Master International Migration and Social Cohesion

Student mobility

Master in International Migration and Social Cohesion

Mobility under Erasmus Mundus 

Mobility is an integral part of Erasmus Mundus programmes. MISOCO offers mobility for its participating students between a minimum of three partner universities.

MISOCO likes for its student groups to be cohesive. Therefore all students follow the same mobility track in the first year.
Semester 1: University of Amsterdam (30EC)
Semester 2: University of Deusto (30EC)

In the second year, MISOCO students are divided evenly among the second year specialisation partners* on the basis of their thesis research, preference, and grade point average.

The second year specialisation partners are:
- University of Latvia
- University of Osnabruck
- University College Dublin

Semester three is course-based (30EC).

Semester four is also based at the university where the student specializes and concerns the writing of the Master thesis (30EC) under the supervision of three academic staff members involved in the programme.

Students may visit one of the three Third-Country partners as part of their thesis fieldwork.

The summer break between semesters two and three may be used for participation in the MiReKoc Summer School or an internship.  

Third-Country Mobility under Erasmus Mundus

Students may visit the three Third-Country partners as part of their thesis fieldwork. These visits are not eligible for EACEA funding as they are shorter than 3 months/less than 15ECTS.
o    University Antonia Ruiz de Montoya (UARM), Lima, Peru
Mobility to UARM is possible as part of the student’s  fieldwork for their master thesis (on the condition of approval of the thesis supervisors). Spanish language skills are required .
o    York University, Toronto, Canada
Mobility to YU is possible as part of the student’s  fieldwork for their master thesis (on the condition of approval of the thesis supervisors).
o    Moldova State University, Chisinau, Moldova
Mobility to MSU) is possible as part of the student’s  fieldwork for their master thesis (on the condition of approval of the thesis supervisors). Russian and/or Romanian language skills are required.

Third- Country Mobility Regulations

Different mobility duration regulations for Third Country mobility depending on the student's scholarship status.
• Category-A students cannot study for more than 15ECTS (a maximum of three months) period in a 3rd country.
• Category-B can study up to two semesters(60ECTS) at a 3rd country partner. The minimum stay is 15ECTS (three months).
• Note that Category -A students under EACEA regulations are not allowed to study in their home country but Category-B students are. (This is particularly important for Canadian, Peruvian or Moldovan students)

Self-funded students are not bound by these regulations.

Mobility Placement Procedure

  •  No later than the beginning of the second semester the consortium will provide its students with the 2nd year academic (draft) programmes and overview of available thesis supervisors with their research specialisations. This will allow the students to review their mobility preferences more in-depth.
  • Students submit their mobility preferences no later than 31 March. They are asked to submit a short statement of motivation and planned thesis topic. The mobility preference form can be downloaded below.
  • The consortium will review the preferences in early April and establish the mobility path for each student.
  • Deadline for publication of results: 15 April.

The Consortium selection criteria are:

  • Thesis research topic of the individual student. If the proposed research topic of the student is better supported at another institute, the consortium will decide against honouring the first preference in order for the student to get the best academic support required.
  • Student preference and motivation
  • GPA. In order to respect the mobility equilibrium among the partners, the consortium intends for students to be placed evenly among the partners. Higher ranked students are more likely to be placed at their institute of first preference.

MISOCO Mobility as of Edition 6 (start September 2015) 

MISOCO offers mobility for its participating students between a minimum of three partner universities.

MISOCO likes for its student groups to be cohesive. Therefore all students follow the same mobility track in the first year. 
Semester 1: University of Amsterdam (30EC) 
Semester 2: University of Deusto (30EC)

In the second year, MISOCO students are divided evenly among the second year specialisation partners* on the basis of their thesis research, preference, and grade point average.

The second year specialisation partners are: 
- University of Osnabruck 
- University College Dublin

Semester three is course-based (30EC).

Semester four is also based at the university where the student specializes and concerns the writing of the Master thesis (30EC) under the supervision of three academic staff members involved in the programme.

The summer break between semesters two and three may be used for participation in the MiReKoc Summer School or an internship. 

 

Published by  MISOCO

12 September 2014