FAQs

GENERAL

The Consortium partners are also called “full partners”. Who are the “associated partners”?

Full partners are institutions which are parties to the agreement (Grant Agreement) with the European Commission. Accordingly, they are fully responsible for the implementation of the MIM programme and its core activities. Associated partners are not parties to the Grant Agreement: they are involved in complementary training, internships and other collateral activities.

What is the difference between a Programme and a Partner Country?

A Programme Country is a country which is a Member State of the European Union, or any other country which participates in the Erasmus+ programme, as listed in http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/documents/erasmus-plus-programme-guide_en.pdf#page=24. All other countries are Partner Countries.

 

ADMISSION AND SELECTION

I am on the last year of my Bachelor Degree. Can I apply for the course 2015-17, even if I am not going to have the diploma/the transcript of records in time for the deadline of 15th April 2015?
Yes, but only if you expect to graduate by 15 June 2015 (or by 31 July 2015 if you are from a Programme Country and do not apply for an EMJMD scholarship). For the course edition 2015-17, the MIM Consortium cannot admit students who have not completed their Bachelor Degree by these dates. Note that you will have to produce a declaration which confirms the expected date of graduation and – after graduation – you will need to send us a certified copy of your diploma as stated in the “Admission and Selection” section of the website.

I cannot apply now because I am still working towards my Bachelor Degree and I will graduate only in July 2015. When will the application process for the next course (2016-18) be available?

For the 2016-18 course, we expect to launch the call for applications in January 2016. Please keep up-to-date on our website (http://www.mastermimplus.eu/).

I have a Bachelor’s Degree, but it is not on the list of required degrees. Can I still apply? 
Yes, but only if the field of study or the candidate’s project is closely related with the MIM programme. The “relatedness” will be assessed case-by-case by the Governing Board, whose decision is final.

I am a citizen of a Partner Country, but I have been resident of an EU country for 12 months (or more) during the last five years. For which scholarship do I qualify?
You can apply for a Programme Country scholarship or a tuition waiver.

What kind of certificate is needed to prove residence?

It depends on the country. As a useful guidance, please see http://prado.consilium.europa.eu/en/searchByIssuingCountry.html, with information on documents that could serve as proof of legal residency of a person in the different countries.

Can be the Recommendation Letter(s) be sent directly to the MIM Secretariat?
Yes. The responsible for writing the Recommendation Letter can send it directly to Ms. Giorgia Foscarini at mim-plus-master@unive.it specifying in the subject “Recommendation letter for [name of the candidate]“.

Do I need to submit additional / separate application to be considered for an EMJMD scholarships or a fee waiver offered by the Consortium?

No. However, if you are selected but the Consortium cannot offer you any scholarship/waiver, there is a number of other scholarships programmes (for example at national or international level) you may be eligible for to meet the costs. We encourage you to look for such opportunities, but the application to such programmes are your own responsibility.

On what basis are the candidates selected for an EMJMD scholarship?

The decision to propose (or not) an EMJMD scholarship is taken on the basis of merit. The candidate’s financial means are not taken into account in the selection process.

 

LANGUAGES

Is it mandatory to know both English and French?

Yes. The MIM’s main languages of instruction are English and French.

I took my BA degree in an English-speaking country. Do I need to produce separate English language certification?

No. Students who have taken their Bachelor Degree in an English-(or French-) speaking country or institution (with English/French as medium of instruction) do not need to provide any separate English/French certification. However, the diploma/transcript of records must specify that the language of instruction was English (or French).

I took my BA degree in Germany, but my secondary school studies were in English. Is my secondary school diploma acceptable as English language certification?

Yes. The English (or French) language requirement is satisfied if you have completed your secondary education in English (or French). However, the language of instruction must be specified in the transcripts of records.

At the secondary school in Italy, I took my final exam in French. Is this acceptable as French language certification?

Yes. If you have completed your secondary education in one of the EU/EEA member states, with the final exam taken in French (or English), this is valid language certification for the relevant language. However, the score of the final exam must indicate a correspondence to B2 level (for English) or B1 level (for French).

 

ENROLMENT and PARTICIPATION

Can a EMJMD scholarship be suspended?

Yes. A scholarship can be suspended if the student has to temporarily leave the EMJMD course following duly justified and well documented reasons, such as medical reasons and/or serious family reasons (e.g. need to temporarily take care of a family member or hospitalisation/death of a family member). In this case, the scholarship payment must be interrupted until the candidate is again physically present at the host institution and can actively continue pursuing the course activities. If an EMJMD scholarship holder is not able to finish the course activities within the respective student intake due to the above-mentioned reasons, the MIM Consortium will seek acceptable ways to allow the student to finish the Master within one of the following intakes.

What happens if I underperform?

The MIM has been selected by the European Commission as a high-quality Master and must guarantee high academic standards. Students are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment and competence. The student’s competences and motivation are initially evaluated during the selection process, and then continuously assessed throughout the course for each module and internship period, according to the following grading scale:

 

Modules and Complementary training Marks (max.) Marks(passing grade)
Module 1 UAB 20 10
Module 2 UNIVE 20 10
Complementary Training SOUSSE or MEKNES or STRASBOURG 20 10
Module 3 UPVM 20 10
Internships - 20 10

 

To continue the course, students must receive a minimum grade of 10 in each module and internship period. Re-sitting is envisaged in case of failure of a module. If the student fails one of the first two modules (UAB, UNIVE), or both, he/she will have to resit at the end of the modules, i.e. June of the first year. In case of failure of the third module (UPVM) the student will have to resit at June of the second year.

If the student fails the re-sitting, the Consortium will stop his/her participation in the course as well as the scholarship payments (if the student is benefitting from a scholarship).

If students do not pass the final thesis exam they may resit during September of the following year.

Will I be insured?

EMJMD scholarship holders will be covered by a high-quality health and accident insurance service that complies with the requirements of the EACEA. Self-paying students will be covered by the insurance service of  Ca’ Foscari University. They may however choose to take the same insurance scheme of EMJMD scholarship holders (cost: approx. 500 euro/year).

 

FINANCIAL ISSUES

What are the “participation costs”?

The participation costs basically are:

  • The costs for tuition: fees/salary costs and mobility costs for partner institutions’ internal staff as well as external experts and lecturers;
  • The cost to implement and maintain an EMJMD joint programme: Secretariat, contact points, administration (registration and admission procedures, file management, book-keeping etc.);
  • The cost of tutoring, supervision and complementary language courses;
  • The cost of services and facilities: promotional and guidance material, libraries, buildings, sport, equipment (PC stations etc.)
  • The cost for participation in fieldwork activities: internships and complementary training;
  • The insurance costs (for EMJMD scholarship holders)
  • Any other cost any mandatory administrative/operational cost related to the participation of the students in the course (including any additional mobility costs)

 

I have been selected for an EMJMD scholarship. Will that be enough to cover my expenses for the whole study period?

Yes. EMJMDs are very generous scholarships that virtually cover all your all expenses (including installation, living and travel expenses) during the two years of the programme. Remember however that you are not entitled to receive any other EU funding in addition to the EMJMD scholarship.