The European master programme in System Dynamics is the first international master programme in System Dynamics in Europe. It builds on the strengths of four leading universities: the University of Bergen (Norway), Lund University (Sweden), the University of Palermo (Italy) and Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands). The programme is specifically designed for students who are interested in learning how to initiate strategic change in organisations throughthe use of computer simulation models.
If you wish to enrol in the European Master programme in System Dynamics, you should meet the following requirements:
- you should hold a BSc. degree in social sciences, management sciences, natural sciences or engineering sciences. Students from other disciplines but with a strong interest in System Dynamics are also invited to apply.
- your average grades must be between A and B.
- you must be able to hand over proof of proficiency in English.
The language requirements for admission to the programme are: TOEFL > 575 (paper based), > 233 (computer based), IELTS > 6.5 or previous degree in English, for example CAE/CPE (copy of degree required). If your first language is English, you will not be required to provide an English language test score. You are considered to be a native speaker of English if you are from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK, USA or South Africa, and if English was the language in which you gained all your qualifications.
Deadline for applications postponed until: 1 February 2010
If you think you meet the conditions for following the European Master in System Dynamics, you can send us the application form together with:
- your CV, including a short summary of your thesis
- legally certified copies of your diplomas and transcripts
- legally certified translations of your diplomas and transcripts by an officially recognized translator
- a copy of your passport
- a letter of motivation, describing why you think you should be admitted to the programme
- 3 letters of recommendation 7. a copy of IELTS, TOEFL or CAE certificate If you want to apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship you can indicate this on the application form.
Questions about the application procedure can be sent to:
Send your application form to:
ERASMUS MUNDUS EUROPEAN MASTER IN SYSTEM DYNAMICS
c/o Radboud University Nijmegen
Student Affairs Office
6500 HC Nijmegen
Students from China need a NESO certificate before their application will be processed.
Deadline for applications is 1 February 2010. It is important to allow enough time for both the visa application process and the grant / scholarship application process. For this reason we ask you to send us your application form before 1 February 2010. We will need up to six weeks to process your application.
The admission decision
The preliminary admission decision will be based on the information provided in the application form. If the information is incomplete, we reserve the right to reject an application.
After receipt of your application form and the necessary documents, one of the student counsellors will check to see that the application is complete and will evaluate your preliminary education.
The student counsellor will submit your application to the Examining Board of the programme recommend that you either be admitted, conditionally admitted or denied admission. The Board of the programme will assess your application and will make a recommendation to the University Board. Within six weeks after 1 February 2010 you will receive the admission decision. In case you are selected for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, the admission decision is accompanied by a separate letter on behalf of the consortium.
The Erasmus Mundus programme supports high-quality European Masters Courses, by providing attractive grants for students having excellent academic results from around the world and who have been accepted to the to engage in the European Master in System Dynamics. For more information about Erasmus Mundus, see the EMA website. If you want to apply for a scholarship, you can indicate this on the application form (see `Application procedure`).
Third country (i.e. non-European) students
For each Third-Country student, the scholarship amounts to € 24.000 per year, for a maximum of two years. This includes a contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs to a maximum of € 8.000; a contribution to participation costs (including insurance coverage) to a maximum of € 4.000/semester and a monthly allowance of € 1.000/month.
Third-country nationals, eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, are Citizens from all other countries than: the 27 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Nederlands, Portugal, the UK,Sweden,Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain) and the EEA-EFTA states (Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland ) who are not residents of any of the above countries, and who have not carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the above countries.
For each European student, the Erasmus Mundus scholarship amounts to € 10.000 a year, for a maximum of two years. This includes a contribution to the participation costs (including insurance coverage) to a maximum of € 4.000/semester and a monthly allowance of € 500/month.
European nationals, eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship are citizens from the 27 EU Member States (Austria,Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland,Italy, Luxembourg, the Nederlands, Portugal, the UK,Sweden,Cyprus,Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic,Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain) and the EEA-EFTA states (Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland).
Please note that the number of applications must be limited to three Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses maximum per student. In the case you apply to more than three Courses you will automatically be excluded from the selection for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.
Students with special needs may receive an increased monthly allowance.
For more details go to: http://www.europeansystemdynamics.eu/
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