Application for 2019-2021 batch
There are two rounds of academic admission. You can apply for academic admission either at Round 1 or at Round 2.
Schedule for the 2019 - 2021 session recruitment
We require you to pay an administration fee (30 euros) before submitting your application ; please use the payment button online before submitting your application. It is possible to pay either by bank card or bank transfer. Please request the bank details if you prefer the second option.
Round 1 : The first call is now CLOSED (25 places offered). TO BE NOTED: for this call , 2019, 3 EMaVE scholarships are available.
The deadline for applications for the first round is 20th February 2019.
See the Fees section on the menu for details of other scholarships.
USA and China interviews
: Like every year, the Vinifera team will travel at the beginning of 2019 to interview the best pre-selected applicants from China and USA; it will be a perfect opportunity to meet Vinifera professors and to ask them your questions.
February: interviews in USA:
- Friday 15th of February: interviews at E&J Gallo winery, Modesto (California)
- Monday 18th of February: interviews at MSU, East Lansing (Michigan)
February: interviews in China:
- Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th of February: interviews at CAU, Beijing
- Friday 1st of March: interviews at NWAFU, Yangling
Skype interviews for pre-selected applicants will be with the panels, from Germany - Monday 18th of March 2019 (date corrected).
For the best applications submitted before January 2018, on request, it is possible to proceed to early registration
in order to facilitate the applications for visas and/or scholarships/loans.
Round 2 : The second call is now closed as of 31st May 2019.
The deadline for filling in the electronic application form and attaching two references is 31st May 2019. (interviews planned mid June).
If your application was not completed by 20th February you can still continue completing your form and be considered in the second call.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a pdf guide to using the application form on the page "Application procedure". Look for the link at the bottom of the page.
You must hold at least a Bachelor of Science (180 ECTS) in one of the following fields :
- Agronomy / Agricultural Sciences
- Plant Sciences & technologies
- Food Sciences & technologies
... and in closely related fields
Exceptions: Bachelor graduates with other Bachelor degrees can exceptionally be admitted, provided the academic and/or professional background shows potential for a successful completion of the Vinifera EuroMaster programme. In these cases conditional admission can be granted. Candidates are advised to follow an internship or work in a vineyard prior to applying, and to obtain some training in a few of the scientific fields which will be studied. Refer to the Student Handbook for M1 on the 'Courses' page for suggested topics.
It is possible to enter directly in the second year (M2) if you have a high level qualification (the first year of a master especially in one of the Vinifera partner universities) in vine and wine sciences ; 5 places are offered for M2. If you are interested please contact our secretary by email. We do not offer scholarships for direct entry into M2.
: Candidates still completing their degree
Applicants expecting to finish their Bachelor Degree can obtain a conditional admission
. They must have a stamped and signed provisional attestation, delivered by the Registrar of the institution/university, to attach to the application form.
This is a certifying letter from your University stating that you are expected to graduate this year or that you will finish this year.
On successfully completing their degree, candidates must send the results/transcript of marks (if selected) to the Vinifera Secretariat by June, for final admission, and provide a copy of the original Diploma/BSc or Master on arrival.
DOCUMENT FOR REFEREES
Minimum level : B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
IELTS certificate: selected candidates are required to pass this language test (minimum 6 points) and send a copy to Vinifera Secretariat by June for final admission. For further information click here: http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/academic-english/ielts.html
Other recognised tests:
TOEFL (550 points)
TOEFL iBT (72 points)
TOEFL ITP (543 points)
Cambridge First Certificates (FCE Grade B (B2).
TOEIC (670 points).
If you already have a certificate please enter the result on the application form, If not, please enter the date of an exam you have booked or indicate you are booking one.
The deadline to provide the result of your English test is 25th June
, if you have been offered a place. Those who are accepted will need to email a scan of their certificate to the Secretariat.
Other certificates could allow applicants to obtain a "conditional admission". Please contact Vinifera Secretariat
Important comment: if you need more details or need more information about an appeal procedure, our secretariat is available by email: email@example.com
Page updated on : 2019-01-31