Neurasmus is developped through the active cooperation of 6 partner universities and 4 Associated Members.
The 6 Neurasmus academic partners (Université Bordeaux Segalen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, UMG Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Universidade de Coimbra, Université Laval) are sites of excellence in neuroscience and have a proven track record of close collaboration. Most of them are part of the European Neuroscience Campus Network, a new organization of Neuroscience Centres in Europe, with the aim to organize - and formalize - research collaborations, align grant acquisition strategies and create exchange opportunities at all levels of education and professional work.
In order to boost future brain research in Europe, Neurasmus offers a stimulating, interdisciplinary training environment for young neuroscientists with the goal to prepare them for future challenges in neuroscience research.
By joining the complementary forces of the consortium members, the programme offers a unique interdisciplinary and integrated approach of normal brain function and of brain diseases. By fostering collaboration of the scientists and institutions involved across Europe, the Neurasmus Joint Master Programme constitutes an excellent, pan-European networking and career development platform for the participating Master students.
Students will be introduced into the latest developments of Neuroscience according to the domains of excellence of each partner. The emphasis of the educational programme is to maximize discussion, creative thinking and the mastery of new skills, the training components urgently needed to increase European competitiveness in science. The new generation of neuroscientists should be capable of integrating information across different levels.
Neurasmus is also supported by 4 Associated Members, contributing to the promotion, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and sustainable development of the Master programme.
Excellent proficiency in English is required. As the classes are taught in English, candidates must meet the required standards.
- IELTS: 6.5 (with no score below 6)
- TOEFL: Paper-based 580 / Computer-based 237 / Internet-based 93
- Certificate of Advanced English: B/C
- Certificate of Proficiency in English: B/C
The test must have been completed no more than two years before the course starts. Please note that Primary and Secondary Education certificates or 1-year exchange programme documentation are not accepted as English certificates.
EXCEPTION: Are exempted the candidates who completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa or Australia, or are citizen from one of these countries ONLY
For all other candidates: without one of the aforementioned official proves of your English level, your application will be declared as ‘incomplete’ and will not be considered for evaluation. Another reason for requiring an English test are the conditions set by some immigration services (for instance in the NL) , therefore NO OTHER EXCEPTION can be done. By the given deadline, you need to provide a copy of your English certificate or Proof of registration to the exam if you take the exam after Neurasmus application deadline. In the second case, please note that you will have to transmit the language certificate by January 1st the latest.
All candidates must have already obtained a first higher education degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices, with outstanding grades and/or other study results.
Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent Diploma in biology, pharmacy, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, medical studies or psychology. Interest in the field of Neuroscience has to be provided by candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in another subject (chemistry, physics, computer science).
A solid basic knowledge in the following fields is required: general cell biology, basics of chemistry and biochemistry, physics and math.
A Candidate who is currently enrolled in the last year of Bachelor at the time of application is allowed to apply, provided - in case he/she is admitted - he/she submits a proof of graduation before the Neurasmus programme starts, i.e. before August.
Available scholarships: EMMC Student scholarships
Scholarships are open to higher education students from all over the world.
Candidates should be fully aware of the financial costs of the programme, as at the time of the application there is no guarantee that they will be awarded an ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarship.
Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be offered to the most appropriate candidates according to: the selection ranking ANDthe nationality rule set by the European Agency.
Category A scholarships should be considered as “full scholarships” covering all necessary costs of the student during his/her study period in Europe. Category B scholarships have to be considered as a “financial contribution” to the students costs.
Candidates can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to the Erasmus Mundus Action 1 joint program (EMMC) of their choice but:
- The number of applications must be limited to maximum three different joint programs (EMMC and EMJD together) ;
- Individuals who have already benefited from an EMMC scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship in order to follow the same or another EMMC ;
- Students benefiting from an EMMC scholarship cannot benefit from another Community grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus masters studies ;
- EMMC student’s scholarships are awarded exclusively for a full-time enrolment in one of the course editions.
- Nationality rule: no more than two of the students selected for an Erasmus Mundus Master Course scholarship should have the same nationality.
Category A EMMC Student Scholarship
Any candidate who comes from a Third Country, who is not resident nor has carried out a main activity (studies, work, etc …) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of the country of the 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein (12-month rule).
- The amount of money awarded to Category A ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarship recipients will be:
- Monthly allowance: € 1,000 / month
- Contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs: € 4,000/ year
- In addition, the Scholarship includes a contribution to the EMMC participation costs, i.e. € 4,000 / semester corresponding to the mandatory contribution to the NEURASMUS tuition fees and insurance coverage.
Category B EMMC Student Scholarship
Any applicant who does not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above, i.e.:
- Candidates from the 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein
- 12-month rule Third Country candidates: any candidate who comes from a Third Country, who is resident or has carried out a main activity (studies, work, etc …) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of the country of the 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein.
The amount of money awarded to Category B ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarship recipients will be:
- Monthly allowance: € 500 / month
- Contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs (in case of a mobility to Laval University ONLY): € 3,000
- In addition, the Scholarship includes a contribution to the EMMC participation costs, i.e. € 2,000 / semester corresponding to the mandatory contribution to the NEURASMUS tuition fees and insurance coverage.
2014 EMMC Student Application Call
- Deadline to apply for a Scholarship: December 5th 2013
- Deadline to apply as Self-funded candidate: February 28th 2014
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For more information, please visit official website: www.neurasmus.u-bordeaux2.fr.
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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.