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 Selection

Selection Criteria:

A candidate has to comply with all technical eligibility criteria such as nationality. Please check the eligibility criteria in the previous sections.

 

Files can be rejected by a host university initially for following reasons:

  • Incomplete file: documents or information is missing
  • Unfulfilled admission requirements: the admission requirements of the programme or university are not fulfilled
  • Poor motivation
  • Insufficient knowledge of language of instruction
  • Profile of applicant does not match the requested programme: this applies to the academic profile of the applicant
  • The total evaluation score given by the host university was not high enough to be granted a scholarship: the applicant was not rejected initially, but there were applicants with a higher score who obtained the scholarship
  • The home faculty does not allow mobility in that academic semester/year: some faculties have a fixed semester or academic year in which mobility is allowed
  • The applicant is close to graduation and does not have enough credits left to go abroad: to be able to go on exchange, you need a minimum of 30 ECTS credits per semester or 60 ECTS credits per year to be recognized afterwards by your home faculty
  • The requested programme is not available for this project: the programme is not on offer anymore, or cannot except additional candidates
  • The applicant already obtained a scholarship for the same type of mobility under another project of the EMECW/EM Action 2 ): applicants can reapply for different projects but for a different type of mobility (Bachelor – Master – PhD – postdoc- staff)

The academic selection depends on the following factors: 

  • Academic merit 40%
  • Language 30%
  • Motivation 30%

 Academic merit (40 points):

  • for Bachelor and Master applicants: academic grades, relevant previous knowledge, additional qualifications or prices, involvement in research and/or publications 
  • for PhD and post-doc applicants: coherence with research offer at the host university, research plan, publications, previous knowledge, additional qualifications or prices, academic grades 
  • for staff members: involvement in teaching assignments at the host university, activity plan for the exchange period, publications, benefits for students at the host university 

 Language capacity to follow courses, teach/do research at the host university (30 points):

  • for Bachelor and Master applicants: to what extent does the applicant meet the language requirements of the host university 
  • for PhD and post-doc applicants: to what extent does the applicant meet the language requirements of the host university
  • for staff members (sustainability is also included here): language level, indication of benefits of the exchange for the home university, indication of international cooperation in the longer term

Motivation (30 points) 

  • for Bachelor and Master applicants: motivation to study at that university, indication of which courses/research to take there, awareness of the wider implication of a study period abroad for the home country, relevant recommendation letter
  • for PhD and post-doc applicants: motivation to do research at that university, awareness of the wider implications of the period abroad for the home country, relevant recommendation letter 
  • for staff members: exchange of expertise and experience on pedagogical methods, previous contacts with respect to the exchange, involvement in international activities or exchanges

In case of equal files, preference will be given to:

  • Gender balance 
  • Level of vulnerability (for Target Group 3)
  • Being disadvantaged
  • Prioritized fields of study

Please consult the selection procedure.



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