Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree EMABG (European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics), France (Fully Funded)

The domain of animal breeding and genetics has undergone a revolution in the recent decade. The availability of high throughput genomic markers as well as phenotypic data from automated recording systems resulted in dramatic change in the understanding of genetic mechanisms and in the way livestock and aquaculture species are bred. The European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics (EMABG), a 2-year Master course, responds to a sharply increased demand of industry and academia for people very well skilled in reflecting and dealing with this kind of data.

Study at 2 of 6 leading European universities that ensure the excellence in teaching and research in animal breeding and genetics.

Specialise in one of four areas:
  • Breeding programmes in low-income countries
  • Biological and societal context of breeding
  • Genomic selection and precise genotypes
  • Functional genomics

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  • A limited number of highly competitive Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available for the programme, that cover participation, living and travel costs.
  • Students who have already received an EMJMD or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course/Joint Doctorate scholarship are not eligible. 
  • If you are interested in applying for the EMABG, please check if you meet the requirements below:
  • Awarded Bachelor of Science Degree (min. 180 ECTS) in animal science. An equivalent degree from related fields, such as agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, zoology, botany, microbiology or similar is also accepted, if basics of genetics or animal breeding knowledge is documented in the transcript of records.
  • Language Proficiency: A good knowledge of English is a prerequisite for application. Students are required to pass a TOEFL exam, except native speakers or students having previously completed an English-taught bachelor’s programme, which has to be confirmed in writing. The result of the internet-based TOEFL has to be at least 92. An alternative is a minimum score of 7.0 from an IELTS test (with a minimum of 6.0 in the subscore “speaking”). Equivalent tests (like school leaving exams or GPA of 70% on a scale of 100) might be accepted after explicit approval by the selection committee.
  • Application received before the end of the deadline
  • Application containing all requested elements

Documents Required:
  • Copy of your diploma/degree certificate (add an English translation if applicable)
  • Copy of transcript of records for your whole degree (add grading scale and an English translation if applicable)
  • Copy of official language certificate attesting language skills in English
  • Curriculum Vitae in European format
  • Motivation letter including the study track preference
  • Copy of your passport, including your photo
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Certificate of current residence

How to Apply:
Before sending the application, please make sure you have digital copies (PDF format) of the following documents:
  • Passport
  • Diploma/Certificate of degree: certificate providing the obtained degree – must be issued by the university where the degree was obtained, dated, signed and stamped, otherwise it will not be considered valid. Please add an English translation if your documents are not in English.
  • Transcript of records: Must be issued by the university, stating in details all taken courses and obtained grades, as well as grading scale and average grade. This document must be dated, signed and stamped, otherwise it will not be considered valid. Please note that you must upload the transcript of records regarding all the years of your course. Please add an English translation if your documents are not in English.
  • Language skills: Provide a certificate (IELTS, TOEFL) of your English skills if your mother tongue is not English or you did not complete an English taught study programme before
  • Curriculum Vitae: your document must be in an European format
  • Letter of motivation
  • Recommendation letters and references: please upload 2 reference letters from former professors or employers supporting your application
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