Application requirements will include the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, or (under special provisions) in Medicine, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Material Sciences or other adequate discipline. Graduate students having completed a five-year European curriculum in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Technology will also be eligible.

Students in the ultimate year to obtain their Bachelor’s degree may also apply, provided that they will graduate no later than June 30th, of the year preceding their application.

The selection will be based on different criteria listed in the following table with their respective weight. The most important criterion is the previous academic results with the relevance of their background and the academic excellence (min of 70% of performance).

Criterion Weight
Previous academic results and marks 30 %
Practical experience acquired in laboratories and companies 20 %
Motivation letter 20 %
Recommendation letters 10 %
English proficiency, for non-native speakers 20 %
Total 100 %


NANOMED is an English-taught curriculum, thus English proficiency is a prerequisite to apply and participate to the EMJMD. Accepted tests to evaluate English proficiency are the following ones:

  • IELTS (Academic) score > 6.5, with no less than 6.0 on each section
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) score > 92, with no less than 21 on each section
  • TOEFL CBT (computer-based test) score > 237, with no less than 21 on each section
  • TOEFL PBT (paper-based test) score > 580, with no less than 55 on each section
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) / Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)

Tests scores provided should not be older than 2 years (except for Cambridge certificates).

Important note: Native English speakers or non-native English speakers having completed their Bachelor’s degree in either United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, USA, Australia or New Zealand are exempted from providing a English proficiency test certificate.

The Selection committee will also pay particular consideration to the previous practical experience acquired in laboratories and companies. As the NANOMED curriculum is composed of practical courses as well as two traineeships to develop specific practical competences of students in Nanomedicine.

In addition, a motivation letter will further help the selection committee evaluating the applications. This document must not exceed 700 words and should be focusing on:

  • What makes the applicant stand out as a student
  • How his/her personal interest and experience drives him/her towards our EMJMD
  • Why the applicant chose NANOMED over other curricula,
  • How the applicant will fit into a multicultural environment
  • And what his/her future professional plans are after completing the EMJMD.

A form called « Institutional representative’s form » must be completed by a representative person of the institution where the applicant obtained a part or the totally of his/her Bachelor’s degree. This form consists in an appreciation of the applicant’s scientific aptitude, intellectual, ability and personal traits, which would influence his/her potential success in an ambitious and international programme course such as NANOMED. This form will automatically be generated and sent by email to the person that the applicant will have indicated while filling-up the online application. The representative will then have to download him/herself the said document onto the applicant’s account directly. The Institutional representative’s form will not be visible by the applicant but a notification will be sent once the document has indeed been added to the application

Two recommendation letters (one page max) of recognised referees from Institutions or Companies where the applicant has previously evidenced these qualities are also required to complete the application.

Application process

The application process follows different steps that are detailed below.

1- Application completion

Students applying for the NANOMED curriculum are invited to go on the application platform by clicking here. (This link will only be available while applications are still opened).

The application platform is composed of several parts:

  • General information: personal and contact details (name, date/place of birth, postal and email addresses, phone number, skype address). A proof of current residence has to be uploaded (utility or telephone bill, receipt for rent paid within the past 6 months) and an emergency contact (name, place of residence, phone number and email address) needs to be provided.
  • Scholarship information: applicants are asked to disclose whether or not they wish to apply to one of the EMJMD scholarship and if they already have or are planning to apply to other scholarships (which one(s), deadlines of application, expected date of results). In order to evaluate the type of EMJMD scholarship you can be eligible to, applicants will have to indicate if they are coming from a Programme or a Partner country. Please be aware that applicants from Partner countries will be considered as Programme countries applicants if they carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) in a Programme country for more than a total of 12 months within the past 5 years.
  • Participating countries: nationality (copy of identity card to download), selection between programme and partner countries.

Note: List of Countries considered as Programme countries by the European Commission: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,  Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.

Personal data policy:

Please be aware that all the applicants’ data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the Erasmus + Mundus programme, efficiently manage the project and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Associations.

For further information please check the EACEA privacy statement here.

  • Language skills: results of English-proficiency tests, other language skills.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (name, date, university) with diploma to download, Institutional reference form (details, filled form to download), table to complete with scores (and rank) and the corresponding pdf document translated in English and validated by your institution for each year to download, questions to complete about major discipline and evaluation of theoretical and practical competences in Pharmaceutical Technology and Nanomedicine.
  • Previous traineeships / internships or Company experiences: table to complete (dates, duration, subject, institute/company, Supervisor’s name and email address) with documents (report and supervisor’s evaluation) to download.
  • Referee’s details: name, position, institute/company, phone and email address of two referees
  • Other documents to download: curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages), motivation letter (700 words max), two recommendation letters (maximum one page).
  • Final declaration: agreement of applicant concerning all information provided.

Once the applicant has created his profile, he/she will be able to modify his/her application as long as the deadline for submitting applications has not been reached.

2- Selection of applicant

Applications are closed for 2017-2019 and will open for 2018-2020 in November 2017

Application documents

Applications are closed for 2017-2019 and will open for 2018-2020 in November 2017


Documents to be submitted:

  • Copy of bachelor degree, or official letter stating the expected date of graduation (no later than June 30th, 2017)
  • Copy of records (including: courses, grades, grading system, average grade and, if not yet graduated a list of modules still to be completed)
  • Institutional reference form filled out demonstrating that the applicant obtained its degree in the 25% top students of its Instituion
  • For non-native speakers proof of English proficiency
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • Motivation letter (maximum 700 words)
  • At least two recommendation letters
  • Proof of current place of residence

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