APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Who can apply ?

    The program is aimed at candidates having  a Bachelor's degree in Engineering with basic knowledge in Geology ( minimum 3 years of study or 180 ECTS credits), or a Bachelor's Degree in Minerals Engineering, Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering or a Master degree in Geology.

    The program will deliver an engineering diploma, therefore at least 22.5 ECTS in Mathematics at university level are required. 


► For the 2019 intake, there will be two rounds of applications.

    ROUND 1   -   Applications to the master course and the Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be open from October 2018 until Jan 31st 2019:

    All applicants need to be logged in to fill out an online application form (all mandatory documents to be uploaded are listed below).  Incomplete application forms are no longer taken into account. 

1) Please send us your first and last name at emerald@ulg.ac.be and we will provide you with a username and a password.

2) Submit your application webform before the deadline.

3 ) At the start of February 2019, all applicants that successfully submitted their online application form will be contacted to take an online-test to assess their knowledge and skills in the areas of math, chemistry, physics, geology etc...

4) Later that monthapplication files will be assessed and rated by each partner-professor (see below Selection criteria).

5) Skype interviews will be organized for the best ranked applicants by end of February- start of March 2019.

6) By March 2019, all ratings will be compared and gathered to obtain the list of selected candidates for the scholarships. All the applicants will be informed of the results by email. All the high ranked eligible candidates that have not been selected for a scholarship will be able to apply as self-funded students. All the non eligible students will also been informed of the decision of the selection committee.


ROUND 2   -   Applications to the master course as self-funded students will open in March 2019. Deadline for non-EU students is on April 30th 2019. Deadline for EU students is on June 30th 2019.

     If you have applied to the 1st round without success, you can apply as a self-funded student. If in your application webform, you had mentioned that you would be interested to participate in the master course even if you are not awarded a scholarship, you don't need to do anything else. Your application will be automatically transfered in the list of applications for self-funded students.

     If you hadn't submitted an application in the first round, you need to follow the steps below:

     All applicants need to be logged in to fill out an online application form (all mandatory documents to be uploaded are listed below).  Incomplete application forms are no longer taken into account. 

1) Please send us your first and last name at emerald@ulg.ac.be and we will provide you with a username and a password.

2) Submit your application webform before the deadline.

3) All non-EU applicants that successfully submitted their online application form before the deadline will be contacted in May 2019 to take an online-test to assess their knowledge and skills in the areas of math, chemistry, physics, geology etc...Later that month,  application files will be assessed and rated by each partner-professor (see below Selection criteria). Skype interviews will be organized for the best ranked applicants by end of May 2019. After the whole process, you will be informed whether you can enrol in the master course.

4) The same procedure will be organized for EU students but in July 2019.



the University of Liège partial grant:

You will be asked in the application webform of both the 1st and the 2nd ROUND, whether you want to apply to the Université of Liège partial grant. The grant offers you enough money to cover your living expenses for two years but will not cover your participation costs. Hence, you will be asked for a financial plan ( loan, parents' support, sponsorship etc.).

The selection results will be provided by May 2019 for non-EU students and July 2019 for EU students.

The University of Liège should be able to grant one scholarship for a non-EU student and one scholarship for a EU student.

the EIT  grant:

All the self-funded students with an approved financial plan will be offered an EIT grant of 9000€ for the whole program.


► Mandatory documents

Please find  the main documents to be provided for EMerald application*:

- A copy of your passport AND a sworn translation into English of your birth certificate. Only selected students will have to provide us with a French translation of their birth certificate ( compulsory to register at a french University)

- A Photo (ID format).

- Your updated resume in English (maximum 1 page).

- A personal Motivation letter in English.

- A copy of your High School Diploma and a sworn translation into English or French.

- A copy of your higher education studies diploma and transcript of records with a sworn translation into English or French.

- An English Proficiency test/document for non-English speakers (TOEFL min.87, IELTS min. 6.5 or any other document stating your English proficiency (B2-C1 min.)

- Official documents highlighting your accomplishments over the last five years (studies, internships, employments).

- A recommendation letter

- An official document issued within 12 months before the submission deadline (April 12th 2018) showing your place of residence. It could be a residence certificate issued in accordance with your municipality normal registration rules or a certificate from your place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question.

All copies have to be sworn. Simple translations can be accepted, but once in Belgium you will have to prove the original documents. That is why it is useful to upload sworn copies.

 *If  your documents are originally in English, you don't need to provide a translation. 


Selection criteria

Selection of candidates will be a cooperative process between partner institutions and will be based on a consensus. The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects :

              - Academic background

              - Motivation letter

              - Language skills

              - Work experience 

All applications go through the same selection process regardless of the student’s gender. However, for students having the same level and same qualification, priority will be given to the less populated gender. Similarly, students with special needs are encouraged to apply to the program. They should however inform the administrative coordinator of the programme upon application so that necessary measures can be taken if the student is finally admitted in the program.


Personal data

Information relating to individuals (personal data) is collected and used in accordance with the Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.12.2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and onthe free movement of such data (OJ L8 of 12.1.2001, p. 1).

If a candidate is not selected, his/her personal documents uploaded to apply to the master will be deleted.

If a candidate is selected and does participate in the master program, his/her personal documents will be filed until at least 5 years after his/her graduation.