Deadlines & Important Dates
What are the application deadlines for 2020-22 intake?
The call for the applications for the 2020–2022 intake is open from 20th December 2019 until 20th March 2020 for the potential unguaranteed EMJMD scholarship applicants and 30th April 2020 (23:59 CET) for self-paid applicants. Application fee is 690 CZK (approx. 27 €). We recommend you to avoid last-minute application due to the risk of online application system slowdown.
When will admission results be communicated?
For more information on the admission timeframe, please check section Criteria and Requirements.
When does the Program start?
The Program generally starts in the first half of September. For the 2020-22 intake, the first day of the Program is Monday 7th September 2020 in Orientation Week.
When should I arrive in Olomouc? What happens if I miss the beginning of the Program?
One week before the first semester starts, there is an obligatory Orientation Week (7-11 September 2020). You will find all the important dates in the academic calendar and in the information package. We strongly advise you to make all the arrangements to arrive in Olomouc at least a few days before the start of the Program (i.e. before the start of Orientation Week).
Do I have to pay application fee?
Yes you have to pay 690 CZK (approx. 27 €) by credit card or to transfer it to the university bank account (details can be found in the online application form).
Do I have to submit hard copies of the documents?
The documents related to the GLODEP application are directly submitted electronically together with your e-application. No hard copies are required.
Which academic backgrounds are eligible?
You are eligible to apply if you have completed at least a bachelor degree. At the same time you have to certify your bachelor degree before the enrolment to the program (beginning of September). While the program is open to applicants from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, knowledge, and experience, a suitable applicant typically has: excellent academic results in relevant degree (e.g. development studies, economics, geography, international relations, and sociology); strong interest in international development with aspirations to work in the area related to development policy; very good command of English.
Can I apply for GLODEP if I have not finished my bachelor degree yet?
Yes, you can apply for GLODEP if you have not finished your bachelor degree yet.
Which English language certificates are acceptable?
You can apply for GLODEP with following English language certificates. You can submit an English language certificate:
- TOEFL: minimum level 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 79 internet-based (attention: TOEFL ITP will NOT be accepted)
- TOEIC with minimum level: 785
- IELTS: minimum level academic module 6,5
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), grade B
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), grade C
No scores below the above-stated minimums will be accepted.
Please note, that TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS certificates cannot be older than 2 years from the program application deadline, i.e. not older than 30th April 2018. CAE and CPE certificates cannot be older than 4 years, i.e. not older than 30th April 2016. Only the language tests mentioned above are accepted. Please, do not write the administration to ask about the other possibilities of language certification.
Do all applicants have to submit required English language certificate? Are there any exceptions?
You do not have to apply with English language certificate only in the following cases:
- you have a diploma of tertiary education where English was the language of instruction (in this case, submit a Declaration of Honour);
- you have successfully completed course units in tertiary education with a minimum total of 60 ECTS credits from courses taught in English (the proof that shows the number of ECTS credits studied in English must be signed and stamped by the educational institution);
- you are a native speaker – in this case, you must provide a Declaration of Honour);
The admission committee will not make any other exceptions. We kindly ask you not contact us to ask for an exemption.
How can I apply for GLODEP?
The call for the applications for the 2020–2022 intake is open from 20th December 2019 until 30th April 2020 (23:59 CET). Application fee is 690 CZK (approx. 27 €)The call for the applications for the 2020–2022 intake is open from 20th December 2019 until 20th March 2020 for the potential unguaranteed EMJMD scholarship applicants and 30th April 2020 (23:59 CET) for self-paid applicants. Application fee is 690 CZK (approx. 27 €). We recommend you to avoid last-minute application due to the risk of online application system slowdown.
To apply, fill in the Online Application Form and attach the below mentioned documents. Once you register in the system, open the application and fill in your personal data. You will get to Creating Applications where you choose:
- Type of study: Postgraduate Master
- Faculty: Faculty of Science
- Fields of study/Programs: single-major
- Language of Study: foreign languages
- Choose a study program: Development Studies and Foresight – specialization in Global Development Policy
Please note that there are three specializations of the “Development Studies and Foresight” program and you need to select the one with GLODEP (Global Development Policy) if you want to apply for the joint master degree program taught at three universities (i.e. if you want to apply for the joint degree awarded by three universities – Palacký University Olomouc, University of Clermont Auvergne, University of Pavia).
Do not forget to attach the documents listed in the section Criteria and Requirements in the last step of the application. You have to upload all mentioned documents, otherwise, your application will not be considered for the admission process.
Please note: Do not send us the printed version of the application as this is not required for GLODEP program.
The application is complete when all mandatory fields are filled in, all required documents (see below) attached and the application fee (690 CZK – approx. 27 €) has been delivered to the indicated Palacky University account. You can save your application before submitting. Please note, that after clicking on the submit button, it will no longer be possible to change the uploaded documents.
Selection and Registration
How are applications evaluated?
All eligible applications are evaluated by the Admission Committee (for criteria see Criteria and Requirements). The best-ranked applicants are admitted to the program.
I was selected for GLODEP – what happens next?
Congratulations! You will receive a list of instructions for the next steps. You should immediately begin the visa application and diploma certification procedures as these processes may take quite a long time.
Fees & Scholarships
Are scholarships available?
The potential unguaranteed Erasmus Mundus scholarship will only be awarded if the program gets EU funding. This will be ONLY known in July 2020. In case the program will be awarded by EU funding we will inform you. Please, do not write us and ask about it. We will inform you once we have the information.
What is the tuition fee for academic year?
The tuition fee for academic year is 4700 USD (approx. 4270 €), which needs to be paid until the end of September 2020 via bank transfer.
Visa and Housing
In case I do need a visa, how do I apply for it?
National embassies handle visa applications. You can apply for a long-term residence permit/ long-term visa at the Czech Republic embassy according to your nationality. For more information, consult the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
How long does the visa procedure take?
The duration of the visa procedure depends on your home country and on the agreement that exists between your country and the Czech Republic. In our experience, three to four months are quite common. Therefore you should start the process as soon as you receive the documents in a paper from us.
Are the GLODEP Consortium universities helping me with an arrangement for accommodation?
You will be helped to arrange the accommodation at each university. During the internship/research period in the 4th semester, our partners can provide you with advice regarding your accommodation but in most cases, you will have to arrange your own.
How much do I pay for the housing?
The price will vary according to the type of accommodation you will be living. However, you can consult the Numbeo website to calculate the living costs city by city.