Erasmus Mundus MA in Complex Systems Science
Deadline: 7 january, 2013
Open to: applicants coming from EU/EEA-EFTA member states and non-EU countries
Scholarship: fully covered expences for non-EU and living expenses and monthly allowance for EU/EFTA applicants
A “complex system” comprises many interacting components leading to multiple levels of collective structure and organization. Examples include natural systems ranging from bio-molecules and living cells to human social systems and the ecosphere, as well as sophisticated artificial systems such as the Internet, power grid or any large-scale distributed software system. It is a key challenge for our society to better understand, adapt, design and control such systems.
Our Masters degree teaches the tools to analyse complex systems and to understand their emergent behaviour. Students are offered a variety of research project opportunities to develop experience applying this to fresh challenges from the real world and within academic research.
The programme runs over two years (120 ECTS); it is half taught and half by research and leads to a JOINT (or double) Masters degree of University of Warwick, Ecole Polytechnique, Chalmers University (Gothenburg) and the University of Gothenburg. Students will be required to spend extended time in at least two centres and to join in events/collaborations across all three. Admissions are centralised (students must apply through Warwick, the coordinating node) and successful candidates will start in September at the Centre whose initial teaching provides the best bridge between their undergraduate background and the programme as a whole. All students will have mobility opportunities after six months, and earlier for some well prepared students.
From August 2012 the programme welcomes applications to the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Complexity Science and they are able to nominate several (exact number to be confirmed) scholarships for students from all over the world.
Category A refers to students who are from outside Europe; more precisely this means neither a national nor a resident of Europe as defined in B.
If you have been in Europe ‘for your main activity’ for 12 months or more in the past five years we can only consider you for a scholarship at category B rates (and you will have to fund the difference of participation charges also).
Students from the following Category A countries are particularly encouraged to apply (we can nominate certain scholarships specially reserved for these countries):
Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
North Africa: Tunisia, Egypt.
- Eastern Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine.
Category B means students who are nationals of:
EU member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
EFTA countries in the EEA: Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein
- For Scholarships, you will be counted as category B if you have carried out your main activity (studies, training or work) in the above countries for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years.
Note that if you have previously benefited from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, you are not eligible to receive another. However European students who have participated in Erasmus exchange programmes remain eligible.
For students from Third Countries (category A), the scholarship is intended by EU to enable you to participate in the programme without further funding.
European students (category B) will receive a contribution towards your living expenses via a monthly allowance (see above) however additional funding is strongly recommended. For more information about the scholarship amounts read here.
If you want to apply, you have to use the online system. Read carefully the applicants’ checklist.
If you want to learn more about the language requirements and the supporting documents, read here and here.
Email for further conact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail: Centre for Complexity Science, Zeeman Building, University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL, UK.
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