Plant health management is a key subject of global development with regard to food safety, food security and environmental preservation. With the increasing globalization and climate change, new diseases and pests threatening agricultural production will occur and have to be tackled. In many parts of the world, plant protection products are not used according to advanced regulatory and safety standards. A key issue is the need to take into account the population dynamics of pests, pathogens or weeds in the context of the whole agro-ecosystem, including beneficials, and the impact of the cropping system. The development of safe crop protection methods requires the education of highly skilled professionals for crop protection management ina sustainable agriculture.
PlantHealth is organised by a consortium of six Universities from four European countries: Montpellier Sup Agro, Agrocampus Ouest and Agro Paris Tech (France), University of Göttingen (Germany), University of Padova (Italy) and Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain). These Universities are highly proficient and experienced in teaching courses on general and specific aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). In addition, all partners have an excellent reputation in research on various fundamental and applied aspects in plant health management, and keep strong links with enterprises of the plant protection sector and research institutes in Europe. Universitat Politècnica de València is the coordinating institution of the PlantHealth Consortium.
- Health and accident insurance during the whole academic period;
- The registration of the student as regular student of the partner universities;
- Tuition fees;
- Language courses at each HEI;
- An e-Learning module;
- Access to library and laboratories;
- Student management, services and activities; support in visa application procedures, etc.;
- For Year 1 (M1) students, the costs of the language courses in the language of the country where the student will attend the 2nd year (M2);
- Initial Orientation Week for all PlantHealth students;
- Registration and participation in the Final PlantHealth Conference;
- All other academic and administrative fees (e.g. degree issuing from the two partner Universities attended, access fee, recognition fees, etc.);
- Awarded Bachelor of Science degree (180 ECTS) in Agronomy / Agricultural Sciences or related fields. 180 ECTS usually equal to a 3-year full-time undergraduate/bachelor degree, with at least 4 ECTS in Plant Health or Crop Protection, or equivalent.
- English Language proficiency documentation: B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), except when English is your mother tongue.
- Application complete including two reference letters;
- NOTE 1: Pre-acceptance is conditional to meet the requirements of the different Partner Universities as regards enrolment at Master’s level. Please note that in order to confirm your registration in the PlantHealth master’s Degree you may need to provide legalised copies of degree and transcript of records, legal translations by a sworn translator, etc. This documentation is not required at application stage so you do not need to incur in certain expenses that are not necessary until you are pre-accepted in the Master’s Degree. In any case, we will inform you well in advance about the necessary requirements and documents you will need to provide.
- NOTE 2: About the first admission requirement “Awarded BSc degree”: While this condition must necessarily be fulfilled at the time of enrolment, the EMJMD PlantHealth consortium accepts applications from students in the last year of their first higher education degree. Preference will be given to applications from students that already have this condition fulfilled at the time of application.A
List of the supporting documents to be attached to the application form:
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Proof of place of residence 1;
- Copy of degrees obtained with official seal (i.e. completed higher education studies). If in addition to the BSc certificate you have obtained other degrees (i.e. MSc and/or PhD), please submit a copy of all the degrees obtained;
- Transcript of records for the whole degree (at least the BSc transcript of records)
- Two referee letters
- Certificates attesting language skills 2.
- Declaration on honour
- Other additional documents you may consider relevant for the evaluation of your application (publications, proof of refugee status, etc.)
How to Apply:
- Selection and admission to the PlantHealth Master Programme is based on academic merit.
- Both self-funded candidates and scholarship applicants submit their application forms through the same on-line system, which can be accessed on website. The application system will automatically guide you easily through the process.
- Candidates applying for a scholarship are subject to specific eligibility rules. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and the limitations established by the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (e.g. maximum three nationals from the same country among the scholarship holders, etc.). Moreover, a number of scholarships are reserved to promote gender balance (if necessary) and for applicants who can prove a situation of vulnerability or disadvantage.
Deadline:25 January 2019