Application Procedures and Requirements

The application must be completed online through the University of Limerick website.

Entry Requirements

  • Completed Bachelor in psychology/ with a psychology major, or at least 100 ECTS in psychology or directly related (i.e., statistics), or another degree in psychology recognised by the EU as a 1st or 2nd cycle degree, equivalent to at least 180 ECTS. This prerequisite must be fulfilled at the time of administrative enrolment. Applications from students of the last year of Bachelor or equivalent study programs will be accepted conditionally.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English (please see here for English language requirements)

What to include with your application

  • Copy of your undergraduate diploma with transcripts
  • Copy of your passport
  • Supporting statement (indicating your preferred mobility path)
  • CV (preferably in Europass format)
  • 2 (two) written academic references

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is not an official language, the following additional documents must be provided:

If the applicant has not completed the 1st cycle (undergraduate) degree at the time of application, they must send proof of enrolment, available transcripts, and a declaration of the expected date of completion (original and certified English translation as necessary) from the university that will issue the diploma. In this case, if the applicant is accepted, this will be conditional on the submission of a 1st cycle degree diploma before enrolment.

Each eligible application will be evaluated for quality and those applicants who pass the first stage may be interviewed by video or telephone (see details below). Final ranking of candidates will be made after the interviews.

Applications are open on a rolling admission basis until positions are filled. Thus, while there are vacancies in the programme, complete applications will be evaluated upon submission. Those that meet the programme’s standards will be offered a position in the programme. Keep in mind that applications submitted earlier will be evaluated first, with a higher chance of winning a place in the programme and their preferred Mobility Path.

Applicants should expect evaluation to take approximately two weeks, and consider the time necessary to apply for any necessary visa when completing their application.

Inquiries my be sent by email to

Information about costs, scholarships, and applicant categories is available on the Costs and Funding page.

Applicants will be required to enrol and pay a portion of the tuition fees soon after receiving notice that they have been accepted into the programme, to secure their position.

A Budget Simulator to help assess financial means is available here.

Student Selection

Each eligible application will be evaluated on a 10-point scale by two Local Academic Coordinators from two different Partner Institutions on the following joint criteria:

  • academic achievement and potential (e.g., grades and distinctions; 35% of the final score);
  • CV, academic, professional and other experience (e.g., research experience, international/ volunteering experience, higher English language proficiency; 35% of final score);
  • motivation and career ambitions (20% of final score);
  • referee evaluation and recommendations (10% of final score).

Minimum acceptable score is 5 out of 10.

Candidates who meet minimum criteria may be invited to an interview conducted via Skype, video conference or by telephone. The remaining candidates will be notified by email about the panel’s decision and informed about the appeal procedure.

Interview candidates will be assessed against individualised criteria defined in advance of each interview in order to obtain more complete information about the candidate (e.g., applicants’ academic and work experience) and common criteria (e.g., career ambitions). The interview will also be scored on a scale from 1 to 10. A minimum score of 5 out of 10 is required for consideration for the programme. The final score for the application/applicant will be based on an equal weighting of the application evaluation and the interview evaluation.

The Governing Board will agree on the final candidate rankings and on the allocation of candidates to mobility paths (based on preferences and candidate ranking) in order to meet required enrolment levels at each university.

We strive for diversity among the participants in the Global-MINDS program. Students with special needs are encouraged to apply; the Consortium will ensure that all necessary arrangements (e.g., accessibility to classrooms) are in place if they are selected.

The absolute ranking shall specify:

  • applicants admitted as self-financed students.
  • non-admitted applicants.

All candidates who are not admitted will be informed of the appeal procedure.

As a policy, the Global-MINDS Master strives for diversity in the recruitment of students and staff and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression of any other characteristic protected by European law.

Disclaimer: Information relating to individuals (personal data) is collected and used in accordance with the Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.12.2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (OJ L8 of 12.1.2001, p. 1).