Sunday, January 22, 2012

Erasmus Mundus (GIM) Scholarships


The MSc. in Global Innovation Management is a unique 2-year programme offered jointly by the University of Strathclyde (Scotland), Aalborg University (Denmark), Hamburg University of Technology (Germany) and, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) which enables graduates of first degrees in engineering, science and technology to successfully manage the innovation process across international boundaries.

Students have the opportunity to study at two European Universities, with a third option for EU students and self-funded non-EU students to study in Australia in year 2. The programme's delivery over two years provides a greater depth of learning, more industrial engagement and a rich cultural experience.

Aims and objectives

The course equips students with skills to transform research outputs into innovative products and services. Learning the tools and techniques for working globally, students apply this knowledge practically by working on projects with industry contacts in different countries, further enhancing their understanding of international business. GIM addresses new challenges in innovative global enterprise and provides: 
  • A practical and global perspective of Innovation Management, through industry based modules 
  • Skills applicable for larger multinational organisations to smaller enterprises 
  • Expanded perspectives of Innovation Management including Technology Management, R&D, and Product/Service Development with focus on the interface between disciplines involved in the process; 
  • Increased research capability focused on activities at the periphery of the innovation process.


The MSc award is made jointly by the University of Strathclyde and the second year institution.

Partner Universities

University of Strathclyde, UK
Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Aalborg University, Denmark
Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE), Australia

Eligible Candidates

Candidates admitted to the MSc will require to have: 
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, at second-class level or higher, in an engineering, science or technology subject 
  • An appropriate level of competence in the English language, through attaining a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in any of the 4 test sections) or TOEFL 95 (minimum of listening 21, speaking 23, writing 21 and reading 22)

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

In 2012 there are likely to be 7 ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarships avaialble to Category A students and 5 for Category B students. Erasmus Mundus will confirm the availability of addtional scholarships for applicants from "Turkey and the Western Balkans", "Tunisia and Egypt" and "Eastern Neighbourhood Countries" (i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) at a later date.
The Category A scholarships are 48,000 Euros in total and Category B 23,000 Euros. Scholarships can be used to contribute to tuition fees and provide a significant contibution to living expenses on a monthly basis over the 2 year length of the programme

How to apply

Applications should be made to the administrating institution, the University of Strathclyde. A separate application to ERASMUS MUNDUS is NOT necessary.
Applicants are reminded that they should not apply for any more than 3 Erasmus Mundus courses at the same time. Applying to more than 3 programmes will invalidate all scholarship applications.
To apply online please go here
Applicants should upload all of the following documents to the application system as instructed within the form:
  • Appendix / cover Sheet to the application (download the 2012 version here)
  • Covering letter (max. 1 page) and summary CV (max. 2 pages) outlining why you should be considered for the course, and why you should be chosen to spend year 2 at a particular partner university;
  • Two scanned letters of reference 
  • A copy of the first degree certificate, including confirmation of the level of award (GPA, if award level not stated on certificate)
  • A scanned copy of an English Language Proficiency certificate (see Entry Requirements)
  • A photocopy of your passport
If any of the requested documents are missing from your application after the deadline for scholarship applications, please note that your application will be considered incomplete and cannot be considered for scholarship.
Please note that in making an application to this programme, applicants accept that the submitted personal details and documentation may be shared amongst the GIM consortium partners, with the Erasmus Mundus Agency and with any other body relevant to the processing of applications.Please see this document for full details of the University of Strathclyde's Data protection Policy.


The closing date for both Category A and Category B scholarship applications is 31st January 2012.

Contact information

For general enquiries regarding the MSc. programme in Global Innovation Management, and issues concerning Application, Admissions and Curriculum or facilities please contact

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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