Personal Training Plan


The Personal Training Plan (PTP) aims to define the student mobility scheme with regard to advanced courses and training in the research field the student is interested in for his Master Thesis. At the end of the first semester, the student chooses the subspecialty he wants to follow at each partner university(ies) for the second year of master. He has up to the end of first year / start of third semester to choose the subject of his Master Thesis.

The Personal Training Plan's goal is to tailor an interdisciplinary education and training in the research field the student is interested in and to prepare his thesis work for the best.

Download the PTP Handbook: 2018PTPhandbook.pdf

The PTP has to meet the mobility criteria set by the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) Program:

  • Students must spend their study period in at least two of the full partners located in different Program countries.
  • Scholarship holders spending part of the EMJMD course in their country of residence are not entitled to benefit from the monthly subsistence allowance for this period.
  • The mandatory mobility periods cannot be replaced by virtual mobility neither can they take place in institutions outside the EMJMD consortium.
  • For both Program and Partner countries students, the minimum mobility duration at a European partner university includes a volume of study/research corresponding to at least 30 ECTS and to one consecutive stay in the concerned partner.
  • Additional study (/research /placement /thesis preparation) period can take place in other participating organisation from Program or Partner countries, under the condition that the activities concerned are implemented under the direct supervision of one of the consortium full partner university.

Nota Bene 1: Laval University (Québec) offers a 1-year study/research program during second year. Only Program country students are allowed to take optional courses in Laval, which implies that they also have to undertake their research project in Laval University, provided they went through Amsterdam during semester 1 and Bordeaux during semester 2.

Since scholarship holders from a Partner Country are not allowed to spend more than three months (15 ECTS) in any Partner country, this mobility cannot be offered to them.

Nota Bene 2: Students who spent the first year in Göttingen have to validate their research project in Göttingen during Semester 4 (the research project can be conducted in Göttingen or elsewhere) to validate Göttingen's degree.

Nota bene 3: For Industrial placement (Master thesis), a student is allowed to spend Semester 4 (30 ECTS) at an industrial Associated Member, provided industrial placement is offered. However, the student has to register at one Full Partner University that is responsible for the master thesis validation and ECTS delivery (affiliated university). An agreement must be signed between the company and the partner university where the student is registered.

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