• ERASMUS MUNDUS APPLICANTS: Deadline for applications to EM Student scholarships is January 18th, 2016. Publication of pre-selection results (not definitive) is available on the on-line application in early March 2016. Communication of results to selected candidates by the Erasmus Mundus Agency will be in May 2016.
  • STUDENTS WITHOUT ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIP: Deadline for regular (non-EM) applications is June 15th, 2016. Earlier applications are highly recommended. For instance, only applications before early June may be eligible for EHU Mobility grants. Moreover, for students starting Semester 1 in UBx, accommodation can be only guaranteed for applications received before May 30th. Later applicants will be responsible for getting accommodation themselves in UBx or shall start Semester 1 in SOTON in late September and follow Semester 3 (2016-2017) in ULg.

2) 2016-2017 COURSE OPENING: Early September 2016 in UBx (Pathways A1 & A2) and in Late September 2016 in SOTON (Pathway B).

3) MASTER THESIS 2015-2016: The new list of MER MSc Thesis research topics for MER MSc students 14-16 has been published. Details in the MSc THESIS section.Vivas will be held in the Center for Experimental Marine Biology and Biotechnology (Plentzia Marine Station; PIE-UPV/EHU) in September 7th-9th.

4) INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE COURSES 2015-2016: The IPC 2015-16 programme is directed to Master students, doctoral candidates and professionals aimed at becoming specialized or updated in different fields. All lectures will be held in English. Participants will receive a certificate with indication of lectures and practicals attended.

  • Research in Marine Environment and Resources - RiMER 2016 (Part 1) February 1-5, Aquarium SS, Donostia-San Sebastian
  • Histology & Histopathology of Aquatic Animals, Plentzia Marine Station, Plentzia
  • Research in Marine Environment and Resources - RiMER 2016 (Part 2) June 20-24, Plentzia Marine Station, Plentzia


The Joint European MSc MER programme was conceived by the University of Southampton, Université de Bordeaux, Université de Liège and the Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, with the collaboration by the founding research associates, AZTI-Tecnalia and the Oceanographic Foundation of Gipuzkoa, utilising their extensive marine science expertise and experience. These six institutions constitute the MER Consortium created to develop these international postgraduate studies. The MER MSc programme has being recognised as a Erasmus Mundus Master Course 2012. The extended MER consortium that results from being recognised as a Erasmus Mundus Master Course includes additional 16 associated partners from all over the world, including research institutions, companies and universities.