We answer all emails as soon as possible. If you do not have an answer yet, it means we are still looking for the appropriate information. PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE SAME EMAIL TWO OR THREE TIMES, as it slows down the answering process for everyone.
The deadline for application (including application to the Erasmus Mundus scholarships) is indicated on the Application page. All candidates must apply using the online application tool; no document will be accepted by email or post.
The Master is designed for English speakers. All the courses, exams and thesis defense are in English, except in one of the itineraries of the second master year (France), where courses are taught in French.
Please find here the valid documents to attest your English competence.
PlantHealth offers free language courses of the local language (Spanish/ German/ French/ Italian) so that students can adapt better to the hosting country and can make the most of their stay.
The M2 French itinerary of the PlantHealth master is taught in French. Therefore, students would need to have a good level of the French language before the start of the 2nd master year.
The master offers French courses during the first master year. Nevertheless, it would be convenient if you have previous knowledge, in order to ensure a good academic performance in the French itinerary.
Thus, if you select French universities for M2 and you get selected, our recommendation for you would be to immediately start learning French in your home country, before the start of the master.
No. We need to make sure you have a very good level in English. To do so, we need to know the criteria and grades of your test. This is why we need a recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS (see the Application page for more details about the valid English certificates).
You do not need to use the TOEFL institution code. When applying to PlantHealth, please upload your personal results sheet on the PlantHealth online application tool.
When assessing applications, we will review your background to assess your scientific knowledge and make sure you will be able to follow the PlantHealth courses. PlantHealth students are selected among candidates with a BSc in Agronomy, Agricultural Sciences or related fields. During the selection process, priority is given to candidates with previous knowledge in Plant Health, crop protection or equivalent.
Yes. Please take this into consideration when submitting your application:
1) In the 1st eligibility question of the online application you will have to answer “YES”.
2) In the Documents Upload section of the online application you are expected to upload the BSc certificate. As you still don’t have it, please upload a certificate issued by your university, stating that you are in your last year of BSc studies and, if possible, the expected graduation date.
3) Please upload an up-to-date transcript of records in the corresponding box of the Documents Upload section of the online application.
In the case that you are selected, you must complete the BSc before the start of the programme (end of August). This means that if you fail to complete your BSc at the expected date of graduation, your selection will be cancelled.
There are 2 documents required as proof of residence. You will have to submit both. One is a document issued by your place of work or study, and the other one is from your country administration offices. This second type depends on each country, and can be a census certificate, electoral certificate, birth certificate or similar.
The “motivation” sections of the online application tool has a space limit of 1000 characters. Please be careful if you are going to copy and paste it. Please check that the text is not cut when pasting it.
Applicants are encouraged to be succinct in their writing, in order to adapt to the space limit.
The application for the PlantHealth master must contain 2 reference/recommendation letters. There is no specific format for those letters; the only condition is that they contain the contact details and the referee’s signature and stamp.
The recommendation letters can be written by a teacher/professor from your University and/or by your employer.
Please note that the "upload documents" section of the application has a box for each document required. Each box admits one PDF of maximum 1MB. Therefore, if you wish to provide different documents for one of the sections, you will need to merge them into 1 single PDF.
Please check the size of the file you are trying to upload. The "upload documents" section of the application has a box for each document required. Each box admits one PDF of maximum 1MB. You may use online tools to reduce the size of the files. Please find here an example of an online tool to reduce the size of the PDF: https://smallpdf.com/
No. Once an application is submitted it’s not possible to change it. If you need to change anything you will need to submit a new application. When a candidate submits more than 1 application, the system will consider only the last one.
No. It means that your email address is not recognised by our system. If you didn’t receive any automatic reply after submitting your application, please open a new account with another email address. If the problem persists, contact PlantHealth (see Contact page).
The master offers several Erasmus Mundus scholarships, and there are also positions for students with other external funding. As the process to get one of the Erasmus Mundus scholarships is quite competitive, we do encourage candidates to also look for external funding, in order to have more chances to participate in the programme. Here you can find some examples of possible external funding options that may be useful.
PlantHealth has an appeal procedure in place for candidates who disagree with their selection result. There are three possibilities for non-selection:
- your application was incomplete or did not meet the admission requirements
- your application was fairly assessed but your application was not ranked high enough for being granted a scholarship
- your application was not fairly assessed
The appeal procedure cannot be implemented in the first two cases: an appeal is not a second chance, this is not acceptable to doubt the assessment of the experts. They are perfectly able to understand the value of your background, previous studies and motivation. However, the appeal procedure is possible for the third case: it means that an error or an unfair bias has happened. In this case, please provide details as to why you think an error happened.
To use the appeal procedure, please contact the PlantHealth Secretariat.
Because of data protection laws we cannot provide contact details of previous students without their permission. However, you can use the PlantHealth Facebook page to meet current students: https://www.facebook.com/EMJMD-PlantHealth-1785362998394925/
You can contact PlantHealth by email. See the Contact page for more details.