Application

Applicants are required to complete the on-line application procedure, providing documents and forms required:

  1. Copy* (pdf) of the official transcript of records of all courses taken to achieve the BSc degree
  2. Copy* (pdf) of the highest degree obtained (e.g., BSc), stating credits, average grade and workload
  3. Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
  4. Personal statement of motivation to participate in the MER Programme (Letter; pdf)
  5. Two Reference Forms or Recommendation Letters submitted by academic/professional staff following the on-line application procedure**
  6. Completed Study Plan Form (on-line), indicating the teaching modules of preference
  7. Photocopy of your passport or national identity card (pdf or image file)
  8. Proof of proficiency in written and spoken English (see Language Policy); and
  9. Photograph (passport type)
  10. Any supplementary information/work (uploaded as one single pdf or zip file)
  

*     Sworn translation into English (or either French or Spanish) is required to be eligible. A copy is enough to apply for admission; further on, originals or their certified copies will be required to proceed with final registration at the universities.
**   The applicant must proceed to contact the referees through the on-line application; then the referees will upload the Reference Form/Recommendation Letter, which will be notified to the applicant. In the case a referee is not responsive, it will be the applicant's responsibility to contact a new one; in any case, only the applicant is responsible to obtain the two required Reference Forms  (or Recommendation Letters) uploaded onto the system within the deadline.

Once your application is ready for submission, please do not forget the last step (submit); a submission confirmation will be sent to you by e-mail.

  • Please note that the main selection criteria are study and academic merits (degree, transcript, curriculum vitae, experience, relevant data), motivation and well-thought out study programme (motivation letter, intrinsic coherence of the proposed study plan and reserach topic themselves and with the applicants profile and background - merits, letter, supplementary information), recommendation letters (individualised, informative, concise, targeted on the MER MSc programme, supportive), and chances of success in the Programme (e.g., possible pursuit of a PhD programme, or integration in an industry research unit in the home country may also be considered; integrity/allaboration/maturity of the application as a whole).

  • Selection is highly competitive. Even excellent candidates can be underscored if some of the documents/data are missing or faint, or if the application is not properly frameworked. Uploading incomplete or unclear documents (e.g., transcript) will lead to underrating. It is highly recommended to examine carefully the MER MSc webpage, especially the MSc Thesis and Partnership sections, in order to prepare the Motivation Letter as well as to propose realistic and coherent Research topics and a Study Plan in accordance.

  • Offers will be made only to those Applicants that satisfy the requirements for entry, as set out above, for whom the supplemental information is deemed satisfactory according to the JPB.

Application deadline is January 15th each year for MUNDUS candidates, as well as to other Third-Country students that require a conditional pre-acceptance letter that might assist them in obtaining grants to enrol in the MER Programme - as well as the necessary visas.

A firm offer will be made only on completion of the general application procedure.

The deadline is extended to June 13th for European students that have not applied for MUNDUS scholarships.

Students enrolled in the individual Master programmes offered by the Partner Universities, following the normal local admission procedure, will be given the opportunity to apply to the MER Programme before the end of Semester 1, in any academic year.