Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply?

Candidates from all countries can apply to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Image Processing and Computer Vision.

What are the minimum requirements for admission?

All candidates must hold a first higher education degree (Bachelor, 180 ECTS) before the program starts or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices, with excellent grades and other study results. Good proficiency in English is required.

Does the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) scholarship cover all expenses?

Students must be able to finance their study and living expenses, either by EU scholarships, non-EU scholarships or other funding resources. The EMJMD scholarship covers the participation costs (tuition fees+insurance coverage), and contributes to the travel and installation costs. Living costs depend on the country and student’s lifestyle.

What does the EMJMD scholarship cover?

The full participation costs of the EMJMD program (4000€ per semester for Partner Country students OR 2250€ per semester for Programme Country students), which are directly transferred to the IPCV Consortium (students do not need to pay it, but they do not receive this amount). This includes the tuition fees and the insurance coverage.

Besides this, the EMJMD scholarship covers the following:

For Partner Country scholarship holders:
Contribution to travel costs:
2000€/year for scholarship holders resident in a Partner Country which is situated less than 4000 km from Bordeaux, France, OR
3000€/year for scholarship holders resident in a Partner Country which is situated more than 4000 km from Bordeaux, France. Contribution to installation costs:
Monthly allowance: 1000€/month.

For Programme Country scholarship-holders:
Contribution to travel and installation costs: 1000€/year.
Monthly allowance: 1000€/month.

When shall I apply for the IPCV program?

Application period: from the 1st November 2019 to the 4th February 2020

Official results: April 2020

Program starts: 1st September 2020

Program ends: June 2022

I do not hold all required attachments at the moment of submission, can I still submit my application?

You need to upload all required attachments when you submit your application.
Exceptions are made in the followings cases:

(1) You are currently a Bachelor’s student:
In the application form, instead of your Bachelor degree, you need to upload an official letter from your university stating that you are registered as a Bachelor’s student and you are expected to receive your Bachelor’s degree before the IPCV program starts. In the application, you need to provide transcripts of records of all your completed courses. Please note that if you are accepted in the program, you need to send your Bachelor’s degree (or certificate) ASAP in June/July.

(2) You registered for an English proficiency exam, but it takes place after the IPCV application deadline:
In this case please attach only the proof of exam registration to your IPCV application. Once the results are available, please send the certificate by email as soon as possible.

I am currently a Bachelor's student and will graduate in a few months. Can I apply?

Yes, you can apply, provided that you receive your Bachelor degree before the IPCV program starts.

In the application form, instead of your Bachelor degree, you need to upload an official letter from your university stating that you are registered as a Bachelor’s student and you are expected to receive your Bachelor’s degree before the IPCV program starts. In the application, you need to provide transcripts of records of all your completed courses. Please note that if you are accepted in the program, you need to send your Bachelor’s degree (or certificate) ASAP in June/July.

Which English test scores are accepted?

Certificate of an accredited language centre attesting that the student’s level of English is at least B2 (according to CEFR), e.g. IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL of 90.
If the language of the Bachelor’s studies was English, please present an official document (with the institutional seal and signature) stating that the university studies were undertaken in English.

Native English speakers do not have to submit English test results.

What is an ECTS?

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a program of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken abroad by mobile students through the transfer credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.

Can I enrol in the program part-time?

NO. The IPCV Master program is a two-year, full-time program.

Translation requirements

All documents should be translated in English.

Please provide also a copy of the original documents affiliated to the translated documentation in the native language of the institution origin.

The translation ca be done either by your university of origin or by an official translator.

Which identity document should I provide?

I am a EU candidate: You can provide a copy of your European national ID card or a copy of your passport, if you hold one.

I am a non-EU candidate: Please provide a copy of your passport.

I have two nationalities (EU and non-EU): You can provide acopy of your passport or EU national ID card.

Please upload the page(s) of your passport/ID card showing identification n°, photo, holder’s name, citizenship and date of birth, date of issue and date of expiration, and signature.

Please check that the validity of your Passport/ Identity Card encompasses the two years of study of our program.

Should not be the case, please note that it is your responsability to obtain a new passport/identity card before the expiration date or your current passport/identity card.

If you don’t have a passport yet…

Please send us the official national identity card proving your nationality.
As soon as possible ask for a passport, you will have to send the pages of your passport showing your name, your citizenship and the expiration date of your passport directly to: application-ipcv@u-bordeaux.fr
It is worth als to precise that students will need to use their passport for visa purposes. Please note that it is your responsability to obtaine a visa if you are accepted in the IPCV program.

What is a certificate of residence?

A proof of residence consists of one of the following:

– A residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules.
– A certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question.

Nota bene: Both documents must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.

What is the Europass CV template?

We strongly recommend to use the Europass CV template to create your Curriculum Vitae.
You may find more information about it here: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae

What is the Motivation letter about?

The motivation letter is of critical importance. You should explain to the Selection Committee how your experience, qualifications and personal qualities make you an excellent candidate for the Master Program. The motivation letter must include the following information:

Reasons for choosing IPCV as field of interest
Reasons for choosing IPCV as program of study
Max. 1000 words

What is the Reference Letter about?

The reference letters should be provided by academic/scientific persons (teachers, researchers, internship supervisors employees, etc.) who are familiar with applicant’s work or character and who have positive remarks to make. The referees should attest also the adequation of applicant’s background with the IPCV Master Course.

The reference letter should consist of 1-2 pages written in English, including the referees signature, presening on institutional headed paper and bearing an institutional stamp/seal.

I am not sure how the reference section works.

Please note that it is your responsability to inform your referees of the procedure settled by the eform.

In the referees section of the e-form, you have to write e-mails of your 2 referents. After you validate this information, the e-form is sending an automatic e-mail to your referees. The e-mail sent includes the link where the reference letter has to be uploaded on your e-form. As this is a confidential document, you are not allowed to add yourself the reference letter in the application, but your referees will have to follow the instructions presented in our e-mail. Your referees have to check their mailbox (the e-mail might be redirected in the SPAM folder, be alerted of that problem).

If your referees followed the instructions properly, you will be able to see a green V instead of a read X in the attachment list on your e-form.

Please be careful by writing the information of your referees in the eform. The referees section will be locked after you validate it, and you won’t be able to modify it. The automatic e-mail can be sent only once. In case of misprint, your referee will not receive the e-mail and cannot upload his/her reference letter.

My referee(s) did not receive the eMundus automatic e-mail with link to upload his/her (their) reference letter…

EITHER you correctly write down the e-mail: there is a possibility that the automatic IPCV mail with the link to upload the reference letter has been redirected in the “spam” folder of your referee mailbox.
OR you have made a mistake when writing the e-mail address of your referee: in that case, he/she did not receive the link to upload the reference letter.
Problem 1: You are not allowed to correct any information regarding referees information in the application, this section is automatically locked once this page of the e-form is validated (confidentiality of the reference letters).

Problem 2: The e-mail is sent automatically by the e-form and cannot be sent a second time.

Solution proposed:

Please ask your referee to check first in his/her SPAM folder.
If he still has no e-mail, ask your referee to confirm through an e-mail enquiry to application-ipcv@u-bordeaux.fr he/she did not receive any mail from us.

I applied last year and I cannot reactivate my account.

Please note that accounts of non-selected applicants have been due to limitation of storage capacity. You need to activate a new account preferably with different login and password. However, you can use the same e-mail address.

How can I be sure that my application has been submitted?

Make sure:

you filled in all the parts of the e-form
you attached all required documents (see check-list)
your referees submitted their reference letters (if relevant)
In this case you completed 100% of the e-form.

Make sure:

you clicked on the button “submit”
you received an email confirming that your application has been saved.
In the case you received NO e-mail and you are sure all previous steps have been done, please contact to application-ipcv@u-bordeaux.fr

Do I need to submit a paper-based application?

It is definitively not necessary to send your application via post or electronic mail. However, you might be required to submit the hard copies later, so keep them anyway.

I already have a Master's degree. Am I eligible to apply?

Yes, you are still eligible to apply if you already have a Master’s degree.

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