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EMOTION/Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters programme,

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EMOTION is a two-year, full-time international study programme, jointly delivered by four European universities: University of Piemonte Orientale (Italy), University of Namur (Belgium), University of Barcelona (Spain), and University of Copenhagen (Denmark). The programme aims to train the future leaders in cosmetic and dermatological sciences, with a focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability.

How to apply

To apply for the EMOTION programme, you need to meet the entry requirements, prepare the required documents, and submit your online application through the link below. The application and selection procedure has two rounds:

  • The first round is for Erasmus+ scholarship applicants and non-fee paying self-funded applicants. It opens on February 1st and closes on February 28th every year.
  • The second round is for fee-paying self-funded applicants. It opens on May 1st and closes on May 31st every year.

All deadlines are 23:59 hrs CET. Please note that the number of places is limited and the selection is highly competitive. Therefore, we advise you to apply as early as possible and to carefully read the instructions before submitting your application.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the EMOTION programme, you need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in a field related to the programme area, such as Pharmacy, Medicine, Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, or equivalent. Your degree must be from a recognized academic higher education institution and must include a background in both biology and chemistry. Your grade average must prove high qualification of the applicant.
  • English proficiency at level B2 or higher, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You need to provide a valid certificate of your English level, such as TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, or equivalent.
  • Visa requirements for studying in the EU, depending on your nationality and country of residence. You need to check the visa regulations and procedures for each of the countries where you will study during the programme and apply for the appropriate visa in advance.

Required documents

To complete your online application, you need to attach the following documents in PDF format:

  • Declaration form, signed and dated, where you declare that the information and documents provided are true and accurate. You can download the declaration form here.
  • Curriculum vitae, in English, following the Europass format. You can create your Europass CV here.
  • University degree diploma, in English or with an official translation, showing that you have completed a Bachelor degree or higher in a field related to the programme area. If you have not yet obtained your degree at the time of application, you can provide a transcript with your final grade and stating that you finalised the degree. You must present your final degree diploma by the time of enrolment.
  • Academic record(s), in English or with an official translation, showing the list of courses and grades obtained during your previous studies. If you have studied in more than one institution, you need to provide the academic records of each one.
  • English proficiency certificate, showing that you have achieved level B2 or higher in English, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You can provide a certificate from a recognised language test, such as TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, or equivalent, or a certificate from your previous institution, if the language of instruction was English.
  • Identity document or passport, showing your personal data, nationality, and photo.
  • Motivation letter, in English, explaining why you are interested in the EMOTION programme, what are your expectations and goals, and how your academic and professional background fits with the programme objectives and requirements.
  • Reference letter, in English, from a professor or a supervisor who can attest your academic or professional skills and potential for the EMOTION programme. The letter should include the contact details of the referee and their relationship with you.

Please make sure that your documents are complete, clear, and legible. If a required document, certification, etc. is missing or invalid, your application will be considered ineligible and will not be assessed. Please check your application carefully before submitting it.

Application process

To apply for the EMOTION programme, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Access the online application platform here.
  2. Register with your email and password and activate your account.
  3. Fill in the online application form with your personal and academic data.
  4. Upload the required documents in PDF format.
  5. Indicate if you are applying for a place with Erasmus+ scholarship and/or for a self-funded place (non-fee paying or fee-paying).
  6. Submit your online application before the deadline.
  7. Receive a confirmation email with your application number.

Please note that you have to fill in and submit your online application in one session, as the system does not allow you to save the data and continue later. Avoid waiting for the last minute of the deadline date, as the platform might experience technical issues that would delay your submission. If the system registers the time of submission after the 23:59 CET of the deadline, you will not be considered eligible. Once you have submitted your online form, you will not be able to make changes.

Selection procedure

The selection procedure for the EMOTION programme is carried out by the Joint Admission Board (JAB), composed of representatives from each partner university. The JAB will verify the authenticity of the provided documents, especially your previous diplomas and transcripts. Presenting fraudulent documents or other forms of cheating will ban you from admission and future application procedures.

The JAB will evaluate the eligible applications according to the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence and potential (50%)
  • Motivation and suitability for the programme (30%)
  • Professional experience and skills (10%)
  • International and intercultural competences (10%)

The JAB will rank the applicants according to their score and will propose a list of candidates for admission, reserve, and rejection. The final decision will be communicated to the applicants by email within two months after the application deadline.

Admission and enrolment

If you are admitted to the EMOTION programme, you will receive an admission letter by email, with the details of your study track, mobility path, and scholarship status. You will have to confirm your acceptance of the offer within 10 days by replying to the email and sending a scanned copy of the signed admission letter.

You will also have to enrol at the University of Piemonte Orientale, which is the coordinating institution of the programme, by following the instructions that will be provided by the EMOTION Secretariat. You will have to pay a registration fee of 16 euros and provide the original or certified copies of your documents.

You will also have to enrol at each partner university where you will study during the programme, by following their specific procedures and deadlines. You will receive more information from each partner university once you are admitted.

Fees and scholarships

The EMOTION programme has different fees and scholarships depending on your status as a student. There are three kinds of applicants:

  • Erasmus+ scholarship applicants
  • Non-fee paying self-funded applicants
  • Fee-paying self-funded applicants

Erasmus+ scholarship applicants

Erasmus+ scholarship applicants are those who apply for a scholarship funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The Erasmus+ scholarship covers the following costs:

  • Participation costs: 4,500 euros per academic year (9,000 euros in total), which include health insurance, university registration, and student services.
  • Monthly allowance: 1,400 euros per month for 24 months, which cover living, housing, and travel costs, including accommodation and travel costs related to the mandatory EMOTION mobility path.
  • Travel and installation support: a variable amount depending on the distance between the country of origin and the coordinating institution, and a fixed amount of 1,000 euros for installation costs.

The Erasmus+ scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, motivation, and potential. The number of scholarships is limited and the selection is highly competitive. The scholarship is paid in instalments throughout the programme, subject to satisfactory academic performance and compliance with the programme rules.

Non-fee paying self-funded applicants

Non-fee paying self-funded applicants are those who apply for a place in the programme without the Erasmus+ scholarship and without paying the participation costs. They benefit from a fee waiver granted by the EMOTION consortium, which covers the following costs:

  • Participation costs: 4,500 euros per academic year (9,000 euros in total), which include health insurance, university registration, and student services.

Non-fee paying self-funded applicants have to cover their living, housing, and travel costs, including accommodation and travel costs related to the mandatory EMOTION mobility path, from their own resources. They also have to prove that they have the financial means to cover these costs when applying for the student visa, if they are from outside the EU.

The fee waiver is granted on the basis of academic merit, motivation, and potential. The number of fee waivers is limited and the selection is highly competitive.

Fee-paying self-funded applicants

Fee-paying self-funded applicants are those who apply for a place in the programme without the Erasmus+ scholarship and paying the participation costs. They have to pay the following costs:

  • Participation costs: 4,500 euros per academic year (9,000 euros in total), which include health insurance, university registration, and student services.
  • Living, housing, and travel costs: variable depending on the country of residence, lifestyle, and mobility path. They include accommodation and travel costs related to the mandatory EMOTION mobility path.

Fee-paying self-funded applicants have to cover these costs from their own resources. They also have to prove that they have the financial means to cover these costs when applying for the student visa, if they are from outside the EU.

Fee-paying self-funded applicants are admitted on the basis of academic merit, motivation, and potential, but they are not subject to the same competition as the scholarship and fee waiver applicants. They have more chances to secure a place in the programme, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria and there are available places.

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about the EMOTION programme and the application process:

  • Q: How many places are available in the EMOTION programme?
  • A: The EMOTION programme has a maximum of 25 places per intake, of which 15 are reserved for Erasmus+ scholarship holders, 5 for non-fee paying self-funded students, and 5 for fee-paying self-funded students.
  • Q: How many Erasmus+ scholarships are available for the EMOTION programme?
  • A: The Erasmus+ programme allocates a certain number of scholarships to the EMOTION programme every year, depending on the budget and the quality of the programme. The exact number of scholarships may vary from year to year, but it is usually around 15, of which 4 are reserved for students from Programme Countries (EU and associated countries) and 11 for students from Partner Countries (other countries).
  • Q: How can I apply for the Erasmus+ scholarship?
  • A: To apply for the Erasmus+ scholarship, you need to indicate it in your online application form, in the section where you choose your status as a student. You also need to submit your application in the first round, which opens on February 1st and closes on February 28th every year. You cannot apply for the Erasmus+ scholarship in the second round.
  • Q: How can I apply for the fee waiver?
  • A: To apply for the fee waiver, you need to indicate it in your online application form, in the section where you choose your status as a student. You also need to submit your application in the first round, which opens on February 1st and closes on February 28th every year. You cannot apply for the fee waiver in the second round.
  • Q: How can I apply as a fee-paying self-funded student?
  • A: To apply as a fee-paying self-funded student, you need to indicate it in your online application form, in the section where you choose your status as a student. You can submit your application in the first round, which opens on February 1st and closes on February 28th every year, or in the second round, which opens on May 1st and closes on May 31st every year.
  • Q: How can I check the status of my application?
  • A: You can check the status of your application by logging into the online application platform with your email and password. You will also receive email notifications from the EMOTION Secretariat about the progress of your application and the outcome of the selection procedure.
  • Q: How can I contact the EMOTION Secretariat or the partner universities?
  • A: You can contact the EMOTION Secretariat by email at [email protected] or by phone at +39 0321 375 852. You can also contact the partner universities by using the contact details provided on their websites. You can find the links to the partner universities’ websites here.
  • Q: Where can I find more information about the EMOTION programme and the application process?
  • A: You can find more information about the EMOTION programme and the application process on the official website of the programme: www.emotion-master.eu. You can also follow the EMOTION programme on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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