APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    Erasmus + Grants (full grants) are not guaranteed for 2018 onwards.

    The EMerald program was financed for a period of 5 years by the European Union. The 5th cohort of the program started in September 2017.

     We will apply to Erasmus + for a new period of funding in February 2018 but we won't know until June 30th 2018 whether the European Union has decided     to select the EMerald program for more funding. 

     This is why this year the applications to the Erasmus Mundus scholarships will take place as usual but they will be open until mid-April 2018. Except for this deadline extension, the procedure to apply remains the same.

     On June 30th, we will inform the applicants if EMerald has been selected by the European Union for further funding ( 3 more cohorts) and if the answer is positive, the best ranked applicants will be offered a scholarship (probably 20 students).  We strongly encourage the students to apply as we truly believe in our program of excellence and we will do our best to be selected by the European Union.


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. 

 

► For the cohort 2018-2020, applications will be open from October 20th 2017 to April 15th 2018:

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 ) In the last two weeks of April, all applicants will be contacted to take an online-test to assess their knowledge and skills in the areas of math, chemistry, physics, geology etc...

4) By Mayapplication files will be assessed and rated by each partner-professor (see below Selection criteria).

5) Skype interviews will be organized at the start of June for the best ranked candidates.

6) By the end of June, all ratings will be compared and gathered to obtain the list of selected candidates

7) If EMerald is selected by the EACEA for funding, the  selected candidates will receive the Erasmus Mundus scholarship. If EMerald is not selected by the EACEA for funding, the selected candidates who had uploaded a financial plan for their studies will be contacted to participate as self-funded students or students with a partial grant*. 

*Without the certainty of the funding by the EACEA, we strongly encourage the students to look for other types of funding in their own country (sometimes, the government offers scholarships to their citizens for certain areas of studies) and to provide a financial plan.

Applications to the University of Liège partial grant:

You will be asked in the application webform, 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.).

Applications to the EIT mobility grant:

All the self-funded students with an approved financial plan will be offered a mobility grant of 4500€ for the two years.


  ► 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
    • - An official document issued within 12 months before the submission deadline (April 15th 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 

 

  ► 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).