2016-2018 Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship-IT4BI for EU and Non EU Students , and applications are submitted till December 11th, 2015. Applications are invited for Erasmus Mundus masters scholarships available for European students and Non European students. Scholarship is awarded to pursue two years IT4BI masters program at Free University of Brussels (ULB) in Belgium, University of Tours (UFRT) in France, Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP) in France, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Spain and Technical University of Berlin (TUB) in Germany. Two types of scholarships will be awarded i.e. Category A and Category B scholarship. The Category A scholarships should be considered as “full scholarships” covering all necessary costs of the student during his/her study period in Europe while Category B scholarships have to be considered as a “financial contribution” to the student’s costs while following his/her EMMC studies. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Belgium, France, Spain and Germany
Level: data-custom-mark="true"Masters Degree Program
Technology for Business Intelligence.
Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship is targeted for European
students and Non European students.
main list containing the top 20-25 students will be submitted to
the European Commission for scholarship approval. A reserved list is
for masters scholarship is two years.
2016-2018 Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship programme provides
EU-funded scholarships to students who have been selected by the
Two categories of scholarships are available: -Category A Scholarships: they can be granted by the Consortium to non-European students.
Category A scholarship is 24,000 euros per year. For the first edition of the programme (2012-2014), the consortium granted 9 category A 2015-2017 Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship -Category B Scholarships: they can be granted by the Consortium to European students. Category B scholarship is 10,000 euros per year plus 3,000 euros for students realizing their Master Thesis in a third country associated partner. For the first edition of the programme (2012-2014), the consortium granted 7 category B scholarships. It should be noted that, while the 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 student’s costs while following his/her EMMC studies. -The 2015-2017 Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship covers tuition fees and includes a monthly allowance and a contribution to installation and mobility costs. The part of the scolarship corrersponding to the tuition fees is directly taken by the consortium. The remainder of the scholarship will be allocated to selected students in twelve monthly instalments of 1000 euros for non-European students and 500 euros for European students – living allowance – plus two yearly instalments of 4000 euros destined to cover mobility costs and installation for non-European students. The scholarship will be paid by bank transfer.
its inception 20 years ago, Business Intelligence (BI) has become a
huge industrial domain and a major economic driver, however
overlooked by academics.
encompasses many scientific and technological fields including data
warehouses, data mining, content analytics, business process
management, visual analytics, and requires competences in information
systems, web science, decision science, software engineering, and
innovation and entrepreneurship.
2016-2018 Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship Programme in Information
Technologies for Business Intelligence (IT4BI) is designed to
provide understanding, knowledge and skills in this broad scope of
main objective is to train computer scientists who understand and
help develop the strategies of modern enterprise decision makers.
applicant has not applied to more than 3 Erasmus Mundus Joint
‣ The applicant has not already been granted an 2016-2018 Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship
To apply to IT4BI, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
have been awarded a Bachelor’s degree (i.e., the equivalent of 180
ECTS) with a major in computer science, from an accredited
must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an
internationally recognized test equivalent to level B2 in the Common
European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The consortium
will rely on how certification bodies evaluate their own equivalences
against this framework, e.g., Cambridge General English FCE, IELTS
(Academic) 5.5, TOEFL (paper based) 570, TOEFL (computer based) 230,
TOEFL (internet based) 88, etc.
who are nationals of one of the 27 EU Member States: Germany,
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, UK,
Sweden, Bulgaria, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia,
Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania.
who are nationals of Croatia, since the Accession Treaty of Croatia
to the EU should enter in force on July 1st, 2013.
who are nationals of one of the EEA-EFTA states: Iceland,
Liechtenstein and Norway.
who have resided or carried out their main activities (studies, work,
etc.) for more than 12 months over the past five years (counted
backward starting from end of February following the official
deadline for application to the master) in any of the above listed
other students are considered as Non-European students, including
candidates from: Switzerland, Turkey and the Western Balkans region
(i.e. Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution
1244/99, FYRoM, Montenegro and Serbia).
Selection Criteria for 2016-2018 Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship
Applications will be scored according to the following categories:
of the bachelor : Points will be assigned proportional to the
percentage of Computer Science credits in the curriculum.
results : This will be calculated as the weighted average of the
marks in the different subjects.
studies : A second bachelor or master will score depending on
the obtained credits in computer science. Extra-curricular courses
taken will be scored based on lecturing hours taking.
experience : Points will be given by year of work on IT or BI
position (regarding the position held and the topic).
project : Points will be assigned based on the following
categories: organisation, sequencing, content, vocabulary and word
choice, critical thinking, originality and creativity, accuracy of
letters : Points will be assigned based on the approval,
comments and reputation of the referees, as testified by the
reference letters and the referees’ H-factor.
‣ A final ranked list of candidates, based on all obtained points, will thus be produced. A main list containing the top 20-25 students will be submitted to the European Commission for scholarship approval. A reserved list is also produced.
Notification for 2016-2018 Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship
decision of the scholarship will be in end of February 2015. Formal
confirmation of the scholarship will be in May 2016.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Applicants are required to apply via online.
‣ Importantly, Category
B students currently on their last year of Bachelor can
submit their application even if they have not yet their diploma.
they are selected they need to submit their diploma and final grades
for the last year not later than June 30th, 2016 .
Applications Due Date : between
11th, 2015 and
December 11th, 2015.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.