Because of their ubiquitous presence, overwhelming densities and diversity (sometimes compared to insects) free-living nematodes are an ideal tool for biodiversity studies. They are used as bio-indicators of pollution in both terrestrial and aquatic environments.
The European Master of Science in Nematology (EUMAINE) is one of the Erasmus Mundus Master courses. The EUMAINE programme brings together some of the European leading Universities and Research Institutes active in Nematology and is offered by a network of 8 partners, consisting of 4 consortium partners and 4 supporting or satellite partners. Ghent University is the coordinating university.
The consortium partners are :
The satellite partners are:
MSc Scholarships in Nematology: Eligibility & Admission
Selection will be based on a combination of factors, including academic degrees and records, the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, test scores, language skills, the appropriateness of your goals to the EUMAINE programme and relevant work experience, if any.
In addition, consideration may be given to how your background and life experience would contribute significantly to an educationally beneficial mix of students.
Erasmus Mundus Grants
A limited number of Erasmus Mundus grants are available for third-country nationals with excellent academic records. Eligible students:
These grants are awarded to the best students on a competitive basis.
The grant covers your travel, insurance, living expenses and tuition in Europe for the full duration of the course: 2-year course = 47000 € (from 2010 onwards).
Note that the flight ticket to and from Europe will not be pre-financed by the grant.
For more information, please visit: MSc Scholarships in Nematology