Erasmus Mundus,MathMods-Mathematical Modelling in Engineering

Deadline: 31 January 2012
Open to: Applicants must have Bachelor’s Degree (BS, BSc, SB, etc.), 180 ECTS credits in the European system
Scholarship: Category A – EUR 16,000, Category B – EUR 8,000


MathMods is coordinated by the University of L’Aquila in Italy and involves other four leading universities in Europe: the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Catalonia – Spain (UAB), the University of Hamburg in Germany (UHH), the Gdansk University of Technology in Poland (GUT) and the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis in France (UNSA). MathMods MSc course is divided into four semesters. Each semester totals 30 ECTS credits. All courses will be taught in English. Students will also have to attend a local language course (3 ECTS credits) during the semester they will be spending at each partner university.The first semester will be focused on Theory and will be spent at UAQ – University of L’Aquila in Italy.The second semester will be focused on Numerics and will be spent at eitherUNSA –  University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France or UHH – University of Hamburg in Germany (starting from the second semester of the academic cycle 2010/2012).The third semester is dedicated to a specialisation at one of the partner universities, which all offer a specific programme related to their particular field of excellence and research.In the fourth semester all students will be working on their Master’s thesis.
Evaluation: The Consortium will establish an Evaluation Committee, made up of five members, one for each partner institution. Each member will evaluate each application firstly by themselves, through the online database of the Consortium, and then during one meeting (at least) with all the other members of the Committee. From 1 February 2012 they will evaluate the applications submitted by 31 January 2012. A preliminary list (LIST A) will be drawn up by the end of February 2012. Selected students will receive notification in order to let them apply for visas. Students will have to send confirmation of acceptance within 5 days from notification.On 16 August 2012 the Evaluation Committee will examine the (pre)enrolled students again only to remove from the list the students who did not certify their recognized Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent).

Number of scholarships available
Category A: 7 scholarships.
Category B: 5 scholarships.


EUR 16,000 (EUR 4,000 per semester) for students belonging to Category A.
EUR 8,000 (EUR 2,000 per semester) for students belonging to Category B.
Tution fees include all the fees for the five partner universities within the MathMods Consortium. Tuition fees cover the cost of your tuition, examinations and graduation. Students without scholarship might benefit from special reductions of the tuition fees. MathMods Consortium will cover the remaining part of the tuition fees through the use of grants received by local authorities, public bodies and private corporations. If reductions are available, detailed information will be sent by e-mail to the students in our waiting list.


Category A:
Applicants who are from a country which is not:

  • EU (27 European Union member states).
  • EFTA/EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway).

Applicants who have never benefited from an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.
Applicants who have not carried out their activities (study, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the EU or EFTA/EEA. The reference date for this rule is 28 February 2012.

Category B:
Category B includes European students as well as students who do not fulfil the criteria for Category A.

Besides being eligible for category A, applicants from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine can also apply for this special window provided that they submit their application by the same deadline set for category A.

Applicants must have obtained a recognized Bachelor’s Degree (BS, BSc, SB, etc.) – or a degree at the same level of an academic Bachelor’s Degree, for instance its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of high standing, or 180 ECTS credits in the European system – in one of the following (or equivalent) fields:

  • Applied Mathematics,
  • Mathematics with a good background in Physics,
  • Physics with a good background in Mathematics,
  • Engineering with a large background in Mathematics and Physics.

Language certificate: TOEFL: minimum 550 for PBT / 213 for CBT / 80 for IBT. You may send the TOEFL certificate simply as a photocopy or you may send it directly through ETS. Use these data when adding us as a new score recipient: Code number: 3676, Institution: University of L’Aquila.
IELTS: 6.0 points
CPE: Grades A, B, C
CAE: Grades A, B

How to apply?

All applicants will have to submit the following mandatory documents through the online application before the deadlines:

  • scanned pdf file of passport (or ID card for European applicants),
  • scanned pdf file of a detailed curriculum vitae,
  • scanned pdf file of full academic transcript, with records for each single attended course and with the list of courses to be attended to get your Bachelor’s Degree;
  • scanned pdf file containing a description of the attended courses you consider relevant for your application, especially the courses related to Mathematics and Physics,
  • scanned pdf file of an English certificate,
  • scanned pdf file of two signed academic recommendation letters, including full contacts of the Professors;
  • for all the above documents, in case they are not written in English, please upload an official English translation, or a translation provided and signed by the Institution awarding the Bachelor’s Degree and (if possible) by a native English speaker academic full Professor or by an academic full Professor in English language (with full contacts included);
  • scanned pdf file of a letter of intent (no more than 1 page is allowed, extra pages will not be evaluated) describing particular interests in the subjects related to the proposed fields of study.

More information about the application.

The Official Website

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  1. Dear sir/madami am Gebremedhin Gebrezgabiher from Ethiopia. I am graduate of veitnerary medicine On July,18,2009 as out standing student with a c GPA of 3.51 as the top two of my batch mates from Mekelle university. I am currently employed by the ministry of education of the country in Samara university of the Afar regional state as a lecturer since September, 2009. I had been done my thesis on traditional medicine entitled as ” invitro anti bacterial trial of five traditionally used plants for wound and food contaminant bacterias”. This had interested me in pursuing my future career in medical biotechnology (microbial biotechnology, Pharmaceutical biotechnology) to contribute my own role to the development of my country as well to the whole science. How ever there are no well equipped universities with well trained man power and well organized laboratories in our country to continue in such field of study. So i am requesting you to include me in your scholarship programmes.yours sinecerelyGebremedhin Gebrezgabihere-mail= tell=251913532700Pobox=3189Mekelle universityMekelle, Ethiopia.

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