Program factsheet

  • Academic cooporation: Consortium of six universities
    • Spain: University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (coordinator institution)
    • France: University of Bordeaux (UBx), University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA)
    • Norway: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
    • Portugal: University of Porto (UPO)
    • Belgium: University of Liège (ULiège)
  • Admission requirements: Bachelor degree or equivalent from an European or third country university in the fields of engineering, geosciences, oceanography, biosciences, veterinary, health sciences, chemistry, or environmental sciences
  • Program duration: 2 years (120 ECTS)
  • Language requirements: All courses are taught in English. Proof of proficiency in English is essential. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to pass a recognized international English test such as TOEFL (score 220 CBT, 550 PBT, 80 IBT), Cambridge Advanced English Test (score B or higher), IELTS (score 6.5 or higher), TOEIC (800) or other English equivalent test. Or an equivalent approved by the Joint Program Board of the Consortium (JPB). 
  • Level: Joint or double Master of Science degree awarded by the consortium universities where the student has studied. UPV/EHU, ULiège, NTNU and UPorto will deliver a joint Diploma issued by UPV/EHU. A separate parallel Diploma (Double degree) is issued by either UBx or UPPA for students following Semester 1 in these institutions.
  • Annual fees:
    • 9,000€ partner country students
    • 4,500€ program country students
      Scholarships, fees waivers and degree loans available. Please note: Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders are exempted of fees / See website for details and information on what defines program and partner country students 
  • Scholarships:
    • Erasmus Mundus scholarships
    • Erasmus+ mobility grants
      Please note: it is not possible to benefit from more than one source of European funding
  • Students choosing to study in Bordeaux:
    • Mobility grants through the Aquimob platform e.g. Mobility grants available according to excellence / social criteria funded by the partner institutions and by regional governments

Program outline

ECT+ is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree. This multidisciplinary and international program provides postgraduate training in the fields of ecotoxicology, toxicology and environmental chemistry, with innovative practical components.

The program focuses on understanding interactions between chemical pollution, the contamination of living organisms and ecosystem disturbances. It also specializes in environmental health risk management, in relation to the use and disposal of chemicals in a scenario of global change.

Students benefit from advanced knowledge in a variety of disciplines such as analytical and environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, cellular and molecular biology, global chemical issues, ecology, ecosystem health assessment, environmental policies and risk management, in accordance with European treaties, conventions and directives.

Program structure

Student mobility is compulsory. Each student must enroll at three of the six partner universities.

How to apply?



  • Erasmus Mundus scholarships: November - March
  • Self-funded students: April - May

Updated on 14/11/2022


Application procedure
Coordinating University - Master Secretariat

Bordeaux track

Agnès Feurtet-Mazel

Nathalie Geneste

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