General admission criteria: Candidates must hold a 2nd Level Master Degree or a Single-Cycle Degree in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Bio-Engineering, Materials Science, or equivalent degree in a pertinent field, awarded by a College, University or Technical School with recognized standing.
Students can apply even if they have not finished their master or engineering studies within our application deadline as long as they will have finished by October 1st of the year they intend to start their PhD.
Language requirements: Candidates are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English, either by proving that some of their previous studies were successfully completed in English (minimum two years), or by submitting the results of a recognized language proficiency test.
Knowledge of other relevant languages like German, French and Italian is favorable.
There are excellent fellowship opportunities for students accepted to the SINCHEM Programme. These fellowships are given to the highest ranked PhD candidates for the duration of the Ph.D. program (three years). The offer of scholarships depends on the category to which the candidate belongs.
The gross amounts (cost to company) of individual EMJD fellowships for fixed living allowance will be 2800 Euro/month. The net amount of salary will result from deducting all relevant charges and taxes according to national regulations (minimum 1400 Euro/month).
Enrolment fee are included in the participation costs for the Erasmus Mundus fellowship holder. The participation costs will be retained directly to the Consortium. This means that the € 21,600 (€ 600 x 36 months) will not be transferred to the candidate’s bank account but will instead be used to cover the laboratory participation costs, including the enrolment fee, insurance costs, training costs, diploma costs, etc.