1- After reception, each application is checked in order to remove the following applications:
- Incomplete applications (missing information or documents)
- Incorrect applications (form filled out not in English, admission requirements not fulfilled, wrong documents …)
2- All along the call for applications, each eligible application is assessed by two universities of the Consortium in 2 consecutive steps:
Eligible application files are marked out of 4:
- 4 = outstanding
- 3 = better file than others
- 2 = in the average of other files
- 1 = below average
All applications scoring 3 or 4 are assessed more precisely as explained in STEP 2.
All applications scoring 1 or 2 are put aside.
If an application receives 1 or 2 by the first university and 3 or 4 by the second one, the application is marked by a third university.
Each application scoring 3 or 4 is assessed more precisely according to the following criteria:
|Subject-related knowledge, skills and motivation||45|
|Personal and interpersonal competencies||10|
Selection and admission to emPLANT Master Programme is based on academic merit and excellence.
So applicants who score at least 25 out of 45 in “academic competencies” and 50 out of 100 in total will be ranked according to the total score of the consortium members. Unfortunately other applicants will not be considered.
3- Best ranked applicants will be selected for a short interview before mid-February. Candidates are contacted at least 7 days before the date and time of the interview. The Skype interview lasts 20 minutes maximum and is designed to check the English level, the motivation, knowledges and communication skills of each applicants
For the EMJMD scholarships and according to the Erasmus rules, the selection process involves two categories of applicants: Programme countries and Partner countries. The ranking for both lists will contain a main and a reserve list. Please note that emPLANT promotes equal opportunities for women/men and students with special needs as well as equity between Consortium members:
- Without prejudice to the scientific excellence, the consortium will adjust for equitable and balanced gender participation
- EMJMD grants are allocated according to the position in the final ranking and by respecting geographical distribution
- Each country can only receive maximum 3 EMJMD grants
- According to their choices expressed in their application and their position in the final ranking, the consortium strives to distribute the students evenly over the two Y1 destinations (LAS, SLU) and the three Y2 destinations (UH, UPV and EgeU) to ensure harmonized student distribution over the consortium members
4- Candidates are then informed before mid-March if they have been offered a place with scholarship, a place without scholarship, a place on the reserve list, or if they have not been placed on the reserve list (non-selected). According to each of these options, candidates are requested to confirm their acceptance to the Consortium.
If you want to appeal against the Consortium decision, the appeal procedure consists in writing to the emPLANT Executive Board within 7 days after receiving notification of your rejection mail, in using the emPLANT appeal form. The emPLANT coordinator will prepare the response which will be submitted to the Executive Board for approval. Before sending the response to the enquirer, the Coordinator might consult with the relevant EACEA staff. You will be notified in writing of the outcome of your appeal within 14 days after your appeal submission.
The decision reached by the emPLANT Executive Board is final and not subject to further appeals