The Erasmus Mundus Joint master’s degree PlantHealth recruits up to 30 well-motivated students from all over the world.
The application process is very selective and only the best candidates will be admitted to the programme.
Application to the EMJMD PlantHealth programme is made through an online Application Form.
Both self-funded candidates and scholarship applicants submit their application forms through the same online system. The application system will automatically guide you through the process.
Guidelines for applicants
This document contains detailed information about the application procedure.
Please read it before starting to fill in the online Application Form.
Candidates must fulfil the following admission requirements:
- Awarded Bachelor of Science degree (180 ECTS) in Agronomy / Agricultural Sciences or related fields. 180 ECTS usually equal to a 3-year full-time undergraduate/bachelor degree, with at least 4 ECTS in Plant Health or Crop Protection, or equivalent.
- Language proficiency documentation: B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), except when English is your mother tongue.
- Application complete including two reference letters;
NOTE 1: Pre-acceptance is conditional to meeting the requirements of the different Partner Universities as regards enrolment at Master’s level. Please note that in order to confirm your registration in the PlantHealth master’s Degree you may need to provide legalised copies of degree and transcript of records, legal translations by a sworn translator, etc. This documentation is not required at application stage so you do not need to incur in certain expenses that are not necessary until you are pre-accepted in the Master’s Degree. In any case, we will inform you well in advance about the necessary requirements and documents you will need to provide.
NOTE 2: About the first admission requirement “Awarded BSc degree”: While this condition must necessarily be fulfilled at the time of enrolment, the EMJMD PlantHealth consortium accepts applications from students in the last year of their first higher education degree. Preference will be given to applications from students that already have this condition fulfilled at the time of application.
Documents required for application
The following documents must be uploaded on the online application tool:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Certificate of degree *
Copy of degrees obtained with official seal (i.e. completed higher education studies). If in addition to the BSc certificate you have obtained other degrees (i.e. MSc and/or PhD), please submit a copy of all the degrees obtained;
- Transcript of records *
Copy of the complete transcripts of records of the previous degrees obtained (i.e. the BSc transcript of records, and MSc transcript of records if applicable)
- Certificates attesting language skills
If your mother language is not English, it is mandatory to upload an English language certificate.
Students applying for the PlantHealth Master Degree must have at least a level B2 in English (European Language Levels: CEFR – Europass). The different types of proof of such an achievement which are accepted are as follows:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) — at least level 5,5
- at least 520 credit points in the written Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based TOEFL)
- at least 190 credit points in the computerized Test of English as a Foreign Language (computer based TOEFL)
- at least 70 credit points in the new internet based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) — minimum grade B
- Cambridge Advanced (CAE): minimum grade C
- Official certificate of Level B2 according to the Common European Framework (CEF).
- Proof of residence
The certificate/s to prove your residence must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.
You will need to submit the following two documents:
- a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate's municipality normal registration rules (usually issued by the town council, or one of its offices, to attest the citizens residence. It may receive the name of “city registration”, “census certificate” or others), and
- a certificate from the candidate's place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question.
- Two recommendation letters
- Declaration on honour
- Other additional documents
Other documents relevant for the evaluation of your application (publications, proof of refugee status, etc.)
NOTE 3: Applicants also have to state their preferred mobility scheme (the universities they want to attend, in accordance with the different options given by the PlantHealth Master’s degree). Please note that, while trying to respect your preferences, the PlantHealth Board will assign you an academic pathway subject to several factors (even distribution amongst partner Universities, academic profile, etc.) which may not necessarily be your preferred option.
The first step is to create your new user by choosing a USERNAME and PASSWORD, and indicating your email address.
The Application Form should be filled in English, as well as all the attached documents (unless otherwise indicated in specific documents in section “documents upload” of the online application) so that all the host institutions may be able to analyse the submitted proposal.
Before starting to fill in the Application Form, you must be sure of having all the certificates and language skills required to attend the Master programme.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. Read carefully the list of documents and make sure you attached everything to your application, including translations. NO DOCUMENT may be sent by post or email at that stage.
If an applicant submits more than one application, the system will automatically consider the most recent one.
You will receive an automatic email after submission of your application, confirming that it has been successfully sent.