During the EMA second semester students relocate to one of the 41 participating universities to follow courses in an area of specialisation of their own choice and to undertake personal supervised research finalised in the writing of their master‘s thesis.
This part of the programme is conceived as a European exchange, which implies that students will be hosted for the second semester activities in a university located in a country other than their own. During the first half of the first semester, students define individual thesis topics on the basis of which suitable EMA universities to host these studies are identified. This process is carried out by the EMA Academic Team according to an established format. The maximum number of students that can be hosted by each participating university is three.
Students may be allocated to any EMA university taking into account both the student’s and the university’s interest, the suitability of the thesis topic for the respective department and the quality of the thesis proposal. This part of the programme is conceived as an exchange, which implies that students will be hosted for the second semester activities in a university located in a country other than their own. The decision is made by the EMA Executive Council (in consultation with the EMA Council) in December and is final and binding.