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Criteria and Requirements

Our Applicants

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. As our program is highly competitive (every year we received several hundreds  applications), please consider whether your profile fits into the above characteristics before you apply. The Admission Committee looks at the overall profile of the applicant, so a degree in a less relevant discipline may be good enough if you have excelled in development courses and your extra-curricular activities or working experience are clearly linked to development.

Application

The call for the applications for the 2021–2023 intake is open from 1st of November 2020 until the 31st January 2021 for the EMJMD scholarship applicants and by 30th April 2021 (23:59 CET) for self-paid applicants. Application fee is 690 CZK (approx. 27 €).

Next call for application for EMJMD scholarship will be opened during November 2021. Please follow our webpage.

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:

  • Go to the Catalogue
  • Follow-up Master´s
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science
  • Language of instruction: English
  • 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. 26 €) has been delivered to the indicated Palacký University account. It can be paid by credit card or transferred to the university bank account (details can be found in the online application form). 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.

Attachments to application

All attached documents must be in pdf or jpg form and except diploma (1) all must be in English. There are seven documents (see numbers 1–7 below) required for program application and two additional documents (see numbers 8–9 below) required for the scholarship application.

  • Application for the program is considered incomplete if it does not include any of the seven documents required for the program (or any of the documents is inadequate). In this case, the application is ineligible for the program and the applicant is informed about non-admission to the program. All applications ineligible for the program are also automatically ineligible for the EMJMD scholarship.
  • If the application is incomplete only in terms of the two additional documents required for the EMJMD scholarship (missing or inadequate), the application is eligible for the program but ineligible the EMJMD scholarship. In this case, the application will be assessed by the Admission Committee for the program, but the applicant cannot be offered the EMJMD scholarship if admitted to the program.

All applicants are required to attach the seven following documents:

(1) Copy (scan) of a diploma

Copy (scan) of an original diploma proving successfully completed tertiary education (bachelor/master/PhD). Applicants without completed tertiary education must provide Declaration of Honor stating when they expect to receive it (if they are admitted to the program, they must provide the diploma and its recognition for enrolment in early September 2021).

(2) Copy (scan) of a transcript of records

Copy (scan) of a transcript of records related to the above-mentioned diploma(s) including all completed courses at the time of application. If the original is in a language other than English, the certified (legally attested) copy must be in English.

(3) Proof of English proficiency

Proof of English proficiency – all applicants need to provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of English by meeting at least one of the criteria listed below:

  • A diploma of tertiary education where English was the language of instruction (in this case, submit a Declaration of Honour);
  • Having 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);
  • Native speakers must provide a Declaration of Honour);
  • Having successfully completed one of the following language tests confirmed by the relevant certificate:
    1. TOEFL: minimum level 79 iBT (we also accept Teofl iBT Home Edition) , 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, (attention: TOEFL ITP will NOT be accepted)
    2. TOEIC with minimum level: 785
    3. IELTS: minimum level academic module 6,5 (overall score)
    4. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), grade B
    5. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), grade C

    Note to the language tests:

  • TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS certificates cannot be older than 2 years from the program application deadline, i.e. not older than 30th April 2019. CAE and CPE certificates cannot be older than 4 years, i.e. not older than 30th April 2017.
  • Only the language tests mentioned above are accepted. If your test is not included in this list it will not be accepted. We kindly ask you not to contact us to ask for exemption based on other test methods.
  • No scores below the above stated minimums will be accepted.

(4) Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae of maximum two A4 pages.

(5) Motivation letter

Motivation letter of maximum 500 words. The motivation letter should mainly focus on your academic interest in GLODEP program and what you hope to achieve through studying in the program. Additional relevant information can also be included, and you may refer to your Curriculum Vitae to save space. Please refrain from describing the GLODEP program unless doing so is relevant to your argument.

(6) 1st letter of recommendation

We recommend that the letter is from academic referee (e.g. your former university lecturers that are able to judge your academic qualities and potential) and has been explicitly written for GLODEP program application. The reference letter should include: date of issue, name, institution, position, signature, official stamp (if available) and contact details (phone number and email) of the person/institution recommending you. Each one must be submitted as a separate file rather than one combined file as previously advertised.

(7) 2nd letter of recommendation

We recommend that the letter is from academic referee (e.g. your former university lecturers that are able to judge your academic qualities and potential) and has been explicitly written for GLODEP program application. The reference letter should include: date of issue, name, institution, position, signature, official stamp (if available) and contact details (phone number and email) of the person/institution recommending you. Each one must be submitted as a separate file rather than one combined file as previously advertised.

Applicants that apply for the EMJMD scholarship (deadline 31st January 2021) are required to attach two additional documents:

(8) Proof of nationality

Proof of nationality – i.e. copy of valid international passport (applicants with multiple nationalities must specify at the application stage under which nationality they wish to apply). Please note that for non-EU citizens only copy of international passport, not ID, is acceptable. Citizens of the EU may use their ID as proof of nationality. Upload only the passport page(s) with holders´ photograph and name. The international passport shall be valid at least until June 2023 because of many different visa processes in Consortium countries.

Applicants with multiple nationalities must specify at the application stage under which nationality they are applying. The nationality has implications for the amount of the scholarship. The declaration of nationality cannot be changed later. Applicants whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries and who are not residents, nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in a Programme Country, are considered as Partner Country students.

(9) Proof of place of residence

Proof of place of residence – this document must contain: your name, your address, date of issue. Please note that we accept proof of place of residence only if it was issued no more than 12 months before the scholarship application deadline, i.e. issued after 31st January 2020. This document will serve as a proof of where you have been living the last 12 months before the scholarship application deadline (from January 2020 until the date of your application). You must submit one of the following documents:
  • Residence certificate;
  • Certificate or confirmation letter from the applicant’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question;
  • Receipt of the tax payment, residential rental agreement or employment contract;
  • Confirmation from your flat owner, that you are living on this address;
  • Invoice (eg. from your phone/internet provider);
  • Passport or personal ID (the latter only for EU citizens). Passport or ID is accepted as a proof of place of residence only if the place of residence (not place of issue or place of birth) is stated in the document. The date of issue of the document is not older than one year.


  • Please note that birth certificate is not a sufficient proof of place of residence.

Selection Criteria

Admission to the program
Eligible applications for the program are assessed based on academic merit (the relevance of the degree/courses studied and overall grades), motivation, references, and curriculum vitae. Each of the three Consortium Institutions makes an assessment, classifying applications into five categories: outstanding (5 points), excellent (4 points), very good (3 points), good (2 points), and poor (1 point). Applications are ranked in descending order based on the total number of points acquired from the three assessments (max. 15). The admission to the program will be offered to the applicants with the highest number of total points.

Please note that ineligible applications will not be assessed. 

The EMJMD scholarship award
The top-ranking applicants from those offered admission to the program will be invited for an online interview to compete for EMJMD Scholarship and Scholarship. The interview aims to consider the applicant’s overall profile including academic merit, motivation, language skills, and knowledge of basic economic concepts.*

* The required knowledge is no more than principles course in economics. To guide you in the preparation, we recommend you Modern Principles of Economics textbook by Cowen and Tabarrok (4th edition, 2018). However, there are many good alternative textbooks (e.g. Krugman and Wells; Mankiw; Frank et al., Karlan and Morduch). If you do not want to spend money on a textbook, Marginal Revolution University provides many economics videos that may, to some extent, substitute for the textbook. Also, CORE provides a free economics e-textbook The Economy.

Please note:

  • The applicants that have already received any other Erasmus Mundus scholarship (for the full tertiary program – EMMC, EMJMD) before, are not eligible for EMJMD Scholarship.

The students from Partner countries, who have been living in the EU countries at least 12 months during the last 5 years, will be considered as Programme country students.

The students are allowed to apply for maximum three study programmes supported from ERASMUS MUNDUS JOINT MASTER DEGREE scheme in the same application year.

The students have to be aware of the fact that their personal data will be sent to the Agency and may be used by other bodies involved in the management of EMJMD acting as stakeholders of the programme (i.e. European Commission, Erasmus+ National Offices, EU Delegations, Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association) for facilitating the students access to the joint programme.

Admission Calendar

1st November 2020                   Call for applications (program/ scholarship) opened
31st January 2021                      Call for program applications with the EMJMD scholarship closed (23:59 CET)
30th April 2021                          Call for program applications without scholarship closed (23:59 CET)

1st round of the selection process
(Applications to the program and the EMJMD scholarship submitted from November 2020 till  31st January 2021)

February 2021

  • Non-eligible applicants will be informed via e-mail and will be able to appeal

March 2021 – 2nd half

  • Eligible applicants will be informed about (non) admission to the program 
  • The best ranked applicants will be invited for the online interview to compete about the EMJMD scholarship

April 2021

  • Online interviews to compete for the EMJMD scholarship
  • The best ranked applicants will be informed about the awarding of the EMJMD scholarship

 

2nd round of the selection process
(Applications to the program – on self-paid bases – submitted till 30th April 2021)

All phases of the admission process will be done in a few shorter rounds. No scholarships will be awarded.

Tuition fee payment
30th September 2021                 Payment of tuition fee 4200 € by self-funded students

Please note, that the admission calendar is subject to change.

Appeals

There are different types of appeal procedures related to the admission process:

 Appeal against the decision on the ineligibility of the application

  1. All applicants with an ineligible application (either for the program or for the scholarship) receive an email with the explication of the reasons for ineligibility.
  2. If the applicant has serious reasons to believe that a mistake has been made in the assessment of the eligibility of his/her application, s/he can ask for a reassessment of the application by sending an email to admission@glodep.eu by the indicated date. In the email, the applicant is asked to clearly indicate the reasons for the appeal. The Admission Committee will review the case and will inform the applicant about the final decision by email.

 Appeal against the decision on non-admission to the program

  1. All applicants are informed about their admission/non-admission to the program. The electronic letter (signed by the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc) is uploaded to the applicant´s folder in the electronic application system and the applicant is informed by email.
  2. In accordance with the provisions of Section 50, Article 6 of the Higher Education Act (Czech Republic), the applicant may appeal within 30 days of this notification. Applicants who want to appeal should send a letter (paper letter with your signature, not an electronic copy) stating the reason for the appeal to Mrs Dana Gronychová, Palacký University Olomouc, Faculty of Science, 17. listopadu 12, 771 46 Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Appeal against the decision of non-recommendation for the EMJMD the scholarship

  1. All applicants that have been conditionally admitted to the program are informed whether they have been recommended/not recommended for the EMJMD scholarship. The electronic letter (signed by the GLODEP Consortium Director) is uploaded to the applicant´s folder in the electronic application system and the applicant is informed by email.
  2. Applicants that have been conditionally admitted to the program may appeal against this decision by sending an email with the reasons for the appeal to admission@glodep.eu by the indicated date.

Questions

For technical inquiries concerning the online application, please contact helpdesk. For specific GLODEP-related questions, contact study@glodep.eu.

 

Updated: 28/1/2021