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Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarships, Astronomy and Astrophysics

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AstroMundus is a 2-years Erasmus Mundus Masters Course (120 ECTS) in Astronomy and Astrophysics offered by a consortium of 5 partner universities (University of Innsbruck, University of Belgrade, University of Goettingen, University of Padova & University of Rome Tor Vergata) in 4 different countries: Austria, Italy, Germany, and Serbia.

Its main objective is to provide top-ranked students with an excellent background in Astrophysics, to introduce them to the world of modern astrophysical research, and foster their future career in this field. At the same time, in the spirit of the Erasmus Mundus programmes, we promote cultural exchanges between Third Country and European students and academics.

AstroMundus students carry out their master studies in at least 2 and up to four of these countries, in a stimulating and scientifically excellent international environment.

The official language of the course is English, but students are given the possibility to learn the languages of the host countries by attending language courses at the partner universities.

Successful students will be awarded a Joint Master Degree by all partner universities they have visited during the Master studies. In addition they will obtain a Diploma Supplement to facilitate the recognition of their degree in other universities / countries. At the end of each 2-years cycle of the Master Programme the best master thesis of the cycle will be awarded a prize.

AstroMundus offers an excellent educational level in all branches of Astrophysics, as insured by the wide variety of expertise in the field covered by this international partnership. The main topics covered by the Master programme are:

Galactic Astrophysics (the Sun and the Solar system, the Milky Way, stellar evolution, the interstellar medium)Extrasolar planets
Extragalactic Astrophysics (galaxies, galaxy evolution, galaxy clusters, intra-cluster medium, star formation)
Active Galactic Nuclei (including accretion theory, relativistic jets, modelling)
Cosmology (including observational cosmology, galaxy surveys, gravitational lensing, very early universe)
Particle Cosmology
Astroparticle Physics
Gravitational waves
Observational astrophysics from the ground and from space
Computational astrophysics (N-body simulations, magneto-hydrodynamic simulations)