Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for MSc in Health Management in Aquaculture in Europe 2021

The European Union is offering Scholarships for the Master of Science in Health Management in Aquaculture in the 2021/2022 academic session.

Aquaculture, the controlled production of aquatic (food) organisms, plays a crucial role in relieving the growing need for health, tasty and sustainably produced food. For decades, aquaculture sector is the fastest-growing food production system globally and is the only option to reduce the pressure on levelling or declining wild fisheries.

The ever-continuing intensification in aquaculture systems, along with an increased production scale has, however, inevitably resulted in the increased occurrence of viral, bacterial or stress-related disease outbreaks. This calls for innovative solutions to be developed and implemented by appropriately trained experts. In order to respond to the need for an expert training in aquaculture health management, the AquaH consortium combines the expertise of the 4 European excellency centers in the field:

  • Ghent University (UGent – coordinator), Belgium
  • the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
  • Wageningen University – Aquaculture & Fisheries Group (WU), Netherlands
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Spain

Each partner has a long standing and strong reputation in aquaculture research, with a growing focus on health and disease management.

Worth of Award

EMJMD scholarships include:

  • the students’ participation costs (including the tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students’ participation in the course),
  • a contribution to student travel and installation cost and
  • subsistence allowance for the entire duration of Master’s programme
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Candidates must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree of 180ECTS (is equivalent to 3y) from a university or recognized equivalent
  • Demonstrate through their transcripts or records to have successfully acquired:
  • Basic science training in at least 5 out of 7 of the following fields: (i) Mathematics; (ii) Physics; (iii) Chemistry; (iv) Biochemistry; (v) Biology; (vi) Microbiology; (vii) Engineering
  • Statistics level 1 and 2*

Some academic or professional background in aquaculture is highly recommended

Language requirements

The applicant must be proficient in English. The English language proficiency can be met by providing a certificate (not older than 5 years) of one of the following tests:

  • TOEFL IBT 80
  • ACADEMIC IELTS 6,5 overall score with a min. of 6 for writing and 6 for speaking
  • CEFR B2 Issued by a European university language centre
  • ESOL CAMBRIDGE English CAE (Advanced)

TOEFL/IELTS predictive tests and TOEIC will not be accepted

Language of instruction is not accepted anymore, except for:

  • applicants who have a diploma (Secondary Education, Academic Bachelor Degree, Master Degree) awarded by a recognised institution in the Flemish Community
  • applicants who are nationals from or have obtained a bachelor and/or master degree in a higher education institute with English as mode of instruction in USA, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland or Canada, and in the latter case a certificate that the mode of instruction was English has to be submitted.

How to Apply

Apply for admission to the consortium and a scholarship via the eConsort online platform. Do respect the deadlines for academic admission.

  • First you need to register to the platform
  • You will then receive an email with a link where you can complete the application form.
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For all questions in relation to the scholarship procedure and other questions regarding tuition fee, accommodation, visa matters, etc. please contact [email protected]

After having submitted your application file in EConsort, your academic admissibility will be assessed. In case the outcome is positive, you will receive a Letter of Admission (LoI) and you will have to complete your application by sending legalised copies of your Bachelor degree and Transcripts of Academic Records, as well as a valid language certificate to our offices. You will be informed via email throughout the application process on how to proceed.

Deadline:  Applications close on February 28, 2021.


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