Sunday, September 25, 2011

Erasmus Mundus (SpaceMaster) Scholarships for International Students


Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Space Science and Technology – SpaceMaster, opens
opportunities for all highly qualified students around the world to study space science and technology at an advanced level at six excellent European and two leading third-country universities in a research-oriented environment. The educational cooperation is supported by the associated scientific and industrial organisations. This provides direct contacts with professional research and business.

During two years of full-time studies the students obtain cross-disciplinary theoretical knowledge andpractical skills by using the available scientific facilities such as radar systems, stratospheric balloons,robots, rockets and satellites. Specially organised study visits to European space companies help thestudents to establish direct contacts with space industry.

Degrees Awarded

The Master Degree is achieved after successful accomplishment of 120 ECTS. The student who fulfil the requirements for the Master Degree receive a double Master Diploma, i.e. a Diploma certificate from Luleå University of Technology and a Diploma certificate from the second European partner university.

Consortium of Universities responsible for the SpaceMaster Course:

Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Kiruna, Sweden (Coordinating University)
Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg (JMUW), Germany
Cranfield University (CU), United Kingdom
Czech Technical University (CTU), Prague, Czech Republic
Aalto University, School of Science and Technology (Aalto), Helsinki, Finland
Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III (UPS), France
University of Tokyo (Todai), Japan
Utah State University (USU), Logan, U.S.A.


Bachelor’s degree or Swedish Kandidatexamen with a minimum of 180 ECTS.

Areas: physics (space, plasma, nuclear, particle, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics), space science, planetology, astronomy, atmospheric science, remote sensing, numerical simulations, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, space engineering, aerospace engineering, robotics, automation, communication, electronics, mechatronics, control theory.

A minimum of 22.5 ECTS in mathematics at the university level is required.

English language requirements

Applicants must have documented skills in English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English B).

For applicants who have not studied in Swedish upper secondary education, skills in English are normally attested to by means of an international language test.


TEOFLPaper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575
Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90
IELTSMinimum score of 6,5, no band lower than 5,5
Cambridge ESOLCertificate of Proficiency in English/CPE or Certificate in Advanced English/CAE


The following applicants may be exempted from submitting formal test evidence:

  • Applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, in accordance with the recommendations in the edition of the International Handbook of Universities that was current the year the degree was awarded.
  • Applicants with a formal transcript or degree certificate where it is clearly stated that the language of instruction was English.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) where English is the major, f.i. English translation or English literature.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Science or Technology from India or Pakistan.
  • Applicants with 30 higher education (HE) credits from a Nordic country where the language of instruction of the course is English.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be awarded to students and scholars for each of the five Rounds of SpaceMaster beginning 2010-2014. The scholarships are available for EU and non-EU students. The number of scholarships for each Round will be defined by the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

  • EM scholarship amount for Category A* is 32000 EUR (after deduction of the tuition fees for 2 years) and includes:
    • contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs of 8000 EUR for two years of studies;
    • monthly allowance of 1000 EUR during 22 study months and 2 months internship at a partner university or associate member during the first year
  • EM scholarship amount for Category B** is 15000 EUR (after deduction of the tuition fees for 2 years) and includes:
    • mobility grant of 3000 EUR for travel to a Third Country partner university;
    • monthly allowance of 500 EUR during 22 study months and 2 months internship at a partner university or associate member during the first year

* Category A: students who come from a country other than an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries
** Category B: students who do not fulfill the Category A criteria

Apply to SpaceMaster

  • If you are interested in Space Science and Technology
  • If you want to enhance your chances for a leading position in industry and in research
  • If you wish to study in a truly international setting with many opportunities
  • If you want a double European Masters Degree

Application Deadline

Application deadline is January 15.

Application Fee

Application fee for the whole Course is 900 SEK


You must submit the following documents once you have completed your online application:

  1. Cover sheet
  2. Certificates and diplomas from your previous education (stamped and signed copies)
  3. Transcripts of completed courses and academic grades (stamped and signed copies)
    Please note: If your degree was awarded in Cameroon, Canada, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan or the USA, your transcript of record must be sent directly from your university. If you include it in this information packet, it will not be accepted.
    In addition, certain countries have specific documentation requirements. If you received your degree from Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, France, Germany, India, Nigeria, Nepal, Pakistan, the Phillipines or the United States, you should follow this link in order to see what your special requirements are:
    Link to Country specific documentation requirements (via
  4. Proof of English language skills
    Please note: All TOEFL tests must be sent straight from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and reach University Studies in Sweden by the deadline for submitting documents. The institution code is Sweden 9520 and this must be stated.
  5. A copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph or some other document of identification (stamped and signed copies)
  6. Curriculum Vitae including academic studies and professional experience
  7. Recommendation letters in English from two senior experts in your field of studies (stamped and signed copies).

Copies and scanned documents supporting your application must be stamped and signed by the issuing institution, or a notary public. If this is not done, your application will not be processed. Documents should be in the original language, and in officially certified translations into Swedish, English, French or German, if the original documents are in a language other than these or the Scandinavian languages.

Sort the documents in the same order as stated in this list and send them in one envelope to:

University Studies in Sweden
SE-833 83 Stroemsund

Only send one set of documents. Avoid using staplers, paper clips, and documents printed on both sides.

Application Procedure

There are two steps to the application procedure:

  1. Online registration at the Swedish Agency for Higher Education Services
  2. Submission of documents to the University Studies in Sweden via post.

Here is a short guide how to proceed with the online registration:

  • Create an account at
  • Go to “Course search” and choose “Free text/Code”
  • Choose "Autumn term 2011" and Code "LTU-93202"
  • When the course is found, press Add
  • Go to “To Application” (upper right corner)
  • Follow the directions to apply for LTU SpaceMaster HT11.

Contact Information

For more information contact Mrs. Anette Snällfot-Brändström via e-mail:

Consortium Ranking and Selection Criteria

For the Erasmus Mundus (EM) scholarships the Consortium performs a ranking of all applicants within Category A and B respectively. The first ten applicants from Category A and first seven applicants from Category B with the highest ranks will receive the EM scholarships. Other eligible applicants will be admitted to the Course without the EM scholarship. They will be placed in reserve with the possibility to receive the EM scholarship in case of drop outs of the EM scholarship holders.
For ranking the following criteria are applied:

  1. Study credits (academic grades during BSc or equivalent university studies)
  2. University position (according to the Consortium internal ranking list)
  3. Practical experience, professional capabilities (participation in experiments and project work, internship and trainee job in related and unrelated to the Course areas, other types of employment, available scientific publications if any. Indicate activity and time period)
  4. Overseas experience (studies in European universities outside the home country. Indicate university, activity and time period).

The final rank will be calculated on the base of the achieved points using the four criteria. The applicants are encouraged to reflect all their activities in order to receive as high of a rank as possible.


Dr. Victoria Barabash
Department of Space Science
Luleå University of Technology
Box 812
SE - 981 28 KIRUNA

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