Pervasive Computing & Communications For Sustainable Development, Erasmus Mundus Master

Deadline: January 10th, 2013
Open to: all applicants around the world with Bachelor’s degree of at least 180 ECTS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Automatic/ Electrical/ Electronics Engineering or Information Technology or a closely related area
Scholarship: The scholarship covers the full participation in the program, contribution to travelling expenses and other types of expenses, plus additional monthly allowance of 500 € for EU and 1000 € for non-EU students


The Erasmus Mundus Master program in Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development (PERCCOM) aims at combining advanced Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with environmental awareness to enable world-class education and unique competences for ICT professionals who can build cleaner, greener, more resource and energy efficient cyber-physical systems.

The Master Program covers four semesters. The students move as a single cohort. They start their first semester at University of Lorraine (France). The second semester, the cohort is at Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland), and the third one at Luleå University of Technology (Sweden). The last semester is dedicated to a thesis component and can be undertaken during the training period either in a private company or in one of the laboratories/departments of the different Universities involved in the Master Program. The associated partners give lectures in seminars. One seminar is located at St Petersburg University of IT Mechanics and Optics (Russia).The consortium will form support network to enable efficient interactions between students, and partners. Regular events will be held to advance the program objectives.


The Course will be open for all applicants around the world. The eligibility requirements have been recognized by all Consortium universities and are the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree of at least 180 ECTS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Automatic/ Electrical/ Electronics Engineering or Information Technology or a closely related area. Knowledge of computer networking, programming and operating systems is recommended.
  • Applicants need to prove that they have sufficient fluency in English. A TOEFL test with at least a score of 600 paper-based/250 computer-based/95 internet-based or an Academic IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall and with 6 in writing is required.
  • The proof of English proficiency is required even when the language of instruction for the previous education was English. However, for nationals of countries listed under this link the proof of language proficiency is waived.
  • In some circumstances, candidates may be asked to attend an interview either in person, by Skype, by video conference


If you are a non-EU student (Category A Scholarship):

  • Contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs: 4000 € per year
  • Full coverage of the EM PERCCOM participation costs : 4000 € per semester
  • Monthly allowance: 1000 € per month

If you are an EU student (Category B Scholarship):

  •  Contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs: 4000 € per year
  • Full coverage of the EM PERCCOM participation costs : 2000 € per semester
  • Monthly allowance: 500 € per month

How to apply?

All applications should be submitted through our online system. Paper applications or applications sent by electronic mail will not be taken into account. Application form and instructions you can find here

Along with the application form the following documents must be provided:

1. Gender / Name/ Email / Birth date / Postal address / Phone

2. Citizenship and country of residence.

3. Scanned image of your passport showing your picture (PDF).

4. Financing (scholarship, self financing,…)

5. CV-Resume

6. University degrees (held or currently studying) and universities where those degrees were obtained.

7. Academic certificates, University degree certificate/diploma in case you have finished your degree and if you are still pursuing it you should submit academic certificates corresponding to the courses you have finished and currently are undertaking. All university transcripts must be in English.

8. Description of the contents of the courses taken to obtain the degree of the previous point. It is of utmost importance to state any subject, experience or work related to IT areas of knowledge.

9. Employment information

10. Proof of proficiency in English. TOEFL and IELTS certificates are preferred.

11. Motivation letter, in which the applicant explains in English the reasons to study PERCCOM and how they relate to his/her career goals.

12. Information on multiple EM applications

English certificate: You need to provide by January 10th, 2013 a copy of your English certificate. In case your exam is scheduled after January 10th 2013, you need to upload a Proof of registration to the exam before January 10th 2013, so you can submit your application. Please note that in this case, you will have to transmit the language certificate by February 1st 2013 the latest  directly to

The deadline for applications is 10 January, 2013

For further information visit the official website

4 thoughts on “Pervasive Computing & Communications For Sustainable Development, Erasmus Mundus Master

  1. Hailemariam Hailu says:november13, 2010Dear Sir/MadamI am Hailemariam Hailu from Ethiopia and I am 26. I have graduated from Hawassa uvrenisity faculty of veterinary medicine with DVM. Currently I am working at Benchmaji zone agricultural office.Agriculture, mainly livestock production, is the mainstay of the Ethiopian economy employing approximately 85% of the total population. Ethiopia has the largest livestock population and the highest draft animal population in the Africa. Despite the huge resource, Ethiopiae28099s livestock productivity is lower than the Africae28099s average. The major constraints contributing to low productivity include low genetic potential of the animals, poor nutrition and the prevailing animal diseases. The main effect of the diseases include mortality, sub optimal production, reduced quality of animal products such as milk and meat, decreased drought power output, and risk of zoonotic diseases to man. One of the strategies haled by the Ethiopian government to reduce these livestock production problems is to increase the number of veterinarians in the country which was surprisingly very few by establishing new veterinary schools. In this zone there is scarcity of well trained and specialized skilled, which is now becoming a serious problem in the zone, For this reason, I am much interested in getting a scholarship in related fields for advanced teaching learning process and to produce well trained and qualified veterinarians who have a potential of solving the countries livestock disease problems.

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