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Grant Opportunities: MEDfOR Programme for Candidates around the World

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Deadline: 15-Dec-22

The Erasmus Mundus Master Programme MEDfOR: Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management open its call for the next MEDfOR edition in 2023/2025.

Applications to the academic year 2023/2025 of the MEDfOR Program are open to candidates from all over the world, who have a bachelor degree on Forestry, Natural Resources Management, Biological Sciences, Environmental and Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or similar areas.

Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be offered to the best ranked candidates.

Admission Criteria

The MEDfOR Program is open to candidates from all over the world, so everyone can apply. However, two basic criteria need to be met:

  • The candidate needs to have at least a bachelor degree.
  • The candidate needs to have at least an English level of B1 (CEFR).
Submission Criteria
  • Copy of Passport (as proof of Nationality).
  • Copy of certificate of the place of residence (eg residence certificate or certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study or training).
  • Original and certified (translated) copy of university diploma or degree certificate. Certified translation into english.
  • Original and certified (translated) copy of transcript of study results. Certified translation into english.
  • Certified copy of language test results: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge English Examinations (CAE) or other official certificate – which clearly grades the English level of the candidate (a).
  • CV – Curriculum vitae – European format is preferable. Make sure you describe your work experience.
  • State of Motivation – Please mention on the Motivation letter:
    • i) your academic and professional background and how it fits in the MEDfOR programme;
    • ii) why you chose the above mobility track and how it relates with your professional plans. It is advisable that the letter is one page long.
  • Names and e-mails of the referees who will provide the reference letters. Referees should be from different institutions, and one should be academic (b).
  • Reference letters – only accepted if they are signed and headed letters (b).
  • Declaration and signature.
Assessment
  • Phase 1: Pre-selection of the candidates
    • Depending on the number of candidates, and their balance per country, a set of criteria is usually applied, used as a pre-selection before the final evaluation of the candidates: age, English level, number of degrees; final grades of the different degrees, relevance of the degree, gender balance. Candidates whose documents are incorrect or missing will be excluded.
  • Phase 2: Evaluation by 2 MEDfOR evaluators
    • After the pre-selection, each candidate is evaluated by two different members of the Consortium appointed by the MEDfOR Commission. The following categories are assessed: Academic Excellence, Work Experience, Personal Motivation and Recommendations Letters. To each category is allocated a grade between 1 (poor) and 5 (outstanding). A final grade is obtained using a weighting system whereby 65% ​​of the final grade is due to the academic potential, 15% to relevant work experience, and 10% to the remaining categories. The final classification of the candidate is an average between the grades from both evaluators. In case the evaluators grade the candidate with a grade difference of more than 0.75, they discuss the grades in order to reach a consensus to classify that candidate.
  • Phase 3: Interview
    • The best ranked candidates are selected for a final interview. The interview is worth 30% of the final grade of the candidates.

For more information, visit https://www.medfor.eu/content/how-apply

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