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European Master Award Programme in Software Engineering (EMSE), 2018/2020

­Applications are now invited for the second call for admission to the European Master Programme in Software Engineering (EMSE) for the edition 2018/2020. Students from Programme as well as Partner countries are eligible to apply.

EMSE provides a jointly developed curriculum that is fully recognised by the four universities that deliver it. The two-year programme offers students mobility choices that allow them to attend a full year at each of two the EMSE universities.



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  • Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • Course Level: The studentships are available to pursue Master degree programme.
  • Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of Software Engineering. The EMSE curriculum covers a wide range of topics, such as software process management, verification and validation, software design, requirements engineering and advanced topics including software quality, distributed systems and development, global software development, embedded systems and open source software & agile development.
  • Award: EMSE Consortium offers for the edition 2018/2020, second application session, three EMSE scholarships of 24.000,00 € for PrC candidates respectively for the paths:
  • First year UPM – second year OY
  • First year UPM – second year UKL
  • First year UKL – second year UNIBZ
  • This support will cover the annual participation cost (see section 3) and leave to the awarded student a subsistence allowance of about 15.500,00 €.
  • Nationality: Students from Programme as well as Partner countries are eligible to apply.
  • Number of Awards: Numbers not given
  • The award can be taken in Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (UNIBZ), University of Oulu, Finland (OY), Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany (UNIKL), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain (UPM)


Eligible Countries: Students from Programme as well as Partner countries are eligible to apply.

Entrance Requirements: In order to be admitted, applicants must fulfill the following criteria and provide documents requested:

  • Meet the application deadline
  • Indicate the preferred mobility track
  • Have excellent academic background. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their curriculum vitae, academic grades, professional experience, and motivation letter explaining their education and professional objectives, and letters of recommendation.
  • Have been awarded a BSc in Software Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering or degrees with equivalent skills in the three areas (Software Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering) by an internationally recognized university-level institution.
    • For the first call, applicants who have not completed their BSc degree yet, but are expected to graduate before July 31st 2018, are allowed to apply to the current call for application. However, if selected, to be admitted to the program they will have to provide a copy of the BSc degree certificate before July 31st 2018.
  • Provide proof of proficiency in English language at level B2.2 (CEFR).
    • With one or more of the following internationally recognized certificates, issued no more than 5 years before application deadline date: TOEFL (>=567 (paper based), >=227 (computer-based), or >=87 (internet-based)), IELTS (>=6.0) or equivalent certificates. For more information regarding “Equivalent certificates”, applicants are advised to check the conversion to level B2.2 in the following file (page 6 & 7) English Conversion Table (updated)
    • With university declaration of undergraduate studies in English: applicants who have received a degree from a university-level institution where the official teaching language is English must submit a declaration issued by the same University stating that English is the official language of the respective program of degree at level B2.2 or equivalent.
    • With country of origin certification: applicants who are citizens and first-degree-holders of the following English speaking countries Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia or Zimbabwe must submit a document attesting their country of origin.
    • The consortium may request an assessment of the student’s English level during the selection interview.

Candidates from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are advised to contact in advance the relevant Italian diplomatic Representation in their country of residence in order to confirm the documentation required for the pre-enrolment procedure in case of acceptance.

English Language requirement: All courses are taught in English. Students are requested to acquire language skills in the local language (e.g., by passing an exam) of each University they will attend on the first and on the second year.

Master Awards

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applicants apply on-line at the EMSE website https://emse.gomovein.com/.

The absence of any of these documents in the Submission Tool by the deadline may lead to rejection of such application:

  • A copy of the of English proficiency certificate;
  • Curriculum Vitae (European format);
  • Proof of nationality (copy of passport);
  • Proof of place of residence (e.g., residence certificate);
  • Certified (translated into English) copy of university diploma;
  • Certified (translated into English) copy of Transcript of study Results (subjects taken during their degrees, along with the marks obtained and the number of hours/credits devoted to each subject); and
  • Recommendation letters (one compulsory and 1 optional) with contact reference(s).

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