Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SEED Fellowship

  • Phd
  • Fully Funded
  • 5 January 2017

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


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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