The European Master of Diagnosis and Repair of Buildings (EMDiReB) is a postgraduate university programme, supported by the European Commission through the Erasmus Mundus Programme. It is a one-year-and-a-half masters course (90 ECTS in three semesters of 30 ECTS each), focused on diagnosis, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of buildings and urban spaces.
The training offered has the following objectives:
- To provide solid core training for specialists, which will prepare them to undertake the diagnosis, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of buildings and urban spaces.
- To provide integral training to enable specialists to write reports and projects, technically supervise construction work and carry out executive management activities associated with the processes involved.
- To provide more advanced training, drawing together the knowledge and experience accumulated by three European universities in such important fields as building diagnosis and repair. The consortium contributes and enriches the programme with three different areas of specialization associated with complementary aspects of architectural activity.
The partner institutions of the Masters consortium are:
- Universidad de Sevilla (US). Spain
- Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria (UNIRC). Italy
- Politechnika Lubelska (PL). Poland
There are Erasmus Mundus scholarships for third-country students. Only candidates who have applied to and have been accepted by the EMDIREB Consortium in accordance with its specific students’ application and selection criteria, are eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship in EMDIREB. The duration of the scholarship is that of EMDIREB master course. The consortium decides who receives an Erasmus Mundus scholarship on the basis of CVs, study and academic merits, motivation, recommendations, language skills, etc. The European Commission confirms the list of the selected students and assigns the grants.
The European Commission offers 8 + 1 scholarships for Non European Students (Category A Scholarships). The total amount is 31.000 euros.
8.000 EUR – travel and general expenses
7.000 EUR – registration fees (participation costs, including insurance)
16.000 EUR (1.000 EUR x 16 months) – monthly living allowance
7 scholarships for European Students (Category B). The total amount is 14.000 €.
6.000 EUR – registration fees (participation costs, including the insurance)
8.000 EUR (500 EUR x 16 months) – monthly living allowance
Scholars have to apply for these scholarships directly to EMDIREB. Erasmus Mundus scholarships allow third-country and European scholars to perform a teaching or research assignment or other scholarly work at one of the EMDIREB Consortium institution. The consortium decides who receives an Erasmus Mundus scholarship on the basis of CVs, study and academic merits, motivation, recommendations, language skills, etc. The Commission confirms this selection and assigns the grants.
Under the ERASMUS MUNDUS II framework, the amount of the scholar Erasmus Mundus grant is 1.200 € per week for a minimum two-week stay and a maximum duration of 3 months per scholar. Therefore the grant may be anything between 2.400 € for a two-week stay to 14.800 € for a three month visit. The Erasmus Mundus EMDIREB Consortium decides on the duration of scholar visit and pays the grants to scholars according to the specific payment arrangements which are communicated to the grantees in advance.
Scholarship Application Deadline:6 February 2011