Applications

Application Procedures & Requirements

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 (and translation to English if needed) – merged into one file
  • Copy of your passport
  • Supporting statement (explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the programme, including the justification for the choice of mobility path, and the Erasmus Mundus funding – if applicable)
  • CV (preferably in Europass format)
  • 2 (two) written academic references – merged into one file

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

The preferred file format is pdf. Please see here to convert files to pdf and here to merge files into one pdf.

Procedure

 

The deadline for applications for Erasmus Mundus funding is 28 February 2023. Applications submitted after that day will only be considered on a self-funded basis.

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.

Erasmus Mundus applicants will be notified of the selection results by the end of March 2023.

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

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

Self-funded 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 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 selected for full scholarships
    • applicants selected for partial scholarships
    • 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 (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (GDPR).