Selection Procedure and Criteria for Student and Staff Selection 2010/2011
 

1.         Selection procedure (* UPDATED ON 2/4/2011) *

 

The design of ALL candidates’ selection is divided into five phases:

Phase 1: Submission of all applications and supporting documents (online through the project’s web site). See “On-line Application”. The coordinator and the project managers receive the applications and uploaded supporting documents through the intranet.

Phase 2: Submission of paper copies

  • The applicants of target group 1 submit their printed application form and supporting documents to the International Relations Office (IRO) of their University
  • The target group 2 and 3 candidates will send their printed application and supporting documents (attested hard copies) to the institutional coordinator of the receiving Institution(s) ONLY if they are requested to do so. See the contact persons at “Document Sumbission info”.
  • The selected beneficiaries will have to post their attested documents to the host university before the mobility starts.
  • The necessary documents, the submission points, as well as the contact persons and other details are included in this web site.  

Phase 3: Examination by each Institution’s selection committee of applicants and documents eligibility and identification of the eligible ones.

Phase 4:

a. For students of target group 1 only (except for the Master students):

·    Interviews of the eligible candidates by the local selection committee. The 5 members of the selection committee complete and sign the “Evaluation Form for Students of Target Group 1”

·    Pre-selection of beneficiaries with the higher score by the selection committee of each University and, if necessary, forwarding of their documents along with the evaluation forms to the receiving Institution(s). The Doctorate students might have to be interviewed by the receiving university through SKYPE.

b. Selection of the SC Master students of all target groups (1, 2 and 3) by the host Institutions, according to their admission rules. The applicants might be asked to participate in an interview through SKYPE.

c.   Selection of the academics/staff by the hosting Institution in collaboration with the sending Institution and the project coordinator. The candidates might be interviewed through SKYPE.

Phase 5: Final selection for all target groups (actual beneficiaries, plus at least 100% reserve ones) by the hosting Institutions in collaboration with the project coordinator and the partners.

 

2. Selection criteria

 

a. Criteria for the selection of students:

·       The students of target group 1 will be evaluated according to the score they will achieve, based on the following criteria:

 

 

CONDITION

MAXIMUM SCORE

CANDIDATE'S

SCORE

Student with special needs / serious diseases

20

 

Student with socio-economic problems (without parents, with divorced/ill parents, very low income, being single parent, etc.)

20

 

Women

5

 

Good knowledge of English* (and/or French, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Bulgarian, Latvian)

20

 

Field of study falling into one of the following specializations: sustainable development, business/management/economics, agriculture, informatics, food science, environmental sciences, engineering, tourism, education / teacher training, public administration

15

 

Interview by the Institutional committee during which the following criteria will be evaluated:

-Field and level of studies matching the hosting Institution’s offered studies

-Strong will to participate, communication skills, personal aptitudes to live and study abroad (responsibility, maturity, etc.), problem solving competence, emotional & psychological conditions).

 

 

10

 

10

 

TOTAL

100
 

 

 

·     The Master students of all target groups will be selected according to the admission rules and foreign language requirements of the Master programme for which they have applied. Priority will be given to the applicants whose field of study falls into one of the following specializations: sustainable development, business/management/economics, agriculture, informatics, food science, environmental sciences, engineering, tourism, education/teacher training, public administration.

 


 
 *Proof of English Language Knowledge (for the PhD students): 

 

- TOEFL 550 (Paper Based) or TOEFL 79, minimum of 15 in each section (Internet Based)

- IELTS 6.0 overall, minimum 5.0 in each section

- Cambridge Proficiency/Michigan Proficiency OR

- According to the requirements of the host university.


 

 

b. Selection criteria for students of target group 2 and 3: For the students of target group 2 and 3 the selection criteria are as follows: Student with special needs or serious diseases (20), Student with socio-economic problems (20), Student whose field of study falls into one of the following specializations: sustainable development, business / management / economics, agriculture, informatics, food science, environmental sciences, engineering, tourism, education/teacher training, public administration (15), Women (5), Good knowledge of English and/or other languages (20), Field and level of studies matching the hosting Institution’s offered studies (10), Student employed by one of the project’s Associates (10). 

 

 

c. Criteria for the selection of academics/staff: In the selection process of the academics/staff, priority will be given to those applicants who: a. Have a very good command of English (or French, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Bulgarian, Latvian); b. Will teach seminars to the students or possess key administration positions; c. Have specialization relevant to the hosting Institution's thematic fields and to the thematic fields for mobility of the EM Action 2 Strand 1 programme (see Priority Thematic Fields); d. Are young faculty/staff.

 

 

3. Obligations of the Doctorate students: The Doctorate beneficiaries have the obligation to participate with a paper in at least two international conferences relevant to their research topic, held either in the host or in another country; or in one conference and in one seminar/workshop; or in one conference and publish an article on an international journal/magazine/book. They also have to make regular presentations of their research work to the Master and Undergraduate students of the project.

 

 

4. Duration of the academics/staff teaching or research or training: 

-Teaching 10 hours per week or

-Research 20 hours per week or

-Training 20 hours per week.

Certificate confirming the participation of the academics/staff in the mobility and detailing the type of activities they carried out or the title(s) of the courses they delivered,  the duration of stay and the final results, will be issued for every beneficiary.

 

 

5. Additional information:

 

  • The selection results will be published on this website (the beneficiaries will be asked first if they wish their name to be published). Right after, letters of admission will be prepared by the project managers of the host Institutions and will be sent to both the Consulates and the beneficiaries for the issuance of their visas and for other formal procedures.
  • The beneficiaries will have to be in contact with the project coordinator regarding their travel and insurance costs.
  • Upon their selection, all beneficiaries (except the staff members) will have to sign a "Student agreement” with their home University / Organization and the host University. Moreover, a “Learning and academic recognition agreement” between the sending and the receiving Institution will have to be signed and stamped BEFORE THE MOBILITY STARTS.
  • All the students having successfully implemented the components of their training programme will be awarded with a Transcript of Records or a Certificate of Completion and Diploma Supplement. The Master students will receive a Master’s Diploma.