Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Application Procedure

1. How can I apply for the MAPNET Masters Programme?
2.  Is it possible to apply if I do not have a degree title yet or I am expected to graduate just after the application deadline?
3. What does a third-country candidate mean?
4. What category of Erasmus Mundus scholarship shall I apply to?
5. What shall I attach to prove my knowledge of the English language? Do you have a TOEFL/IELTS reporting code?
6. What is the language of instruction?
7. Do you have a sample for recommendation letters?
8. Shall I send any document via postal mail?
9. I have already benefited an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. May I apply for another one?
10. What does the field “number” means in Permanent Address section?
11. What should be the format for documents to be uploaded (.pdf/.doc?). Can i compress them and upload in a .zip or .rar format?
12. What is the difference between "Graduation score" and "Exam average score"?
13. I have completed my undergraduate studies recently and have not yet received my degree certificate at the current time of application. What can I upload in the “Degree Certificate” field?
14. What are the mobility rules?

1. How can I apply for the MAPNET Masters Programme?

You have to apply through the online procedure available on our website. Please before applying read carefully the Admission Criteria section in order to verify your eligibility for the MAPNET Masters.

2.  Is it possible to apply if I do not have a degree title yet or I am expected to graduate just after the application deadline?

Both EU and non-EU applicants enrolled in a European Bachelor Degree Course shall have a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or other degrees in scientific areas that can be assimilated, and which will be evaluated on a case by case basis from the Evaluating Committee, or have gained a minimum of 180 ECTS in one of these Bachelor degree programmes at the date of 31st July 2011.

3. What does a third-country candidate mean?

Third-country applicants are:

  • Citizens coming from all countries other than:

    • The 27 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The UK)

    • The EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway)

  • Applicants who have not been residents of, or carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) in, any of the above countries for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years.

4. What category of Erasmus Mundus scholarship shall I apply to?

The application procedure and scholarships available differ depending on whether an applicant is considered an European or Third-country student (see Q.3 for definitions).

The Erasmus Mundus programme provides for two different kind of scholarships:

  • CATEGORY A: full-study scholarship covering all necessary costs during the study course period for third-country    students;

  • CATEGORY B: financial contribution to the students that do not fall within the Third-country applicant definition (i.e.      European students and Third country students having been residents of, or carried out their main activities (studies,      work, etc.) in, any of the abovementioned countries for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years.

5. What shall I attach to prove my knowledge of the English language? Do you have a TOEFL/IELTS reporting code?

Candidates should have a good knowledge of the English language, proved by a proficiency certificate - TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge or other official certificates.

If a candidate wishes to start from Aston, the requirements are: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL score of 600 or equivalent.


Self declaration of knowledge are not accepted.

We do not have a TOEFL or IELTS reporting code to receive your results.

6. What is the language of instruction?

The main language of instruction is English. however it is important to know that the first year in Osaka will be taught in Japanese, while the second year in English. Moreover if you choose Technische Universitat Berlin, you will be required to undergo some German language exams, because some courses will be taught in German.

7. Do you have a sample for recommendation letters?

No we do not have a sample. These can be also internship certificates, training attestations, supervisor's e-mail testimony in PDF format, etc…) and they are not mandatory.

8. Shall I send any document via postal mail?

We do not require and accept any postal mail. All the procedure is exclusively online. If you wish to integrate your application, we might accept documents on our mailbox mapnet@sssup.it, but we cannot guarantee that they will be taken into consideration as the documents submitted via the online procedure.

9. I have already benefited an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. May I apply for another one?

       No you cannot. Individuals who have already benefited from an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course scholarship are not eligible for         a second scholarship in order to follow the same or another Erasmus Mundus Masters Course.

10. What does the field “number” means in Permanent Address section?
        It refers to the “house number” of the street where you live (if applicable).
11. What should be the format for documents to be uploaded. Can i compress them and upload in a .zip format?
        We accept exclusively files .pdf also grouped under a .zip. Please note that different formats will not be considered. Moreover         in the application procedure you will be requested to name your files according to the documents to be submitted. Different             named files will not be considered.
12. What is the difference between "Graduation score" and "Exam average score"?
        The graduation score is the final score you got in your degree certificate, while the exam average score refers to the average         of the marks in all of your exams. "Exams average score/max score" refers to the marks received in your exams and we ask for         the average of these against the maximum of the scale used to be reported in the University transcript. If you do not use the         percentage, please refer to the scale of evaluation.
13. I have completed my undergraduate studies recently and have not yet received my degree certificate at the current time of application. What can I upload in the “Degree Certificate” field?
        You can attach a “provisional degree certificate” issued by your university. If this is not applicable in order to admit your                 application we would need at least a document from your university stating your results and the fact that you have obtained         your degree. This should be accompanied by a self-certification from the applicant committing to submit the official documents         as soon as he/she receives them.
14. What are the mobility rules?
        MAPNET students will have to carry out a period of study in at least two of the countries represented in the Consortium,                 different from the country in which the student obtained his/her last degree.
        The first year of the Masters will be spent in the same institution. The third semester of the Masters will be spent in a different         institution, while the Masters thesis can be done in any of the Masters partner institutions.
       
        Although most of the study period must be spent in the European countries represented in the Masters, if the Consortium                 includes a Third-Country partner (i.e. Osaka University in our case):