During the application period, we always receive a lot of e-mails and we do our best to answer all of them as quickly as possible. We would like to invite you to read our FAQ's before writing an e-mail. If the answers do not satisfy you entirely or some important issue is not present in the following list, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Application Process

How many universities do I have to choose?

One of the AMASEMaster principal object is the student’s mobility. Therefore, it is not possible to stay at one university during the 2 years of the Master. You will have to choose two universities: 

  • Your Entrance University (for the first and second semesters)
  • Your Second University (for the third semester). 

Please be aware that you have to choose two different universities. 

Tip: Choose the Entrance University, according to your language knowledge. 


ERASMUS Mundus Scholarship: Example: "I did my Bachelor's Degree in Spain, I'd like to choose UPC as Entrance University. Am I still eligible for the ERASMUS Mundus Scholarship?"

No. For being  considered for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, you have to choose two universities different from your last university degree. So if you have for example a Spanish Bachelor, you may not study in  Spain during the AMASE Master Programme, if you want to get this scholarship.

Exception: Students with a joint, multiple, double degree can select the award country of their choice (former Atlantis students f.e.)

AMASE is an ERASMUS Mundus Programme. If I apply here, may I still apply for other ERASMUS Mundus Programmes?

Under Action 1: You may apply to a maximum of 3 different Master Courses and/or Joint Doctorates, per selection year. Hence, you are usually requested to specify on the application form if you have applied to more than one programme. 

Under Action 2: (former External Cooperation Window): The number of applications submitted by an individual per selection year is not limited, i.e. you can apply to as many projects as you are qualified for. However, if you have already benefited from one mobility activity in one selection year, you are no longer eligible for mobility within that project during that selection year.  

If selected, you can only participate in one exchange, as you can receive only one grant.

The application process involves uploading the last academic certificate.But I haven't finished my degree yet ...

If you are still studying you can fill in your expected degree and inform as which degree you are going to obtain after finishing your current studies. Additionaly there is the possibility to upload a form  from your university stating when you are going to finish your studies.

Studies

At how many universities do I have to study? 

You have to study at two universities. It is not possible to study at only one university. 

 

What could my mobility look like? 

You will spend the first year (=two semesters) at your Entrance University. 

Then, you go to your Second University for your third semester (compulsory). 

For your Master thesis (fourth semester) you can choose if you either return to the Entrance University or stay at your Second University (selectable). There is no possibility to study at a third university.

 

How many ECTS do I have to earn and when?

At least 60 ECTS from 1st University

  • At least 52 ECTS from Courses (no language courses) at 1st University (UdS: 40 graded courses)
  • At least 7 ECTS from each Module (I, II, III and IV) from 1st University
  • At least 6 ECTS from Language Courses at 1st University

 

At least 30 ECTS from 2nd University

  • At least 26 ECTS from Courses and/or project work from 2nd University (UdS: 20 graded courses) 
  • At least 3 ECTS from Language Courses from 2nd University

 

At least 30 ECTS from the Master Thesis from 1st or 2nd University

 

When do I have to arrive at my first university at the latest?

The participation at the AMASE Integration Week is compulsory for all students. It takes place in the last week of August at Saarland University (Germany). Depending on your Entrance University, you may have time to travel afterwards, but you have to make sure that to your first lessons at your Entrance University. Therefore, please check in advance when these first lessons will take place.

 

May I write my Master's Thesis in cooperation with the industry?

Yes, this is possible if certain requirements are met: Firstly, your need the permission of your professor who knows the company. Secondly, it is significant that the scientific level is ensured.

 

Will I earn ECTS in language classes? 

Yes, this is a compulsory part of the programme. The repartition is as follows: 

Entrance University (first year): 

  • 6-8 ECTS points need to be achieved in the first year. 

Second University (3rd Semester):

  • 3-4 ECTS points need to be achieved in the 3rd Semester and will be reimbursed if any fees occur.

For further information about languge courses please check the homepages of your  respective university.

Please note: You cannot replace ECTS in technical subjects (52 ECTS) with ECTS from language courses!

Language skills and learning


 Will I earn ECTS in language classes? 

Yes, this is a compulsory part of the programme. The repartition is as follows: 

Entrance university (first year): 

6-8 ECTS points have to be achieved in the first year and will be reimbursed if any fees occur.

 Second university (3rd Semester):

3-4 ECTS points have to be achieved in the 3rd Semester and will be reimbursed if any fees occur.

 For further information about languge courses please check the homepages of your  respective university.

Please note: You cannot replace ECTS in technical subjects (52 ECTS) with ECTS from language courses.

 

I do not speak the language of the first university yet. Can I still apply for AMASE? 

If you have no sufficient language knowledge for your Entrance University at the point of your registration, you cannot apply.

We require a proof of language knowledge. Therefore you need to learn the language of the Second University during the first year of study. At the end of this year, you should be able to follow the classes in the language of instruction of the Second University.

For further information please check the section for requirements.

 

 I do not speak the language of the Second University yet. Can I still apply for AMASE? 

Yes, you can apply. However, you will be required to learn the language of the Second University during the first year of study. 

Please note, at the end of your first year, you should be able to follow the classes in the language of instruction of the Second University.

 

 

May I learn the second language at my first university? 

You’ll need to organize yourself well.In any case, you should start as soon as possible. During the first year of the Master, you will be able to attend to language courses in order to prepare yourself for your stay at the Second University.

 It might be necessary for you to take part in courses of the instruction language of the Entrance University, too.

Visa procedures

Please note: European students do not need any visa. If you are from a Non-EU-country (“third country student”), you’ll have to apply for a student visa. 

How long does a usual visa procedure take? 

The duration of the visa procedure depends on your home country and on the agreement existing between your home country and the country where your first university is located. 

The visa procedure can take up from four to six months. It is advisable to start gathering information to make sure you are prepared when you receive your admission documents (sent via E-Mail or post).

 

How often do I have to ask for a visa during my AMASE studies? 

At least twice: The first time when you come to Europe. The second time, when you change to your Second University. If you choose to write your Master Thesis at your first university, you need to apply for a visa again. 

In any case, you will need a visa for two years from the beginning.

 

What does this mean for my personal organization?

When you arrive at your first university, you have to find a room and organize your timetable. During the first semester (until January) you should also apply for the visa for your next university. This helps you to be on time even if the embassies for some reason are not.

 

 

Contact

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