Scholarship: up to 42 000 euros Deadline: May 20,2009 Open to: non-EU students
Course description: The University of Trento (Italy), the RWTH Aachen University (Germany), and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) are offering a two-year Joint Masters Programme, named European Master in Informatics (EuMI). The objective is to educate professionals who will understand advanced techniques, tools, and methodologies in the field of Computer Science, and who will be able to put this knowledge into practice in key domains of application. In particular, EuMI offers three areas of specialisation in Net-Centric Informatics, Life-Science Informatics, and Embedded Systems Informatics. These are application domains that, being emergent, rapidly evolving, and of growing impact on the society, require specialised competencies not covered by more traditional degree programmes.
For each area of specialisation, a joint curriculum is defined which involves two Universities. The student undertaking the Erasmus Mundus Master’s curriculum will visit both Universities, taking courses focussing on advanced topics in theoretical and practical Computer Science within a selected area of specialisation. Courses are taught in English. Students will also have the opportunity to take courses on the culture and language of the visited European countries. At the end of the programme, a Master’s Thesis will be prepared on a research topic jointly selected with the two host Universities.
On the successful completion of EuMi, students will be awarded a Master of Informatics and will receive a degree from each of the Universities where they spent a part of their study: a “Laurea Specialistica in Informatica” (“Specialist Degree in Computer Science”) by the University of Trento, a “Master of Science in Computer Science” by RWTH Aachen University, a “Master of Science in Informatics” by the University of Edinburgh.
The EuMI programme is intended for a small number of top-level international students. In order to guarantee a ratio between the teachers involved in the Joint Master and the EuMI students of close to one, a maximum of 30 students per year will be selected. Candidates should have a solid background in basic Computer Science disciplines and a keen interest in the fields of Net-Centric Informatics, Embedded Systems Informatics, or Life-Sciences Informatics. Prerequisites are a first level degree in Computer Science or closely-related disciplines and a fluent knowledge of spoken and written English.
Admission requirements and selection criteria
Students are accepted in the program regardless of sex, age, or nationality. A student to be accepted must fulfil the following requirements:
* A first level (at least three years) degree in Computer Science or closely related disciplines, awarded by an internationally recognised university-level institution. Students who have not yet completed their first degree, but expect to graduate before August 31 2008 can apply provided that they will obtain the degree and supply the EuMI secretariat with a degree certificate by August 31. * Fluent written and spoken English knowledge, certified by either an IELTS score of at least 6.0, a TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based) / 217 (computer-based) / 81 (internet-based) or CAE score of at least C; students with higher English scores (IELTS 6.5; TOEFL 580 / 237 / 88; CAE B or A) will be preferred. Student who have not yet a certificate, but who expect to have it before August 31, can apply to EuMI. If selected, the admission will be conditional on the receipt of the English certificate by EuMI before August 31. Applicants who are Nationals of the exonerated Countries (please see list in the FAQ ) do not have to submit a language certificates. IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE EXONERATED LIST, YOU NEED AN OFFICIAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE, EVEN IN CASE OF ENGLISH SPEAKING ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES.
Students will be selected according to the following criteria:
* Profile: academic records, work experience, other related qualifications * Level of English knowledge * Research & Development experience * Motivation * Reference letters
A maximum number of 20 students will be selected for the academic year 2009-10. More info HERE