A Consortium consisting of three reputable European institutions: Heriot-Watt University in Scotland (HW), Buskerud and Vestfold University College in Norway (HBV) and Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary (BME) are introducing a new two-year Master course called Joint International Master in Smart Systems Integration (SSI). SSI has been developed to meet the present and future needs in manpower from the increasingly industry relevant area of MicroSystems Technology (MST). These systems, such as airbag crash sensors, inkjet printer heads, lab-on-a chip systems and smart phones function through the integration of electronic processing with biological, mechanical or optical functions.
The SSI Master is one of the 138 selected programmes which meet the high quality standards of the Erasmus Plus Master Courses.
The SSI Master programme provides EU and non-EU students with an excellent academic curriculum in a new and ever evolving domain, and will add to the creation of a homogeneous education system in Europe. Through the programme, all students will have access to outstanding research infrastructures from three European countries. The students can take advantage of Europe’s cultural diversity, be exposed to different teaching styles and benefit from mutual learning in a multicultural setting. The three partner universities are located in different regions of Europe, strongly reflecting the cultural, historical, political and linguistic diversity in Europe. This will be enhanced through the compulsory culture/ society/ language courses given by each university, these courses being an integrated part of the joint master programme. The SSI Master Programme will thus truly prepare the students for working in an international environment.
The SSI programme is available for students who already have a BSc degree or who are currently in the last semester of their bachelor studies. The programme is also available for scholars who can contribute in teaching, supervision or project work.
Different scholarships are available for individuals from the following countries:
- Student scholarship from programme countries: the EU and the following associate countries; Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Iceland ; Liechtenstein; Norway; Switzerland and Turkey
- Student and scholar scholarship from partner countries: all overseas countries and the special window countries
The SSI Master Course is available on a self funding basis. Students financed from other sources (e.g. company funding or other scholarships) shall pay the same participation cost.
Erasmus Plus Scholarship
The European Commission's Erasmus Plus programme offers a scholarship up to47.500 EUR per candidate for this two years master programme for about 15-20 students. The scholarship covers the students' participation costs (including the tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students' participation in the course), a contribution to student travel and a monthly subsistence allowance.
Special window applicants
The Erasmus+ Commission is targeting every year certain countries and provide extra scholarships for applicants from these particular countries. Please check the provided list:
Scholarship for Visiting Scholars
The SSI consortium has visiting scholar scholarships for distinguished individuals from the Partner Countries in the general field of Smart Systems and Integration who can make a positive contribution to the teaching, project, dissertation supervision/assessment, etc, activity of the enrolled students.
- To assert Europe as a focus point for higher education and researchin the field of Smart SystemsIntegration by delivering a cutting edge, comprehensive, post-graduate level formation of excellence, that is aligned with the complex educational, economic and societal needs of research and industry in the field.
- To enhance strong international relations, through cultural and scientific exchanges, not only withinthe Consortium but also withinternational Institutions and Companies, both at research and teaching levels, to the mutual benefits of Europe and third countries.
- To enable SSI students to develop detailed knowledge and skills to deal with complex integrated smart systems, plan and execute a significant project of research, demonstrating thereby extensive, detailed and critical understanding of that specialism.
- And to create a community of overseas and European students that will become the future leading research engineers of Smart Systems companies worldwide, and disseminate the educational legacy obtained from the SSI programme to their staff.
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