APPLICATION PROCEDURE


Applications to the 2018 intake will open on October 16th 2017


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. However, if we think you have the sufficient skills to be part of the program although you don't add up 22.5 ECTS in mathematics, we will have you take a math class during the refresher semester in Liège. 

 

► Application process with and without scholarships

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. 

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

Applications to Erasmus + Scholarships open from September to December:

In the first two weeks of January, we will ask you to take an online-test to assess your knowledge and skills in the areas of math, chemistry, physics, geology etc...

By  February,  application files are assessed and rated by each partner-professor (see below Selection criteria). Skype interviews will be organized to decide between students ( motivation and English proficiency).

By the end of February, all ratings are compared and gathered to obtain the list of pre-selected candidates.  Pre-selected and reservist candidates are informed by e-mail.

The list of pre-selected candidates is sent to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) for validation. By mid-May, the EACEA issues the final list of scholarship holders.


NB: Applicants who have the minimum requirements but were not granted a scholarship because of their ranking are informed of their eligibility. They can still apply as non-scholarship holders. 


Applications to the University of Liège partial grant open from September to December:

You will be asked in the application webform with scholarship, whether you want to apply to the Université of Liège partial grant. Once all the Erasmus Mundus grants have been assigned, we will contact directly the students who wished to be awarded that partial grant.

Applications without a scholarship:

Non-European citizens can apply as non-scholarship holders until the end of April.  

European citizens can apply as non-scholarship holders until the end of June.

Non scholarship holders will need to provide a financial plan to prove that they are able to afford the tuitions fees and living expenses for the two years of the 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.75, 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


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 

 

  ► 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).