The EADS Foundation Chair on Embedded Critical Systems (CESEC) offers scholarships for masters degrees to French and oversea students for the academic year 2015-2016. This is a call for applications to this scholarship. The masters degrees are offered by the following engineering schools in Toulouse : ISAE, INSA de Toulouse and INP-ENSEEIHT.
The masters programs supported are in the field of Embedded Critical Systems. These are the following programs :
- Advanced Master on Embedded Systems (EMS), ISAE-ENSEEIHT
- Master of Science Aeronautical and Space Systems (AESS), option Embedded Systems, ISAE
- Master of Science Electronic Systems for Embedded and Communicating Applications (ESECA), ENSEEIHT-INSA, option Integrated Circuits Design for Embedded Systems
Candidates are selected jointly by EADS Foundation, industrial partners and the three engineering schools (ISAE, INSA and INP-ENSEEIHT). For the 2015/2016 academic year, 4
scholarships will be awarded :
- 2 for the Advanced Master on Embedded Systems (EMS),
- 1 for the Master of Science AESS option Embedded Systems,
- 1 for the Master of Science ESECA option Integrated Circuits Design for Embedded Systems.
Only candidates that have applied (or are already admitted or registered) to one the above master’s program (EMS, AESS, ESECA) can apply for the scholarship (see "Selection Criteria and Procedures" below).
There are no particular requirements for nationality, only the ones required by the masters programs.
Candidates cannot benefit simultaneously (at a same academic year) from the CESEC scholarship in addition to another scholarship (e.g. from French government or from another company).
Candidates must have no links with a private enterprise upon their arrival in France.
Candidates must follow the full master program (1 year for Advanced Master EMS and 2 years for the Master of Science AESS and ESECA).
Successful CESEC candidates are required to complete the selected program in Critical Embedded Systems (EMS, AESS, ESECA) at one of the partner engineering school entirely or mainly in France.
Remark : The candidates of Masters of Science program starting in M1 level must follow in M2 the major in the field of Critical Embedded Systems, otherwise the candidate looses his/her scholarship and must pay for the previous months received.Selection Criteria and Procedures
The final selection of CESEC beneficiaries is made in France by a selection committee composed of representatives from the partners (school engineering, industries and EADS Fondation).
The following criteria are taken into account for the final selection :
Excellence of the candidate, as reflected by his/her prior university experience,
the candidate’s career goals,
admission on one of the three masters programs in Critical Embedded Systems (EMS, AESS, ESECA) at a partner school above (ISAE, INSA and INP-ENSEEIHT).
Each partner master program proposes a classification of their selected students candidates to the CESEC scholarship. The selection committee draws up a final list of the candidates chosen. Students are then required to ensure that they have been formally enrolled at one of the masters programs in Critical Embedded Systems (EMS, AESS, ESECA) at a CESEC partner school (ISAE, INSA and INP-ENSEEIHT).
The selection committee’s proceedings are not made public, its decisions are final and no reasons shall be given for the decisions made.Selection Timetable
The following dates have been set for the 2015-2016 academic year :
Deadline for the online CESEC application and partner Master AESS and ESECA application : January, 11th 2016
Deadline for Advanced Master on Embedded Systems (EMS) : February, 17th 2016
Individual notification : March, 14th, 2016CESEC Scholarship Package
The CESEC scholarship covers :
full tuition fees and
part of living expenses :
- Advanced Master on Embedded Systems, 3,500 € for the 1 year-master program,
- Master of Science AESS, option Embedded Systems : 7,000 € for the 2 years-master program,
- Master of Science ESECA, option Integrated Circuits Design for Embedded Systems : 7,000 € for the 2 years-master program.
Beneficiaries of the CESEC scholarship receive personalized support from a CESEC mentor, along with advice and help in finding internships and exploring cultural activities.
CESEC beneficiaries may also be eligible for accommodation support.
Students must arrive in Toulouse in the beginning of the academic year in which the scholarship is obtained. If they are not able to start the Master program, students must be aware that the scholarship is lost, and they need to apply again for the following calendar year.Application for the CESEC scholarship
Candidates must :
apply for the CESEC partner program (EMS, AESS or ESECA)
indicate in the application for the CESEC partner program that he/she applies for the CESEC scholarship.
Sites for applying to the CESEC scholarship :
For AESS program, before Jan, 11th 2016
using the online application form
For ESECA program, before Jan, 11th 2016
using the online application form
For EMS program, before Feb, 17th 2016
using the online application form for ISAE inscriptions
or N7 inscriptions
Applicants must include the following with their online application form :
a curriculum vitae in English (maximum of 2 pages),
a statement of your career plans in the field of Critical Embedded Systems,
No proof of application (or admission) is necessary. The selection committee will contact directly the CESEC partner program chosen by the candidate (EMS, AESS, ESECA) to check that the application (or admission) has been confirmed.
Publication of Successful Applications
The candidate will be notified by electronic mail and mail.