Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for European Masters in Nuclear Fusion Science & Engineering Physics (FUSION-EP) 2008-2009

Every year five or six Erasmus Mundus Scholarships (EMS) are awarded to Indian students by the FUSION-EP Erasmus Mund Consortium for attending the Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics. EMS is for 4 (four) semesters and consists of 20 (twenty) monthly installments of 1600 euro and a yearly fee of 5000 euro to cover expenses, like tuition fees insurances, administration and travel. Course starts during September every year.

Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Bhat, Gandhinagar, India is a premier fusion research center in India. IPR is gong to conduct a preselection of interested candidates for FUSION-EP Master Programme through a written test/interview. The list of preselected candidates will then be sent to FUSION-EP programme committee before February each year. FUSION-EP programme committee reserves the sole right to finalize and select candidates from the preselected list.

Applications are invited from candidates with a minimum of 55 percent or equivalent in B.Sc.(three years)/M.Sc./B.E. in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering to apply for EMS to attend FUSION-EP programme. In addition, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 or 213 for the computer based tests and a score of 6.5 of IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 per each part are required. The TOEEL and IELTS scores should be available before 31st January 2008. Candidates will have to arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to FUSION-EP secretariat if they are preselcted (address is mentioned at

Interested candidates are requested to send their application for preselection to IPR by email ( or by filling up the form online ( or by post latest by 11 (Friday) January 2008. Application forms for preselection and details are available at IPR?s website ( Screened candidates will be asked to appear for an interview/written test at their own cost during 22-25 January 2008. Candidates will be informed of their pre-selection. Preselected candidates will have to fill in the application form (downloadable from Last date for filling up the form after pre-selection is 31st January 2008.

Important dates:

Pre-selection application form submission last date: 11 January 2008

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for European Masters in Nuclear Fusion Science & Engineering Physics (FUSION-EP) 2008-2009