Erasmus Mundus - Japan-Europe master on advanced robotics (JEMARO)

January 31, 2022

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Location (s):

  • France
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Poland
Nantes, Genoa, Tokyo, Warsaw


JEMARO is a 2 year Erasmus Mundus programme that provides world-class education in the field of advanced robotics. Interested in the upcoming challenges in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Control? This program is for you!


The Japan-Europe Master on Advanced Robotics (JEMARO) is a 2-year integrated programme (120 ECTS or 30 Japanese Credits) between all the members of the consortium and its goal is to allow students to better understand different perspectives in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (related to both academia and industry) across Europe (France, Italy and Poland) and Japan. This will be achieved by developing common strategies for knowledge sharing and for enforcing the quality of education in Advanced Robotics.

To reach the objectives, the JEMARO consortium has been jointly designed, and is implemented and fully supported, by 4 major Higher Education Institutions in Japan and Europe awarding master’s degrees:

  • Centrale Nantes France 
  • Keio University Japan 
  • University of Genoa Italy
  • Warsaw University of Technology Poland

What makes this programme special? 

JEMARO is the first joint Japan-Europe programme offering high-level academic and industrial training across the whole span of robotics (Mathematical modelling, Control engineering, Computer engineering, Mechanical design) with the technological specialisation of the associated industrial partners. All JEMARO course units are taught in English, and they are already mutually recognized by all the consortium partners within Local Master Tracks. All activities are organized and implemented on a common agreement basis and by integrating the educational rules differences/constraints between Japan and Europe.

2 HEIs, as Associated Partners, can be involved in lectures, student internships, PhD programme and strategy committee: Jaume I University in Spain and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

JEMARO also offers an innovative educational approach through the involvement of teaching staff from 8 industrial partners: YASKAWA, Soft Servo Systems, NTT Data, Motion Lib, Inc., BA Systems, PIAP-Space, PIAP, IRT Jules Verne.

The student mobility path will allow a first year spread across the European partners and the second year in Japan where all students will remain together helping them to form a close-knit group.

Students who graduate from the JEMARO master’s course will obtain two master's degrees, one from a European country and the other from Japan (Keio University). The degrees are officially recognised and give full access to PhD study programmes.

Mobility scheme and summary of study programme

The programme of study lasts two academic years (120 ECTS or 30 Japanese Credits) with the first year in Europe (ECN, UNIGE or WUT) and the second in Japan (Keio University). The language of instruction is English, but local language and culture courses of the host countries are included in the programme of study.

The aim of the first two semesters is to provide the students with a solid interdisciplinary background across the main areas of robotics (Mathematical Modeling, Control Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Design and Artificial Intelligence). Then, all JEMARO students will spend their second year at Keio in Japan. During the third semester, students will follow courses related to Control, Mechatronics, Robotics, Human Interface, Signal Processing and Biological Information. The fourth semester is set aside for the Master’s Thesis. Students carry out their research work under the joint supervision of two advisors from Europe and from Japan.




Students graduating from the JEMARO Master's course are awarded two Master's degrees from the institutions where they studied. The degrees obtained are officially recognised and give full access to PhD study programmes.

Depending on the mobility carried out, two of the following Master's degrees will be awarded:

  • Centrale Nantes - Master in Control and Robotics - Advanced Robotics
  • Keio University - Master in Science in Engineering
  • University of Genoa - Master diploma in Robotics Engineering
  • Warsaw University of Technology - Master degree in Automatics and Robotics

Career prospects

Although the JEMARO programme relates primarily to the context of robotic systems, the concepts covered can be applied to a much wider range of other engineering and economic systems. The career prospects for JEMARO graduates are therefore excellent. They can be employed in diverse industrial and economic sectors, as the courses are relevant to today’s high tech society.

On graduation from JEMARO, the student will have acquired the following skills:

  • In-depth scientific and technical knowledge of Robotics and related AI topics and the skills to use this knowledge effectively.
  • Capacity to master modern techniques in developing and designing innovative and autonomous robotic systems such as modelling, simulation, optimisation, analysis, decision-making and control.
  • Capacity to work both independently and in multidisciplinary teams, interacting effectively with specialists and taking initiatives where necessary.
  • Capacity to communicate effectively (through both written and oral presentations) in an international context,
  • Capacity to adopt the most suitable methods for the problem at hand and select the technological components needed to implement the proposed solution.

  • Capacity to transfer high tech methodology from university to industry.

The JEMARO Master's course has gained strong support from the industrial and academic worlds, evidence of the strong relevance of this type of international cooperation in teaching and research at the graduate level.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Open to students who already hold a first university degree with the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits in the European system, after at least three years studies, at the level of Bachelor of Science, in a field related to robotics such as:

  • Mechatronic, Automatic control,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering, System Engineering,
  • Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

Graduation must take place before 31 July for non European students and before 30 September for European students.

The applicants must be fluent in English, both written and spoken. An applicant whose native language is not English is required to pass a recognized international English test:

  • TOEFL (CBT 220, PBT 550, IBT 80),
  • Cambridge Advanced English Test (B or higher),
  • IELTS (6.5 or higher),
  • TOEIC (800).

No other test is recognized.

Applicants who carried out their studies in English (official confirmation letter from their university is needed) are eligible without providing such a test, but providing the results of a recognized international test can add value to their application.

Erasmus+ EMJMD scholarship eligibility

  • Students from all over the world (except Japan*) are eligible for an Erasmus+ EMJMD scholarship.
  • Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.

*This only applies within JEMARO framework. Japanese students are not eligible to receive European funding for JEMARO as their local Ministry of Education may already provide financial support through a JASSO scholarship.


Deadline: January 31, 2022

Cost/funding for participants:

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