DEADLINES FOR STUDENT APPLICATION 2022-2024 EDITION

                                      DEADLINE TO APPLY ESWOCHY EMJMD SCHOLARHIP

Attention!  We are continuing admission to the ESWOCHY program for candidates from Program Countries (Member States of the European Union (EU) and Third countries associated to the „Programme“: North Macedonia; Serbia; Iceland; Liechtenstein; Norway; Turkey) till 20 February, 2022!

The admission to the Program for candidates from Partner countries is closed. 

· Interviews: from February 1 to March 31, 2022
· Communication of decisions to students: from May 15, 2022

Deadline for academic considerations (update average grade): January 25, 2022

Deadline to apply to ESWOCHY programme for self-funded students:
· Partner countries: April 15, 2022 (12:00 (GTM+2)
· Programme Countries: June 30, 2022 (12:00 (GTM+2)
                                  Communication of the decision to students: one month after the interview at the latest.

 

STUDENT SELECTION, ADMISSION AND ENROLLMENT

CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

1. STUDENT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

Minimum requirements

In order to take into consideration student’s application to the Programme, the candidate must comply with the minimum requirements concerning:

  • Administrative prerequisites;
  • Academic prerequisites;
  • Language prerequisites.
Administrative prerequisites

Compliance with the application calendar and deadlines; Submission of a complete set of required application documents in English language versions (certified English translation, if required). Non-submitted applications, incomplete applications and applications received after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Academic prerequisites

Applicants eligible for the Programme must be the holders of Bachelor’s degree/1st Cycle or the equivalent University level higher education degree in the field of Social and Educational sciences. The average of academic transcripts converted to Lithuanian 10-scale grading system must be not less than 8. Priority will be given to candidates who have:

  •  Bachelor in Social Work;
  •  at least 2 years of professional or voluntary experience in the field of social work, which can be documented;
  •  experience in research projects, conducting research and publishing its results in scientific publications.

Graduates from other fields of studies can be admitted if their completed education is assessed by the Governing Board as equivalent/sufficient and their experience in the field of social work is definitely superior to other candidates.

Language prerequisites

For the ESWOCHY Master the following criteria are defined and expressed on a scale of 0 to 20 Language prerequisites. Proficiency in written and spoken English at a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CECR) duly confirmed by language certificates specified in the Call for Applications as per Point 2 of this Annex.

                                                         2. REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

Required documentation must be uploaded as digital copies and in English language versions. The required documents are:

  1. A completed application form.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (preferred format: Europass);
  3. motivation letter (max. 1000 words) including a description of the reasons for the application to the Programme.
  4. A scan of passport (only of EU citizens a scan of the national ID will be accepted conditionally if the applicant does not have a passport at the time of application);
  5. A proof of residence (residence certificate or a certificate from the applicant’s workplace, study institution or training institution; certified translation to English);
  6. A scan of an official Bachelor degree diploma or other equivalent University level higher education degree diploma along with official supplement listing courses taken and the respective grades (certified translation to English).
  7. Certificates of English language proficiency, at least B2 level of the CEFR, assessments of English language proficiency certificates equivalent to level B2: TOEFL Paper 513-547, TOEFL IBT 65-78, IELTS 5.5-6.0. Minimum requirements: official TOEFL (institutional tests are not accepted) with at least 88 points (internet-based test), 230 points (computer-based test) or 575 points (paper-based test), IELTS Academic with an overall grade of at least 6.5 or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with minimum level C.
  8. Evidence of experience in the field of social work, voluntary work with children and youth etc. (if any).
Privacy policy

Personal data is processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679&from=EN

Applicants’ personal information will be collected and used in accordance with the Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council from December 18, 2000, on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (OJ L8 of 12.1.2001, p.1).

Each partner ensures that students’ personal data is processed and collected in accordance with the Regulation and the purposes of this agreement. Since students will study at all four Partner Universities in order to exercise the Data Subject’s rights, the student must apply to the relevant University where he / she wishes to exercise the Data Subject’s rights.

SELECTION
Selection and admission procedures

The selection and admission process will consist of three phases:

  • eligibility check,
  • preselection,
  • interview.
Eligibility check

Eligibility check will be performed by the Joint Admission Committee during and immediately after the closure of the Call for Applications:

  • Bachelor’s degree results assessment. All the grades of the candidate’s examinations from his/her academic transcripts will be converted to a Lithuanian 10-scale grading system. If the final result is 8 and higher the candidate will be able to participate in the competition for a scholarship. If the final result is lower than 8 (but not lower than 7) the candidate will be eligible only for a self-funded study place. Please note that exceptions can be made regarding the candidate’s work experience in a social work field.
  • Academic recognition of educational documents. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROCESS OF RECOGNITIZE OF EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTS MAY TAKE QUITE LONG TO, SO DO NOT KEEP THE DOCUMENTS SUBMISSION UNTIL THE DEADLINE:

15 days if the documents are issued by the following countries: Ireland, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bangladesh, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Ghana, Georgia (Sakartvelo), India, Iran, Italy, Spain, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Poland, Lebanon, Moldova, Nepal, Nigeria, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, South Korea, France, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Germany.

up to one month if educational documents issued by countries that are not indicated in the list above as the evaluation is proceeded by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC). In case the educational documents cannot be evaluated until the deadline for scholarship application, applicants are invited to participate in the competition as self-funded students or wait for the next intake which is scheduled to commence in October 2021.

  • Candidates whose applications fail to meet any of the above requirements (Point 1) will be considered ineligible and excluded.
  • The Coordinating Institution will notify ineligible participants about the reasons for their exclusion and the appeal procedure not later than one month after the closure of the call.
Preselection

Each eligible application will be evaluated on a 20-point scale by Joint Admission Committee. The following joint selection criteria will be applied:

Joint Admission Committee shall review the final grading and comments, compile a ranking based on average scores. Best candidates will be invited by email to the 3rd phase (interview). The remaining candidates will be notified by email about the panel’s decision and alerted to the appeal procedure. All candidates will be informed by email of preselection outcome not later than two months after the closure of the Call for Applications.

Interviews

All the candidates who have successfully passed the preselection will be informed by email of the date and time of their interview. Interviews will be conducted via video conferencing by Joint Admission committee.

During the interview, candidates will be assessed against sets of criteria:

  • ability to understand questions and provide adequate and concise answers;
  • ability to demonstrate the adequacy and consistency between the objectives of the Programme and the applicants’ background;
  • knowledge of social research methods and statistics;
  • motivation

Each candidate participating in the interview must provide his/her ID. Candidates who are not on the list of scheduled interview time can not participate in the interview. Candidates must have a good internet connection and equipment to ensure the proper quality of the interviews. An interview interrupted due to technical obstacles shall not be recorded as having taken place, unless the Joint Admissions Committee no longer has a question as to the suitability of the candidate.

Selection decision

Once the interview phase is completed, the Governing Board will agree on the final, absolute ranking of candidates. The absolute ranking shall specify the candidates who:

  • Have been admitted and awarded an EMJMD scholarship (separate lists for Programme and Partner Country applicants);
  • Have been included on a reserve list for an EMJMD scholarship (separate lists for Programme and Partner Country applicants);
  • Have been admitted as self-financed students;
  • Have not been admitted.

All candidates admitted to the interview phase will be informed by email of the final score of their application and their place in the ranking. These notifications will be sent not later than10 working days after the end of the admission period.

Additionally, admitted candidates will be informed of the enrolment procedure, and provided with all relevant documents including the Student Agreement. Candidates who have been awarded the EMJMD grant shall receive the Notice of Award, a document notifying the grantee an award has been made, containing or referencing all terms and conditions of the award, as well as the Scholarship Contract.

Self-funded students

Applicants that meet accademic requirements but are not awarded an EMJMD scholarship grant may be admitted in the Programme as self-funded students on the condition that:

  • They comply with visa requirements in the countries they intend to go (Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia and Portugal);
  • Pay the tuition fee for the first year at enrolment. More information here.

                                                             3. APPEAL PROCEDURE

Appeals will only be considered if the applicant believes there has been a failure in the admissions procedure or that they have been discriminated against unlawfully. All appeals should be made in writing within 10 days after the decision has been communicated. All appeals should be directed to the ESWOCHY Consortium Coordinator unless the appeal is regarding the Coordinator, in which case the written appeal should be directed to the Governing Board.

Any appeal will be accorded thorough consideration and will normally be addressed within 28 calendar days of receipt. Where an appeal does not produce the outcome sought by the applicant, reasons should be given for any decision.