Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Mathematical Modelling in Engineering [Europe]

Erasmus Mundus MSc course in MathMods (Mathematical Modelling in Engineering: Theory, Numerics, Applications)
Several Erasmus Mundus scholarships are offered by the European Commission to non-European students. These scholarships amount to a maximum of EUR 42,000.00 to cover the two-year expenses and are granted to the most promising applicants. A limited number of scholarships are also available for European students.

The MSc course is offered by a consortium of five universities in Europe,coordinated by the
» University of L’Aquila in Italy (UAQ) and involves other four leading institutions in Europe:
» Autonomous University of Barcelona in Catalonia (UAB),
» University of Hamburg in Germany (UHH),
» Gdansk University of Technology in Poland (GUT),
» University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis in France (UNSA).

Mathematical modelling lies at the heart of most current technological innovations and has become a fundamental tool in many fields of engineering. Essentially multidisciplinary in its applications, mathematical modelling and simulation is in its own right a key technology which is bound to increase its presence within efficient industries and businesses. The proposed programme reflects this multidisciplinarity, drawing on the unifying mathematical aspects from the various and often separate engineering disciplines

Study Plan.
MathMods MSc course is divided into four semesters. Each semester totals 30 ECTS credits. Mobility scheme will involve at least two institutions.

The FIRST YEAR is common for all students. This will guarantee an equal knowledge platform for all of them.

First semester: Theory (UAQ)

Second semester: Numerics (UNSA)

The SECOND YEAR will be divided into five branches, which reflect the partners’ field of excellence:

Third semester: Applications (UAB / UHH / UAQ / GUT / UNSA)
» Advanced computational methods in material science
» Mathematical modelling applications to biology and finance
» Modelling and simulation of electronic devices
» Modelling, simulation, and optimization of complex systems
» Stochastic modelling and optimization.

Fourth semester: Thesis (UAB / UHH / UAQ / GUT / UNSA)

The language of the whole course will be exclusively English at each of the five universities. Students will also have to attend a local language course during the semester they are spending in each university partner.

Admission criteria.
Applicants must have obtained a recognized Bachelor’s Degree (BS, BSc, SB, etc.) – or a degree at the level of a 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 Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering with a large background in Mathematics.All applicants whose native language is not English are required to prove a satisfactory level of spoken and written English, certified by TOEFL (550 points), IELTS (6.0 points) or equivalent.

How to apply?
The application to MathMods programme and the submission of all the required documents must be made online. Applicants will find instructions and the link to the form on MathMods web-site.

Deadlines for Scholarships

» The applications for Erasmus Mundus scholarships will close on 15 January 2009.
» The applications for MathMods Consortium Scholarships will close on 15 May 2009.

Deadlines for Registration
» For Third Countries applicants the online application will close on 15 May 2009.
» For European Applicants the online application will close on 15 May 2009.