Selection

The JPB will review all applications to the MER MSc Programme and will recommend to the student the most suitable subjects and pathways.

The JPB will notify the final decision to the Applicant. The main selection criteria are:

  • study and academic merits
  • motivation (well-thought out study programme)
  • recommendations; 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).

The selection process will take place early enough to allow for notification of final decision in good time, before the commencement of the Programme.

Applicants will be admitted only when they have obtained the necessary visas, permits and insurance policies. The MER Secretariat will assist with these procedures. Host partner institutions will provide assistance through their International Offices.

Scholarships and grants relating to funds controlled by the MER Consortium will be awarded on the basis of merit and demonstrated need as decided by the JPB.

Transparency of application, admission and selection procedures is guaranteed by the publication of relevant information relating to the procedures.