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Applications to the ARCHMAT: ERASMUS MUNDUS Master in ARCHaeological MATerials Sciences can only be submitted online using the integrated application database available by clicking the APPLICATION link in the top bar.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU NEED TO REGISTER FIRST BY FILLING YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS. You will be then sent an email with a link where you will validate your registration and select a password of your choice to be used when you enter the Application procedure database.

Information relating to individuals (personal data) is collected and used in accordance with Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on "the protection of individuals with regards to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data".

The candidate is informed that if she/he is selected and proposed for a scholarship, put in a reserve list or enrolled on a self-paying basis, his data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the ERASMUS + Programme and will be made available to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Agency of the EU, the EM National Structures, the EU delegations and the ERASMUS MUNDUS Student and Alumni Association, acting as stakeholders of the Programme


Candidates have to upload all of the following documents during the different stages of the application procedure

Proof of nationality (passport copy with photo) ¹
Scanned (translated) copy of the University diploma required for the enrolment in the ARCHMAT (Bachelor/I cycle degree in Physics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Biology-Biochemistry, Archaeology, Conservation Science, Cultural Heritage Studies) ²
Scanned (translated) Copy of transcript of study results ²
Curriculum vitae and Studiorum (EUROPASS format)
Motivation letter (maximum 1 A4 page)
Letter of recommendation by two academic referees. On your application page, you will be asked to name the two referees of your choice.
Scanned copy of TOEFL Language Proficiency Certificate 87 [iBT] or of IELTS Certificate (minimum overall band score =6) or Cambridge Certificate or proof of at least 1 year English-based instruction at University level ¹
Scanned declaration signed by the candidate that the eligibility criteria for a EM scholarship described in the SCHOLARSHIP section of the ARCHMAT website have been fulfilled

¹ For Citizens (passport holders) of the following countries no English language test is required: Antigua e Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad, Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe
² Selected Candidates will be requested to supply by post a Certified Translated Copy of the University Diploma and a Certified, Translated Copy of Transcript of Study Results before the start of the ARCHMAT Master Course


The ARCHMAT Selection Committee is composed by:

President: Nick Schiavon (ARCHMAT Coordinator – Universidade de Evora – Portugal)
Member: Eleni Pavlidou (ARCHMAT Partner – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece)
Member: Donatella Magri (ARCHMAT Partner – Universita Roma La Sapienza – Italy)

The consortium will take any steps to ensure equal opportunity to all candidates with no discrimination regarding gender, race and nationality according to EACEA standards. Geographical Balance criteria will be applied by setting a maximum of 2 selected candidates from each country of origin

Prior to the start of the selection procedure an eligibility check will be performed on each candidate. The Eligibility check will cover the following aspects:

respect of application deadline
completeness of the application file
eligibility of the candidate in relation to the general Erasmus Mundus Programme scholarship criteria as listed in the SCHOLARSHIP section of the ARCHMAT website and of the ARCHMAT specific eligibility criteria as defined in the APPLICATION section of the ARCHMAT website

Eligibility Decision will be made by the administrative staff at the Coordinating Institution under the supervision of UE administrative Chief Officer

Ineligible Applicants will be informed immediately after the eligibility check and provided information on the appeal procedure

Each eligible application will be evaluated by the ARCHMAT Selection Committee according to the scoring table and weighted criteria as indicated below:

Criteria %
Academic and/or Professional Excellence 30
Academic potential 20
Research/Work Experience 20
Motivation Letter 15
Recommendation Letters 10
Language skills 5

Students who are shortlisted will be invited for an online interview, in which the following points will be assessed:

a) basic knowledge of chemistry , physics, earth sciences, archaeology, mathematics, IT, biology
b) academic career including final marks in academic diploma(s)
c) work experience
d) personal motivation

Admitted students (score > 60 out of 100 points) who do not qualify for a scholarship due to the limited number of individual scholarships available and are in the reserve list can still be admitted to the ARCHMAT MASTER Course on a self-paying basis up to a total number of ARCHMAT student of 25 (to ensure smooth running of the course). Self-Paying candidates will have to provide adequate proof of financial sustainability for the whole course duration