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Master Scholarships in Public Health (EUROPUBHEALTH), Erasmus Mundus, Europe

The European Masters programme EUROPUBHEALTH is an innovative and adapted answer to the challenge of training outstanding international professionals to work in this important sector.

Students will train at several of the prestigious European universities delivering the programme:

  • EHESP School of Public Health (France) coordinator of the programme
  • University of Rennes 1 (France)
  • Andalusian School of Public Health (Spain)
  • University of Copenhagen, (Denmark)
  • Jagellonian University of Cracow (Poland)
  • School of Health and Related Research of the University of Sheffield (UK)

as well as having a chance to engage with our new partners, the :

  • American Mailman School of Public Health of New York (USA)
  • Institut d’études politiques of Rennes (France)

The EUROPUBHEALTH Erasmus Mundus Masters course provides a high level education in the field of public health.

Its main goal is to enable the students to improve health of specific population groups and the population as a whole through :

  • the designing, planning, implementation, advising and assessment of health prevention and promotion programmes.
  • the management of health and social services and establishments.

It is designed to provide students with methods, analytical tools and conceptual knowledge required to understand public health issues.

It is based on the acquisition of academic knowledge and basic savoir-faire related to public health as well as all the necessary skills for the various functions that the students, as future public health professionals, will embrace at the local level, regional, national, European or international, in the public or the private sectors.

EUROPUBHEALTH : a two year masters course
EUROPUBHEALTH is a two year Erasmus Mundus Masters Course (120 ECTS)

  • In first year, the curriculum covers the basic issues of public health. It is offered in Spain or United Kingdom.
  • In second year, the student specialises in a particular subject.

Europubhealth offers 7 specialisations based on the fields of excellence of the six member universities of the consortium.

During this specialisation year, students carry out research work (dissertation) and a practical placement.

Each student selects one specialisation and attends the courses in a country that must be different from year 1 (Denmark, Poland, Spain or France).

At the end of each academic year of the Master, two integration modules bring together all Europubhealth students for international and cross disciplinary work at the end of each academic year.

  • Integration module 1: “Global Dimensions of Public Health” (3 weeks in EHESP Rennes – France).
  • Integration module 2 : “Interspecialisation – Public Health Project Management (3 weeks in EHESP Rennes – France).

Depending on the university background, the specialisation chosen and the language skills of the students, they follow one training pathway among the 13 different following possibilities.

Admission requirements
EUROPUBHEALTH has the objective to enrol a yearly intake of 40 students.

The application procedure and selection process are the same for all candidates, regardless of whether they come from European or third countries.

Interdisciplinary by nature, Europubhealth is open to students with diverse but complementary profiles drawn from medical sciences (including doctors, nurses, pharmacists) or social science backgrounds (including, for example, sociology, economics, psychology, anthropology, geography, political sciences, law).

To be eligible, applicants must fulfil the following conditions agreed by the Consortium:

  • Having at least a university Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) or certified equivalent in one of the disciplines mentioned in the access profile and being able to provide a copy of this diploma when applying on line.
  • Studying full time during the two years of the Master course.
  • Being proficient in the languages suitable for the mobility combinations chosen (English; English+Spanish; English+French; Spanish+English+French):
  • Being able to provide a copy of language tests less than tree years old for the required languages. To know more about minimum required language level, see the “language” section in the web page describing the Master course.
  • Choosing a mobility combination in countries that are different from the one where the student passed his university degree
  • Submit a complete on-line application, together with all supporting documentation required (diplomas, certificates, language certificates, letters of recommendation, etc) before the deadline.

NB: applicants applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship must meet in addition the eligibility criteria as defined in the relevant Call for Proposals.

Tuition fees
For the Master course 2011-2013, the EUROPUBHEALTH tuition fees have been set at :

  • 16.000 € for the two years of study (120 ECTS) for the non European students
  • 8.000 € for the two years of study (120 ECTS) for the students stemming from country of the European Union.

These fees include all the following services:

  • Enrolment in all the teaching units and modules and access to related educational ressources
  • Participation to an orientation programme for international students
  • Free access to library, document centres and related services
  • Language course during first and second year (survival language)
  • Examination, diploma and certificate

The fees do not include costs relating to accommodation, food, international travel, travel on site or insurance.

In addition to the tuition fees, a health insurance is compulsory for scholarship holders. This health insurance costs 350€ per year and will be directly deducted from the grant. The purchase of a third party liability insurance is also highly recommended.

The self funded students will have the choice to take their own health insurance and present a certificate of their insurer or take the insurance of the Consortium.
The students must be in compliance with the regulations of social welfare of the country which welcomes them.

For all the students, third party liability insurance has to be purchased individually.

Erasmus Mundus grants
Europubhealth Masters course is supported by the Erasmus Mundus programme launched by the European Commission in early 2004.

ERASMUS MUNDUS offers scholarship to students for studying abroad.

To be eligible for the grant, the students must choose a combination of pathway that allows them to spend their study period in, at least, two of the European partner countries which must be different from the country in which the scholarship holder has obtained his/her last university degree.
The exact number of ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarships offered for the intake 2011-2013 were:

  • Category A scholarship: 8
  • Category A scholarship “window western Balkans and Turkey” *: 1
  • Category B scholarship: 6

* ” The western Balkans and Turkey window” includes students from Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yougoslavian Republic of Macedonia, l’ancienne République Yougoslave de Macédonie, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo under the UNSC resolution 1244/99, and coming from the candidate country of Turkey.

2012-2014 Session: application module on line is open
Application deadline for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applicants: 10 December 2011

Grant category A:

  • Candidates wishing to make their first year in Sheffield: 10 December 2011
  • Candidates wishing to make their first year in Granada:10 Decembre 2011

Category B grants:

  • Candidates wishing to make their first year in Sheffield: 10 December 2011
  • Candidates wishing to make their first year in Granada:10 Decembre 2011

Application deadline for self funded students: 6 April 2012

Eligibility criteria for category A scholarship

  • To be a citizen of a “third-country”, meaning all country other than:
    • a EU Member State;
    • a EEA-EFTA state (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway)
  • not residing in any above mentioned country;
  • to have not carried out his/her main activity (studies, work, etc.) in any of the above mentioned country for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years (from the 28/02/2007 to the 28/02/2012).
  • Individuals who have already benefited from a ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarship are not eligible
  • Students benefiting from a ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarship cannot benefit from another Community grant while pursuing their ERASMUS MUNDUS master studies
  • The number of applications must be limited to a maximum three different joint ERASMUS MUNDUS Master programmes.
  • Student must have at least a university bachelor degree (180 ECTS) or officially recognized equivalent and be able to provide a copy of this diploma when they apply on line.
  • Study full time during the two years of the Erasmus Mundus Master course Europubhealth

All the eligible files will be studied by the selection comitee.

Eligibility criteria for category B grants
Category B grants can be awarded to any students selected by Europubhealth consortium and do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above.

An integrated selection process
There are two stages in the selection process :

Stage 1 : pre-selection
The application forms carrefully completed and up loaded on line are studied by the University of Cracow in charge of this process. The pre-selection procedure checks that the applicant meets all the eligibility conditions defined by the consortium, i.e.:

  • The applicant has at least a university Bachelor degree, i.e. 180 ECTS
  • The applicant can speak* the languages required for the mobility combination chosen, i.e.:
    • English
    • English + French
    • Spanish + French + English
    • Spanish + English

    * Some recent language tests uploaded with the application file can prove the good language proficiency of the candidat

  • The applicant has submitted a complete application online, together with all the supporting papers required (diploma certificates, language certificates, letters of recommendation, etc), scanned and loaded through the web link of the application tool.

N.B.: The selection process is an integrated procedure. The application files will be consulted online by all the partners of the Consortium, then, the pre selected applications will be transmitted to Selection Committee.

Stage 2: final selection
A Selection Committee composed of representatives of the seven partners universities meets once a year. The Commission studies each of the eligible applications, classifies them and publishes a list of the selected candidates as well as a reserve list.

The co-ordinating institution of the Consortium notifies each applicant of the results and organises the final registration for the Masters Course EUROPUBHEALTH.

On-line application form in english
The EUROPUBHEALTH Master application form should be filled in on-line with all supporting documents uploaded.

Our goal is to recruit online, but, in case eMundus breakdown, candidates can send their application on emundus@cm-uj.krakow.pl or (as a last resort) by post on the institute’s address :

Institute of Public Health JU MC
Att. Mrs.Irmina Jurkiewicz
Européanisme Administrative Coordinator
20 Grzegorzecka Street
31-531 Krakow
Polska

For more information, please visit official website.

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