DENSYS scholarship

10 jan
Rok prijave 27.01.2023

Admission requirements

The program is open to all applicants around the world. The number of places in the program being limited, admission is highly competitive. The eligibility requirements (validated by all Consortium universities) are the following:


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university is required:
    • degree of bachelor in science,
    • degree of bachelor in engineering,
    • technical degree of bachelor in mechanical or aeronautical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering,
    • technical degree of bachelor in energy engineering where courses fluid mechanics, applied thermodynamics and heat transfer are required,
  • Other corresponding technical or natural scientific degrees on the first level (180 credits) can also give eligibility but specific courses have to be included: applied thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, mathematics, and numerical methods.

Note: Such specific requirements may be assessed as not fulfilled if:

    • The average grade (CGPA or equivalent)  is lower than 3.0 / 4.0.
    • The degree does not qualify for admission to equivalent Master’s level in the country where the degree is awarded.

English language proficiency

The minimum requirements are:

    • Internet Based Test score of 92/120 must be achieved with reading, writing, listening, speaking with a min. of 22 for writing. Home Edition is also accepted.
    • Paper-delivered test score of 77/90 must be achieved (reading, writing, listening) with a min. of 20 for writing
  • IELTS Academic: Overall band score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 on the writing criterion
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): minimum grade “C”. (B2 First and FCE are not accepted).
  • Exemption only for graduates who are nationals from English-speaking countries AND who have been taught and evaluated in English. See the list of English-speaking countries below.
  • Important notes:
    • Any other type of certificate (e.g. Duolingo) or certificates delivered by universities are not accepted.
    • The certificate expiration date is not taken into account.
    • If clarifications are judged necessary, a video conference interview will be arranged.

List of English-speaking countries

Selection Procedure

  • The coordinating institution (Université de Lorraine) checks all submitted documents and if the applicants fulfil the admission requirements.
  • The applications are reviewed and rated by two reviewers from the four academic partners of the consortium. Five criteria are graded, for a maximum score of 100 points. The criteria are the following:
  • Degree, field of study, marks (max. 45)
  • Recommendations letters / self-presentation video (max. 20)
  • Motivation / work experience / professional and academic potential / awards (max. 25)
  • English language proficiency (max. 10)
  • On the basis of these reviews, the Admission Board allocates four different statuses to each application:
  • Admitted in the main list (qualified for an EMJMD scholarship application)
  • Registered in the reserve list (qualification for a EU scholarship pending)
    • For these both statuses (main and reserve lists), if a student is finally disqualified for a EU scholarship, a self-paying status will be proposed (see financial conditions)
  • Admitted with a self-paying status (see financial conditions), not qualified for a EU scholarship
  • Not admitted in the DENSYS program

Students will be informed by email about their application in early March. Students who are selected have to confirm their participation. The main list and the reserve list are then sent to the EU for approval. Final results (following EU approval) are released in mid-May.

Provisional calendar of the selection procedure

(updated on 23 Aug. 2022)

  • 3 Oct. 2022 to 27 Jan. 2023Online application period
  • 30 Jan. to 24 Feb. 2023: Evaluation of the applications and selection by the admission board
  • 6 to 9 Mar. 2023: Information to the students about their admission and funding (entitled for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship) in the main list and the reserve list
  • Mid-May: Communication of the EU approval for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship

About the previous cohorts

  • In 2020, about 300 students applied to the DENSYS program. At the end of the process, we had 21 students in the first cohort (8 women and 13 men – 40% of women vs 13% of the applications) from 11 different countries. The CGPA were between 3.4 and 4.0 out of 4.0 (avg. at 3.7).
  • In 2021, we had almost 400 applications  and we enrolled 24 students (6 women and 18 men – 25% of women vs 19% of the applications) from 17 different countries in this second cohort, with an Erasmus Mundus scholarschip or as self-funded students. The CGPA were between 3.0 and 3.9 out of 4.0 (avg. at 3.6).
  • In 2022, we had about 650 applications and 23 students (8 females and 15 males) were enrolled from 17 different countries with an Erasmus Mundus scholarschip or as self-funded students.

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