Practical information

Students can find information regarding the administrative procedures and the welcome informations below. As all students will first arrive in Rennes for the welcome week, please also refer to the Information guide
Materials science students during Mamaself Welcome Week

Arrival information

Visa application for Non-EU students

All students living in a Non-European country will have to apply for a visa. Please check with your nearest Consulate of the country where you will stay for the first year.
The Mamaself consortium will assist students during the process of applying for a visa. You will receive specific information depending on the first institution of study.

To enter or transit through the Shengen area, to which the consortium countries France, Germany and Italy belong, third-countries citizens must be in possession of a valid passport.

To get the visa, it is necessary to prove to have sufficient financial resources available to guarantee maintenance throughout the planned visit : Mamaself grantholders will show the Acceptance letter, which will mention the grant. The Acceptance letter will be sent after final acceptance by post and e-mail.

Welcome in Rennes

Insurance

Mamaself students will be covered by an insurance during the whole period of the program.
The insurance provided to Mamaself students is fulfilling the requirements for the Health, accident and liability insurance coverage of Erasmus Mundus joint Master degrees.

The insurance provided by Master Mamaself also includes the accommodation insurance for all students accommodation during the programme.

A certificate will be provided to the students during spring, so that it can be shown for visa procedures.

Bank account

In order to facilitate the arrival if the students, the opening of a bank account will be proposed during spring.

Mamaself has no contract with the bank, but a long term collaboration enabling us to propose a facilitated way ofopening an account in Europe with good financial conditions. This is not compulsory.

A meeting with the bank is foreseen during the Welcome week in Rennes.

Tuition fees

The Mamaself tuition fees must be paid to University of Rennes, as coordinating institution of the Master. Students receive the information concerning the bank details of university and bank transfer  during spring before the first year. Students must pay the first year tuition fees before 30 June and the second year tuition fees before 31 August. 

University of Rennes

  • Visa and entrance information
Opera Rennes

For Non-EU students

As soon as you receive your Accceptance letter, please contact the nearest Campusfrance agency, French Embassy or Consulate in order to start the arrival procedure for France.

First step, connect to : https://france-visas.gouv.fr/web/france-visas/

Since 1st January 2021, British nationals must apply for a visa to come and study in France for a period of more than three months.

Mamaself students studying in France should apply for a long-stay visa, that is valid as a residence permit, "student", or VLS-TS "student", allows you to study in France for a period of four months to one year. Upon its expiry, you must apply for a residence card to stay in France. Sudents coming with a long-stay visa : it is constituting a residence permit (VLST/TS) so in that case students must validate their visa online as soon as they arrive in France.

Pay attention to the email adress you use, use your own email when you create the account during the visa procedure. You will need it for the renewal of your residence permit the next year. You can do this with the help of the CMI Rennes, situated at the International cnter in the city center. You can contact them on arrival : cmi.univ-rennes.fr.

If you  enter France with another kind of of visa, please make siure to start t he procedure for the residency permit immediateley after arrival.The delay can be 2 to 3 months so take an appointment with CMI after arrival to start the procedure.

Second year status
Students will pay attention to ask for a French residency permit prolongation in May or June latest, inorder to get the 3 months  "récépissé" that will allow students to go to the summerschool and to have a valid residency permit for the next 3 months. Students must take an appointment at the CMI in Rennes.

Etudes en France procedure

The "etudes en France" procedure is the reference procedure for non-EU countries. Students who reside in one of the 68 countries covered by the "Etudes en France" procedure must make a specific application for enrollment in a higher education institution. This procedure is online, please see :

https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr

  • Accommodation

Students will benefit from a room at the Students residency next to the campus Beaulieu (CROUS residency). With 5 minutes walk they will be extremly well situated and will have a room for a low price. Students staying in France can benefit from the "aide au logement" (APL from CAF) which is a financial support for students accommodation (Students must have a French account to receive the allowance). See details in the Mamaself information guide. Of course students are free to choose another kind of accommodation.

Garantee : In France you can be asked for a garantee for your accommodation. In case you have chosen a room at CROUS, you will definitely be asked to provide a garantee. You can get one online : VISALE. The VISALE can be granted even before arrival. However, you must have your visa and your university acceptance letter to apply for it. (visale.fr).

If you want to know more about the cost of life in Rennes, you can eventually see :

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Rennes

  • Registration at University

Students registration at University of Rennes will be done on arrival in Rennes during the Welcome week. Students will provide the required docuemnts at "Scolarité Sciences", Campus de Beaulieu, Building 1.

Before registrating, students must get the CVEC certificate (Contribution Vie Étudiante et de Campus which is "Student life and campus contribution" - €92 ) The presentation of this document is compulsory for registration at a higher education establishment in France.

Informations & payment: cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr

Mamaself students are Erasmus Mundus studentsn not "Erasmus exchange program" students  so the CVEC exempltion for Erasmus exchange students does not concern Mamaself students.

  • Language course

Students studying in Rennes will benefit from a French language course (for free) during one semester. This course is important as it helps the integration in the counrty, but it is not part of the Mamaself study program (no ECTS from language course will be taken in consideration for the Mamaself diploma).

Students will have 2 lec tures per week during one semester. It is compulsory to register for the course on the CIREFE website :

http://www.cirefe.fr/inscriptions

Students who want to join in a non-starter level will have to make a test, see procedur eon the CIREFE website.

 

 

University of Montpellier

Place de la comédie Montpellier

For visa information : please refer to the information given in the infoguide, information for arrival in France.

In Montpellier students can benefit from a room at the students residency (CROUS), and they can receive the APL financial support for their accommodation.

 

Arrival in Montpellier

The information below will be usefull for the new arriving students and for M2 students arriving in Montpellier for the Summerschool.

Pay attention there are 2 railway stations in Montpellier, one in the city center (Montpellier Saint Roch), one outside the city (Montpellier sud de France).

Map of the campus

TUM University

  •     Visa for Germany

Students will get an acceptance letter from TUM for the visa application.  Students must apply for a student visa cat.D. It takes up to two months or more to get the visa. As proof of  financial situation students might have to open a blocked account at the Deutsche Bank (https://www.deutsche-bank.de/pfb/data/docs/pk-kredit_finanzierung-db_int...). Scholarship holders don’t need this blocked account. This procedure can take up to 6 weeks or more.
 
    •    Students from China, Mongolia and Vietnam
Students need an APS certificate.
For further information: www.aps.org.cn
Please start the application procedure as soon as you receive the acceptance letter.
 
    •    Acceptance letter
The acceptance letter is only for visa issues and things related to it. It is not a formal statement that you are allowed to study at LMU or TUM. Only the successful registration at LMU or TUM allows you to study in Munich.

  • Enrollment at TUM

Students have to apply at TUM under the following link (read carefully!):
http://www.tum.de/en/studies/application-and-acceptance/masters-programs/
The deadline is May 31st! Please send in only notarized copies. This is important.

Mamaself Students at TUM 2020

 Accommodation in Munich
You know that accommodation in Munich is a big problem! We don’t have free places in student residencies, so you have to look on the private housing market. The average rent is 350-400 Euro. Mostly the landlords want to have an interview with the renter. So it would be good if you could plan a couple of days end of July, beginning of August to come to Munich to look for a room. Find attached some information about housing in Munich. The best places to look for a room are newspapers. Often the only contact is to call the landlords. Try to start the call in German. Maybe a friend can help you.
 
    •    There is the Oktoberfest from September 16st – October 3th. During this time (+/- 2 weeks) it is almost impossible to get a room in Munich! The hotels/hostels triple their prices!
    •    Living costs in Munich
    •    For rent, public transportation, phone/Internet, food and other expenses you need 800-900 Euro.

LMU University

View Munich
  • Visa for Germany

You will get an acceptance letter from LMU for your visa application. Please start this procedure immediately! You have to apply for a student visa cat.D. It takes till two months or more to get the visa. As proof of your financial situation you might have to open a blocked account at the Deutsche Bank (https://www.deutsche-bank.de/pfb/data/docs/pk-kredit_finanzierung-db_int...). Scholarship holders don’t need this. This procedure can take up to 6 weeks or more. The integration week starts in the first or second week of September in Rennes, France.

  • Students from CHINA, MONGOLIA and VIETNAM

You need an APS certificate! For further information:
www.aps.org.cn
Please start the application procedure as soon as you receive the acceptance letter!

  • Acceptance letter

The acceptance letter is only for visa issues and things related to it. It is NOT a formal statement that you are allowed to study at LMU or TUM. Only the successful registration at LMU or TUM allows you to study in Munich.

  • Enrollment at LMU

For the enrollment at LMU I need scans from the following documents as soon as possible:

  • Passport
  • Bachelor transcript original and translated (English or German), with university stamp or seal or embossed seal and signature, as complete as possible. The final transcript can be provided later.
  • Bachelor diploma original and translated (English or German), with university stamp or seal or embossed seal and signature. If you don’t have the diploma yet, a confirmation from the university is fine
  • CV
  • APS certificate for Chinese students (1st year students only)

MaMaSELF Master transcripts (2nd year students only)
You will need your study papers (bachelor and master) in original for the personal enrollment at LMU which takes place end of September, beginning of October.

  • Accommodation in Munich

You know that accommodation in Munich is a big problem! We don’t have enough free places in student residencies, so you have to look on the private housing market. The average rent is 350-400 Euro.

If you want to check the cost of living in Munich, you can eventually see this page :

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Munich

 

University of Turin

  1. Visa and country entrance

Non-EU citizens planning to stay in Italy for more than 90 days have to apply for a residence permit for study purposes with a D type student visa.

Please check the Ministry Website to find out what residents from your home country need. If it says you need to pre-enroll, you can complete your visa process on the Universitaly portal.

Once in Italy, you must apply for a Residence Permit (“Permesso di soggiorno” in Italian) no later than eight working days of getting here.

Get in touch with our Incoming Office, if you need help with your Residence Permit.

A residence permit from another European country is also valid for your stay in Italy, but check the deadline because you will have to apply for an Italian residence permit if it expires before you leave Italy.

  1. Italian Tax Code

The Italian Tax Code is a mandatory, personal and unique code that gives you access to public and private services (health service, university, banks, etc).

Your Buddy (buddy [dot] sciencesatunito [dot] it) will contact you during the summer so you can complete the procedure and

receive your Italian Tax Code once you arrived in Turin.

If you are a non-EU citizen, your Italian Tax Code can be requested only with a copy f your entry Visa to Italy or to another European country.

Please send us the requested information as soon as possible, as the procedure can take a long time and you cannot enroll at UniTO without an Italian Tax Code.

  1. Accommodation

We have experienced an unexpected shortage of available accommodation over the two last years and it seems to be lasting longer than usual. We do understand that this is causing a lot of stress, so we suggest students start looking for accommodation as soon as possible.

All information regarding accommodation in Turin can be checked at https://en.unito.it/living-turin/when-you-arrive/housing. If you need further help, please, contact your Buddy at buddy [dot] sciencesatunito [dot] it.

If you want to check the cost of living in Torino, you can eventually see this page :

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Turin

  1. Italian Language course

As a MaMaSELF2 student, you can register on UniTO’s Italian language courses organized for international exchange students like you. The class timetables will be published here under the heading “Italian Language Courses” at the beginning of October of each a.y. Choose the level course you think is the most appropriate for you!

You will get 5 ECTS credits on your Transcript of Record at the end of your UniTO mobility. Do not choose other Italian language courses from the Department of Chemistry!

  1. University registration

To register at UniTo, you should follow this procedure:

  1. Fill in all the fields on this page (choose “Futuro studente” under the heading “Profilo”)
  2. Choose a password
  3. Confirm your e-mail by clicking on the link you receive.

Your username will be in the second e-mail: use your new password to log onto this page, which is your personal area on the UniTO website.

Then, go to my.unito.it and click on “Enrolments” (do not click on International Mobility!) and complete the following:

  1. Personal data
  2. Identity Documents (ID/Passport and Residence permit/residence permit application receipt in case of non-EU citizens)
  3. Degree: describe your Bachelor’s Degree required for the enrollment.
  4. Enrolment: choose Standard Enrolment → Post graduate degree → Master’s Degree in Materials Science.

Once done, send a confirmation email to buddy [dot] sciencesatunito [dot] it ()

We will manually unlock and complete your enrolment procedure once it has been confirmed, but this might take a while. Once enrolled, you will receive your enrolment certificate by e-mail. You need to sign the enrolment certificate and upload it on your my.unito.it profile. Please bear in mind that you will not be fully enrolled until then.

You’ll be able to access our online services as soon as you have registered on UniTO: Moodle for course material and Webex. You can only access your Degree website courses once you have fully enrolled at UniTO. Please write to buddy [dot] sciencesatunito [dot] it if you have issues accessing our services.

Welcome information

Before your experience at UniTO starts, you will receive by e-mail a short Handbook designed for MaMaself students, in order to be informed about everything you need to know.

The main contacts if you need further information are the following:

  • Professor Elisa Borfecchia: elisa [dot] borfecchiaatunito [dot] it (academic coordinator of MaMaself program)
  • Elisabetta Buzzoni: elisabetta [dot] buzzoniatunito [dot] it (administrative coordinator of MaMaself program)
  • International office of the Hub of Sciences of Nature: international [dot] sciencesatunito [dot] it (supporting mobility students)
  • Buddy students of the Hub of Sciences of Nature: buddy [dot] sciencesatunito [dot] it (peer to peer support for MaMaself students at UniTO)

 

 

 

Adam Mickiewicz University

The AMU welcomes Mamaself students for the second year of the program.

Please refer to the information given on AMU website for internatinal students information
Arrival and access information :
In order to be entered on the list of students, the following documents must be provided:
- application to the Vice-Rector for student affairs
(a short request document for admission to the university in connection to the program, name and surname, signature)
- a diploma scan with a supplement
- scan of passport.

Accommodation

As one of the largest Universities in Poland, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań offers its students a wide variety of dormitories providing suitable living and studying conditions. Located in different parts of the city the dorms are well communicated with the public transport network, making it easy to move around the city.

More information about the accommodation in Poznan