The applications are accepted on qualification and first-come/first-served basis. i.e.in case of equal qualification of two applicants, the early applicant is given the place. Therefore it is recommended to apply as soon as possible, well before the deadline.
Applicants are required to hold a Bachelor degree in engineering or a scientific discipline (e.g. physics, chemistry, mathematics…). The criteria may be waived for Applicants with relevant work experience deemed equivalent to the academic admission requirements.
Students are requested to provide one of the following English certificates:
For Oldenburg, Zaragoza and MINES-ParisTech:
- TOEFL: minimum score of 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test) or 80 (internet-based test)
- IELTS: minimum 6 (Academic version)
- Cambridge Advanced Exam in English: B minimum
- Cambridge Proficiency Exam in English: C minimum
- Comparable proof of English language proficiency (e.g. Bachelor studies in English language)
- TOEFL: minimum score of 575 (paper-based test), or 90 (internet-based test, with not less than 20 in Reading, Listening, Speaking or Writing); or
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum with not less than 6.0 in Reading, Listening, Speaking or Writing; or
- Cambridge Advanced Exam in English: B minimum; or
- Cambridge Proficiency Exam in English: C minimum.
Pre-sessional English language classes for students who have an IELTS but not at the correct level: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/media/wwwlboroacuk/external/content/international/englangdocs/Standard.pdf
There is no Spanish or French language exams required. Students who want to follow the core in Spanish can take intensive Spanish courses before the start of the semester to fresh up their knowledge. Zaragoza University tests the Spanish level of applicant students with a phone interview, the same applies for the French level in Mines-ParisTech.
Documents to present
Candidates for admission should upload the following documents:
- A CV (resume) in English
- A certified copy of the university diploma and transcripts ("certified" means that the documents must bear the official University stamp to be considered valid)
- Two letters of reference
- A proof of English language proficiency (see above for minimum scores) - this proof may be provided later than the rest of the application, but before the date indicated by the University in case you are accepted under conditions.
- A copy of your passport
- A cover letter (=letter of motivation)
- Any additional information in support of your application is welcome but not requested (eg: information on work experience).
The 2019/2020 process is now open.
- 15th April for EU and non-EU students applying to Oldenburg University; if you select this University in the list after the deadline, your form will be sent systematically to your second choice of Core.
- 1st May for non-EU students applying to Hanze University; if you select this University in the list after the deadline, your form will be sent systematically to your second choice of Core.
- 1st July for EU students applying to Hanze University
- 1st July for all other Core providers
Letters of Reference
The reference (to be provided in English- French and Spanish can be accepted for MINES-ParisTech and Zaragoza University) should include, if possible, details of the results he/she has obtained throughout his/her studies. If the applicant has not graduated, the reference should give a prediction of the likely degree outcome. Additionally, the reference should indicate whether the applicant language skills are adequate for postgraduate study (either in English, French or Spanish according to the student's choice of university).
Finally, the referee should include their name, status/title, telephone/email, the name and address of their institution/company, the official headed paper of the institution/company and their signature. The letters of reference are to be uploaded. Universities reserve the right to ask for the hardcopies to be sent via regular mail if necessary.
In case the letters are to be received only through regular mail, please indicate it in your application form and contact EUREC. The application is not valid without references
Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2019-2020 amount to EUR 7.300 for students with the nationality of an EU Member State and EUR 11.500 for students without EU nationality. Fees will be payable in three instalments spread throughout the course.
For Hanze UAS only: students will pay tuition fee directly to the University. To guarantee registration, selected students by Hanze UAS will have to pay a deposit fee (1.300 euros for EU students, 1.500 euros for non-EU students) to EUREC upon reception of the offer letter. This deposit will be reimbursed at the end of October to students who joined the course.
Additional administrative fees can be asked directly by the partnering Universities.
Please note that non-EU students will have to pay an extra fee of EUR 1.500 directly to Loughborough University upon arrival.
Non-EU students should also be aware that payment of a visa and a financial guarantee is necessary for entrance to the Netherlands. For detailed information about non-EU students applying to Hanze UAS, please visit: https://www.hanze.nl/home/International/Practical+matters/Immigration/
If your participation in the programme is conditional upon your receiving financial support, please indicate this clearly in the application form.
All non-EU applicants are required to obtain a study visa which they should request at the country's embassy where they will study the first semester. The visa must cover the entire duration of the academic year and is a pre-condition for enrolment. EUREC provides a support letter for the VISA process, but cannot apply for a VISA instead of the students who have to apply, well in advance, for themselves.