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Erasmus Mundus BDMA International Masters Programme in Europe 2020

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The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme is inviting applications for the Erasmus Mundus BDMA International Masters Programme in Europe 2020.

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme in Big Data Management and Analytics (BDMA) is a unique programme that fully covers all of the data management and analytics aspects of Big Data (BD), built on top of Business Intelligence (BI) foundations, and complemented with horizontal skills. It has been jointly designed and adheres to international studies, being structured to cover all the skills BI and BD specialists require.

The programme favours the integration of students into a network of specialists and researchers in BI and BD. The curriculum is jointly delivered by Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spain, Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) in Germany, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) in the Netherlands and CentraleSupélec (CS) in France. Scholars from academic partners around the world and partners from leading industries in BI, private R&D companies, service companies, public research institutes, and public authorities will contribute to the programme by training students, providing computers, software, course material, job placement or internship perspectives, as well as financial support.

This consortium will prepare the graduates not only to answer today s professional challenges by a strong connection with the needs coming from the industry, but also to pursue their studies into doctorate programs, through strong connections with the researchers and innovators views.

Worth of Award

Two categories of scholarships are available

The scholarship for students from Programme Countries comprises:

  • Participation costs: up to 4,500 euros per year
  • Travel costs: 1,000 euros per year
  • Contribution to subsistence costs: 1,000 euros per month for the entire duration of the BDMA programme (24 months maximum).

The scholarship for students from Partner Countries comprises:

  • Participation costs: up to 9,000 euros per year
  • Travel costs: 2.000 or 3,000 euros per year depending on whether the student is resident of a country whose location is, respectively, less than or more than 4.000 km away from Brussels, the coordinating institution of the BDMA Programme.
  • Installation costs: 1,000 euros.
  • Contribution to subsistence costs: 1,000 euros per month for the entire duration of the BDMA programme (24 months maximum).


To apply to BDMA, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • They have been awarded a Bachelor’s degree (i.e., the equivalent of 180 ECTS) with a major in computer science, from an accredited university. The university has to be listed in the World Higher Education Database (WHED) or be included in the following university rankings:
  • The Times Higher
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • They must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test equivalent to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • The consortium will rely on how certification bodies evaluate their own equivalences against this framework, e.g., Cambridge General English FCE, IELTS (Academic) 5.5, TOEFL (paper-based) 570, TOEFL (computer-based) 230, TOEFL (internet-based) 72, etc.

How to Apply

To file an application for the EM Master Programme:

  • Register an account
  • Log in with your username and password
  • Complete the application forms and upload the necessary attachments (you will be notified by email of the progress of your application)
  • Make sure that your referees uploaded their recommendation letter before the application deadline
  • Submit your application (notice that you cannot apply to more than three Erasmus Mundus programmes) before the application deadline
  • Make sure you’ve received an acknowledgment by email confirming your application

Before you start, be sure you have the following documentation (all in English and stamped by some public institution certifying that they correspond to the original counterpart in your local language) at hand;

  • Cover letter (stating your interest, your possibilities in the Master, and anything you consider relevant to know for the Selection Committee)
  • Passport
  • Photo (passport size)
  • CV
  • Bachelor certificate (at least 180 ECTS)
  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Proof of contracts

Deadline: Students applying for an Erasmus+ scholarship should apply by December 15th, 2019

Click here for more details and to apply

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