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Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SEED Fellowship

SEED program aims to meet industry current needs, where early product prototyping and development is now entirely carried out through numerical modelling, prior to physical experimentation of a few selected designs. SEED consortium includes 8 full partners (universities) and 5 associated partners. The programme is coordinated by UPC and managed by CIMNE

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SEED provides in-depth training in the development and implementation of new state-of-the-art computational techniques for the modelling and solution of cutting-edge engineering problems in industry. Research will be carried out one or more up-to-date techniques such as:

Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) Fluid Structure Interaction (FI) Isogeometric analysis X-FEM Mesh-free methods Mortar Methods Error estimation Multi-scale analysis Mesh generation



All admitted PhD students will have to satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • Degree equivalent to a Masters in Engineering or in Applied Mathematics, Physics or a similar science based subject, equivalent to at least 300 ECTS *.
  • Non-native English speaking candidates will be required a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (in both the written and oral)

* 1 ECTS = 25-30 hours of work, 60 ECTS =1 year of studies

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What does the Doctorate fellowships include? Monthly allowances in the form of employment contracts will be provided to all successful EMJD-SEED candidates during 3-4 years depending on each individual doctoral plan. This applies to both category A and B students. The basis of these contracts is that all students selected for the EMJD-SEED programme should thus be able to participate full-time, independently of the personal financial situation. The financial conditions are: - Fixed contribution to the travel, installation and any other types of cost: 7500 € for category A students. - A monthly gross salary of 2800 € (before deduction of any taxes or contributions) that corresponds to a net salary of around 1400-1500 € (to be fixed in the doctoral candidate agreement depending on national legislation). - Participation costs (tuition fees, supervision fees) and insurance are included in the fellowship. In addition, contribution to e.g. travels to the yearly workshop are provided for up to a certain limit.

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