European Breeding Plant College

erasmus mundus master programme emplant
01 November 2017 14:57

emPLANT, European Master Program in Plant Breeding has been designed and is organized by a consortium of five European universities from five different countries:



UniLaSalle Polytechnic Institute (France), 

University of Helsinki (Finland),

Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain),

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden)

Ege University (Turkey).




The complementarity of the consortium members in terms of specializations, working methods, climatic specificities and collaboration partners produces a program that could not be offered by one organization alone. The wealth of knowledge and expertise in the fields of plant breeding, plant biology, seed technology, biotechnology of emPLANT is unique in the world.

emPLANT aims at providing students interest in Plant Breeding with excellent training in science, management, law, languages and soft skills that are needed in this field by the Seed Industry and Research Institutes.


You can find all the information related on the emPLANT website:

application procedure

INTAKE OPENS FROM NOVEMBER 1ST, 2017 (00:00 CET) TO JANUARY 31ST, 2018 (23:59 CET). 

Candidate from all over the world can apply for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Plant Breeding – emPLANT. Both scholarship and self-funded applicants have to submit their application through the same online application form available here.

Applicants who want to choose SLU as preferred mobility track for their first year have to apply before January 15th, 2018 (23:59 CET).

2 different application forms must be filled out before January 15th, 2018 for students who want to spend the first year at SLU:

  • emPLANT online application form available on this website
  • Swedish common application system which is found at. Key dates for online application are found  (here) .

Don't lose the possibility of one of the most exciting studying experience! 

emPLANT aims to attract excellent students from all over the world to provide a multidisciplinary approach to traditional and biotechnology techniques, links with management and new technologies (bioinformatics, data management etc.) that is required for future MSc/PhD graduates to obtain a comprehensive and strategic understanding of complex breeding projects in an international dimension.

After graduation, students will work as technical and scientific managers of commercial or public breeding programs, on methodology, technology or cultivar development, in seed production and crop improvement, in R&D, in charge of legal questions linked to seeds in the seed/agro/food industry or pursue a PhD linked to breeding, crop production and plant biology.



If you are interested in applying for the Erasmus+ Master Programme in Plant Breeding, please check if you meet the requirements below:

  • Awarded Bachelor of Science degree (min. 180 ECTS) in Agriculture/Agronomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Master 1 Genetics, Molecular Biosciences or related relevant fields
  • Language proficiency: B2 in English (IELTS 6.5, no section below 5.5 ; TOEFL 575 paper-based, 4,5 written, 190 computer-based, 90 internet-based (20 written), etc.) except when English is your mother tongue and B1 in Spanish (DELE, ALTE) for those applying to UPV in year 2 except when Spanish is your mother tongue.
  • Application received before the end of the deadline.
  • Application containing all requested elements.




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