Application for 2017-2019 batch

News for batch 2018-2020 : The call for autumn/fall 2018 will be opened at the end of October. The Vinifera team informs that from 2018, we won't have any Erasmus+ scholarship to offer.

Since September 2015, Vinifera Euromaster has been listed in the "Erasmus+ catalogue".
Each applicant can apply to several programmes of the catalogue, with a maximum of three different joint programmes per academic year.

Vinifera Euromaster belongs to the list of the 17 top level MSc Programmes which have passed the European Quality Review. Consequently, Vinifera is officially part of the 2014-2020 European Educative Programme.

There are two rounds of academic admission. You can apply for academic admission either at Round 1 or at Round 2, but Erasmus+ scholarships are only offered at Round 1.

Schedule for the 2017-2019 session

We require you to pay an administration fee (30 euros) before submitting your application ; please use the payment button online before submitting your application.

Round 1 :  The first call is now closed. Please see below regarding the second call.

The deadline for applications for the first round which includes application for a scholarship was 31st January 2017.

One session of interviews took place in several universities in the USA, and in China. 

Chinese interviews (for all the Chinese applicants who have created an application online before 1/12/12): 
Interviews took place with the Vinifera team in China on:
12/12/16 at North West A&F University 
13/12/16 at University of Yinchuan
15/12/16 at Shanghai (Maison Sud de France)

USA interviews: the session of interviews, took place at E & J Gallo winery, Modesto, CA.  on Wednesday 22nd of February,
Gallo Dry Creek new building

Skype interviews were carried out on 20 March 2017 for pre-selected applicants who are not in these categories.

 Round 2 : (without ERASMUS+ scholarships).  The second call is open.  The available places are self-funded or funded by scholarships obtained by the candidate.

The deadline for filling in the electronic application form and attaching two references is 31st May 2017.


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.
Admissions requirements

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 Certificate of Completion, 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 (if selected) to Vinifera Secretariat by June, for final admission, and provide a copy of the original Diploma/BSc on arrival.





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:
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:

We would like to inform you that the Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) updated its 'provisions for the processing of personal data' in the context of the 'Erasmus Mundus Programme' and 'Erasmus+ Programme', which you can find under the following links:
Please take due note of the policies by which the EACEA collects, manages and uses the personal data in the context of managing mobility projects.
Candidates/Applicants must be informed that if they are selected (proposed for a scholarship/fellowship, put on the reserve list or enrolled on a self-paying basis) their data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programmes, efficiently manage the projects, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association.

Page updated on : 2017-09-15
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