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2014-2016 Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship-IT4BI for EU and Non EU Students

Master Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Erasmus Mundus is funding two years masters scholarship-IT4BI at Free University of Brussels (ULB) in Belgium, University of Tours (UFRT) in France, Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP) in France, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Spain and Technical University of Berlin (TUB) in Germany. The category A scholarships should be considered as “full scholarships” covering all necessary costs of the student during his/her study period in Europe, while category B scholarships have to be considered as a “financial contribution” to the student’s costs while following his/her EMMC studies. Online application must be submitted by December 15th, 2013. 

About Scholarship: The application session for 2014-2016, starts from September 9th, 2013 onwards. Candidates are required to apply via the IT4BI online application form. Importantly, Category B students currently on their last year of Bachelor can submit their application even if they have not yet their diploma. If they are selected they need to submit their diploma and final grades for the last year not later than June 30th, 2014. Candidates are informed that their personal data will be sent to the Agency and may be used by other bodies involved in the management of Erasmus Mundus (i.e. European Commission, Erasmus Mundus National Structures, EU Delegations, Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association) for facilitating the student/doctoral candidate access to the joint programme.The Erasmus Mundus programme provides EU-funded scholarships to students who have been selected by the consortia. 

Study: The scholarship is awarded in Information Technology for Business Intelligence.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing Masters Degree program at Free University of Brussels (ULB) (Belgium), University of Tours (UFRT) (France), Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) (Spain), Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP) (France) and Technical University of Berlin (TUB) (Germany).
Scholarship by: Erasmus Mundus
Location: Belgium, France, Spain and Germany

Eligibility: To apply to IT4BI, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria: They have been awarded a Bachelor’s degree (i.e., the equivalent of 180 ECTS) with a major in computer science, from an accredited university.
-They must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test equivalent to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
-The consortium will rely on how certification bodies evaluate their own equivalences against this framework, e.g., Cambridge General English FCE, IELTS (Academic) 5.5, TOEFL (paper based) 570, TOEFL (computer based) 230, TOEFL (internet based) 88, etc. Please refer to the FAQ for questions regarding proof of proficiency in English. 

Scholarship Open for: European students and Non European students are eligible for this master’s scholarship. 

Duration: 2 years 

Value: The Erasmus Mundus programme provides EU-funded scholarships to students who have been selected by the consortia. Two categories of scholarships are available:
-Category A Scholarships: they can be granted by the Consortium to non-European students. Category A scholarship is 24,000 euros per year. For the first edition of the programme (2012-2014), the consortium granted 9 categories A scholarships. Category B Scholarships: they can be granted by the Consortium to European students.
-Category B scholarship is 10,000 euros per year plus 3,000 euros for students realizing their Master Thesis in a third country associated partner. For the first edition of the programme (2012-2014), the consortium granted 7 category B scholarships.
It should be noted that, while the Category A scholarships should be considered as “full scholarships” covering all necessary costs of the student during his/her study period in Europe, Category B scholarships have to be considered as a “financial contribution” to the student’s costs while following his/her EMMC studies.
-The scholarship covers tuition fees and includes a monthly allowance and a contribution to installation and mobility costs. The part of the scholarship corresponding to the tuition fees is directly taken by the consortium.
-The remainder of the scholarship will be allocated to selected students in twelve monthly installments of 1000 euros for non-European students and 500 euros for European students – living allowance – plus two yearly installments of 4000 euros destined to cover mobility costs and installation for non-European students. The scholarship will be paid by bank transfer. 

Selection Criteria: Domain of the bachelor: Points will be assigned proportional to the percentage of Computer Science credits in the curriculum.
-Academic results: This will be calculated as the weighted average of the marks in the different subjects.
-Other studies: A second bachelor or master will score depending on the obtained credits in computer science. Extra-curricular courses taken will be scored based on lecturing hours taking.
-Professional experience: Points will be given by year of work on IT or BI position (regarding the position held and the topic).
-Personal project: Points will be assigned based on the following categories: organization, sequencing, content, vocabulary and word choice, critical thinking, originality and creativity, accuracy of facts.
-Reference letters: Points will be assigned based on the approval, comments and reputation of the referees, as testified by the reference letters and the referees’ H-factor. 

Notification: The scholarship will be formally confirmed in May 2014. Selected candidates will be notified after validation of the consortium selection proposal by the European Commission. 

Apply: online

Deadline: December 15th, 2013

Further Information: http://it4bi.univ-tours.fr/home/students/admission/

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