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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree In Aquaculture, Environment And Society Plus (Emjmd Aces\Aces+)

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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree In Aquaculture, Environment And Society Plus (Emjmd Aces\Aces+)

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February 15, 2021
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Scholarship
Funding Type
Fully Funded
Scholarship Type
Masters

Description

Description

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society Plus (EMJMD ACES+) will give you a unique opportunity to study in up to four centers of European excellence in aquaculture research and learning; Scotland, Crete, France, and the Netherlands. It will also allow the applicants to gain the theoretical and practical skills required for a successful career in aquaculture through industry-led research programs, internships, and fieldwork.

 

The administration is now recruiting their next intake of Erasmus Mundus students. Interested applicants must follow the Apply link, for further information on how to apply for a place on the course and an Erasmus Mundus scholarship

 

Erasmus Mundus scholarships, which are financially backed by the EACEA of the European Union, would meet the cost of yearly tuition fees and will provide a contribution towards relocation and travel, and also a contribution towards daily living expenditures.

 

 

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Cost of Living

 

Living expenses vary between the numerous university cities that the candidate would visit during the EMJMD ACES+ course.  Costs in the UK and France (Nantes) are generally higher than in Crete.  The educational institutions have provided the following estimates as overall guidance:

 

Oban, UK: Accommodation with utilities (i.e., electricity and/ or gas) costs approximately £380 to £480 per month, meaning that overall monthly expenses, including food, the daily fare for public transportation if living off-campus, and additional expenses, are probably £800-£900 or €950-€1,000. For general living expenses, an applicant can find convenient information on how to budget on the International student calculator website

 

Crete, Greece: The monthly budget recommended to live in Crete is around €650; including accommodation, food, and additional expenses.

 

Nantes, France: The monthly budget recommended to live in Nantes would be around €570 – 900. Applicant must CLICK HERE for a more comprehensive breakdown of expenses.

 

International students must be conscious that they will have additional costs such as visas and travel for visa applications, return travel to their home country, shipping, and warm outfits (for Scotland).

 

Students must be conscious that these costs are approximate and it would be probable to spend less with vigilant budgeting than the amount shown.

Benefits

Benefits

Fees and Costs

 

The tuition fees for the EMJMD ACES+ from September 2021 would be:

 

  • 2021/2023: International €5,000 per academic year
  • 2021/2023: UK/EU €2,500 per academic year

 

Tuition fees cover the following services:

 

  • teaching and examination fees
  • access to library and electronic resources
  • computing facilities
  • cost of short field trips/ industry site related to a particular module
  • language classes (French and Greek) that are an integral part of the EMJMD ACES program
  • access to university sport and medical facilities where available

 

The following are not included in tuition fees:

 

  • travel to/from EM JMD ACES institutions
  • visa-related costs
  • residence permits
  • accommodation
  • personal living expenses
  • textbooks
  • personal computers
  • optional 10-day field trip overseas

 

It is anticipated that the optional field trip to Chile in 2020 will cost approximately €3000

Program Venue

Program Country
France, Greece, UK

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

All Countries

Eligible Regions
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Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Angola, Africa, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Cook Island

Application Process

Application Process

To apply for a place on the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment, and Society (EMJMD ACES+), you will need to complete two application forms and provide the following:

 

All Applicants:

 

  • a motivation (or personal) statement (max. 350 words) about why you want to take part in this program, what you hope to learn, and how you think the EMJMD ACES program will support your professional plans for the future.
  • a previous experience statement (max. 350 words) giving examples or information regarding former experience in this area.
  • proof of qualifications
  • curriculum vitae/ resume
  • one professional reference (500 – 800 words) – this reference should be written on organizational notepaper by a manager or senior colleague who is familiar with your work. The reference does not need to be from your current employer, but the referee should have had a recent and close oversight of your work for at least one year. Your reference should include details on the following:
  • How long and in what capacity the referee has known the applicant
  • The responsibilities and role that the candidate has performed in the organization
  • Example(s) of good innovative work by the applicant
  • Areas of work that the applicant needs to develop
  • The importance of advanced education to the applicant’s career and to the aquaculture sector in the applicant’s country
  • Basic details about the organization and its work with the aquaculture industry
  • Full contact details and original (not scanned) signature of your referee

 

EU/ International Applicants:

 

  • A translated version of your transcript and reference
  • English language proficiency (i.e., a valid IELTS certificate) proof

 

Candidates who need a visa to enter the UK:

 

  • A personal details page copy of the applicant’s valid passport

 

Funding

 

  • A sponsorship letter copy, if candidates have been given sponsorship for their studies

 

Once the application forms are completed, candidates should send these and all supporting documents to ACES@sams.ac.uk.

 

Selection Process for New Applicants

 

Applications to Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment, and Society (EMJMD ACES+) would be checked to make sure that they have been completed in accordance with the admission conditions. Unfortunately, incomplete applications will not be considered. All eligible applications will then be independently assessed by at least two academics from the EMJMD ACES+ team in accordance with the following criteria:

 

CRITERION MAXIMUM SCORE WEIGHTING (%)
Academic excellence and suitability 5 40
Level of language skills 5 20
Motivation and potential 5 20
Quality of reference 5 20

 

Applicants who score greater than 70% in the above criteria will be selected for a short interview. Further details of the date and time of the interview will be sent to all applicants within 14 days of their application submission.

 

Interview of Shortlisted Candidates

 

The interview would last around 10-15 minutes and is designed to explore applicants’ enthusiasm for higher degree study, their critical thinking ability, and understanding of aquaculture-relevant issues.  Applicants would also be able to ask questions regarding EMJMD ACES+.  The atmosphere is designed to be educational and comfortable.

 

Interviews would generally be conducted with the help of Microsoft Teams software.

 

Final selection

 

Applicants will generally hear within 5 working days about whether they have succeeded in gaining a place in the program.

 

For Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Applicants:

 

The concluding ranking of candidates would be made by a combination of the scores from the paper applications (50%) alongside interview performance (50%). Applicants would be notified about their individual scores, whether they are being suggested to the EACEA of the European Union for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship on or around April 2021, and whether they can be offered a place on the courseIf the applicants are disappointed with the result of the verdict or with the way their application has been handled, they can appeal to the Program Leader. For further information about how to appeal, they must contact the Education Administrator at ACES@sams.ac.uk.

 

For SAIC and self-funding candidates: the same procedure above would be followed in the selection and shortlisting of applicants.

 

Please Note

 

Without partiality to high academic standards, for ensuring a geographical diversity amongst students, the EMJMD ACES+ selection board has to respect the following basic criteria when selecting students for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Without partiality to the scientific distinction, the consortium would also adjust for impartial and balanced gender involvement.

 

Admissions Timetable

 

The concluding date for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications would be 15 February 2021.

 

An evaluation of all applications received would take place towards the end of February 2021 and applicants shortlisted for an interview would be notified 5 working days after this review has been completed. Interviews would take place from 10th to 12th March 2021.

 

Candidates would be notified about their application outcome within 5 working days of the interview.

 

The administration would continue to accept applications from students who are able to self-fund their studies until 15 July 2021. The applicants interested in applying on a self-funded basis must submit their application by this date.

 

The closing date for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications is 15 February 2021.

 

A review of all applications received will take place towards the end of February 2021 and applicants shortlisted for interview will be notified 5 working days after this review has been completed. Interviews will take place from 10 to 12 March 2021.

 

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 5 working days of the interview.

 

We will continue to accept applications from students who are able to self-fund their studies until 15 July 2021. If you are interested in applying on a self-funded basis, please submit your application by this date.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Cost of Living

 

Living expenses vary between the numerous university cities that the candidate would visit during the EMJMD ACES+ course.  Costs in the UK and France (Nantes) are generally higher than in Crete.  The educational institutions have provided the following estimates as overall guidance:

 

Oban, UK: Accommodation with utilities (i.e., electricity and/ or gas) costs approximately GBP £380 to £480 per month, meaning that overall monthly expenses, including food, the daily fare for public transportation if living off-campus and additional expenses, are probably GBP £800-£900 or €950-€1,000. For general living expenses, an applicant can find convenient information on how to budget on the International student calculator website. 

 

Crete, Greece: The monthly budget recommended to live in Crete is around €650; including accommodation, food, and additional expenses.

 

Nantes, France: The monthly budget recommended to live in Nantes would be around €570 – 900. Applicant must CLICK HERE for a more comprehensive breakdown of expenses.

 

International students must be conscious that they will have additional costs such as visas and travel for visa applications, return travel to their home country, shipping, and warm outfits (for Scotland).

 

Students must be conscious that these costs are approximate and it would be probable to spend less with vigilant budgeting than the amount shown.

Fully Funded

Time Left

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree In Aquaculture, Environment And Society Plus (Emjmd Aces\Aces+)

Deadline
February 15, 2021
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Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type Type
Scholarship
Job Type
Full Time
Scholarship Type
Masters

Description

Description

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society Plus (EMJMD ACES+) will give you a unique opportunity to study in up to four centers of European excellence in aquaculture research and learning; Scotland, Crete, France, and the Netherlands. It will also allow the applicants to gain the theoretical and practical skills required for a successful career in aquaculture through industry-led research programs, internships, and fieldwork.

 

The administration is now recruiting their next intake of Erasmus Mundus students. Interested applicants must follow the Apply link, for further information on how to apply for a place on the course and an Erasmus Mundus scholarship

 

Erasmus Mundus scholarships, which are financially backed by the EACEA of the European Union, would meet the cost of yearly tuition fees and will provide a contribution towards relocation and travel, and also a contribution towards daily living expenditures.

 

 

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Cost of Living

 

Living expenses vary between the numerous university cities that the candidate would visit during the EMJMD ACES+ course.  Costs in the UK and France (Nantes) are generally higher than in Crete.  The educational institutions have provided the following estimates as overall guidance:

 

Oban, UK: Accommodation with utilities (i.e., electricity and/ or gas) costs approximately £380 to £480 per month, meaning that overall monthly expenses, including food, the daily fare for public transportation if living off-campus, and additional expenses, are probably £800-£900 or €950-€1,000. For general living expenses, an applicant can find convenient information on how to budget on the International student calculator website

 

Crete, Greece: The monthly budget recommended to live in Crete is around €650; including accommodation, food, and additional expenses.

 

Nantes, France: The monthly budget recommended to live in Nantes would be around €570 – 900. Applicant must CLICK HERE for a more comprehensive breakdown of expenses.

 

International students must be conscious that they will have additional costs such as visas and travel for visa applications, return travel to their home country, shipping, and warm outfits (for Scotland).

 

Students must be conscious that these costs are approximate and it would be probable to spend less with vigilant budgeting than the amount shown.

Benefits

Benefits

Fees and Costs

 

The tuition fees for the EMJMD ACES+ from September 2021 would be:

 

  • 2021/2023: International €5,000 per academic year
  • 2021/2023: UK/EU €2,500 per academic year

 

Tuition fees cover the following services:

 

  • teaching and examination fees
  • access to library and electronic resources
  • computing facilities
  • cost of short field trips/ industry site related to a particular module
  • language classes (French and Greek) that are an integral part of the EMJMD ACES program
  • access to university sport and medical facilities where available

 

The following are not included in tuition fees:

 

  • travel to/from EM JMD ACES institutions
  • visa-related costs
  • residence permits
  • accommodation
  • personal living expenses
  • textbooks
  • personal computers
  • optional 10-day field trip overseas

 

It is anticipated that the optional field trip to Chile in 2020 will cost approximately €3000

Program Venue

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

All Countries

Application Process

Application Process

To apply for a place on the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment, and Society (EMJMD ACES+), you will need to complete two application forms and provide the following:

 

All Applicants:

 

  • a motivation (or personal) statement (max. 350 words) about why you want to take part in this program, what you hope to learn, and how you think the EMJMD ACES program will support your professional plans for the future.
  • a previous experience statement (max. 350 words) giving examples or information regarding former experience in this area.
  • proof of qualifications
  • curriculum vitae/ resume
  • one professional reference (500 – 800 words) – this reference should be written on organizational notepaper by a manager or senior colleague who is familiar with your work. The reference does not need to be from your current employer, but the referee should have had a recent and close oversight of your work for at least one year. Your reference should include details on the following:
  • How long and in what capacity the referee has known the applicant
  • The responsibilities and role that the candidate has performed in the organization
  • Example(s) of good innovative work by the applicant
  • Areas of work that the applicant needs to develop
  • The importance of advanced education to the applicant’s career and to the aquaculture sector in the applicant’s country
  • Basic details about the organization and its work with the aquaculture industry
  • Full contact details and original (not scanned) signature of your referee

 

EU/ International Applicants:

 

  • A translated version of your transcript and reference
  • English language proficiency (i.e., a valid IELTS certificate) proof

 

Candidates who need a visa to enter the UK:

 

  • A personal details page copy of the applicant’s valid passport

 

Funding

 

  • A sponsorship letter copy, if candidates have been given sponsorship for their studies

 

Once the application forms are completed, candidates should send these and all supporting documents to ACES@sams.ac.uk.

 

Selection Process for New Applicants

 

Applications to Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment, and Society (EMJMD ACES+) would be checked to make sure that they have been completed in accordance with the admission conditions. Unfortunately, incomplete applications will not be considered. All eligible applications will then be independently assessed by at least two academics from the EMJMD ACES+ team in accordance with the following criteria:

 

CRITERION MAXIMUM SCORE WEIGHTING (%)
Academic excellence and suitability 5 40
Level of language skills 5 20
Motivation and potential 5 20
Quality of reference 5 20

 

Applicants who score greater than 70% in the above criteria will be selected for a short interview. Further details of the date and time of the interview will be sent to all applicants within 14 days of their application submission.

 

Interview of Shortlisted Candidates

 

The interview would last around 10-15 minutes and is designed to explore applicants’ enthusiasm for higher degree study, their critical thinking ability, and understanding of aquaculture-relevant issues.  Applicants would also be able to ask questions regarding EMJMD ACES+.  The atmosphere is designed to be educational and comfortable.

 

Interviews would generally be conducted with the help of Microsoft Teams software.

 

Final selection

 

Applicants will generally hear within 5 working days about whether they have succeeded in gaining a place in the program.

 

For Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Applicants:

 

The concluding ranking of candidates would be made by a combination of the scores from the paper applications (50%) alongside interview performance (50%). Applicants would be notified about their individual scores, whether they are being suggested to the EACEA of the European Union for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship on or around April 2021, and whether they can be offered a place on the courseIf the applicants are disappointed with the result of the verdict or with the way their application has been handled, they can appeal to the Program Leader. For further information about how to appeal, they must contact the Education Administrator at ACES@sams.ac.uk.

 

For SAIC and self-funding candidates: the same procedure above would be followed in the selection and shortlisting of applicants.

 

Please Note

 

Without partiality to high academic standards, for ensuring a geographical diversity amongst students, the EMJMD ACES+ selection board has to respect the following basic criteria when selecting students for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Without partiality to the scientific distinction, the consortium would also adjust for impartial and balanced gender involvement.

 

Admissions Timetable

 

The concluding date for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications would be 15 February 2021.

 

An evaluation of all applications received would take place towards the end of February 2021 and applicants shortlisted for an interview would be notified 5 working days after this review has been completed. Interviews would take place from 10th to 12th March 2021.

 

Candidates would be notified about their application outcome within 5 working days of the interview.

 

The administration would continue to accept applications from students who are able to self-fund their studies until 15 July 2021. The applicants interested in applying on a self-funded basis must submit their application by this date.

 

The closing date for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications is 15 February 2021.

 

A review of all applications received will take place towards the end of February 2021 and applicants shortlisted for interview will be notified 5 working days after this review has been completed. Interviews will take place from 10 to 12 March 2021.

 

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 5 working days of the interview.

 

We will continue to accept applications from students who are able to self-fund their studies until 15 July 2021. If you are interested in applying on a self-funded basis, please submit your application by this date.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Cost of Living

 

Living expenses vary between the numerous university cities that the candidate would visit during the EMJMD ACES+ course.  Costs in the UK and France (Nantes) are generally higher than in Crete.  The educational institutions have provided the following estimates as overall guidance:

 

Oban, UK: Accommodation with utilities (i.e., electricity and/ or gas) costs approximately GBP £380 to £480 per month, meaning that overall monthly expenses, including food, the daily fare for public transportation if living off-campus and additional expenses, are probably GBP £800-£900 or €950-€1,000. For general living expenses, an applicant can find convenient information on how to budget on the International student calculator website. 

 

Crete, Greece: The monthly budget recommended to live in Crete is around €650; including accommodation, food, and additional expenses.

 

Nantes, France: The monthly budget recommended to live in Nantes would be around €570 – 900. Applicant must CLICK HERE for a more comprehensive breakdown of expenses.

 

International students must be conscious that they will have additional costs such as visas and travel for visa applications, return travel to their home country, shipping, and warm outfits (for Scotland).

 

Students must be conscious that these costs are approximate and it would be probable to spend less with vigilant budgeting than the amount shown.

Fully Funded

Time Left

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree In Aquaculture, Environment And Society Plus (Emjmd Aces\Aces+)

Deadline
February 15, 2021
ERRRRRRRR

Share on

Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type
Scholarship
Intership Type
Select Type
Scholarship Type
Masters

Description

Description

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society Plus (EMJMD ACES+) will give you a unique opportunity to study in up to four centers of European excellence in aquaculture research and learning; Scotland, Crete, France, and the Netherlands. It will also allow the applicants to gain the theoretical and practical skills required for a successful career in aquaculture through industry-led research programs, internships, and fieldwork.

 

The administration is now recruiting their next intake of Erasmus Mundus students. Interested applicants must follow the Apply link, for further information on how to apply for a place on the course and an Erasmus Mundus scholarship

 

Erasmus Mundus scholarships, which are financially backed by the EACEA of the European Union, would meet the cost of yearly tuition fees and will provide a contribution towards relocation and travel, and also a contribution towards daily living expenditures.

 

 

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Cost of Living

 

Living expenses vary between the numerous university cities that the candidate would visit during the EMJMD ACES+ course.  Costs in the UK and France (Nantes) are generally higher than in Crete.  The educational institutions have provided the following estimates as overall guidance:

 

Oban, UK: Accommodation with utilities (i.e., electricity and/ or gas) costs approximately £380 to £480 per month, meaning that overall monthly expenses, including food, the daily fare for public transportation if living off-campus, and additional expenses, are probably £800-£900 or €950-€1,000. For general living expenses, an applicant can find convenient information on how to budget on the International student calculator website

 

Crete, Greece: The monthly budget recommended to live in Crete is around €650; including accommodation, food, and additional expenses.

 

Nantes, France: The monthly budget recommended to live in Nantes would be around €570 – 900. Applicant must CLICK HERE for a more comprehensive breakdown of expenses.

 

International students must be conscious that they will have additional costs such as visas and travel for visa applications, return travel to their home country, shipping, and warm outfits (for Scotland).

 

Students must be conscious that these costs are approximate and it would be probable to spend less with vigilant budgeting than the amount shown.

Benefits

Benefits

Fees and Costs

 

The tuition fees for the EMJMD ACES+ from September 2021 would be:

 

  • 2021/2023: International €5,000 per academic year
  • 2021/2023: UK/EU €2,500 per academic year

 

Tuition fees cover the following services:

 

  • teaching and examination fees
  • access to library and electronic resources
  • computing facilities
  • cost of short field trips/ industry site related to a particular module
  • language classes (French and Greek) that are an integral part of the EMJMD ACES program
  • access to university sport and medical facilities where available

 

The following are not included in tuition fees:

 

  • travel to/from EM JMD ACES institutions
  • visa-related costs
  • residence permits
  • accommodation
  • personal living expenses
  • textbooks
  • personal computers
  • optional 10-day field trip overseas

 

It is anticipated that the optional field trip to Chile in 2020 will cost approximately €3000

Program Venue

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

All Countries

Application Process

Application Process

To apply for a place on the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment, and Society (EMJMD ACES+), you will need to complete two application forms and provide the following:

 

All Applicants:

 

  • a motivation (or personal) statement (max. 350 words) about why you want to take part in this program, what you hope to learn, and how you think the EMJMD ACES program will support your professional plans for the future.
  • a previous experience statement (max. 350 words) giving examples or information regarding former experience in this area.
  • proof of qualifications
  • curriculum vitae/ resume
  • one professional reference (500 – 800 words) – this reference should be written on organizational notepaper by a manager or senior colleague who is familiar with your work. The reference does not need to be from your current employer, but the referee should have had a recent and close oversight of your work for at least one year. Your reference should include details on the following:
  • How long and in what capacity the referee has known the applicant
  • The responsibilities and role that the candidate has performed in the organization
  • Example(s) of good innovative work by the applicant
  • Areas of work that the applicant needs to develop
  • The importance of advanced education to the applicant’s career and to the aquaculture sector in the applicant’s country
  • Basic details about the organization and its work with the aquaculture industry
  • Full contact details and original (not scanned) signature of your referee

 

EU/ International Applicants:

 

  • A translated version of your transcript and reference
  • English language proficiency (i.e., a valid IELTS certificate) proof

 

Candidates who need a visa to enter the UK:

 

  • A personal details page copy of the applicant’s valid passport

 

Funding

 

  • A sponsorship letter copy, if candidates have been given sponsorship for their studies

 

Once the application forms are completed, candidates should send these and all supporting documents to ACES@sams.ac.uk.

 

Selection Process for New Applicants

 

Applications to Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment, and Society (EMJMD ACES+) would be checked to make sure that they have been completed in accordance with the admission conditions. Unfortunately, incomplete applications will not be considered. All eligible applications will then be independently assessed by at least two academics from the EMJMD ACES+ team in accordance with the following criteria:

 

CRITERION MAXIMUM SCORE WEIGHTING (%)
Academic excellence and suitability 5 40
Level of language skills 5 20
Motivation and potential 5 20
Quality of reference 5 20

 

Applicants who score greater than 70% in the above criteria will be selected for a short interview. Further details of the date and time of the interview will be sent to all applicants within 14 days of their application submission.

 

Interview of Shortlisted Candidates

 

The interview would last around 10-15 minutes and is designed to explore applicants’ enthusiasm for higher degree study, their critical thinking ability, and understanding of aquaculture-relevant issues.  Applicants would also be able to ask questions regarding EMJMD ACES+.  The atmosphere is designed to be educational and comfortable.

 

Interviews would generally be conducted with the help of Microsoft Teams software.

 

Final selection

 

Applicants will generally hear within 5 working days about whether they have succeeded in gaining a place in the program.

 

For Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Applicants:

 

The concluding ranking of candidates would be made by a combination of the scores from the paper applications (50%) alongside interview performance (50%). Applicants would be notified about their individual scores, whether they are being suggested to the EACEA of the European Union for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship on or around April 2021, and whether they can be offered a place on the courseIf the applicants are disappointed with the result of the verdict or with the way their application has been handled, they can appeal to the Program Leader. For further information about how to appeal, they must contact the Education Administrator at ACES@sams.ac.uk.

 

For SAIC and self-funding candidates: the same procedure above would be followed in the selection and shortlisting of applicants.

 

Please Note

 

Without partiality to high academic standards, for ensuring a geographical diversity amongst students, the EMJMD ACES+ selection board has to respect the following basic criteria when selecting students for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Without partiality to the scientific distinction, the consortium would also adjust for impartial and balanced gender involvement.

 

Admissions Timetable

 

The concluding date for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications would be 15 February 2021.

 

An evaluation of all applications received would take place towards the end of February 2021 and applicants shortlisted for an interview would be notified 5 working days after this review has been completed. Interviews would take place from 10th to 12th March 2021.

 

Candidates would be notified about their application outcome within 5 working days of the interview.

 

The administration would continue to accept applications from students who are able to self-fund their studies until 15 July 2021. The applicants interested in applying on a self-funded basis must submit their application by this date.

 

The closing date for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications is 15 February 2021.

 

A review of all applications received will take place towards the end of February 2021 and applicants shortlisted for interview will be notified 5 working days after this review has been completed. Interviews will take place from 10 to 12 March 2021.

 

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 5 working days of the interview.

 

We will continue to accept applications from students who are able to self-fund their studies until 15 July 2021. If you are interested in applying on a self-funded basis, please submit your application by this date.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Cost of Living

 

Living expenses vary between the numerous university cities that the candidate would visit during the EMJMD ACES+ course.  Costs in the UK and France (Nantes) are generally higher than in Crete.  The educational institutions have provided the following estimates as overall guidance:

 

Oban, UK: Accommodation with utilities (i.e., electricity and/ or gas) costs approximately GBP £380 to £480 per month, meaning that overall monthly expenses, including food, the daily fare for public transportation if living off-campus and additional expenses, are probably GBP £800-£900 or €950-€1,000. For general living expenses, an applicant can find convenient information on how to budget on the International student calculator website. 

 

Crete, Greece: The monthly budget recommended to live in Crete is around €650; including accommodation, food, and additional expenses.

 

Nantes, France: The monthly budget recommended to live in Nantes would be around €570 – 900. Applicant must CLICK HERE for a more comprehensive breakdown of expenses.

 

International students must be conscious that they will have additional costs such as visas and travel for visa applications, return travel to their home country, shipping, and warm outfits (for Scotland).

 

Students must be conscious that these costs are approximate and it would be probable to spend less with vigilant budgeting than the amount shown.

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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree In Aquaculture, Environment And Society Plus (Emjmd Aces\Aces+)

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The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society Plus (EMJMD ACES+) will give you a unique opportunity to study in up to four centers of European excellence in aquaculture research and learning; Scotland, Crete, France, and the Netherlands. It will also allow the applicants to gain the theoretical and practical skills required for a successful career in aquaculture through industry-led research programs, internships, and fieldwork.

 

The administration is now recruiting their next intake of Erasmus Mundus students. Interested applicants must follow the Apply link, for further information on how to apply for a place on the course and an Erasmus Mundus scholarship

 

Erasmus Mundus scholarships, which are financially backed by the EACEA of the European Union, would meet the cost of yearly tuition fees and will provide a contribution towards relocation and travel, and also a contribution towards daily living expenditures.

 

 

BENIFITS

Fees and Costs

 

The tuition fees for the EMJMD ACES+ from September 2021 would be:

 

  • 2021/2023: International €5,000 per academic year
  • 2021/2023: UK/EU €2,500 per academic year

 

Tuition fees cover the following services:

 

  • teaching and examination fees
  • access to library and electronic resources
  • computing facilities
  • cost of short field trips/ industry site related to a particular module
  • language classes (French and Greek) that are an integral part of the EMJMD ACES program
  • access to university sport and medical facilities where available

 

The following are not included in tuition fees:

 

  • travel to/from EM JMD ACES institutions
  • visa-related costs
  • residence permits
  • accommodation
  • personal living expenses
  • textbooks
  • personal computers
  • optional 10-day field trip overseas

 

It is anticipated that the optional field trip to Chile in 2020 will cost approximately €3000

Eligibilities

Cost of Living

 

Living expenses vary between the numerous university cities that the candidate would visit during the EMJMD ACES+ course.  Costs in the UK and France (Nantes) are generally higher than in Crete.  The educational institutions have provided the following estimates as overall guidance:

 

Oban, UK: Accommodation with utilities (i.e., electricity and/ or gas) costs approximately £380 to £480 per month, meaning that overall monthly expenses, including food, the daily fare for public transportation if living off-campus, and additional expenses, are probably £800-£900 or €950-€1,000. For general living expenses, an applicant can find convenient information on how to budget on the International student calculator website

 

Crete, Greece: The monthly budget recommended to live in Crete is around €650; including accommodation, food, and additional expenses.

 

Nantes, France: The monthly budget recommended to live in Nantes would be around €570 – 900. Applicant must CLICK HERE for a more comprehensive breakdown of expenses.

 

International students must be conscious that they will have additional costs such as visas and travel for visa applications, return travel to their home country, shipping, and warm outfits (for Scotland).

 

Students must be conscious that these costs are approximate and it would be probable to spend less with vigilant budgeting than the amount shown.

For Further Queries:

ACES@sams.ac.uk

Eligible Regions:

Program Venue:

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for a place on the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment, and Society (EMJMD ACES+), you will need to complete two application forms and provide the following:

 

All Applicants:

 

  • a motivation (or personal) statement (max. 350 words) about why you want to take part in this program, what you hope to learn, and how you think the EMJMD ACES program will support your professional plans for the future.
  • a previous experience statement (max. 350 words) giving examples or information regarding former experience in this area.
  • proof of qualifications
  • curriculum vitae/ resume
  • one professional reference (500 – 800 words) – this reference should be written on organizational notepaper by a manager or senior colleague who is familiar with your work. The reference does not need to be from your current employer, but the referee should have had a recent and close oversight of your work for at least one year. Your reference should include details on the following:
  • How long and in what capacity the referee has known the applicant
  • The responsibilities and role that the candidate has performed in the organization
  • Example(s) of good innovative work by the applicant
  • Areas of work that the applicant needs to develop
  • The importance of advanced education to the applicant’s career and to the aquaculture sector in the applicant’s country
  • Basic details about the organization and its work with the aquaculture industry
  • Full contact details and original (not scanned) signature of your referee

 

EU/ International Applicants:

 

  • A translated version of your transcript and reference
  • English language proficiency (i.e., a valid IELTS certificate) proof

 

Candidates who need a visa to enter the UK:

 

  • A personal details page copy of the applicant’s valid passport

 

Funding

 

  • A sponsorship letter copy, if candidates have been given sponsorship for their studies

 

Once the application forms are completed, candidates should send these and all supporting documents to ACES@sams.ac.uk.

 

Selection Process for New Applicants

 

Applications to Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment, and Society (EMJMD ACES+) would be checked to make sure that they have been completed in accordance with the admission conditions. Unfortunately, incomplete applications will not be considered. All eligible applications will then be independently assessed by at least two academics from the EMJMD ACES+ team in accordance with the following criteria:

 

CRITERION MAXIMUM SCORE WEIGHTING (%)
Academic excellence and suitability 5 40
Level of language skills 5 20
Motivation and potential 5 20
Quality of reference 5 20

 

Applicants who score greater than 70% in the above criteria will be selected for a short interview. Further details of the date and time of the interview will be sent to all applicants within 14 days of their application submission.

 

Interview of Shortlisted Candidates

 

The interview would last around 10-15 minutes and is designed to explore applicants’ enthusiasm for higher degree study, their critical thinking ability, and understanding of aquaculture-relevant issues.  Applicants would also be able to ask questions regarding EMJMD ACES+.  The atmosphere is designed to be educational and comfortable.

 

Interviews would generally be conducted with the help of Microsoft Teams software.

 

Final selection

 

Applicants will generally hear within 5 working days about whether they have succeeded in gaining a place in the program.

 

For Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Applicants:

 

The concluding ranking of candidates would be made by a combination of the scores from the paper applications (50%) alongside interview performance (50%). Applicants would be notified about their individual scores, whether they are being suggested to the EACEA of the European Union for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship on or around April 2021, and whether they can be offered a place on the courseIf the applicants are disappointed with the result of the verdict or with the way their application has been handled, they can appeal to the Program Leader. For further information about how to appeal, they must contact the Education Administrator at ACES@sams.ac.uk.

 

For SAIC and self-funding candidates: the same procedure above would be followed in the selection and shortlisting of applicants.

 

Please Note

 

Without partiality to high academic standards, for ensuring a geographical diversity amongst students, the EMJMD ACES+ selection board has to respect the following basic criteria when selecting students for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Without partiality to the scientific distinction, the consortium would also adjust for impartial and balanced gender involvement.

 

Admissions Timetable

 

The concluding date for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications would be 15 February 2021.

 

An evaluation of all applications received would take place towards the end of February 2021 and applicants shortlisted for an interview would be notified 5 working days after this review has been completed. Interviews would take place from 10th to 12th March 2021.

 

Candidates would be notified about their application outcome within 5 working days of the interview.

 

The administration would continue to accept applications from students who are able to self-fund their studies until 15 July 2021. The applicants interested in applying on a self-funded basis must submit their application by this date.

 

The closing date for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications is 15 February 2021.

 

A review of all applications received will take place towards the end of February 2021 and applicants shortlisted for interview will be notified 5 working days after this review has been completed. Interviews will take place from 10 to 12 March 2021.

 

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 5 working days of the interview.

 

We will continue to accept applications from students who are able to self-fund their studies until 15 July 2021. If you are interested in applying on a self-funded basis, please submit your application by this date.

Applications will be closed at:
February 15, 2021
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February 15, 2021
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