The International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering opens for applications for scholarships for a 2-year full-time educational master programme in 2021.
IMFSE is a 2-year full-time Master programme consisting of 120 ECTS credits in total. This breaks down into 4 semesters of 30 ECTS credits each. The mobility structure, with possible change in study location after each semester, gives students the opportunity to gain from the strengths and expertise of 3 universities or more in the field of Fire Safety Engineering.
Semester 1 at Ghent University or The University of Edinburgh covers basic topics in Fire Protection Engineering. All students gather at Lund University to spend semester 2 there, with emphasis on enclosure fire dynamics, risk analysis and human behaviour in fire. More in-depth courses are given during semester 3 at Ghent University or The University of Edinburgh. Semester 4 is dedicated to the Master’s thesis, and students can be hosted by 1 of the 3 Full Partner Institutes or 1 of the 3 Associated Partner Institutes. Collaborations with 1 of the Sponsoring Companies is also a possibility.
The minimum graduate admission requirements are:
- A Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution (minimum 3 years full-time study or 180 ECTS credits) in civil/structural/mechanical/electrical/chemical/ industrial engineering, material sciences, chemistry, physics, applied physics, architecture, urbanism and spatial planning or a related discipline.
Note: Students in their last year of a Bachelor’s programme at the time of application will also be considered for admission. It is the applicant’s responsibility that the Bachelor degree is obtained prior to the start of the IMFSE programme.
- Proficiency in the English language
- Scholarships are available for both EU and non-EU students.
Worth of Award
- The IMFSE Sponsorship Consortium awards several full and/or partial scholarships per intake.
- These can range from tuition fee reductions to full tuition fee waivers and even full scholarships.
- The exact amounts are decided upon in the course of the selection process, according to the available budget.
How to Apply
Throughout the online application process, you will be asked to upload digital copies of the following documents. It is advised that you start well in advance to collect this documentation.
- A passport photo
- A copy of passport (or other official identification proof for EU students)
- Legalised copy(s) of your Bachelor’s diploma (and Master’s, if applicable) in the original language. The country of origin determines whether documents have to be legalised by the Belgian embassy, by apostille certification, by APS certificate, or are exempt from official certification. Check this overview.
- A certified English translation of your Bachelor’s and Master’s (if applicable) diploma, unless the document was issued in English.
- A legalised copy of your detailed Transcript of Records in the original language
- A certified English translation of your Transcript of Records (unless the document was issued in English)
- A copy of English language test scores or language certificate (max. two years old).
- A motivation letter for the programme (1 A4-size page)
- At least two recommendation letters.
Deadline: The scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2021.