IDS-FunMat is an International Doctoral Programme in Functional Materials funded by the ERASMUS MUNDUS Programme of the European Union.
Our school offers scholarships for PhD projects in Functional Materials Science, carried out in co-supervision between universities from two different countries (see list of partners). In most projects an industry partner is also involved. The PhD candidates must spend at least 6 months in each university. The projects start around October and take 3-4 years.
The European Union finances each year a number of ERASMUS MUNDUS PhD scholarships in our school, and in addition we have PhD projects funded by other sources.Scholarships for PhD projects in Functional Materials Science which are carried out in co-supervision between universities from two different countries (see list of partners). In most projects an industry partner is also involved. The PhD candidates must spend at least 6 months in each university. The projects start around October and take 3-4 years. For more details see under ‘Key Elements of PhD’s’.
The European Union finances each year a number of ERASMSUS MUNDUS scholarships in our school, and there are two categories of scholarships with different deadlines and conditions:
Category A: (6 scholarships in 2010) Candidates from countries outside of the “EU+”, who have, for the last 12 months, not carried out their main activity (studies, work etc) inside the “EU+”. EXCEPTION: Third country candidates who have received an ERASMSUS MUNDUS masters scholarship.
Category B: (4 scholarships in 2010) Everybody else (most “EU+” based students) (“EU+” means EU countries plus Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Turkey, Western Balkan Countries)
Deadline for applications in both categories: 20 February
In addition our school offers PhD scholarships funded by other sources (industry, universities, governments, etc). For these scholarships there are no general limitations on nationality or residence. These projects also have individual deadlines. The general condition for all categories is that the applicant has, or will have at the start of his/her PhD, a Master or equivalent university degree in Materials Science or a related field. You will also need sufficient knowledge of English language.
The application and selection procedure is handled online via this website. In order to apply, you must first of all register, using the ‘Register’ option under the LOGIN menu (bottom left). If there is no Register link, the registration is closed. Once registered, you will receive an email with a confirmation link which you must open to activate your login. You will then be able to login and file your application.
Note that you can login several times to complete your application, as long as you respect the deadline. You application consists of an online application form, and several documents which you must submit as pdf files by uploading to the website: CV, Motivation letter, Master Diploma or proof of enrolment, two reference letters, and eventually proof of English skills.