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Admission, Scholarship and Selection Procedure information



Application submission
For submission for the Erasmus Mundus Master's course of Biomedical Engineering, an application form has to be filled in, which need to be send together with the additional documents (see under 'Apply now') to the coordinating institute. To start the programme in September 2018, the deadline for submission is
1 March 2018 for students form non-EU and EU countries. Note that the programme is open to students from all over the world - EU and non-EU students are welcome!

After application by email, you will receive first an automatic Confirmation of receipt and after we have downloaded the Application package (documents) you will receive an email with further information/instruction. In this email the CEMACUBE selection time-line will be pointed out (e.g. when decisions will be made, interview dates, etc). Please note that you will get only 1 reminder email if your Application Package is incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be taken into account for selection, so please make sure you have all required documents. If you can not manage this before the deadline, please contact the programme manger Mrs Dr. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it l as soon as possible and before the deadline to discuss if there is a possible solution.

As the Erasmus Mundus Programme (2009-2013) is no longer running, we no longer have scholarships on offer within the CEMACUBE programme. This means that you will have to arrange your own funding to be able to take part in the programme.

What is possible regarding additional funding, does depend on where you are from as each country has its own funding possibilities and international grants. However, you can have a look on the web pages of the universities taking part in the programme as they often give information on where to find additional funding. E.g. DAAD in Germany:, in the Netherlands:

Please note that we can not help you with finding a scholarship or any kind of funding for you. If you are selected for the CEMACUBE programme we can help you with writing a Letter of support if you would need one to apply for funding.


Selection procedure

After the deadline only complete Application packages (please see under Apply now for details) will be taken into account for selection. To make the first selection, the following selection procedure will be followed:

1st step:            Document check: Are all documents required present in the application package;

2nd step:           Diploma check: Is the degree/diploma obtained valid and of sufficient quality to start the CEMACUBE programme. This will be done using the Degree Quality Databases of  the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic) and NARIC UK. The rules of the Admission Office of the coordinating institute (University of Groningen) will be followed. If you want to see if your degree will be valid to start a masters in the Netherlands, please check the Country Module of your country at Nuffic (click here). Please note that not all countries are included in the Nuffic webpage, in those cases we consult the Admission Office of the University of Groningen.

3rd step:           Detailed document check: Checking CV, References, Transcripts (engineering related courses), required test result (English, GRE)  to decide if the candidates have the right background to start the programme.

4th step:           In the last step, the GPA will be taken into account. Hence, the remaining candidates will be ordered from high to low according to their GPA. Please note that if you do not provide a GPA on your Application form as requested we can not included you when we order all candidates. Please do not forget to mention the scale, as without a scale the GPA is just a number.


The interview

On average the top 30 candidates will be selected and invited for a Skype interview (using Skype Conference Call; see:

The interview will be structured as follows:

  • Introduction of the candidate to the committee and explanation of the agenda;
  • A 5-minute presentation by the candidate on a scientific topic of her/his choice;
  • Questions and discussion about the presentation;
  • General questions posed by the selection committee to the candidate;
  • General questions posed by the candidate to the selection committee.

In total the interview will last 20-25 minutes. For this interview, the selected candidates will be asked to prepare a short presentation of 5 minutes (7 PowerPoint slides maximum) on a scientific topic of their choice.


After Interview

After the interviews all candidates are discussed and ranked according to their performance to determine if they are selected for the programme. The candidates will be notified by email of their selection results within 3 weeks of the interview date.


Semester 1 and 2 (year 1)

Students will in principle be distributed among the partner universities. Of course, the consortium will take into consideration the preferences of the selected students as much as possible, but the consortium reserves the right to make the final decision on where the student will go for their first year. 


Semester 3 and 4 (year 2)

Before the start of the programme (or in the beginning of the programme) the finalized specializations of the 3rd/4th semester choice must be submitted. Again we will take all preferences into account, but the final decision will be made by the consortium.

After one year the studying progress will be judged. If the first year is not finished before year 2 starts (e.g. not passed all required courses or misbehaviour), the student will have to leave the programme.


Last Updated on Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:54  

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