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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society Plus (EMJMD ACES\ACES+)

The closing date for scholarship applications is 15 February 2021.



The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society Plus (EMJMD ACES+) will give you a unique opportunity to study in up to four centres of European excellence in aquaculture research and learning; Scotland, Crete, France and the Netherlands. It will also allow you to gain the practical and theoretical skills needed for a successful career in aquaculture through industry-led research programmes, internships and fieldwork.



Erasmus Mundus scholarships, which are funded by the EACEA of the European Union, will meet the cost of annual tuition fees and will provide a contribution towards travel and relocation, and also a contribution towards daily living expenses.


Fees and Scholarships


Tuition fees cover the following services:

  • teaching and examination fees

  • access to library and electronic resources

  • computing facilities

  • cost of short field trips/ industry site related to a particular module

  • language classes (French and Greek) that are an integral part of the EMJMD ACES programme

  • access to university sport and medical facilities where available

Eligibility Requirements

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society (EMJMD ACES+) is open to students who meet the following minimum conditions:

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent; second class or higher at Honours level) in one of the fields of biological or environmental sciences. An appropriate background could include; aquaculture-related studies, marine science and/or resources, aquatic biology, biology, or environmental sciences linked to the field of marine science and fisheries; and

  • For non-UK students, a Secure English Language Test (i.e. IELTS) certificate (applicants must achieve an overall score of 6.5 in this test and a minimum of 6.0 in all four components). Please note, if IELTS test centres in your country remain closed due to COVID-19, then we recommend you take the LanguageCert International Communicator ESOL B2. This test can be done online and you should not be required to do another IELTS test in the event travel bans are lifted or IELTS test centres re-open.


How to Apply-Documents


The following documents should be emailed as a single PDF file:

  1. Completed EMJMD ACES+ application form (in Microsoft Word) in English, which must include a 350-word motivation (or personal) statement and 350-word statement giving information or examples of your previous experience in the field of aquaculture;

  2. Completed UHI International application form (applicable to ALL students, including European). This is a standard UHI form which must be completed in English. Please note, for the section on ‘Course Details’ please insert UHI-SAMS and please leave blank the ‘Personal Statement’ as this information collected in your EMJMD ACES+ application form, as above;

  3. Curriculum vitae (CV) in freestyle format;

  4. A professional reference (of 500-800 words)

  5. Copy of your passport;

  6. Copy of your degree certificate (plus certified translation into English if applicable);

  7. Copy of your transcript of marks (plus certified translation into English if applicable); and

  8. Copy of your Secure English Language Test (i.e. IELTS) certificate, which is valid until the end of Sept 2020. You must achieve an overall score of 6.5 in your IELTS test and have obtained this qualification by the time you apply for the EMJMD ACES+ course).

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