Erasmus Mundus - euSYSBIO Scholarships for Masters in System Biology

The Erasmus Mundus master's programme in Systems Biology (euSYSBIO) is a cooperation between KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (KTH), Instituto Superior Tecnologico in Portugal (IST) and Aalto University school of Science and Technology in Finland. It is a two-year Master's programme including compulsory mobilty for the students. Students enter at KTH or Aalto University and continue in the second year at one of the other two institutions.

The euSYSBIO programme offers education of high international standard as well as cultural experience from two different European countries and a double degree from two universities.


Application period: 15 September-15 November

can be awarded to applicants from non-EU member states (but not to applicants from Norway, Liechtenstein or Iceland)

UNLESS they have resided in a EU member state or in Norway, Liechtenstein or Iceland, for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years (by 31 January of the year of enrollment).

The category A scholarship includes:
- Travel and installation costs: € 8000 for a 2 year programme
- Participation costs (including insurance coverage): € 4000/semester
- Monthly allowance: € 1000/month
Candidates who apply for an Erasmus Mundus Master Programme are at the same time considered for a scholarship nomination for this specific programme. The scholarships are awarded to the highest ranked candidates that fulfill the following scholarship conditions:

* The applicant has applied correctly, fulfilled the admission requirements and is nominated for a scholarship by the EM consortium.
* The applicant has not applied to more than three (3) Erasmus Mundus master’s programmes during one round of applications.
* The applicant should be able to spend his study period in at least two of the consortium partner countries. These two countries must be different from the country in which the applicant has obtained his/her last university degree; the mandatory mobility periods cannot be replaced by virtual mobility, neither can they take place in institutions outside the consortium.
* The applicant has not yet benefited from an EM master's programme scholarship.
* The applicant should not benefit from another Community grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus masters studies.
* The applicant should be enrolled as a full-time student and commit himself to participate in the master's programme in accordance with the terms defined by the consortium in the Student Agreement. Failure to do so could lead to the cancellation of the scholarship.

Required documents for euSYSBIO

1. A signed cover sheet (generated from the web-based application at studera.nu/english – application code SYSBI)
2. A correctly certified copy of your bachelor’s degree in original language and translated into English.
3. A correctly certified copy of your transcript of records in original language and translated into English. All courses taken must be included. If possible, please provide the university course descriptions from your university study guide or university website. Descriptions of the following courses should be included: multivariate calculus, linear algebra, computer science and programming.
4. Proof of your English proficiency.
5. GRE test-scores, if available.
6. A Curriculum vitae including details on your academic career.
7. A letter of motivation.
8. A copy of your passport or some other kind of identification in English.
9. Two letters of recommendation from professors of the most recently attended higher institution.
10. If you have work experience or other (publications, patents, posters, etc.) to support your application, please include certificates of these in your application.

Contact detail: mundusadmission@kth.se
Moreinfo: http://www.kth.se/studies/master/em/eusysbio?l=en_UK

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