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EGS-ABG : European Graduate School in Animal Breeding and Genetics


The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate EGS-ABG is finished. The funding period from the European Commission has ended. Therefore there will be no more open applications.

The current Erasmus-Mundus fellowships are:

Category (1)Gross salary (2) (per month)Contribution to participation costs (3) (per month)Contribution to travel and installation (4) (per grant)
A € 2.800 € 600 € 7.500
B € 2.800 € 600 € 3.000

(1) Category A : candidates not originating from a “EU-AREA” country (i.e. one of the 28 EU countries + Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switerland, Turkey, ARYM) and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries. The only exception to this rule applies to candidates who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus fellowship to follow an Erasmus Mundus Master Course. Category B : any candidate who does not fulfill the criteria of a category A applicant.

(2) The gross amount is not intended as an employee gross but as an employer gross. Therefore, each partner institution, according its national legislation, will deduct from the monthly amount both the employer’s taxes and the employee’s taxes. The salary of the doctoral candidate will be at least equal to the usual salary of a doctoral candidate in the country of the host institution. Contact local EGS-ABG representatives for information about net salary in each partner country.

(3) This contribution is used to cover the tuition/bench fees, including University fees, costs for the oral defense and thesis printing, contribution to research costs in the host institutions, and costs of the EGS-ABG training activities.

(4) Only applicable for category B applicant if there is a foreseen mobility to Third Country partners / associate members.

The whole fellowship is transfered by EGS-ABG to the "first" host Institution, where the doctoral candidate is employed. Then, the fellowship is used according to the general scheme described in the above table and the local rules.

- PhD projects offered for the 2015 fellowships

EGS-ABG PhD projects have a duration of 4 years, whereas the EM fellowships have a duration of 3 years. For each project, the EGS-ABG consortium has secured funds to pay the salary and cover other costs during the fourth year.

Depending on the availability of external funds, other kinds of fellowships could be available.

(updated September 2016)

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