MathMods MSc Scholarships, Mathematical Modelling in Engineering, Erasmus Mundus, Europe

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MathMods is a two-year Master of Science (MSc) programme (120 ECTS) within 5 European universities, which aims to provide students with a cross cultural education while they get acquainted with both theory and applications of mathematical modelling in engineering.

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 business innovation departments. The proposed programme reflects this multidisciplinarity, drawing on the unifying mathematical aspects from the various and often separate engineering disciplines. This allows the development of an essentially unified methodological approach to modelling and simulation of real engineering challenges.

Mathematical modelling refers to the use of mathematics and related computational tools to bring real-world, challenging and important socio-economic and industrial problems into a form simple enough so that a good solution can be found in a reasonable time, while keeping the relevant features of the problem. Constructing models requires knowledge of enough mathematical theory, methods of solution which are really effective and efficient, computational tools at hand to do it, some knowledge of the field of application, and communicative skills to understand the important elements from experts in that field. Our master’s programme tries to put together all these elements to produce professionals able to work in different relevant fields with the highest intellectual level and state-of-the-art tools.

Effective modelling and simulation is an art that require a lot of practice, so that problem solving, project development and team work are aspects that should be highlighted in any training programme, as our Consortium knows perfectly. On the other hand, the abstraction behind the specific application is necessary to realise that the same base tools can be applied, with the needed changes, to very different situations in various engineering fields.

The MathMods Consortium is coordinated by the

  • University of L’Aquila in Italy (UAQ)

and involves other four leading institutions in Europe:

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.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships: Category A, B and Windows
Scholarships are granted to the most talented applicants who will be full-time students enrolled on the MathMods MSc course, according to the evaluation made by the Consortium Committee.

Who is eligible?
Category A includes applicants who meet ALL the requirements below:

  • Applicants who are from a country which is not:
    • EU (27 European Union member states).
    • EFTA/EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway).
  • Applicants who have never benefited from an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.
  • Applicants who have not carried out their activities (study, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the EU or EFTA/EEA. The reference date for this rule is 28 February 2013.

Category B includes European students as well as students who do not fulfil the criteria for Category A.

Windows. Besides being eligible for category A, applicants from the countries listed below can also apply for these special windows provided that they submit their application by the same deadline set for category A.

  1. Western Balkans and Turkey: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo as well as Turkey;
  2. Tunisia and Egypt;
  3. Eastern Neighbourhood Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine.

The availability of these extra scholarships (one for each window) will be confirmed by the EU agency by the end of March 2013

Number of scholarships available last year

  • Category A: 8 scholarships.
  • Category B: 5 scholarships.
  • Window: 2 scholarships.

Please also notice that:
In addition to the criteria stated above (Who is eligible?), please also notice that:

  • No more than 2 students selected for scholarship shall have the same nationality.
  • Students can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to any EM Master’s course of their choice but the number of applications must be limited to a maximum of three courses.
  • Students benefiting from an EM Master’s courses scholarship cannot benefit from another Community grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus masters studies.
  • EM Master’s courses students scholarships are awarded exclusively for a full-time enrolment in one of the course editions.

Deadlines for Erasmus Mundus scholarships

  • Applications for Category A will close on 31 January 2013
  • Applications for Windows will close on 31 January 2013
  • Applications for Category B will close on 15 February 2013
  • Applications for our MSc without elibgibilty for an EM scholarship will close on 15 May 2013

For more information, please visit official website:

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.

One comment on “MathMods MSc Scholarships, Mathematical Modelling in Engineering, Erasmus Mundus, Europe

  1. Dear Madam / Sir.
    Im from Indonesia
    how to apply this scholarship? I really excited with this programme
    I want ask about criteria to get the scholarship?
    where I could to registration this scholarship?
    especially in mathematic studies, Im looking for 2014 scholarship
    Please reply to my email
    thank you :)


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