Thursday, April 26, 2018

European Master Scholarship Programme in Software Engineering (EMSE), 2018/2020.

The European Master on Software Engineering, or European Masters Programme in Software Engineering (new name since 2015) (EMSE) is a two-year joint Master of Science (Msc) program coordinated by four European universities (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Technical University of Madrid, Kaiserslautern University of Technology, University of Oulu), funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The discipline software engineering is traditionally designed to bridge industry and research needs. The European Masters Programme in Software Engineering (EMSE) is a part of the Erasmus Mundus Programme from the European Commission which focuses on the area of software engineering. This course enforces a wide spectrum of courses based on the high scientific knowledge of each partner university both in theoretical and applied research. With this program students will be guided into a cognitive path including foundation courses - such as advanced statistics, requirements engineering, verification and validation, software quality and management - and elective courses in which basic knowledge is applied, such as distributed systems, information management, computer networks, cluster technologies, software product lines, system engineering, system security, internet technologies, usability and others.

The courses are project oriented. This means that students have a large offering of internships and projects to develop at the university or in a company. Courses are taught in English. Nevertheless, students can take advantage of the university language centre to learn local languages at zero costs.

With EMSE, students will become familiar with the software engineering discipline both through theoretical and practical experience. This program aims at forming high qualified professionals in software engineering with a strong theoretical base and practical competence that can be spent both in industry and for a further education plan. Namely, motivated students are prepared for a future PhD, taking also advantage of the excellent connections of the EMSE consortium with international research centres and European consortia.


  • Students from Programme as well as Partner countries are eligible to apply.
  • Meet the application deadline
  • Indicate the preferred mobility track
  • Have excellent academic background. 
    Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their curriculum vitae, academic grades, professional experience, and motivation letter explaining their education and professional objectives, and letters of recommendation.
    • For the first call, applicants who have not completed their BSc degree yet, but are expected to graduate before July 31st 2018, are allowed to apply to the current call for application. However, if selected, to be admitted to the program they will have to provide a copy of the BSc degree certificate before July 31st 2018.
  • Provide proof of proficiency in English language at level B2.2 (CEFR).
    • With one or more of the following internationally recognized certificates, issued no more than 5 years before application deadline date: TOEFL (>=567 (paper based), >=227 (computer-based), or >=87 (internet-based)), IELTS (>=6.0) or equivalent certificates. For more information regarding “Equivalent certificates”, applicants are advised to check the conversion to level B2.2 in the following file (page 6 & 7) English Conversion Table (updated)
    • With university declaration of undergraduate studies in English: applicants who have received a degree from a university-level institution where the official teaching language is English must submit a declaration issued by the same University stating that English is the official language of the respective program of degree at level B2.2 or equivalent.
    • With country of origin certification: applicants who are citizens and first-degree-holders of the following English speaking countries Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia or Zimbabwe must submit a document attesting their country of origin.
    • The consortium may request an assessment of the student’s English level during the selection interview.
    • Candidates from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are advised to contact in advance the relevant Italian diplomatic Representation in their country of residence in order to confirm the documentation required for the pre-enrolment procedure in case of acceptance.
  • All courses are taught in English. Students are requested to acquire language skills in the local language (e.g., by passing an exam) of each University they will attend on the first and on the second year.

Application Materials:

  • A copy of the of English proficiency certificate;
  • Curriculum Vitae (European format);
  • Proof of nationality (copy of passport);
  • Proof of place of residence (e.g., residence certificate);
  • Certified (translated into English) copy of university diploma;
  • Certified (translated into English) copy of Transcript of study Results (subjects taken during their degrees, along with the marks obtained and the number of hours/credits devoted to each subject); and
  • Recommendation letters (one compulsory and 1 optional) with contact reference(s).

EMSE Consortium offers for the edition 2018/2020, second application session, three EMSE scholarships of 24.000,00 € for PrC candidates respectively for the paths:

  • First year UPM – second year OY
  • First year UPM – second year UKL
  • First year UKL – second year UNIBZ
  • This scholarship will cover the annual participation cost (see section 3) and leave to the awarded student a subsistence allowance of about 15.500,00 €.

How to Apply:
The mode of applying is online.

June 15, 2018