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Erasmus GLODEP Program Requirements

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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
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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.
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