Master Scholarships in Environmental Studies (JEMES), Erasmus Mundus, Europe

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JEMES - Joint European Master in Environmental Studies is strongly interdisciplinary, integrating course units delivered by academic staff from all four partner universities and leading guest scholars.

Based on long term excellence in teaching and research, the programme is devoted to the quality of the environment and related technologies as well as to sustainable management and conservation.

JEMES deals from the technological and managerial perspective with chemical, physical and biological changes in the environment as well as social and economic aspects and considers the behaviour of air, water and soil as they are affected by anthropogenic activities.

An international Master
JEMES is an innovative Master in Environmental Studies offered jointly by:

  • Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Germany
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain
  • Universidade de Aveiro (UA), Portugal
  • Aalborg Universitet (AAU), Denmark

JEMES is an exclusive high end programme that promotes students mobility. Participants are required to study in at least two of the partner universities in order to obtain a Joint Master Degree.

Two main orientations
JEMES integrates two different scientific orientations (streams):

  • Stream 1 is more oriented towards Technology (Environmental Technology Engineering, TUHH and UA)
  • Stream 2 is more oriented towards Social Science / Management (Environmental Management Engineering, UAB and AAU).

You will be exposed to a range of demanding learning experiences. In addition to fundamental subjects, you may choose among a large number of elective options.

JEMES is truly interdisciplinary. Mobility is organised in a way that students will be exposed to each stream for at least one entire semester. Thus, those students who start at TUHH or UA (Environmental Technology Engineering) will spend their second semester at UAB or AAU, and those starting at UAB and AAU (Environmental Management Engineering) move for their second semester to TUHH or UA. During the second semester they have to take a binding decision whether to continue in Stream 1 (Environmental Technology Engineering) or in Stream 2 (Environmental Management Engineering) for semester 3 and 4 and at which of the two possible locations.

Training will provide students with a solid and broad scientific background in the field and important abilities and qualifications such as problem solving, teamwork, management of complex environmental processes, analytical competency, not to mention high intercultural awareness and excellent communication skills, fluency in English and knowledge of other European languages, a network of valuable contacts.

Students will obtain a Master of Science degree (120 ECTS) in Environmental Studies jointly awarded by all universities. The joint Degrees will be recognised in all partner countries.

ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarships are available for applicants of exceptional merit from “third countries” and European Union. Following the values of the scholarships:

Cat A: total :48000 EUR
monthly instalments 24 x 1000 EUR
travel cost annual instalments 2 x 4000 EUR
participation fee 16000 EUR
Cat B: total 18000 EUR
monthly instalments 24 x 500 EUR
participation fee 6000 EUR

Scholar mobility
Scholarships for third-country scholars are calculated as follows: 2400 EUR for two weeks up to 14400 EUR for 3 (12 weeks) months.
JEMES Consortium Scholarships for European applicants
JEMES offers an own scholarship program for outstanding applicants. The scholarship has value of 10.000€ for two years (including 3000 euros/year as fee waiver and 2000 euros/years as mobility assistance). JEMES European Student Scholarship Regulations (course 2009-2010), pending to update for non-European students. Candidates must be hold a first degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or related areas and persons who hold a first degree.

How to apply?
Below these lines you will find a link to apply online. Before starting the process be sure to have all the following documents.

  • application form (completed and signed).
  • curriculum vitae / resume.
  • statement of purpose (one to two pages), including your reasons for undertaking graduate work in the chosen field.
  • officially authenticated copy of bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent, including your aggregate mark or grade average and your overall rank in class, with explanation of grading system (maximum grade, minimum passing grade, etc.).
  • officially authenticated copy of complete university transcript of records (semester mark sheets), listing your subjects and grades.
  • if not native English speaker: valid IELTS (with a minimum score of 6.5) or TOEFL (minimum 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 79 web-based) score report or a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English. Further information is available at and Native English speaker countries: United States, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Ireland, and check with the coordinators for Malaysia and African countries.
  • two letters of recommendation must be submitted from faculty members acquainted with the applicant’s work in the major area of undergraduate study. If that work occurred some time ago, recommendations from those familiar with the applicant’s professional performance are acceptable as well.


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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