When can I enrol for EMC?
Admission for EMC 2020-2022 opens on October 1st 2019 and is open until 1 April 2020.
How do I apply for EMC?
Register at tudelft.studielink.nl
Choose the master track European Mining Minerals & Environmental Programme.
You will receive the following by e-mail: a confirmation of your registration in studielink, your TU Delft NetID (username) and email address and an invitation for TU Delft registration system Osiris.
Activate your netID.
Logon to Osiris at Osiaan.tudelft.nl and upload all required documents there. The application must contain the required signatures and certified copies. Students who expect to complete their Bachelors Degree in the period immediately prior the beginning of the program may submit proof of completion of the degree anytime during their final year; acceptance in the programme will then be conditional on the students obtaining the necessary degree. Proof of completion of the degree must be shown before the start of the program. If you have not received your Bachelors Degree yet, please enclose a list of transcript(s) with your application.
The admissions committee, with representatives of all three universities, meets in April to asses all applicants. Applicants will receive an acceptance or rejection letter after this meeting.
See also TU Delft application procedure.
Do I meet the requirements to apply for EMC?
You must meet the admission criteria of the respective degree programs of all partner universities. This includes:
A Bachelor degree of (at least) 180 ECTS in an appropriate subject (e.g. Engineering, Earth sciences, environmental sciences, mineral resource engineering) issued by one of the partner universities, or an equivalent university qualification from other top universities worldwide in an appropriate subject.
Students in their final year of a Bachelor degree are eligible to apply provided that they complete their degree before the start of the programme.
All applicants must deliver an officially attested copy of an official Bachelor degree certificate. This is a condition for the acceptance and no enrollment to the university can be made before the delivery of this certificate. the copies of study certificates must be certified by the issuing institution or by a notary public.
A proof of minimum grade following the requirements that can be found here.
Adequate results for a recognized language proficiency test such as TOEFL (min. 92, min. 22 writing score), IELTS (min. 6.5) or CAE/CPE (min. C).
A letter of motivation of max. 2000 words.
A Curriculum Vitae.
Two Letters of recommendation.
Proof of payment of 120,- euros administration costs (refundable if student is admitted).
All documents need to be presented in English. Please note that students who obtained their B.Sc. at one of the partner universities are exempt from the English language test as well as the two letters of recommendation.
Students are selected and admitted to the programme based on their academic results, fulfillment of requirements, motivation and language skills.
Who holds sufficient authority to write letters of recommendation for my application?
Letters of recommendation are usually written by professors of the university students are currently attending. Applicants who are already working in the industry could ask their supervisors.
I do not have to pay tuition fee in my home country. Do I have to pay a fee if I am admitted to an EMMEP program or am I exempt?
All students who are admitted to EMMEP programs have to pay a participation fee, including students from partner universities. However, all EMMEP program students can apply for scholarships.
For which scholarships can I apply?
EIT Label scholarship: For students beginning in September 2019, EIT Label scholarships from EIT RawMaterials of up to €9,000 per student are available to both EU and non-EU students, with additional financial support for student involvement in conferences, summer schools and other events.
After admission, EMC students from EU and non-EU countries will be informed about how to apply for an EIT scholarship.
FEMP scholarship: Only non-EU students can apply for a (FEMP) scholarship of up to €9,000 total, depending on the number of applicants, funds available and personal circumstances of the student.
The Federation of European Mineral Programs (FEMP) is the organization that links the industry (some 35 companies) and the 700 alumni with the EMMEP program and the students. FEMP gives financial assistance to qualifying non-EU students through scholarships. The assistance is meant to equalize the opportunities between students from different countries and cultural backgrounds. The amounts vary, depending on number of applicants, funds available and personal circumstances of the student. Students can apply for a FEMP scholarship after admittance to the program.
In which language are the courses taught?
The language of instruction of the entire program, courses and examination, is English.
How is the examination organised by the partner universities?
Exams are organized according to the examination regulations of the responsible partner university. The partners universities adopted the ECTS scheme. A student receives the allocated number of credit points for each course, provided he/she has obtained a minimum grade of E in the respective examination or has been granted an exemption.
How is the master thesis organised by the partner universities?
The Master Thesis Project, worth 30 ECTS credit points, shall be supervised in accordance with the examination rules of each of the three universities participating in the particular track. The Master Thesis Project will be co-supervised by one staff member of each of the partner universities in the specific track. The student will spend his/her final semester at one of the three partner universities or outside organizations such as industry, government agencies or other university laboratories.
How is the academic degree organised by the partner universities?
After having completed the EMMEP curriculum, the student receives a Triple Master of Science Degree, one degree from each of the Partner Universities in the specific track. All degrees will be valid separately from one another. For the purpose of international mobility, the Triple Master Degree will be accompanied by a Diploma Supplement according to art. IX.3 of the Lisbon Recognition Convention of 11 April 1997. The Diploma Supplement stipulates the prerequisites and requirements for a jointly awarded Triple Master Degree for the completed track.
Where can I find detailed course descriptions?
All of the EMC course descriptions can be found in the TU Delft digital Study Guide.
What do the research and PhD opportunities look like?
All staff responsible for the courses are closely involved in research activities. During the program, the student increases their self-learning abilities and research skills, culminating in a thesis that demonstrates these skills. Furthermore, the student plays an important role in assisting PhD students by working on parts of their projects. When a student has successfully completed an EMMEP program, (s)he can potentially continue as a PhD researcher with one of the partner universities.
What does the timing of the program look like?
The students of the program study together at each university and move between universities as a group. The students start their 120 credit points program in the fall. After their first semester, they move to the second university where they spend the spring semester and finally they move on to the last university for their third semester. The student will spend his/her final semester at one of the three Partner Universities or outside organizations such as industry, government agencies or other university laboratories.
Each summer a reunion (and diploma presentation) takes place at a different partner university. Alumni, industry and academic partners as well as the new students starting at that particular university are invited.
Do the partner universities take care of moving to and living at different locations?
All partner universities advise and assist students in moving between countries and living in the different cities. Each partner university will do its utmost to provide housing for every student in the program. Students stay in university accommodation in single or double rooms. They will register for the accommodation themselves.
Do the partner universities take care of visas/residence permits?
Obtaining the necessary visa lies in the responsibility of the admitted student. The universities you will attend will inform you about applying for visa or residence permit.
Do the partner universities take care of health insurance and other insurances?
Students need to organize health insurance which is valid in all three countries and also covers visits to mines at industrial sites as well as traveling from one country to another.
For what kind of career paths is this program suitable?
After completing your degree, you will be qualified to work for a wide range of companies. Some examples: mining companies, employers engaged in the minerals and metals processing technology, companies with ore deposits and integrated production, market leaders for efficient dredging and mining, aggregates companies, government agencies, engineering and consulting, firms, banks, global oil services, knowledge institutions, research institutes and think tanks.
I don’t want to travel around. Are there alternatives at the partner universities?
Yes, the partner universities also offer local M.Sc. programs in related subjects, which are offered in the English language. An overview can be found here.
What is EMMEP?
EMMEP is a consortium of Europe's leading universities in resource engineering. Until the 2015-2017 program three options were offered, each by three of the following universities: Aalto University, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), University of Miskolc, RWTH Aachen University and Wroclaw University of Technology. The organization and co-ordination of the EMMEP program is carried out by TU Delft.
In order to create more flexibility in the program, taking into account the individual interest and strength of the students EMMEP currently offers two different study programs:
* European Mining Course (EMC) – 2-year triple degree EIT labelled M.Sc. program
* European Mineral and Recycling Process Engineering (EMREC) – Exchange based international program
EMMEP builds on the strengths and the complementary expertise in earth sciences at these three universities. It offers you a combination of study and research, leading to an outstanding qualification in mining engineering. (brochure)
What is EIT?
EMC was awarded the EIT-Label from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, an EU initiative aiming to spur innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe. The EIT-Label is a quality seal awarded to Master and PhD programmes demonstrating excellence in innovation and entrepreneurial education. brochure with summaries of the EIT labelled MSc programs can be downloaded from here.
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