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Data, digital and imaging for food innovation, design and sustainability


Entry-level requirements

  1. A B.Sc. (180 ECTS in biology, chemistry, biotechnology, food science and technology or related fields with excellent, first-class honours (80%)
  2. Candidates must have an appetite for digital and data sciences and be able to prove it: optional modules they followed, internships in this domain, certificate obtained after following extra courses, etc. Candidates for whom English is not their mother tongue or who have not done their studies in English will have to give a certificate to attest of their English level (see the list of accepted certificates in the section: List of supporting documents for application).
  3. Such a document will not be necessary for candidates for whom English is their mother tongue, or who have validated a minimum of one semester in English during their Bachelor of Science. However, in both cases, the candidates must absolutely mention it in their application file.

Candidates must obtain their first cycle degree by 31 July 2024. If the candidate has not yet obtained the first cycle degree at the time of submitting the application, he / she may be admitted provisionally, upon presentation of a document from his / her home University, which certifies the expected date of graduation. If the candidate does not obtain the degree by the deadline indicated above, the application will be withdrawn.

A good balance between gender will be promoted.

How to apply?

Scholarship applicants

Start of application: XXX

End of application: XXX CET

Self-funded applicants

Start of application: XXX

End of application: XXX CET

Important dates

  • For all, admission starts from XXX 2024
  • Start of the academic year: XX September 2024


All applications will be done ONLY via our platform e-candidat. Please read the application guidelines carefully to create your account and inform the sections.

Applications portal:!accueilView

Applications guidelines:

List of supporting documents

All copies of degrees, transcripts, diplomas, certificates copies have to be certified copies, provided in English if applicable (Non-English speaking countries).

Please note that if one or several documents are missing, your application will not be valid. Therefore, it will not be evaluated by the Selection Committee.

  • Letter of motivation in English – describing the reasons why you wish to enter this Master’s programme and your professional project
  • Digital copy of your diploma(s) / degree(s) certificate(s) or enrolled certificate from your university (for last year students)
  • Digital copy of transcript of records for your whole degree (stating in details all courses taken and grades obtained, as well as a general grading scale and average)
  • A letter from your university attesting your ranking in the class (if that information does not appear on your transcript of records). Add English translation if applicable.
  • Proof of nationality. Applicants with multiple nationalities must specify at the application stage under which nationality they wish to apply)
    • For non-EU citizens, only a copy of an international passport is acceptable.
    • For Citizens of the EU : either a copy of passport or ID is acceptable.

The international passport must be valid at least until June 2026.  In case it is not possible (only serious reasons are taken into consideration) to issue a new passport, please, report this in a Declaration of Honour (template see below). Be aware that for your visa application, you will need your passport valid at least until June 2026.

The nationality has implications for the amount of the scholarship. The declaration of nationality cannot be changed later. Applicants whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries and who are not residents, nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in a Programme Country, are considered as Partner Country students.

  • Europass CV in English

To create your Europass CV: create an account on and inform the different section to generate your CV

  • Proof of residence. This document (in English) must contain: your name, your address, date of issue. Please note that we accept proof of place of residence only if it was issued no more than 12 months before the scholarship application deadline.

You must submit one of the following documents:

  • Residence certificate
  • Certificate or confirmation letter from the applicant’s place of work, study, or training issued by the employer or institution in question
  • Receipt of the tax payment, residential rental agreement or employment contract
  • Confirmation from your flat owner, that you are living on this address
  • Invoice (e.g. from your phone/internet provider)
  • Passport or personal ID (the latter only for EU citizens). Passport or ID is accepted as a proof of place of residence only if the place of residence (not place of issue or place of birth) is stated in the document. The date of issue of the document is not older than one year. Please note that a birth certificate is not a sufficient proof of place of residence.
  • Test report or certificate of English language proficiency.

Here is the list of accepted tests and expected levels. No other tests will be considered.

  • CECRL : level B2 minimum

  • TOEFL : 87 points minimum

  • TOEIC : 785 points minimum

  • BULATS : 60 points minimum

  • Bright Language Test : level 3 minimum

  • IELTS :  6

  • Duolinguo English Test: 110-125 minimum

  • Declaration of honour
  • Two reference letters, one of them from a non-academic referee, attesting to basic competencies and practical experience. They must be written on a headed paper of the University concerned, dated and signed by the referee. Letters by the coordinating professors of partner universities are not accepted.

Name the file as follows: [SCHMIDTJames-LR1.pdf; SCHMIDTJames-LR2.pdf].

  • Other document relevant for the application (e.g., certificate of employment or internships)
  • Copies of any other qualifications (grades, diplomas, certificates);
  • Courses or workshops (that are not a part of the standard degree programme);
  • Participation in conferences and/or publication of papers/articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals

Selection procedure

A total of 20 students (16 scholarships + 4 self-funded) will be recruited for the 1st year of the programme, academic year 2024–2025. A reserve list will be implemented in case of a withdrawal or any other administrative issue to complete.

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