FAQ

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1What is the duration of the programme?
BeInPM is a one-year (12-month) full-time master course.
2Is BeInPM a part-time or full-time programme?
BeInPM is a full-time programme.
3Does BeInPM offer distance (on-line) training?
BeInPM does not offer distance training. It actually focuses on integration and requires international mobility, as students must undertake courses in at least two different European countries.
4How are the courses organised over the two semesters?
BeInPM is a one-year Master's course equivalent to 60 ECTS Credits. The programme starts and ends with a Summer school, in August. The first semester is dedicated to advanced courses, while the second semester consists of an internship and a research thesis.
5How are the modules assessed?
Assessment methods and grading scales have been agreed upon by all members of the consortium. This is necessary for full recognition of all the partners and double degree delivery. Assessment is a blend of:
  1. National assessment: institutions assess students during training modules in their institution, according to the national official rules. Expected minimum required standards have to be achieved for module validation.
  2. Transnational assessment committee: A representative of each consortium member takes part in the final assessment committee at the end of the academic year. The assessment committee gathers the results of the different assessments and reviews national and integration module assessments. It decides on students' admission at the end of the academic year and awards the joint Master degree. It can also give additional tasks for students to carry out if necessary.
6Do I need to submit additional / separate application to be considered for scholarships?
No. Your online application to BeInPM degree will be used to award Erasmus+ EMJMD scholarships. Scholarships attribution will be communicated at the same time as the outcome of the selection.
7I wish to enrol your Programme but I don’t have the financial ability to finance this period of study. What are my options?
Erasmus+ EMJMD is a very generous scholarship that can virtually finance any expenses (including costs of living and travel expenses) during the course of BeInPM Master’s programme.
8With the banks from my country, we cannot access money in our local account outside the country. What bank account will receive the European scholarship (payment for installation, travel and subsistence costs)?
The secretariat opens a French bank account for all students to solve all the problems for your payments. However, we are not allowed to transfer funds before registration at Université Grenoble Alpes.
9What happens if I can't provide the necessary application documents?
All admission conditions have to be met before the start of the academic year. Should you fail to provide the necessary documents, your admission to the programme will be void and you will not be allowed to participate.
10I have graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Health / Nursery: am I eligible to apply for the BeInPM EMJMD?
Yes, with a BSc level obtained in biological sciences, you can apply for the BeInPM programme. The selection process requires a high level in six fields that you should work on (BSc level, 240 ECTS credits) in addition to your studies, if they are not enough developed on that fields, which are: molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, human physiology, microbiology-virology and immunology.
11I cannot provide the English qualification before the deadline, what should I do?
  • If you are a native English speaker: tick the box available on MyBeInPM application.
  • If you have obtained a diploma in English: please upload a certificate of studies performed in English, established by the university that has delivered the related diploma. If you do not have said certificate, please contact us at: BeInPM@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr Your message should provide the relevant transcripts and diplomas.
  • If the information above is not relevant to you, in your application, instead of your English test or certification you should upload a written statement explaining why you do not provide the required test or document, and committing to provide it before the 30 th of June. If pre-selected, your English oral skills will be evaluated during your interview. If successful, you will be offered a conditional admission, which will automatically be transformed into a final admission offer, when the English test or certification is provided. You should send the document as soon as you have it (and before the 30 th of June) via our e-mail address (BeInPM@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr).
  • List of accepted English tests and certifications:
    • Language test or certification should not be older than 2 years,
    • IELTS: score of 5.5 or above,
    • TOEFL: score of 87 or above,
    • PTE Academic: score of 51 or above,
    • Integrated Skills in English (ISE), level II or above: pass in both modules (Reading & Writing, Speaking & Listening),
    • Cambridge English: Advanced (also known as the Certificate in Advanced English/CAE, or Cambridge ESOL): score of 160/210 or above.
12Do I have to provide original documents for the application?
No. The application is completely on-line. As such only electronic copies must be provided. After you have been accepted, you will be expected to provide originals for your registration.
13I cannot accept my place this year. Can the offer be deferred?
In accordance with the official regulations stipulated by the European Commission, an offer or acceptance into the EMLE programme cannot be deferred to the following academic year. As a result, the applicant would have to re-submit his/her application during the following application cycle. Please note that such applicant, who has previously been accepted, is very welcome to refer to said previous offer in the course of his new application.
14What is the reserve list?
All students who fulfil the academic requirements of the BeInPM but have not been ranked high enough to obtain one of the limited places in the programme are placed on the reserve list. If higher- ranked applicants decide not to accept the offered place, applicants on the reserve list will be contacted in the order of their ranking in the reserve list. Typically, such offers are made between the end of April and the end of June.
15I have not been accepted. Can I re-apply next year?
Both applicants who cannot accept our offer this year (see above) and declined applicants, are most welcome to re-apply for the next academic year. The application form and the exact requirements can change from one year to the other. Please note that any re-application has to be started afresh, with a new application file.
16Why was my application denied?
Due to the large number of applications, the staff cannot provide individualized feedback on your application. Please refer to the application documents page to check what the relevant rating criteria are.
17I have two nationalities. Under which should I apply for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?
You have to choose under which nationality you want to apply. Check if the 12-month residence rule applies to you.
18Where will my Erasmus Mundus Joint Master degree be recognised?
The joint degree delivered by the BeInPM EMJMD will be officially recognised in the countries awarding the degree. Recognition of the degree in another European or non-European country is a decision that falls solely within the responsibility of the country concerned.
19What kind of degree will I obtain after my Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) studies? Where will it be recognised?
Every EMJMD degree is accompanied by a Joint Diploma Supplement outlining the nature, level and content of the studies, including the mobility pathway followed by the student, in a standardised format. A Transcript of Records is also annexed to the degree.
20Can I interrupt or postpone my Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) studies?
If you need to temporarily interrupt your studies, you should immediately contact the Coordinator of your EMJMD. Any interruption has to be agreed with the Coordinator. They will be able to give you more information regarding the procedure. If you have to temporarily leave the EMJMD course for justified reasons, your scholarship may be put on hold for a certain period of time until you are again physically present and can actively continue pursuing the course activities.
21Can I work during my studies in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?
Erasmus+ scholarships are designed as full-time scholarships. As such, they should provide enough resources for students to be able to concentrate on their studies without the necessity of paid employment. The courses require intensive academic activity. Moreover, work permit conditions for non-EU students vary from country to country.
22Can I do an internship or study at an Associate partner of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?
The EMJMD is responsible for determining the students' mobility schedule. Any study period spent at an Associate partner must be agreed upon with the Coordinator of the EMJMD. As common practice, the Associate partners offer internship or research possibilities to the students as part of the study programme.
23Can I do an internship during my Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?
BeInPM EMJMD includes a mandatory internship (Spring semester) as part of the study programme. It will be an excellent opportunity for the students to gain practical knowledge and contacts with potential employers. The internship should be carefully agreed upon with the EMJMD Coordinator. Internships that are not part of the study programme and require absences from classes or from other EMJMD activities are not accepted.
24Do I need insurance when I attend an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree? Should I pay for it?
A mandatory insurance coverage is provided by the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) at least to the students who receive an EMJMD scholarship.
25Can I spend part of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) course in my country of residence? If yes will I continue receiving the scholarship during this period?
In accordance with EMJMD rules, an EMJMD can only be granted the student’s curriculum includes 2 international mobilities .The BeInPM EMJMD is a 2-semesters programme. Hence, residents in France, Spain or Italy CANNOT study in their country of residence, but must follow a semester in each of the other two countries.
26Will I receive an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship if I am on the reserve list?
The selection for BeInPM EMJMD is very competitive. Good candidates, who are however not selected for an EMJMD scholarship, are placed on a reserve list in a ranked order. Depending on your rank on the reserve list, you might be offered an EMJMD scholarship if one or several students on the main list reject the scholarship offer.
27What should I do if I receive provisional offers from two Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs)?
If you have been selected provisionally by more than one course, we advise you to contact the two EMJMDs concerned. Getting more information about the courses will help you make your final choice. Once you decide which offer you accept or reject, you should communicate it to the two EMJMDs. Please understand that rejecting an offer is definitive and your scholarship will be given to another student.
28I already had an Erasmus Mundus/Erasmus+ scholarship in the past. Can I apply again for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Dergee (EMJMD) scholarship?
If you received an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD), Master Course (EMMC) or Joint Doctorate (EMJD) scholarship in the past, you cannot apply for an EMJMD scholarship. If you previously received an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnerships scholarship, you can apply for an EMJMD scholarship. If you previously received other types of grants, for example Erasmus+ Study grant or Traineeship grant, you can apply for an EMJMD scholarship.
29Can I receive other EU funding in addition to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship?
EMJMD scholarship holders cannot benefit from another EU-funded scholarship during their EMJMD studies. The EMJMD scholarships are meant to be sufficient to cover regular living and studying expenses during your Master studies.
30Are there provisions in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) for candidates with special needs?
All actions under the Erasmus+ programme are open to people with special needs. The programme aims at promoting equity and inclusion by facilitating the access to learners with disadvantaged backgrounds and fewer opportunities compared to their peers, including people with mental, physical, sensory or other disabilities
31Can I apply for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) before I graduate?
If you expect to graduate before the start of the EMJMD, the Coordinator may evaluate your application and make a conditional offer. Otherwise, validating 240 ECTS credits (or equivalent) prior to the beginning of the BeInPM EMJMD is mandatory.
32What does the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship cover?
The EMJMD scholarship covers:
  • the participation costs, including tuition fees and mandatory insurance coverage. Most of the time, the EMJMD directly deducts the participation costs from the scholarship.
  • a contribution to travel costs:
    • 1000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Programme country, or
    • 2000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Partner country less than 4000 km from the EMJMD coordinating institution, or
    • 3000 €/year for a scholarship holder residing in a Partner country 4000 km or more from the EMJMD coordinating institution.
  • a contribution to settling-in costs: 1000 €, for scholarship holders residing in a Partner country only.
  • monthly living allowance of 1000 €/month for all scholarship holders. However:
    • scholarship holders studying in their country of residence will not receive the subsistence allowance during that period;
    • a scholarship holder from a Partner country cannot receive the subsistence allowance for more than 3 months when studying in any Partner country.
33How should I apply for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) if I am from a Partner country but I am living in Europe?
Check if the 12-month residence rule applies to you:
  • If you are a national from a Partner country and have carried out your main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last 5 years in one or several Programme country(ies), you should apply as Programme country candidate. The wording "total of 12 months" refers to all possible cases:
    • a single period in one Programme country
    • several periods in one Programme country
    • the sum of different periods in different Programme countries
The 5-year reference period is calculated backwards from the EMJMD scholarship application deadline.This 12-month rule does not apply to Partner country candidates who hold refugee status in a Programme country.
  • If you are a national from a Partner country and the 12-month residence rule does not apply to you, you should apply as a Partner country candidate.
34How can I verify whether to apply as a Programme or a Partner country candidate for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)?
Check the list of Programme and Partner countries on the website of the Directorate-General for Education and Culture. If you are a Partner country national and have, in the last 5 years, carried out your main activity (studies, training or work) for more than 12 months in one or more Programme country(ies), then you have to apply as a Programme country candidate. This "12-month residence rule" is explained here.