Emecs Scholarship Essay

The European Masters in Embedded Computing Systems (EMECS) is a two-year programme run in conjunction with Kaiserslautern University and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology at Trondheim.

You will benefit from Southampton’s expertise in system on chip and electronics, Trondheim’s knowledge of electronics and communications and Kaiserslautern’s strong track record in embedded systems.

The curriculum consists of a core programme, an elective programme and a Masters thesis.

  • The core programme covers the fundamentals of embedded computing systems and offers an equivalent education in all three institutions.
  • The elective programme reflects the specific profiles of the participating partner universities and their associated research institutes.

View the programme specification document for this course

Programme Structure

The two-year programme is undertaken at two of the three participating institutions. You will spend one year at each of your selected universities and receive a joint degree from the respective institutions. The programme is taught in English.

To Apply

For futher information about the programme fees and structure or how to apply, please visit the EMECS website

Key Facts

We lead the UK for the volume and quality of our research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and 100% of our Computer Science research impact is recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)

The Guardian University Guide 2018 league tables show the University of Southampton first in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and IT has been in their top ten for over ten years (2008-2017)

We are ranked number two in the UK’s prestigious Russell Group for graduate prospects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in the Complete University Guide 2018

Southampton is ranked in the top 100 universities for both Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in the 2018 QS World Rankings, and top 10 in the UK

Application process

  • Our online application platform opens on September 1st, 2017.
  • All applications must be submitted through our application platform by January 31st, 2018.
  • Selection results for all applicants will be announced by April/May 2018

Start of academic studies

Start of the EMECS program depends on the academic calendar of the chosen partner university, it's generally as follows: 

  • University of Kaiserslautern, Germany: Mid of August, 2018
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway: Beginning of August, 2018
  • University of Southampton, UK: End of September, 2018.

Application form

In order to apply for EMECS you need to create an account and fill your application in our online application platform. You can also apply for a scholarship on the same application platform. No separate scholarship application is needed.

Along with the application form the following documents must be provided:

  • Personal details
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of nationality (copy of passport). Candidates with multiple nationalities should decide at application stage under which nationality they are applying
  • Copy of university degree(s) e.g. Bachelor/Master degree certificate (if available at the time of application, otherwise it needs to be presented upon enrollment)
  • Transcript of Records (stating which courses were taken and what grades were obtained at the time of application)
  • Translation of certificates and transcript of records (only if originals are not in English)
  • Motivation letter
  • Two recommendation letters from faculty staff or your employer (at least one should be from a faculty staff)
  • Proof of English Proficiency (e.g., IELTS) using a scanned copy of result sheet. The proof of English language proficiency is waived, however, for nationals of these countries.
  • GRE results (scanned copy of result sheet). Recommended but not mandatory

The TOEFL code number of TU Kaiserslautern is 7967. The GRE code number of the TU Kaiserslautern is 7143.

All documents are submitted electronically. However, the original documents and final certificates will be requested by the academic authorities before enrollment.

Our online application platform is now closed.

Evaluation process

All applications will be assessed by the EMECS selection committee. The selection will be based on the student's profile and qualifications:

  • Academic records of previous studies
  • Scientific background
  • Ranking of academic institution where undergraduate studies were done
  • Motivation letter
  • Recommendation letters
  • English language
  • Acquired practical experience
  • Awards and grants

Important Notes:

1) All applications have to be done online through the EMECS application platform. The platform will open at September 1, 2017 and will be closed on January 31, 2018. Only complete online applications are eligible and can be assessed.

2) Selection results for all applicants will be announced via email in April/May 2018.

3) Selected applicants have to confirm their acceptance within one week after receipt of selection result by sending the signed Declaration of Acceptance. 

4) Admission letters are sent by postal mail as soon as the declaration of acceptance arrives at the coordinating office.

5) Visa application should be started as soon as you receive your admission letter.  Don’t forget that 2 to 3 months are usually necessary to obtain a visa for Europe.

6) Applicants selected for EMECS, who only submitted preliminary certificates have to provide their final degree certificate upon enrollment.  

7) Candidates selected for EMECS will have to bring all submitted and requested documents in original upon enrollment. 

8) Scholarship holders will be asked to provide a proof of their current place of residence (e.g. residence certificate/certificate from candidates place of work, study or training) within one month after declaring their acceptance.

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