Application

The application process is organised at the University of Piemonte Orientale.

All the required documents are submitted electronically. The link will be available soon.

Our online application platform opens on February 1st, 2019.

All applications must be submitted through our application platform by February 28th, 2019.

When you apply you need to attach a single PDF file of less than 40 MB, providing all the required documents in the order specified here. Only complete online applications are eligible and can be assessed.

  • A Declaration Form of your applicant status, where you declare that you understand and fulfil the eligibility criteria for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree student scholarship;
  • European format Curriculum Vitae in English (download template), provided with date and signature, to present your qualifications, experience and skills, effectively and clearly;
  • A scan of the residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules (issued within 12 months before the application deadline);*
  • A scan of the original University degree(s) (Bachelor and if it’s the case Master) AND certified translation if the document is not issued in English); if available, please provide an official document with the conversion of the final mark to the ECTS grading scale;
  • A scan of the original (AND certified translation if the document is not issued in English) official Transcript/Academic Record, stating which courses were taken and what grades were obtained at the time of application;
  • Proof of English Proficiency using a scanned copy of result sheet;
  • Copy of a valid identity document or passport. Please note that if you have more than one nationality, you must decide at this stage under which nationality you apply;
  • A Motivation Letter in English (maximum 750 words). In the letter, the candidate should explain how passed experiences have prepared him/her for participation in Emotion, how this programme is likely to improve his or her own career perspectives, and why the candidate is interested in the school. Note that handwritten letters are NOT accepted;
  • Two Reference Letters (in English) from university professors or employers. The only requirement is that the contact details of the person providing the reference must be clearly typed and must contain a business email address [not a private one] and a telephone number.

 

* In the countries were a residence certificate is not possible to obtain, a certificate from the candidate’s place of work or study or training issued by the employer or institution is also sufficient.

Application

The application process is organised at the University of Piemonte Orientale.

All the required documents are submitted electronically. The link will be available soon.

Our online application platform opens on February 1st, 2019.

All applications must be submitted through our application platform by February 28th, 2019.

When you apply you need to attach a single PDF file of less than 40 MB, providing all the required documents in the order specified here. Only complete online applications are eligible and can be assessed.

  • A Declaration Form of your applicant status, where you declare that you understand and fulfil the eligibility criteria for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree student scholarship;
  • European format Curriculum Vitae in English (download template), provided with date and signature, to present your qualifications, experience and skills, effectively and clearly;
  • A scan of the residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules (issued within 12 months before the application deadline);*
  • A scan of the original University degree(s) (Bachelor and if it’s the case Master) AND certified translation if the document is not issued in English); if available, please provide an official document with the conversion of the final mark to the ECTS grading scale;
  • A scan of the original (AND certified translation if the document is not issued in English) official Transcript/Academic Record, stating which courses were taken and what grades were obtained at the time of application;
  • Proof of English Proficiency using a scanned copy of result sheet;
  • Copy of a valid identity document or passport. Please note that if you have more than one nationality, you must decide at this stage under which nationality you apply;
  • A Motivation Letter in English (maximum 750 words). In the letter, the candidate should explain how passed experiences have prepared him/her for participation in Emotion, how this programme is likely to improve his or her own career perspectives, and why the candidate is interested in the school. Note that handwritten letters are NOT accepted;
  • Two Reference Letters (in English) from university professors or employers. The only requirement is that the contact details of the person providing the reference must be clearly typed and must contain a business email address [not a private one] and a telephone number.

 

* In the countries were a residence certificate is not possible to obtain, a certificate from the candidate’s place of work or study or training issued by the employer or institution is also sufficient.

Selection

Applications are first evaluated for eligibility by the Secretariat and the Coordinator of the programme. Eligible applications are then submitted to the Selection Committee, which creates an absolute ranking list of candidates. The Selection Committee will be made of the Master’s Coordinator and a member of each of the three institutions.

Applicants are ranked according to their academic merit (including academic records of previous studies, scientific background, ranking of academic institution where undergraduate studies were done, awards and grants), research experience (acquired practical experience), motivation letter and reference letters. Assessment of the academic merit range from 0,0 to 4,5. Assessment of research experience range from 0,0 to 2,5.  Assessment of the motivation letter range from 0,0 to 2,0. Assessment of the Reference letters range from 0,0 to 1,0. The 30 top candidates will be invited for an interview by tele-conference with the Selection Committee.  Assessment of the interview will range from 0.0 to 5.0 points.

Selected candidates will be divided in two lists, the main and the reserve lists. These lists will take into account the number of programme and partner scholarships available and that no more than three of the students selected for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees scholarship should have the same nationality, as defined by the EMJMD guidelines.

Candidates that are not selected by the Selection Committee or that are not eligible are notified by email before April 1st, 2019.

Candidates that wish to appeal must write to the Rector of the University of Piemonte Orientale within 7 days of receiving notification motivating their appeal.

MAIN LIST

Applicants selected for an EMJMD fellowship are notified by e-mail before April 15th, 2019 and have to confirm their acceptance within one week after receipt of selection result by sending the signed Declaration of Acceptance.

Admission Letters are sent by e-mail as soon as the Declaration of Acceptance arrives at the coordinating office.

Visa application should be started as soon as the Student receives the Admission Letter.  Don’t forget that 2 to 3 months are usually necessary to obtain a visa for Europe. Moreover, if you don’t have one, you need to apply for the Italian fiscal code, as described in the admission letter (modello AA4_8).

RESERVE LIST

The remaining candidates that are selected, but not offered a scholarship because of their lower ranking, are placed on the RESERVE LIST. Candidates on this list might be offered an EMJMD scholarship if candidates on the main list drop out, or if they fail to provide a complete application package before the deadline.

European candidates that are on the RESERVE LIST and that have not been offered a scholarship can apply for a place in the programme as self-funded students.

Enrollment

The full application package must be submitted within the timeframe suggested in the Admission Letter (about 8 weeks), and the approval of the EACEA. It must be sent by post to the following address:

Chiara Gabellieri, Segreteria Didattica, DSF, Università del Piemonte Orientale

Largo Donegani 2/3, 28100 Novara, ITALY

and must contain the following documents:

  • Filled out and signed original Enrolment Form;
  • Proof of identity (identity document or colour scanned copy of the passport, all pages);
  • A legalised ORIGINAL* (AND ORIGINAL certified translation if the document is not issued in English) of university diplomas;
  • Declaration of value;**
  • A legalised ORIGINAL* (AND ORIGINAL certified translation if the document is not issued in English) of official Transcript/Academic Record;
  • Originals of the Reference Letters submitted for the application;
  • A signed copy of the Student Agreement;
  • A scan of the Italian fiscal code or a filled out and signed form for the request and release of the fiscal code (AA4_8 form);
  • Candidates with degrees awarded by Chinese universities must additionally obtain an APS certificate. Degrees from other universities do not require an APS certificate;
  • A scan of the proof of visa request for applicants coming from extra-EU countries;
  • Two passport type photos.

* An ORIGINAL is a document certified by the institution awarding the degree. Some Universities provide graduates with more copies of their diplomas, one of which is considered the original and other certified copies. In this case, the certified copy stamped and signed by the institution awarding the degree is considered an ORIGINAL.

** The “dichiarazione di valore” (declaration of value) is an informative document describing the qualification awarded to a given person by an institution belonging to an education system other than the Italian system. It is used by the competent University offices to assess a given qualification for the purpose of admission to a degree programme or for recognition of the foreign qualification. It is usually issued by the Italian Embassy in the country where the qualification was awarded. It generally contains the following information: legal status and type of issuing institution; access requirements for the programme resulting in the qualification; legal duration of the study programme and/or overall commitment required of the student in terms of credits or hours; value of the qualification in the system/country where it was issued, i.e. for academic and/or professional purposes. The declaration of value can be replaced by:

  • a Diploma Supplement, based on the European Commission form, for academic qualifications awarded by institutions in countries in the European Higher Education Area (Bologna Process). Those wishing to enrol in a second cycle degree programme are not required to submit a certificate listing the exams or the syllabus;
  • attestations issued by ENIC-NARIC centres that contain all the information usually listed in the declaration of value and necessary for the evaluation of the degree.
Last modified: January 10, 2019