Last updated on January 21st, 2020
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What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ is an EU Programme covering higher education; within Europe’s Programme Countries
as well as international cooperation with Partner Countries.
What are the tuition fees, and what is covered by an EMJMD Scholarship?
Tuition fees and scholarships, including restrictions, are described here
. You may also enlist on own/other financing.
What is the duration of the MUrCS programme?
MUrCS is a two-year full-time master programme, starting in mid-September in Glasgow each year.
When is the site open for application?
Preliminary opening date is beginning of November, and closing January 15 @ 12:00 CET. Please note these dates in your calendar!
Which degrees do I receive on completion of the MUrCS programm?
Who can apply?
Anyone meeting the eligibility
requirements can apply. Scholarships
are however targeted to a limited number of countries. Previous holders of EMJMD scholarships are not eligible for another one. You may only apply to maximum three EMJMD programmes each academic year.
I am an ongoing student at another MSc programme. Can I still apply to MUrCS?
We cannot accept you if you are already registered at another MSc programme. You either have to complete it before the MUrCS course start, or discontinue your present studies. Please submit certificates in any case.
I do not have two years work experience yet. Can I apply?
If you have a certified permanent position which will grant you the two years work experience by the end of August before the course start, you may be accepted to the programme. If not, you will not be accepted under any circumstances since this is a strict partner country national requirement.
How do I apply for the programme?
Applications are submitted through an online system which will be available at this website during the application time frame. After passing an eligibility self-check you may register your personal data. You will get your login credentials by e-mail to be able to continue entering your educational, work and language qualifications, and a personal motivation. You may work with your application step by step, save and revise it until you finally submit it before the deadline. Click here
Do I need to submit all certificates with my application?
No, in the first round we only require your scanned passport. If you have a language certificate we recommend that you submit it, else you can make a preliminary CEFR self-evaluation in the application form.
After the Prequalification, about 40 candidates will be invited to the final selection, including an interview and submission of all certified copies of documents (in some cases also health tests). Anycase, it is a good idea to prepare for this in good time!
How do I accept an offer to participate?
Selected candidates (including reserves) will be notified by e-mail, and will be instructed how and when to reply. If you applied for an EMJMD Scholarship, your candidature must also be approved by EU’s EACEA authority, before which your acceptance remains preliminary. Any previous holders of EMJMD Sholarships, or those accepted to another EMJMD course, will be rejected by EACEA.
Can I defer my admission to the next academic year?
No, if you cannot accept your place, you have to submit a new application.
Preparing for arrival
What happens after acceptance to the course?
The course entry is in Glasgow. You will have to fill out and e-sign a GCU form, to which you append all your certified documents. The MUrCS Secretariat will then send you information about the necessary preparations, e g visa application and health control, accomodation, travel arrangements etc. The EMJMD Scholarship comprises a travel grant to cover a return ticket from your country to the UK, and a free health insurance. All participants are advised to obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
before travelling to the UK.
Do I have to arrange all visas myself?
Yes, but we will assist if necessary. You have to obtain a UK student visa for entry, then visas to Finland and Spain will be handled once you are enroled.
Does the MUrCS consortium arrange accomodation?
You have to arrange accomodation yourself. However, MUrCS will advise and inform on different opportunities at each study location.
Can I bring my family?
Yes, but MUrCS is not responsible and has no possibilities of supporting visa applications, travel, housing or any other matters referring to accompanying family members.
Do I have to bring anything for the course?
It is strongly recommended to bring your own laptop with office software, since common computer resources are limited. Special software (student licenses) will be offered.
Studying at MUrCS
How flexible is the mobility scheme?
All students start in Glasgow, the second semester they move to Lahti and the third semester is in Huelva. Then, depending on choice of specialism (Planning/Management/Science) you select a suitable place where you have one of your supervisors (possibly at an Associate partner institute). There will be adjustements to balance the number of participants in each stream, if necessary. Graduation for all will take place in Glasgow.
Will I learn other languages?
We offer a range of language courses during the study period. A Finnish crash-course is included in the second semester.
Does MUrCS offer distance learning?
Students have to physically study in at all three MUrCS partner countries during the programme (see FAQ about flexibility above). However, some elective modules are offered on-line for those at other partner locations.
Which topic may I select for my thesis?
You are encouraged to select a topic of your own choice. It should focus on your selected study stream, but with an inter-disciplinary framework. It has to be approved by MUrCS board, which will appoint two supervisors; one primary and one assistant. You are advised to write your thesis at the primary subject institute. Our industry liaison partners may also suggest topics, possibly combined with summer internships.
Is it possible to work during the duration of the programme?
MUrCS is a full-time programme, therefore it is strongly recommended not to work during semesters. There are limitations from Erasmus and UK Tier 4 visa regulations about payment and work hours. However, summer jobs and internships are encouraged, as well as summer-school activities. Limits on work volume and requirement of permits may apply in different countries.