FAQ

Deadlines & Important Dates

What are the application deadlines for 2017-19 intake?

The deadline for the application is 15th March 2017. Your application must be submitted by 23:59 CET (Central European Time) on the deadline date. No applications will be reviewed until the call for applications closes.

When will admission results be communicated?

You will be notified about the admission after 15th April 2017 (probably within the following month).

When does the Program start?

The program generally starts in the first half of September. For the 2017-19 intake, the first day of the Program is Monday 11th September 2017 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 (11-17 September). You will find all 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). The Consortium Director may not grant the EMJMD/Consortium Scholarship to a selected candidate who does not participate in the Program from the beginning.

Application Process

How can I apply for GLODEP?

First, you have to register with GLODEP e-application and enter the required information. Then upload the necessary documents listed in the section Criteria and Requirements before the application deadline. You have to upload all mentioned documents, otherwise your application will not be considered for the admission process. Be aware that you have to fill in the application and upload the documents at the same time as it is not possible to save the application and continue later.

How can I apply for EMJMD and Consortium Scholarship?

When you fill in the GLODEP e-application, you will have the opportunity to apply for both scholarships by ticking the respective boxes. If you are among the best students who have not been selected for the EMJMD Scholarship, you may be offered a Consortium Scholarship. This possibility will be clearly communicated to you. You cannot be awarded both scholarships at the same time.

Application Requirements

Why is the diploma recognition (“nostrification”) needed? What are the required documents and procedure? How long does the process take?

Diploma recognition is one of the conditions of enrolment in GLODEP. The purpose of this process is to have your university degree and qualifications recognized in the Czech Republic (country of GLODEP’s leading university). You can find the list of required documents and the description of the procedure at Palacky University website. The process can take up to 60 days. For diploma recognition students need to fill in the application form and prepare a number of other obligatory documents (see here). Therefore we recommend that you start the process as soon as possible in order to have your diploma recognized no later than the date of your registration to GLODEP (11th September 2017). Without diploma recognition the selected candidates cannot enrol in the GLODEP program.

Do I have to submit hard copies of the documents?

You have to submit hard copies of the documents necessary for diploma recognition. Other documents related to the GLODEP application are directly submitted electronically together with your e-application.

Which academic backgrounds are eligible?

You are eligible to apply if you have completed at least a 180 ECTS bachelor degree. While the Program is open to candidates from various academic backgrounds, the relevance of the previous studies will be considered as part of the academic merits within the selection process. Therefore, previous studies in areas relevant to the Program (such as development studies, geography, economics, international relations and sociology) will score higher.

Can I apply for GLODEP if I have not finished my bachelor degree yet?

No, you cannot apply for GLODEP if you have not finished your bachelor degree yet. At the time of application (deadline 15th March 2017) you have to hand in the certified copy of your diploma and diploma supplement (transcript of records).

What should I do if TOEFL/IELTS tests are not offered in my country of residence?

If TOEFL/IELTS tests are not available in both your country of residence and the country of origin, you can apply for GLODEP with an equivalent certificate proving your English skills. The relevance of the certificate must be consulted prior to the submission via email. Please note that the decision may take up to 14 days.

The English certificate is not needed if you are a native English speaker and/or a student who finished tertiary studies in a program fully taught in English. In this case you must upload the declaration of honour stating that you are either an English native speaker and/or a student who finished tertiary studies in a program fully taught in English.

My TOEFL/IELTS certificate expired recently or is expiring soon. Do I need to resit the test?

TOEFL/IELTS certificate must be valid until at least 15th March (the closing date for applications).

Selection and Registration

How are applications evaluated?

All complete applications are evaluated by the Admission Committee (for criteria see Criteria and Requirements). The best ranked candidates are invited for an online interview.

Is there a waiting list?

Yes. Candidates who are considered to be qualified for GLODEP but are not offered admission and/or scholarship due to limited number of places and/or scholarships are placed on a waiting list. If you have been placed on the waiting list it will be clearly communicated to you. You will be informed if and when a place becomes available.

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 recognition procedures as these processes may take quite a long time.

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 student visa at the Czech Republic embassy nearest you. 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 from us.

Are the GLODEP Consortium universities helping me with arrangement for accommodation?

You will be helped to arrange the accommodation at each university. During the internship/research period, 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 in. However, you can consult the Numbeo website to calculate the living costs city by city.  

Fees & Scholarships

Are scholarships available?

Yes, about 20 EMJMD Scholarships in each intake will be offered through the Erasmus+ programme. If you are selected for the Program but not offered the EMJMD Scholarship, you can be awarded the Consortium Scholarship. The decision is made by the Board of Directors. GLODEP is under no legal obligation to offer a Consortium Scholarship.

How much financial support do scholarships provide?

An EMJMD Scholarship covers the Participation Costs (paid to the Consortium) and provides direct funding to the student. A Consortium Scholarship only covers the tuition fee: all other costs must be paid by the student. For details see Fees and Funding.

Who is eligible to apply for an EMJMD Scholarship?

All applicants are eligible for EMJMD Scholarship provided they have not received an EMMC or EMJMD Scholarship before.

Updated: 20.12.2016