European Master on Advanced Robotics (EMARO) Scholarships, Erasmus Mundus

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EMARO, European Master on Advanced RObotics, is an integrated Masters course conducted by three European institutions and three Asian institutions :

The Masters is designed to promote a high-quality educational offer in the area of advanced and intelligent robotics. After graduation the students will have mastered the different areas of robotics (Mathematical modeling, Control Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical design) in order to be able to deal with Robotics systems as a whole rather than just to concentrate on one particular area. The career prospects for EMARO graduates are very good as the proposed courses are relevant to today’s high technology society and because the current output of universities is insufficient to meet the demands of industry and research programmes. Students may take the master as a professional terminal degree, or join PhD programmes afterwards.

Duration and mobility:
The programme of study lasts two academic years (120 ECTS) split into four equally loaded semesters. The student has to spend the first two semesters in one institution and the second two semesters in another institution.

The Erasmus Mundus programme supports high-quality European Masters Courses, by providing attractive grants for students having excellent academic results from around the world (non European and European) to engage in postgraduate study at EMARO institutions. The application to an Erasmus Mundus scholarship is done through the classical student’s application procedure of EMARO. Please note that the number of applications must be limited to three Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses maximum. In the eventual case that a student applies to more than three EM Courses he/she will be excluded from the selection for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.

Summary of study programme:
The language of instruction is English, but local language and culture courses of the hosting countries are included in the programme of study. The aim of the first two semesters is to provide the students with a solid interdisciplinary background across the main areas of robotics (Cognition, Action, Perception). During the third semester, depending on the host institution, the student will deal with one or more of the following sectors: industrial robot systems, service robots (domestic, health, rehabilitation, leisure), and space and security robots. The fourth semester is dedicated to the Masters Thesis. The student carries out his/her research work under the joint supervision of two advisors from two different consortium institutions.

Degrees awarded:
Students that graduate from the EMARO masters course will obtain two masters degrees from the institutions where they studied. The obtained degrees are officially recognised and give full access to PhD study programmes.
The Consortium will deliver Diploma supplement describing the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the student.

Admission Requirements:
The masters course applies to European and third country-students who already hold a first university degree with 180 ECTS, after at least three years of university studies (at the level of bachelor of science), in a field related to Robotics area such as: automatic control, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and applied mathematics. The applicants have to be fluent in writing and reading in English. The admission is decided on the basis of excellence of the academic records of the student, the quality of her/his former studies, motivations, reference letters and general skills for foreign languages. The EMARO Consortium recruits about 45 students each year, about 15 in each institution. The Professor/student ratio is about 1/2.

Scholarship Application Deadline:

  • Category A scholarships (application open from 5 October to 10 December 2010),
  • Western Balkan and Turkey window for 2011/2012 (application open from 5 October to 10 January 2011).
  • Category B scholarships (application open from 5 October till 20 January 2011).


Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

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