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How to apply

Applications are open from December 1st 2019. The final call closes the 31st of March 2020 for non-EU applicants and the 31st of May 2020 for EU applicants.

Checklist of information needed to complete the application 

  • Valid passport or ID-card
  • Europass CV
  • Higher Education degree and transcript of records
  • Language proficiency documentation
  • Contact details of at least 2 academic referees
  • Complete motivation
  • Other relevant documentation

Please read the dedicated sections with relevant information about academic eligibility and funding opportunities.

How to apply for the 2020-2021 intake

1. Procedure

The call for applications 2020-2021 will be organized in 3 rounds.

  • Round 1: call is open  from 2 December 2019 to 31 January 2020 (4 pm CET)
  • Round 2: call is open from 1 February 2020 to 31 March 2020 (4 pm CET)
  • Round 3: call is open from 1 April 2020 to 31 May 2020 (4 pm CET) - please note this call is only open for EU applicants

 

Applications are done by using the online application form. Applicants will be informed (via e-mail) about the selection outcome within 2 weeks after the closing of each call.

For each module of the program there is a limited number of places available. Applicants need to indicate in the application form for which modules they would like to apply. After each call, the available places per module will be announced on the website.

Upon admission to the program, you will receive an invitation to pay the first part of the tuition fee (1000 Euro). Once the payment is received, your place in the program is secured until August 1st 2020. The full tuition fee must be paid before August 1st 2020. Students who haven't paid within the mentioned time frame cannot participate and will be considered as dropouts.


Tuition fees for the second year must be paid before the start of the second academic year.

2. Application form

Step 1: make a personal IMBRSea account in the application tool. Note: there is 1 single application form 

Step 2: enter all required data in the application tool and submit the online application form to the IMBRSea coordination office before March, 31st 2020 4 pm CET (for non-EU applicants) or  May, 31st 2020 4 pm CET (for EU applicants). if admitted to the program, send hard copies of your legalized documents to the IMBRSea's coordination office (Belgium). Instructions will be sent by e-mail. 

3. Deadlines and important dates

Final application deadline for non-EU applicants: March, 31st 2020 4 pm CET

Final application deadline for EU applicants:May, 31st 2020 4 pm CET

ROUND 1

- call is open from 1 December 2019 to 31 January 2020 (4 pm CET)

- By 14 February 2020:

  • applicants from round 1 are informed about their selection outcome
  • applicants from round 1 that are admitted must pay the first part of the tuition fee (1000 Euro)
  • available grants and places per module after round 1 are published on the website

ROUND 2

- call is open from 1 February 2020 to 31 March 2020 (4 pm CET)

- By 17 April 2020:

  • applicants from round 2 are informed about the selection outcome
  • applicants from round 2 that are admitted must pay the first part of the tuition fee (1000 Euro)
  • available grants and places per module after round 2 are published on the website

ROUND 3

- call is open from 1 April 2020 to 31 May 2020 (4 pm CET)

- By 12 June 2020:

  • applicants from round 3 are informed about the selection outcome
  • applicants from round 3 that are admitted must pay the first part of the tuition fee (1000 Euro)
  • available places per module after round 3 are published on the website

4. Support Grants

On top of the Tuition Waivers, a limited number of additional Support Grants will be awarded to the best ranking students. The following grants are currently available:

SUPPORT GRANTS COHORT 2020

Code

Offering University

Conditions

Amount per year

CON001

IMBRSea Consortium

The best non-EU student applicant.

1000 Euro for 1 student

CON002

IMBRSea Consortium

The best non-EU student applicant.

1000 Euro for 1 student

CON003

IMBRSea Consortium

The best EU student applicant.

1000 Euro for 1 student

GEN001

Ghent University

The best non-eu student applicant, starting at UGent  (Belgium) in the first year of the program (2020-2021).  

1000 Euro for 1 student

GEN001

Ghent University

The best non-eu mature student applicant starting at UGent (Belgium) in the first year of the program (2020-2021). A mature student is defined as >23 years old on Jan 1st in the year a student applies to the first year.

1000 Euro for 1 student

ANC001

Polytechnic University of Marche

The best non-EU student applicant starting at UNIVPM (Italy) in the first year of the program (2020-2021).  

1000 Euro for 1 student

ANC002

Polytechnic University of Marche

The best EU student applicant starting at UNIVPM (Italy) in the first year of the program (2020-2021).  

1000 Euro for 1 student

GAL001

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

The best non-eu student applicant, starting at GMIT (Ireland) in the first year of the programme (2020-2021).  

1000 Euro for 1 student

GAL002

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

The best non-eu mature student applicant starting at GMIT (Ireland) in the first year of the program (2020-2021). A mature student is defined as >23 years old on Jan 1st in the year a student applies to the first year.

1000 Euro for 1 student

BRE001

University of Western Brittany

The best non-EU student applicant starting at UBO (France) in the first year of the program (2020-2021).  

1000 Euro for 1 student

BRE002

University of Western Brittany

The best EU student applicant starting at UBO (France) in the first year of the program (2020-2021).  

1000 Euro for 1 student

SOR001

Sorbonne University

The best student applicant for the Module 'Global Change and Functional Biodiversity' organized by SU (France) in the second semester of the program (2020-2021).

1000 Euro for 1 student

SOR002

Sorbonne University

The best student applicant for the Module 'Marine Ecosystem Functioning and Changes: from Fundamentals to Experiments and Monitoring' organized by SU (France) in the third semester of the program (2021-2022).

1000 Euro for 1 student

SOR003

Sorbonne University

The best student applicant for the Module 'Measuring, Analysing and Modelling Marine Ecosystems' organized by SU (France) in the third semester of the program (2021-2022).

1000 Euro for 1 student

SOR004

Sorbonne University

The best student applicant for the Module 'Impact Assesment and Mitigation' organized by SU (France) in the third semester of the program (2021-2022).

1000 Euro for 1 student

UCA001

University of Côte d'Azur

The best student applicant coming to UCA at least one semester in year 1 (track Marine Resource Valorization)

1000 Euro for 1 student

UCA002

University of Côte d'Azur

The best student applicant coming to UCA at least one semester in year 2 (track Blue Growth or remote sensing)

1000 Euro for 1 student

ALG001

University of Algarve

The best non-EU student applicant starting at UAlg (Portugal) in the first year of the program (2020-2021).  

1000 Euro for 1 student

ALG002

University of Algarve

The best EU student applicant starting at UAlg (Portugal) in the first year of the program (2020-2021).  

1000 Euro for 1 student

ALG003

University of Algarve

The best EU student applicant for the Module 'Fisheries' organized by UAlg (Portugal) in the second semester of the program (2020-2021).

1000 Euro for 1 student

ALG004

University of Algarve

The best non-EU student applicant for the Module 'Biotechnology-Sustainable Exploitation of Marine Resources' organized by UAlg (Portugal) in the third semester of the program (2021-2022).

1000 Euro for 1 student

All grants will be awarded to the best ranked students, taking into account the conditions described for each grant. Student ranking will be done as follows. Students are first sorted for eligibility or not to persue the IMBRSea. The ones that are eligible, are ranked according to their academic records, motivation letter, referee's letters and professional experience. In case you would like to apply for one of the grants, indicate this in your application form. 

Grants will be awarded for the full programme (2 years). However, students will only receive the grant for the second year of the programme in case they pass all courses of the first year.

After each round, the grants that are still available will be announced on the website. Please note that all grants will be awarded in the first 2 calls. Applicants who apply during the 3rd call will not be eligible for a grant.