from a College, University or Technical School with a recognised standing, or alternatively, have recognised professional experience in these fields. Students who are in their final year of study may be admitted, provided they submit their degree certificate of completion and official transcripts prior to enrolment.
  • Provide evidence of English proficiency, preferably through TOEFL or IELTS. Other official proof may be accepted after consideration by the Candidate selection Committee. (Minimum level required CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2)
  • Submit a complete application form with all required attached documents. Applicants complete the application form and submit it exclusively online.

According to the Erasmus+ Guide, students who have already received an EMJM scholarship are not eligible to apply for another. scholarship under the EMJM.

  1. Create your account.
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. Upload the requested documents (see list of documents).
  4. Submit your application before the deadline.

You can access your account at any time.

□       ID photo
□       Proof of nationality

Valid passport or National ID

□       Documented last 1 year residence history

Telephone bill (including mobile phone bill), Electricity or gas bill, Rent receipt (from a social service agency or real estate agency), Water bill, Tax assessment notice or certificate of non-taxation, proof of residence tax…

□       Bologna 1st cycle degree or a bachelor degree in*:

Chemistry

Physics

Material engineering

Chemical engineering

Bio-chemical engineering

Other BSc eligible (to specify)

If the diploma is not available before the deadline, a detailed transcript of records/mark sheet up to the semester before the last of the subject-specific University degree to be obtained must be submitted. The transcript must contain an overall cumulative grade point average or average mark.

□       Bachelor academic transcripts with CGPA*

□       Official ranking document (if available)*

□       Proof of English proficiency (B2)

Documentation that the candidate meets the level B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR

If applicant from English speaking country or if applicant completed the bachelor degree in English as medium of instruction (provide an official letter from university)

Examples of documents

TOEFL – Minimum score: 230 (computer based), 90 or 80 (internet based), or 550 (paper based)

IELTS – Minimum score: 6.5

Pearson’s language test with a score of at least 62 points

Cambridge ESOL, Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – Minimum score: C

□       Europass CV in English**
□       Motivation letter in English

In the letter, the applicant should illustrate relevant competencies qualifying him/her to participate in the MESD programme and explain his/her motivation why he/she wants to study specifically this programme and the track he/she has chosen.

If available the candidate can add: proofs of scientific achievements (i.e. scientific work, publications, research projects, research or studies abroad),

□       2 mandatory recommendation letters

Recommendation letters should be of academic nature and evaluate the knowledge and practical skills of the applicant.

The reference letters must be written on the template provided by the candidate tool. The template will be sent directly to the two individuals specified by the candidate as references via email. Candidates do not have access to this template. The status of their two reference letters can be checked on the candidate tool.

Recommendation letters contain contact details and the title/position of referees.

The template is 3 pages long and includes a questionnaire. The persons providing the reference letter must upload a complete file, including the questionnaire completed. However, it is possible to add a 4th page with the letter and letterheads of their institution.

Recommendations:

□       A referee from the faculty where the applicant obtained his/her degree.

□       A referee from faculty/employer/ supervisor.

*In original language and translated into English.

**The Europass CV is available at https://europa.eu/europass/en/create-europass-cv. Candidates must create a Europass profile

The deadline for submission of applications for admission with scholarship is January 31, 2023

Communication of selected applicants for the interview stage: From March 22 to March 24.

Interview period: From March 27 to April 5.

The MESD consortium applies common, transparent and objective procedures for the application, selection and admission of students. The main objective is to enroll excellent students worldwide.

The procedure takes place in four stages:

  • Stage 1: Initial evaluation

Each application is checked by the first reviewer in terms of eligibility criteria. If not all criteria are met, the application will receive an eliminating score of 0 and will not be considered further in the selection process. Each eligible application is independently evaluated by this first full partner university based on the established selection criteria (excellence).

  • Stage 2: Second evaluation

Each eligible application is evaluated by a second evaluator based on the same selection criteria (excellence). The reviewer enters the scores online in his/her individual evaluation form.

  • Stage 3: Cross-checking

The reviewers (1st and 2nd evaluation) compare their scores for each application. If no consensus is possible a third partner university may be consulted to review the application. After completion of the cross-check, the Head of the Candidate Selection Committee establishes the first-ranking list of eligible applicants and communicates it to all full partners.

  • Stage 4: Interview

  • The selected students are assessed in an interview (by video conference) to evaluate their motivation, skills and English level.

At the end of the selection procedure, the Candidate Selection Committee will establish several lists:

  • Non eligible (after Stage 1)
  • Selected and not selected for the interview (after Stage 3)
  • Main List and Reserve List (after Stage 4)

The appeal procedure will be published in the upcoming weeks.

The list of FAQs will be published and updated in the upcoming weeks.