The International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering opens for applications for scholarships for a 2-year full-time educational master programme. There are full scholarships and tuition fee reductions available, for both EU and non-EU students.
The IMFSE programme is jointly offered by 3 Full Partner Universities: Ghent University (Belgium), Lund University (Sweden) and the University of Edinburgh (UK).
The IMFSE programme consists of 4 semesters of 30 ECTS-credits each, i.e. 2 years and 120 ECTS-credits in total. The mobility structure, with the possible change in study location after each semester, gives students the opportunity to gain from the strengths and expertise of more than three universities in the field of Fire Protection Engineering.
Scholarships are available for pursuing MSc programme in Fire Safety Engineering. Scholarship can be taken at Ghent University (Belgium), Lund University (Sweden), The University of Edinburgh (UK), University of Queensland (Australia), ETH Zürich (Switzerland) and The University of Maryland (USA)
Worth of Award
There are full scholarships and tuition fee reductions available, for both EU and non-EU students.
- Erasmus+: The Erasmus+ scholarships for Partner Country students are to be considered “full scholarships” since they cover all necessary costs during the study period in Europe. Over 2 years, the total amount of the scholarship is around € 49,000. This includes a contribution to the IMFSE programme of € 9,000 per year, i.e. the tuition fee. The remainder of the scholarship, covering travel, accommodation and living costs, is paid to the student in monthly installments plus additional fixed contributions during the course of the study, depending on your mobility.
- Master Grant: Ghent University awards a full scholarship on a yearly basis, called the ‘Master Grant’ for students from developing countries. The application is done through the regular application forms.
- IMFSE consortium scholarship (for Partner Country students): The IMFSE consortium awards a full scholarship on a yearly basis, called the ‘IMFSE consortium scholarship’. The application is done through the regular application forms.
- IMFSE EEA scholarship (for Programme Country students): Up to 2 scholarships will be granted to EEA students in 2017. Each scholarship amounts to a maximum of €20,000, of which €3,000/year is taken as tuition fee reduction. The scholarship will be paid as 10 monthly payments of €700 each academic year during the studies (no payments in July and August), for a maximum of 2 years. In other words, the student will receive a maximum of €14,000 in total and has to pay €4,000/year in tuition fee.
The minimum graduate admission requirements are:
- A Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution (minimum 3 years full-time study or 180 ECTS credits) in civil/structural / mechanical / electrical / chemical / industrial engineering, material sciences, chemistry, physics, applied physics, architecture, urbanism and spatial planning or a related discipline.
Note: Students in their last year of a Bachelor’s programme at the time of application will also be considered for admission. It is the applicant’s responsibility that the Bachelor degree is obtained prior to the start of the IMFSE programme.
- Proficiency in the English language
- Scholarships are available for both EU and non-EU students.
How to Apply
Throughout the online application process, you will be asked to upload digital copies of the following documents. It is advised that you start well in advance to collect this documentation.
- A passport photo
- A copy of passport (or other official identification proof for EU students)
- Legalised copy(s) of your Bachelor’s diploma (and Master’s, if applicable) in the original language. The country of origin determines whether documents have to be legalised by the Belgian embassy, by apostille certification, by APS certificate, or are exempt from official certification. Check this overview.
- A certified English translation of your Bachelor’s and Master’s (if applicable) diploma, unless the document was issued in English.
- A legalised copy of your detailed Transcript of Records in the original language
- A certified English translation of your Transcript of Records (unless the document was issued in English)
- A copy of English language test scores or language certificate (max. two years old).
- A motivation letter for the programme (1 A4-size page)
- At least two recommendation letters.
Deadline: The scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2017.