Master in Translational Cosmetic and Dermatological Sciences Scholarships

The European Master in Translational Cosmetic and Dermatological Sciences (EMOTION) is a two-year 120 ECTS, English-taught, joint program, which focuses on Research & Development (R&D) and heavily includes transversal and transferable skills.


The mission of EMOTION is to educate the future generation of translational scientists and professionals in dermocosmesis and dermatologic therapies and to equip them with the skills and competences to work in R&D.

To achieve this aim, the EMOTION consortium has been designed and structured to assemble an integrated group of scientists/teachers/professionals with complementary expertise that covers the entire interdisciplinary field.

The EMOTION consortium is composed of the University of Piemonte Orientale (UPO; Italy), the University Miguel Hernández (UMH; Spain), the University of Namur (UNAMUR; Belgium), and Humboldt University (HU; Germany) via a collaboration with Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

In the first year, that will be held in Italy, courses on anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, dermatology, regulatory affairs, pharmaceutical technology and medicinal chemistry will be taught together with workshops on project management, drug discovery, and peculiarities of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors.

In the first semester of the second year, students will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in non-clinical cosmetic and pharmaceutical research (in Spain) or in clinical development (in Belgium).

The number of students attending UMH or UNamur will be balanced in numbers.

Allocation of students to one of the institutions will be done based on student preference and merit (i.e. top students based on ECTS marks will be allowed to choose their destination up to completion of allocated places).

Students will attend all three workshops, which are intended to introduce them to the industrial world and provide them with transferable and soft skills (including communication, job seeking skills and know-how for entrepreneurship).

In the second semester of the last year, the students will have the possibility to carry out their thesis work in industry or in academia.

At the end of the program, students will be expected to be able to actively contribute to the development of products.

Alongside research, students will have a know-how of market dynamics.

It is envisaged that most graduates will work in pharmaceutical industries or in cosmetic industries carrying out research and development programs.

It is important to note that both fields are economically important and are expanding, as there is a constant need for innovation in drugs and cosmetics.

Health and wellbeing, including healthy aging, are priorities in the modern world. Importantly, the master intends to stimulate students towards entrepreneurship, and thereby develop their own businesses.
Last, while the course is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge on skin, it provides solid basis for working in research and development of any pharmaceutical or cosmetic field.


A generous number of scholarships,
for both European and non-European citizens, are provided by the European Commission.

Students that will not be eligible for the scholarships will nonetheless be allowed to participate in the program provided they meet the merit requirements.

Full Master in Translational Cosmetic and Dermatological Sciences Scholarships

Who is eligible?

  • Students from all over the world are eligible for an Erasmus+ EMJMD scholarship.

  • Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.

    What is included in the Erasmus+ EMJMD Scholarship?

    1. Contribution to the participation costs;

    The tuition fee will be fully covered by the scholarship contribution and the Consortium.

  • 4,500 € per year for a Programme Country scholarship holder

  • 9,000 € per year for a Partner Country scholarship holder

    Any amount in excess of these contributions will be covered by the Consortium and will not be charged to the scholarship holder

    2. Contribution to the travel and installation costs

  • Programme Country: 1,000 € per year per scholarship holder resident of a Programme country

  • Partner Country: 2,000 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € for installation costs for a scholarship holder resident in a Partner country whose location is situated at less than 4,000 km from the coordinating HEI

    - 3,000 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € for installation costs for a scholarship holder resident in a Partner country whose location is situated at 4.000km or more from the coordinating HEI.

    3. Contribution to subsistence costs

  • Monthly Contribution: 1,000 € per month for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme (24 months maximum).

    Principles and regulations

  • Erasmus+ EMJMD scholarships can be offered to students from any region of the world, taking geographical balance into account: no more than 3 candidates from the same country (with the same nationality) should be awarded an Erasmus+ EMJMD scholarship during the same intake.

  • The student candidate / scholarship holder declares to not have already benefited from a previous EMJMD scholarship or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course/Joint Doctorate scholarship.

  • The student candidate / scholarship holder commits to not benefit from another EU funded scholarship scheme to follow the same EMJMD course for the entire period of the course.

  • The financial support shall be repaid by the scholarship holder in case of fraud or false declaration.

    Consortium Scholarship

    Consortium scholarships are available to European and Non-European students who did not obtain the Erasmus+ EMJMD scholarship.

    This scholarship consists in a reduction of the total of the tuition fees of €9,000 for programme country students and €18,000 for partner country students.

    Apply by 16th February

    For more information and application details, see;
    Master in Translational Cosmetic and Dermatological Sciences Scholarships

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