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Follow this 3-step registration process

Two calls for applications open per year: one for scholarship holders (in December) and one for self-funded students (in March).

By applying to the STRAINS Master Programme during this first call, you automatically apply for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) Scholarship.

Candidates from all over the world can apply to the STRAINS Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree.

Both scholarship and self-funded applicants have to submit their application through the same online application form (selecting ‘apply now’ in the ‘how to apply’ section).

1 - Test your eligibility

To apply for STRAINS, applicants must meet the requirements below:

  • Academic requirements: All applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or equivalent with a strong background in Mechanics, Physics and Mathematics.
  • Language proficiency: All applicants, except native English speakers, must provide recent evidence of their proficiency in English through one of the following documents:
    • TOEFL: minimum score: 570 points (paper) or 87 points (internet)
    • IELTS: minimum score: 6.5
    • Cambridge English First (FCE) - Grade A or B.
    • Certificate of a University Language Centre testifying that the student masters the necessary knowledge of English to function academically (specify CEF-level / minimum CEF-level B2)

2 - Apply online

Please check the following remarks before completing the Online Application:

  • Before starting your application, make sure you have all the required documents you will have to attach to your application and in a PDF format.
  • The online application is divided into different steps. Each step can be saved after full completion. All registration steps can be modified prior to final submission of the application (final step). The first step (personal information) is definitively validated after submission. An account will be created for you to be able to resume this application later. Your account details will be sent to you by email to the address you provided (check your spam box if necessary). Please, keep your details (username and password) as you will need them to resume your application before final submission.
  • Your application must be in English, including the application form and required documents. If your documents are not in English, an official translation must be provided.
  • You will have to provide details of 2 referees who agreed to provide you with reference letters. Note that they will be invited by e-mail to upload their recommendation letter online before the application deadline. Candidates are therefore required to indicate an official institution email address. Recommendation letters uploaded by applicants may not be taken into account.
  • Do not wait until the last minute to apply online (take into consideration that the application takes time and last-minute applications may cause a saturated application platform).
  • After submission of your application, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of receipt by e-mail (check your spam box if necessary).
  • Fully completed application must be submitted online before the deadline of the related call.
  • Incomplete and/or invalid applications will not be considered by the consortium.
  • If you submit more than one application, only the most recent one will be considered.

3 - Upload required documents

If you meet all requirements and want to apply to STRAINS, the following list of documents will have to be attached to the application in a PDF format:

  • Two recommendation letters uploaded by your referees (no specific format)
  • Certified copy of your diploma(s) / degree(s) certificate(s) (add an English translation if applicable) or enrolled certificate from your university (for last year students)
  • Copy of transcript of records for your whole degree and a grading scale (add an English translation if applicable) - If your ranking doesn’t appear on the transcript of records, a letter of your university attesting your ranking in the class
  • Copy of official language certificate attesting language skills in English
  • Proof of current and exact place of residence
  • Passport (or valid ID document)
  • Other document you consider relevant for the application


The purpose of the certificate of residence is to prove your current place of residence, i.e your current personal address. Therefore, your name and your own address need to appear on the document as well as the date of issuance of the document.

Either one of the document below can be considered:

  • Residence certificate stating the exact address, issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules.
  • Certificate from the candidate’s current place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question stating the applicant's address.

Please note that the document must have been issued within 12 months before the application deadline.

DISCLAMER : A “work certificate” from the company you are working cannot be accepted since current personal postal address is needed. The same principle is applied for birth certificate, passport and driving licence. 

Use of Personal Data Provided in Online Applications

Information relating to individuals is collected and used in accordance with the Regulation (EC) No 45-2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.12.2000 of the Protection of Individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (OJ L8 of 12.1.2001, p 1).

Please consult the relevant EACEA Privacy Statement document available on the following website: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/privacy_statement_emt.pdf

If you want to exercise your rights, such as the right of access and rectification of data, you can contact us at master-strainsuniv-lillefr