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Erasmus Mundus Joint International Doctoral Degree Program in Law, Science and Technology

Applications are invited for a joint international doctoral degree program in Law, Science and Technology. This is a three years doctoral degree program which includes research, teaching and internship.

After the first year spent in Italy begins a period of mobility that includes an internship in the third year. These doctoral fellowships are divided between category A and category B candidates who will receive a grant to cover the participation costs, living, travel and installation allowance.

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Study Subject(s): This programme is structured in three alternative tracks: Bioethics, ICT& Law and Legal Informatics and AI&LAW.

Course Level: This is a three years doctoral degree program which includes research, teaching and internship. The partner universities are the University of Bologna, University of Turin, The Autonomous University of Barcelona, Mykolas Romeris University, University of Luxembourg and University of Tilburg.

Scholarship Provider: Erasmus Mundus

The award can be taken in Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Abroad (internships are offered, by one of the several partners that are part of the LAST-JD Programme)

Eligibility:
-Admission to the programme is open to applicants who have received a 2nd Level Master Degree (120 ECTS after 180 ECTS of bachelor) or a Single Cycle Degree (minimal 300 ECTS), or a comparable university degree (Second Cycle qualification), as required by the partner universities for admission to doctoral studies. The title allowing the admission to LAST-JD program must be obtained before the deadline indicated in the call for application.
-Candidates who will only obtain their postgraduate higher education degree at the end of the academic year preceding the one concerned by the fellowship application can nevertheless apply for a doctoral fellowship and be selected by the consortium concerned, under the condition that they acquire the required degree prior to the beginning of the joint doctorate programme concerned.” (EM Programme Guide, section 5.2.1., page 39)
-The candidate shall speak English so, if he/she is non-native English speaker, is required a recognized international English test Certificate obtained in the last three years before the deadline indicated in the “Call for application”. For those who studied in countries where English is the official language, is required an official letter stating that your university studies were undertaken in English. The English Language Proficiency is required according to the following criteria: IELTS min: 6.5; TOEFL min: 220 CBT, 550 PBT, 80 iBT; TOEIC min: 780, Cambridge min. C.A.E, Trinity min. GESE and ISE Intermediate, GRE min. Verbal Reasoning. 480, Quantitative Reasoning 600 and Analytical Writing 4.0.
-Category A or Partner Country candidate: Partner Country scholarships can only be awarded to candidates who are nationals of and/or residents in an Erasmus+ Partner country and who have not carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years (until 27 February 2015) in one of the Programme Countries. The 12-month residency rule should not apply to the student candidates who for various reasons and under various circumstances have sought refuge and received a refugee status in a Programme Country and also to former EMMC scholarship holders.
-Category B fellowships: Any doctoral candidate who does not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The programme is open to students from all over the world.

Description: The Joint International Doctoral Degree in “Law, Science and Technology” is an interdisciplinary integrated doctorate, designed to address new challenges in legal, socio-ethical and technical domains arising from the information society and newly emerging technologies.

Number of award(s): For the call 2015 5 grants are available. These 5 grants are split as follows: 4 scholarships category A and 1 scholarship category B.

Duration of award(s): The grant will cover 36 months. LAST-JD lasts three years and is divided into the different stage following the doctorate student in their chosen research path. The programme is at the intersection between research and teaching and begins with a common path for all the doctorate candidates. After the first year spent in Italy begins a period of mobility that includes an internship in the third year.

What does it cover? There are excellent fellowship opportunities for students accepted to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate programme in “Law, Science and Technology”. These fellowships, divided between category A and category B candidates, will be given to the highest-ranked PhD candidates during the study period which lasts three years. The PhD Candidate will receive a grant to cover the participation costs, living, travel and installation allowance, as follows:
Participation costs: €  300/month (category A) and € 300/month (category B)
Living allowance: €  2.800/month gross sum (category A) and € 2.800/month gross sum (category B)
Travel allowance – Installation: €  7.500 (category A) and € 3.000 (category B) if there is mobility foreseen to third-country full/associated partners
While the grant for installation, travel and living allowance will be transferred to a candidate’s European bank account, the participation costs will be paid by the European Commission directly to the Consortium. This means that € 10.800 (€ 300 x 36 months) will not be transferred to the candidate’s bank account but will instead be used to cover the monthly participation costs (e.g. enrolment cost, training cost, diploma cost, general service costs, linguistic courses costs, etc.).

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

application Deadline: Closed

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