[robotics-worldwide] NEW Erasmus Mundus Masters in Computer Vision and Robotics

Joaquim Salvi qsalvi at silver.udg.es
Tue Jan 24 00:30:01 PST 2006

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Subject: NEW Erasmus Mundus Masters in Computer Vision and Robotics


Masters web site: www.vibot.org


The master VIBOT-"European Master in Computer Vision and Robotics", jointly organised by Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland), Université de Bourgogne (Le Creusot, France) and Universitat de Girona (Girona, Spain), has been selected to be funded by the Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Community.


We can offer grants (42,000 Euros per 2 years) to non-European students, and also grants to non-European scholars (4,000 euros/month) whom might be interested in starting collaboration with the members of our consortium. Grants for EC Students and Scholars might be also available thanks to our industrial partners and sponsors.


Aims: One of the master's objectives is to situate Europe in the centre of attention of a postgraduate education and research programme specialised in Computer Vision and Robotics by setting forth the necessary conditions to achieve an education of excellence and in permanent evolution. Nevertheless, this aim requires implicitly the achievement of an all-embracing education as to academic know-how, linguistic abilities and group leadership of the professionals who will have to compose the teams that must face the technological challenges put forward by today's industry in this field.


The structure of the master is organized in a two-year program of 120 ECTS starting in September 2006, with 3 semesters of academic activity in the participating universities and 1 semester of project development in R + D centres or industries, allows the participation of the productive sector (public or private) as an essential element to obtain the aims determined. 


Fees: the consortium has agreed for an initial fee for the two years course of Euro 8,800 for European students and 14,800 Euro for non-European students. Note that this difference in fees reflects the financial constraints of UK institutions regarding non-EU students, to which Heriot-Watt is subjected.


Student admission criteria:

-Excellence of the candidate: outstanding achievement in the applicant's first degree (180 ECTS), which should be either in electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, mathematics, robotics, physics and industrial engineering. The candidate will have to justify an equivalent of B in the European standard (corresponding to an average of 14/20 in France, 7/10 in Spain and 2.1 in the United Kingdom). Nevertheless, the IMAB reserves the right to moderate these criteria according to the prestige of the diploma or the University of origin of the student.

-Language ability: teaching being given mainly in English, the candidates must demonstrate sound knowledge of the language (the requirement for competence in English is equivalent to TOEFL with at least 213 points (computer based)/550 points (paper based) or IELTS at grade 6.5, or a Cambridge Proficiency Certificate of English at least grade C). Knowledge either of French, Spanish or Catalan, is not compulsory, but will be beneficial.

-Student motivation to undertake the Masters and relevance to his or her professional development.


The documentation requested is:

-Letter of application outlining rationale for wanting to undertake the programme
-Curriculum Vitae
-Certified copy of the university Bachelors degree or equivalent, with an English translation.
-Proof of level of competency in English
-2 names of referees and their addresses, preferably from the University or institute that awarded the first degree, whom will be contacted by the consortium.
-Administrative papers: A copy of a valid ID document.


Student Application Form: 

http://vision.u-bourgogne.fr/masters/vibot/doc/VIBOT_application_form_student.pdf   or 



Scholar Application Form: 

http://vision.u-bourgogne.fr/masters/vibot/doc/VIBOT_application_form_scholars.pdf  or  



The call for applications is now open. Please, get more information at our masters' web site.


Masters web site: www.vibot.org

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