Emship Scholarship Essay

What is Erasmus Mundus?

Erasmus Mundus is a European Union cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education. It aims to promote the European Union worldwide as a centre of excellence for learning and education.

What courses it is available? 

The programme supports top standard Master’s degree courses. A list of participating programmes can be found here.

Brief Description

A total of about 11,000 Erasmus Mundus scholarships are awarded. Graduates taking part in one of the selected Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree course programmes or academics teaching in one of the programmes can apply. Erasmus Mundus is intended both for nationals of non-EU countries doing a European Master’s course and for EU citizens, who will spend up to 3 months studying at a partner university in a third country.

Scholarship Funding

The funding is provided for the whole term of the Master’s course. While participants from non-EU countries spend their whole study visit at one of the selected Erasmus Mundus courses, participants from EU countries will generally only be financed for a 3-month visit to an institution in a third country. A list of answers to frequently asked questions about the programme is provided on this web page. A detailed description of the whole programme is provided on this web page.

Target Group

  • Higher education students wanting to complete their degree or students working on their Master thesis.
  • Doctoral candidates who require support for their doctoral thesis and doctoral candidates for postdoctoral studies.
  • Higher education teachers and academics.
  • Academic staff.

More information is provided here.

Number of Scholarships

Entire duration of the Master’s course
3 months

Scholarship Value
For students from third countries: 21,000.00 EUR per academic year: For visiting academics: 13,000.00 EUR.
For students from the EU: 3,100.00 EUR. For visiting academics: 13,000.00 EUR.

Application Requirements

A list of participating and approved degree programmes can be found here.

Application Deadline

A list of participating and approved degree programmes can be found here.

 List of all Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (EMMCs)

Title of Masters CourseCourse Website
AFEPA – European Master in Agricultural, Food and  Environmental Policy Analysishttp://www.uclouvain.be/afepa
AGRIS MUNDUS – MSc in Sustainable Development in Agriculturehttp://www.agrismundus.eu
ALGANT – International integrated Master course in Algebra, Geometry and Number Theoryhttp://www.ALGANT.eu
AMASE – Joint European Master Programme on Advanced Materials Science and Engineeringhttp://www.amase-master.net/
ASTROMUNDUS – Astrophysicshttp://www.astromundus.eu
CEMACUBE – Common European Master’s course in Biomedical Engineeringwww.biomedicaltechnology.eu
CHOREOMUNDUS – International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritagehttp://www.choreomundus.org/
CLE – Master/Laurea Specialistica en Cultures Littéraires Européenneshttp://www.cle.unibo.it/
COSSE – Computer Simulation For Science and engineeringhttp://www.kth.se/COSSE
DESEM – Erasmus Mundus MSc in Dependable Software Systemshttp://www.cs.nuim.ie/courses/desem/
ECOHYD – Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Ecohydrologyhttp://www.ecohyd.org
EM SIE – Erasmus Mundus Masters in Special and Inclusive Educationhttp://www.roehampton.ac.uk
EM3E – Erasmus Mundus Master in Membrane Engineeringhttp://em3e.eu/
EMBC – Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservationhttp://embc.marbef.org
EMCL – European Master’s Program in Computational Logichttp://www.emcl-study.eu/
EMDC – European Master in Distributed Computingwww.kth.se/emdc
EMDiReB – European Master in Diagnosis and Repair of Buildingshttp://www.emdireb.eu/
EMECC NURSING – Emergency and Critical Care Nursinghttp://masternursing.uniovi.es/
EMECS – European Master Embedded Computing Systemshttp://mundus.eit.uni-kl.de
EMFOL – Food of Lifehttp://www.emfoodoflife.eu/
EMGS – Global Studies – A European Perspectivehttp://www.uni-leipzig.de/gesi/emgs
EMIN – Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Economics and Management of Network Industrieshttp://www.upcomillas.es/emin/
EMLE – European Master in Law and Economicswww.emle.org
EMMAPA – Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activitywww.erasmusmundus.be
EMMEP – Erasmus Mundus Minerals and Environmental Programmehttp://www.emmep.org/
EMMIR – European Master in Migration and Intercultural Reationshttp://www.emmir.org
EMM-Nano – Erasmus Mundus Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnologyhttp://www.emm-nano.org
EMQAL – European Joint Master in Quality in Analytical Laboratorieshttp://cursos.ualg.pt/emqal
EM-SANF – Erasmus Mundus Master Course Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feedinghttp://www.emsanf.eu/UK/
EMSD – European Master programme in Systems Dynamicswww.europeansystemdynamics.eu
EMSEP – European Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychologywww.jyu.fi/emsep
EMSHIP – European Education in Advanced Ship Designwww.emship.eu
EMTM – European Master in Tourism Managementwww.emtmmaster.net
EMTTLF – European Master’s in Transnational Trade Law Financehttp://www.transnational.
EU4M – European Union Master’s Course in Mechatronic and Micro-mechatronic Systemshttp://www.eu4m.eu
EUMAINE – European Master of Science in Nematologyhttp://www.eumaine.ugent.be/
EURHEO: European Masters in Engineering Rheologyhttp://eurheo.eu
EUROAQUAE – Euro Hydroinformatics and  Water Managementwww.euroaquae.org
EUROCULTURE – Europe in the Wider Worldhttp://www.euroculturemaster.org
EUROMIME – Master européen en Ingénierie des Médias pour l’Educationhttp://www.euromime.org
EUROPHILOSOPHIE – Philosophies allemande et française dans l’espace européenhttp://www.europhilosophie.eu/mundus/
EUROPHOTONICS – Master in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonicswww.europhotonics.org
EUROPUBHEALTH – European Public Health Masterhttp://www.europubhealth.org/
euSYSBIO  – erasmus Mundus Master’s Course in euSYSBIO Systems Biologywww.kth.se/eusysbio 
EWEM – European Wind Energy Masterhttp://www.windenergymaster.eu/
FAME – Functionalised Advanced Materials and Engineeringhttp://www.fame-master.com
FIPDes – Food Innovation and Product Designhttp://www.fipdes.eu
FloodR – Flood Risk Management (FloodRisk)http://www.unesco-ihe.org/
Food ID – European Master Food Identitywww.masterfoodidentity.com
FUSION-EP – European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physicswww.em-master-fusion.org
GEM – Master of Science course in Geo-Information Science andwww.gem-msc.org
Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management
GEMMA – Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studieshttp://www.ugr.es/~gemma/
GeoTech – Master of Science in Geospatial Technologieshttp://mastergeotech.info/
GIM – MSc in Global Innovation Managementwww.globalinnovationmanagement.org/
GLITEMA – German Literature in the European Middle Ageshttp://glitema.up.pt
IM in NLP & HLT – International Masters in Natural Language Processing andhttp://mastermundusnlp-hlt.univ-fcomte.fr/
Human Language Technologyindex.htm
IMACS – International Master in Advanced Clay Sciencewww.master-imacs.org
IMEC – International Master in Early Childhood Education and Carewww.imec.hio.no
IMETE – International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineeringwww.imete.ugent.be
IMFSE – International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineeringwww.imfse.ugent.be 
IMHS – International Master in Horticultural Scienceswww.imahs.unibo.it
IMQP – International Master in Quaternary and Prehistory Master International en Quaternaire et Préhistoirehttps://sites.google.com/a/unife.it/quaternary-prehistory/
IMRCEES – International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studieshttp://www.gla.ac.uk/erasmusmundus/imrcees
IMRD – International Master of Science in Rural Developmenthttp://www.imrd.ugent.be 
IMSE – International Master in Service Engineeringhttp://www.erasmusmundus-imse.eu/
IT4BI – Information Technologies for Business Intelligencehttp://it4bi.univ-tours.fr/
JEMES – Joint European Master Programme in Environmental Studieshttp://www.jemes-cisu.eu/
MA LLL – European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Managementwww.lifelonglearningmasters.org
MACLANDS – MAster of Cultural LANDScapeshttp://www.maclands.fr/
MAMASELF – Master in material science exploring European large scale facilitieshttp://etudes.univ-rennes1.fr/mamaself
MATHMODS – Mathematical Modelling in Engineering: Theory, Numerics, Applicationshttp://www.mathmods.eu
MBIO – Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethicshttp://www.masterbioethics.org/
MEDEG – Economic Development and Growthwww.uc3m.es/medeg
MEDfOR – Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Managementhttp://www.medfor.eu
MEEES – Masters in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismologywww.meees.org
MERIT – Master of Science in Research on Information and Communication Technologieshttp://www.meritmaster.org/
MESPOM – Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Managementwww.mespom.eu
MIND – Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme in Industrial Ecologyhttp://www.emmind.eu
MISOCO – Joint European Master in International Migration and Social Cohesionhttp://www.misoco.org
MScEF – Master of Science in European Forestryhttp://www.europeanforestry.net
MSPME – Masters in Strategic Project Management (European)http://www.mspme.org/
MUNDUS JOURNALISM – Erasmus Mundus Masters Journalism, Media and Globalisationhttp://www.MundusJournalism.com
NEURASMUS – A European Master in Neuroscience: Advanced Courses and Research Traininghttp://www.neurasmus.u-bordeaux2.fr/
NOHA Mundus – Joint Master’s Degree Program in International Humanitarian Actionhttp://www.nohanet.org/
NOMADS EMMC – exploring without borders-documentary filmdirectinghttp://www.docnomads.eu/
NORDSECMOB – Master’s programme in Security and Mobile Computinghttp://nordsecmob.tkk.fi/
PLANET Europe – Joint Masters Programme on European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Developmenthttp://www.planet-europe.eu/
REGHEALTH – European Master in Sustainable Regional Health Systemshttp://ErasmusMundus.tprs.vu.lt
SAHC – Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructionshttp://www.msc-sahc.org/
SEFOTECH nut – European MSc in food science, technology and nutritionhttp://www.sefotechnut.org/
SELECT – Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systemswww.kth.se/select
SERP-Chem – International Master in Surface, Electro, Radiation, Photo – Chemistryhttp://www.serp-chem.eu/
SPACEMASTER – EMMC in Space Science and Technologywww.spacemaster.eu 
STeDe – Erasmus Mundus Master in Sustainable Territorial Developmenthttp://www.em-stede.eu
STEPS – Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systemshttp://emmcsteps.uniovi.es/
SUFONAMA – Sustainable Forest and Nature Managementwww.sufonama.net
SUSCOS – Sustainable Constructions under Natural Hazards and Catastrophic Eventshttp://steel.fsv.cvut.cz/suscos/
SUTROFOR – Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Sustainable Tropical Forestryhttp://www.sutrofor.eu/
TCCM – Euromaster on Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modellinghttp://www.emtccm.org
TEMA – Territoires européens (civilisation, nation, région, ville): identité et développementhttp://www.mastertema.eu/
TEOS – Transcultural European Outdoor Studieswww.erasmusmundus-TEOS.eu 
tropEd – European Master in International Healthhttp://www.em-troped.u-bordeaux2.fr
VIBOT – Erasmus Mundus Masters in VIsion and roBOTicshttp://www.vibot.org

Moving to New England: Boston in 15 Days

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So, how long exactly does it take for a person to get ready to move from one coast to another?

As I look around my room I see that I’ve packed and prepared absolutely nothing. Instead of packing I’m strategically procrastinating, not making my packing check-list, and instead choosing to: bake cheesecakes, write articles like this one, etc. Surprisingly, I’m not too caught up with the stress with the geographic transplant, somehow flying across the country just hoping you’ll get into medical school makes that one flight to revisit as a student a lot more bearable. In general, here’s my packing plan:

1. Get books to east coast somehow.

Probably, the most stressful part for is figuring out how to move my library of books. There’s several ways to accomplish this goal: toss em, ship em, leave them, or replace them electronically. I weep when books are destroyed, and it’s prohibitively expensive to ship these ‘bricks’. Thus, I decided to either box them up to store or to download digital copy’s of the books I already own. I’ve been rather successful at finding digital copies of my books at either Gutenberg.org or by enough sniffing around the web for PDFs. Though, bear in mind it’s easy to find copies of books when you read old books or stick to science and math — so, fortunately, I’m a boring person so it’s easy to find my books.

Book list that made the cut either with a digital copy or packed along:

1. Calculus Made Easy, Thomas (found digital replacement, but bringing original) — who doesn’t like a novel written on math from 100 years ago? I rather prefer the way math was explained before as opposed to now, so I prefer this book.

2. Age of Propaganda (digital replacement) — it’s a good book on both propaganda and advertisement, it was a mandatory read from an English course and I kept it. When applying to jobs, medical school, or residency it’s a good skill to know how to “sell yourself” and make your self “wanted” (although you’re probably not necessarily needed).

3. Medical Physiology Boron, Boulpaep (digital replacement) — this was the physiology book I had to refer to and present from during lab meetings, so I’m just familiar with the layout. My program will use another medical physiology text, but I will keep mine as well.

4. Communities of Discourse: The Rhetoric of Disciples, Schmidt, V. Kopple  (soft cover)– tackles rhetoric from various angles. This is a great book if you want to find your favorite writer to emulate. This is another book I received in class that I couldn’t part with after purchasing.

5. The Feynman Lectures on Physics , Feynman, Leighton, Sands (digital) — this book covers everything from physics, to quantum physics using vector calculus. I recently picked up volume I, but returned it after realizing I should just wait till I settle in to get all III volumes. I’ve now read all of volume I and have made it through most of II, and have dabbled into III. I won’t be wining in bets with Hawkings any time soon though.

6. Ion Channels of Excitable Membranes, Hille (found digital copy, but probably bringing hardcover anyways) — this was the field and research that helped me get into medical school. But, really it’s more symbolic than anything, it was a mandatory read assigned to my by my old PI. It reminds me of those days.

7. The Human Brain Coloring Book, Diamond, Scheibel, Elson (soft cover copy only) — so, I bought this book during Neuroscience for undergrad but never actually colored in it. But, I did read the information, that’s actually all I needed at that time as I would draw out the brain structure. This time however, I’ll use it for anatomy in medical school as this coloring book series is popular.

I have another 60+ books (all science related), but the rest of them will get left behind in Sharpie marked boxes at my parents house. I made it a point to keep my undergraduate books, occasionally I like to read through them to see how far I’ve come or how much I’ve forgotten (something to justify all that money I spent on my education).

Clothes to pack

This is the easiest part. I live in California, we have four seasons: hot, really hot, kinda hot, and not that hot today. In Boston there will be spring, summer, autumn and winter. Therefore, my clothes from California are likely only useful for between a 1/3 or 1/2 of the year at best. So, most of my clothes can be left behind. The bulk of my clothes will be donated, undergarments with questionable structural deficits (holed-up knickers) will be tossed. I only need to worry about enough clothes to last a month or two, the rest has to be purchased while I’m out there (winter wear etc). I’m very sentimental with my blankets and my towels (I never got over the blanket phase?), so I’m bringing some items I’m already familiar with for comfort.

Electronic Stuff

The laptop obviously goes, not because it’s a good laptop, but just because of the data and programs on it — as you may imagine I’ll also be bringing my portable hard-drive  (Library of Alexandria) as well.  I’ll also be bringing my set of speakers (non passive speakers), and my favorite guitar.

That’s actually just about it. I like starting from scratch, it doesn’t bother me to move around. Californians move around the state a lot, it’s rare for us to grow up in one neighborhood or one domicile, we’re known to even move around during elementary school — not that kids want to. So, I’m accustomed to losing everything and starting over from scratch, it’s practically “spring cleaning” for me.

Hm, it seems that be writing this article I’ve accomplished one of my goals, writing a check-list. I procrastinated my way into success.



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