GLODEP While the program is open to applicants from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, knowledge, and experience, a suitable applicant typically has: excellent academic results in relevant degree (e.g. development studies, economics, geography, international relations, and sociology); strong interest in international development with aspirations to work in the area related to development policy; very good command of English. As our program is highly competitive (in 2018 we received more than 1500 applications), please consider whether your profile fits into the above characteristics before you apply. The Admission Committee looks at the overall profile of the applicant, so a degree in a less relevant discipline may be good enough if you have excelled in development courses and your extra-curricular activities or working experience are clearly linked to development. Application The call for the applications for the 2019–2021 intake is open from 1st November 2018 until 30th April 2019 (23:59 CET). However, if you want to apply for a scholarship, you must do that before 31st January 2019 (23:59 CET) having your tertiary degree finished at the time of application. To apply, fill in the Online Application Form and attach the below mentioned documents. Once you register in the system, open the application and fill in your personal data. You will get to Creating Applications where you choose: ● Type of study: Postgraduate Master ● Faculty: Faculty of Science ● Choose a study program: Geography Then click on Login next to International Development Studies (GLODEP). Please note that there are two versions of International Development Studies program and you need to select the one with GLODEP if you want to apply for Erasmus Mundus program. In the next steps follow the application, on Acceptance decision of admission, select Agree. Do not forget to attach the documents in the last step of the application. Please note: ● The applicants for GLODEP program do not have to pay an application fee. Therefore, please ignore any calls for payment of this fee anywhere in the application as it is not relevant for GLODEP (it is there as it is relevant for other programs offered by Palacký University Olomouc). ● Do not send us the printed version of the application as this is not required for GLODEP program. The application is complete when all mandatory fields are filled in and all required documents (see below) attached. Due to technical reasons, there is no „submit“ button in the application. It will be operational by the end of November. The applicants that have created their applications will be informed by email once the button is operational. Attachments to application All attached documents must be in pdf form and except diploma (1) all must be in English. There are six documents (see numbers 1–6 below) required for program application and two additional documents (see numbers 7–8 below) required for the scholarship application. ● Application for the program is considered incomplete if it does not include any of the six documents required for the program (or any of the documents is inadequate). In this case, the application is ineligible for the program and the applicant is informed about non-admission to the program. All applications ineligible for the program are also automatically ineligible for the scholarship. ● If the application is incomplete only in terms of the two additional documents required for the scholarship (missing or inadequate), the application is eligible for the program but ineligible for the scholarship. In this case, the application will be assessed by the Admission Committee for the program, but the applicant cannot be offered the scholarship if admitted to the program. All applicants are required to attach the six following documents: (1) COPY (SCAN) OF A DIPLOMA Copy (scan) of an original diploma proving successfully completed tertiary education (bachelor/master/PhD). Applicants without completed tertiary education must provide Declaration of Honor stating when they expect to receive it (if they are admitted to the program, they must provide the diploma and its recognition for enrolment in early September 2019). Please note that applicants without completed tertiary education at the time of application are ineligible for the scholarship. (2) COPY (SCAN) OF A TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS Copy (scan) of a transcript of records related to the above-mentioned diploma(s) including all completed courses at the time of application. If the original is in a language other than English, the certified (legally attested) copy must be in English. (3) PROOF OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY Proof of English proficiency – all applicants need to provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of English by meeting at least one of the criteria listed below: ● A diploma of tertiary education where English was the language of instruction (in this case, submit a Declaration of Honour); ● Having successfully completed course units in tertiary education with a minimum total of 60 ECTS credits from courses taught in English (the proof that shows the number of ● ● ● ● ● ECTS credits studied in English must be signed and stamped by the educational institution); Native speakers must provide a Declaration of Honour); Having successfully completed one of the following language tests confirmed by the relevant certificate: 1. TOEFL: minimum level 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 79 internetbased (attention: TOEFL ITP will NOT be accepted) 2. TOEIC with minimum level: 785 3. IELTS: minimum level academic module 6,5 4. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), grade B 5. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), grade C Note to the language tests:TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS certificates cannot be older than 2 years from the program application deadline, i.e. not older than 30th April 2017. CAE and CPE certificates cannot be older than 4 years, i.e. not older than 30th April 2015. Only the language tests mentioned above are accepted. If your test is not included in this list it will not be accepted. We kindly ask you not to contact us to ask for exemption based on other test methods. No scores below the above stated minimums will be accepted. (4) CURRICULUM VITAE Curriculum Vitae of maximum two A4 pages. (5) MOTIVATION LETTER Motivation letter of maximum 500 words. The motivation letter should mainly focus on your academic interest in GLODEP program and what you hope to achieve through studying in the program. Additional relevant information can also be included, and you may refer to your Curriculum Vitae to save space. Please refrain from describing the GLODEP program unless doing so is relevant to your argument. (6) TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION We recommend that the letters are from academic referees (e.g. your former university lecturers that are able to judge your academic qualities and potential) and have been explicitly written for GLODEP program application. The reference letter should include: date of issue, name, institution, position, signature, official stamp (if available) and contact details (phone number and email) of the person/institution recommending you. Before uploading two letters, merge them into one file. Applicants that apply for the scholarship (deadline 31st January 2019) are required to attach two additional documents: (7) PROOF OF NATIONALITY Proof of nationality – i.e. copy of valid passport (applicants with multiple nationalities must specify at the application stage under which nationality they wish to apply). Please note that for non-EU citizens only copy of passport, not ID, is acceptable. Citizens of the EU may use their ID as proof of nationality. Upload only the passport page(s) with holder’s photograph and name. Applicants with multiple nationalities must specify at the application stage under which nationality they are applying. The nationality has implications for the amount of the scholarship. The declaration of nationality cannot be changed later. Applicants whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries and who are not residents, nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in a Programme Country, are considered as Partner Country students. (8) PROOF OF PLACE OF RESIDENCE Proof of place of residence – this document must contain: your name, your address, date of issue. Please note that we accept proof of place of residence only if it was issued no more than 12 months before the scholarship application deadline, i.e. issued after 31st January 2018. You must submit one of the following documents: ● Residence certificate; ● Certificate or confirmation letter from the applicant’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question; ● Receipt of the tax payment, residential rental agreement or employment contract; ● Confirmation from your flat owner, that you are living on this address; ● Invoice (eg. from your phone/internet provider); ● Passport or personal ID (the latter only for EU citizens). Passport or ID is accepted as a proof of place of residence only if the place of residence (not place of issue or place of birth) is stated in the document. Please note that birth certificate is not a sufficient proof of place of residence.