MEME (the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology) is a new two-year research oriented master programme for talented and motivated students who are interested in understanding evolution in all its facets. MEME is a joint project between four European universities (University of Groningen, Netherlands; Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany; Uppsala University, Sweden; University of Montpellier II, France) and Harvard University (USA). Students will start the programme at one of these universities, and will spend at least one semester at a partner university. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded double or (in some cases) triple degrees from two or three partner universities.
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Four European universities have joined forces with Harvard University (USA) as an associated partner. MEME offers students the opportunity to compose an individual study programme in evolutionary biology by combining elements from the complementary programmes that are already established at the participating universities.
The European Commission will grant a number of scholarships to highly qualified students to participate in the MEME programme. Each year, a maximum of 18 scholarships will be awarded to participating students. The EACEA will notify us end November how many scholarship will be available. Prospective students automatically apply for a scholarship when they apply for the MEME programme.
The MEME programme guarantees that students obtain degrees from two of the partner universities. MEME strives for issuing a joint degree in the future.
Students will start their studies with a semester in either Groningen or Uppsala, and will then move to either Montpellier or Munich for their second semester. In their second year, students can choose at which partner university they want to conduct their individual research projects. Students will not be required to re-register when they move to a different university and scholarship holders will be insured at all locations they may travel to.