Deadlines & Important Dates
What are the application deadlines for the 2023-25 intake?
The call for the 2023–2025 intake applications will is open from November 2022 until the 31st of January 2023 (23:59 CET) for the EMJMD scholarship applicants and by 30th April 2023 (23:59 CET) for self-paid applicants. The application fee is 690 CZK (approx. 27 €). The application fee is compulsory for all applicants. No exceptions are possible.
When will admission results be communicated?
For more information on the admission timeframe, please check the section Criteria and Requirements
When does the Program start?
The Program generally starts in the first half of September.
When should I arrive in Olomouc? What happens if I miss the beginning of the Program?
There is an obligatory Orientation Week one week before the first semester starts. 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 the application fee in case I am applying for the EMJMD scholarship? Is there any exception?
The application fee is 690 CZK (approx. 27 €). The application fee is compulsory for all applicants. No exceptions are possible. Please do not contact us regarding this.
How to pay for the application? Do you need to have a Czech bank account? Do I have to pay in CZK?
The smoothest way to pay the application fee is by paying with a debit/credit card – you do not need to have an account in CZK – just follow the instructions in the “payment gate.”
Do I have to submit hard copies of the documents?
The documents related to the GLODEP application are submitted electronically with your e-application. No hard copies are required. Please note that after clicking on the submit button, it will no longer be possible to change the uploaded documents.
Which academic backgrounds are eligible?
You are eligible to apply if you have completed at least a bachelor’s degree. At the same time, you have to certify your bachelor’s degree before 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 a 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?
Please see the Criteria and Requirements – section Proof of English proficiency.
How can I apply for GLODEP?
The call for the 2023–2025 intake applications is open from 1st November 2022 until 31st January 2023 for the EMJMD scholarship applicants and 30th April 2023 (23:59 CET) for self-paid applicants. The application fee is 690 CZK (approx. 26 €). We recommend you avoid last-minute applications due to the risk of an online application system slowdown. Please note that after clicking on the submit button, it will no longer be possible to change the uploaded documents.
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 Catalog
- Follow-up Master´s
- Faculty: Faculty of Science
- Language of instruction: English
- Choose a study program: Global Development Policy
Do not forget to attach the documents listed in the Criteria and Requirements section 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 the GLODEP program.
I would like to add one attachment to the application after submitting it. Is this possible?
Unfortunately, we cannot consider any documents received after the scholarship application deadline. The application must be submitted and paid before the deadline – 31st January 2023; otherwise, it is assessed as invalid/ineligible. The payment must be sent before 31st January 2023.
I would like to change any attachments in the application after submitting it – is it possible?
We are sorry. However, it is impossible to change anything (any attachments) in the application after submitting or after the deadline.
If my referee does not want to share the letter with me, is it possible to send it directly to your email?
Both recommendation letters must be attached to the application. Due to a high number of applications – it is no more possible to send the recommendation letter directly from your professors/supervisors to our email.
What does the Declaration of Honour mean? What should be stated in this document?
In some exceptional cases (stated in the Criteria and Requirement), you can use the template for the document “Declaration of Honour” (template in section Criteria and Requirement) – you are declaring in this document (under your Honour) that – for example – you are an English native speaker and/or ii) explaining the reasons, why you can’t have your passport valid minimum until June 2025, etc.
The document “Declaration of Honour” should contain your full name, your date of birth, the statement you want to declare, and your signature – see the template in section Criteria and Requirement.
Selection and Registration
Where/when can I find the admission results?
Please follow our Admission Calendar – in the below part of this webpage
The best-ranked applicants (admitted to the program) will be invited (via email mentioned in the application) for the online interview to compete for the EMJMD scholarship in the second half of March/April 2023.
Those who will receive the EMJMD scholarship will be informed separately of their email addresses – mentioned in the application – within 14 days after the interview – please also check your spam folder within 14 days after the interview.
All applicants’ admission results (admitted to the program or non-admitted to the program) will be published in the Online Application Form (PORTAL – Palacký University Olomouc) in the first half of April 2023.
Those who are admitted to the program and were not awarded an EMJMD scholarship can study on a self-paid basis – please let us know about your participation in the program (on firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end of May 2023.
Online Application Form – Login
If you do not remember the user name and the password to the Online Application Form, please contact the helpdesk even for technical inquiries concerning the online application (Anonymous request, category: E-application – technical questions or payments, change of data, etc.)).
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 instructions for the next steps on your email stated in your application – please check it regularly – even in the spam folder. You should immediately begin the visa application, and diploma certification procedures as these processes may take quite a long time.
How many students are you admitted to the program?
Every year we receive approximately 750 applications. On average, we have 25 students in each INTAKE, and about 12 of them are awarded an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarship.
Fees & Scholarships
Are scholarships available?
The Erasmus Mundus scholarship is available – please see the Criteria and Requirements
What is the tuition fee for the academic year?
The tuition fee for the academic year is 4200 EUR, which needs to be paid until the end of September 2023 via bank transfer only.
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 on 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.