Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarships For International Students 2024/2026

The Erasmus Mundus Masters in Plant Breeding – emPLANT – is a two years Master degree offered by a consortium of six leading European universities in the field of plant breeding, plant biology, seed technology and biotechnology to face the challenges of global changes such as population growth and climate change.

The objective of emPLANT is to remedy the lack of qualified highly skilled plant breeders on Master and PhD level with a training program that combines science, management, law, intercultural competence and language skills.

Erasmus Mundus Master

Application DeadlineJanuary 9, 2024
Course to studyView courses
SponsorErasmus Mundus
GenderMen and Women

Benefits of Erasmus Mundus Master

During this call you automatically apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship which is a full grant covering participation costs, travel costs, installation costs and living allowance.

Erasmus Mundus Master Courses

Requirements for Erasmus Mundus Master

 If you are interested in applying for the Erasmus+ Masters in Plant Breeding, please check if you meet the requirements below:


  • Awarded Bachelor of Science degree (min. 180 ECTS) in Agriculture/Agronomy, Plant Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Master 1 Genetics, Molecular Biosciences or related relevant fields
  • OR students in their last Bachelor year
  • Language proficiency:
    • B2 in English except when English is your mother tongue. If not, please provide one of the following documents:
      • Official English test: IELTS 6.5 no section below 5.5 ; TOEFL 575 paper-based, 4,5 written, 190 computer-based, 90 internet-based (20 written), etc…
      • Or a University letter attesting English is the medium of instruction of your higher education
    • B1 in Spanish for those applying to UPV in year 2 except when Spanish is your mother tongue. Official test: DELE, ALTE, etc…
  • Application received before the end of the deadline
  • Application form filled out in English
  • Application containing all requested elements and documents

Selection Process

1- After reception, each application is checked in order to remove the following applications:

  • Incomplete applications (missing information or documents)
  • Incorrect applications (form filled out not in English, admission requirements not fulfilled, wrong documents …)

2- At the end of the call for applications, eligible applications are split in 2 groups:


Countries from where more than 15 applications are received are put aside in order to make a pre-selection of the best applicants only (between 5 and 10).

Indeed, maximum 3 applicants from the same country can receive a scholarship according to the Erasmus Mundus rules so it is not efficient to assess all applications received from the same country if there are too much applications.

The selection of the 5 to 10 best applicants per country is based on academic excellence and also on the answers to the four motivation questions.

  • Pre-selected applicants are then assessed out of 100 according to the criteria detailed in point 3 below.
  • Unfortunately the other application files are not assessed and are put on the non-selected list.


If less than 15 application files are received from the same country then all files are assessed out of 100 according to the critera detailed in point 3 below.

Application Documents

If you meet all requirements and want to apply to emPLANT, the following list of documents will have to be attached to the application in a PDF format:

  • Copy of your diploma(s) / degree(s) certificate(s) (add an English translation if applicable) or enrolled certificate from your university (for last year students)
  • Copy of transcript of records for your whole degree and a grading scale (add an English translation if applicable)
  • For applicants with a BSc obtained in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nepal, Nigeria and Pakistan, please provide a certificate of your ranking as mentioned in the box 1 – Admission requirements
  • Copy of official language certificate attesting language skills in English and Spanish if applicable
  • Curriculum Vitae in a European format
  • Passport (or valid ID document)
  • Proof of current and exact place of residence (see requirements below)
  • Two signed recommendation letters (no specific format, except that letters must be signed and written on an official document with the logo or the letterhead of the university/company)
  • Declaration on honor (download template)
  • Other document you consider relevant for the application

Application Deadline

January 9, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Erasmus Mundus on to apply
  • The application form must be filled out in English
  • The online application procedure takes some time so make sure you have plenty of time to do it. Or do it in several times
  • Before starting your application, make sure you have all the required documents you will have to attach to your application and in a PDF format
  • All documents must be in English language. If it is not the case, add an English translation done by a certified, court-approved translator officially recognized by the issuing country
  • Check the application tutorial
  • Don’t wait the last moment to apply or the platform might shut down due to too much applications received at the same time
  • After submission of your application, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of receipt by e-mail
  • You can’t submit more than one application

For more details, visit Erasmus Mundus website

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