If you haven't been nominated
As the number of applications for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Programmes usually is much higher than the number of available scholarships, even excellent applications might be rejected. The process for selection has several criteria to be considered:
1. Validation by home university: Applicants who belong to one of the partner universities (target group 1 applicants) are validated by the home university to check the current registration or affiliation.
2. Assessment by host university: The host universities assess the applications according to the pre-defined criteria based on academic relevance/eligibility, academic quality/grades, relevant language proficiency, matching to appropriate research groups and/or already established cooperation or intention to do so (when applicable).
3. Criteria used for nomination: Based on these assessments in combination with the number of scholarships available for each mobility group, the EMINTE steering committee decides which candidates shall be nominated for a scholarship. In addition to the restricted budget, the EMINTE steering committee must take into account the higher objective of the project, which is the cooperation between the institutions within the partnership, including a balance among sending universities and receiving universities in the hosting countries, as well as a balance between fields of study and gender.
4. The host university’s local rules are applied for admission and exam procedures. If the applicant is not eligible for a certain course or program, he/she will not be selected for scholarship.
Reserve admission to the EMINTE scholarship
During the selection the EMINTE steering committee also decides that all eligible applicants will stay on a list as reserves and whenever a nominated scholarship holder drops out, a reserve nomination will take place and admission will be checked again according to point 1 - 4 above. This process takes place continuously, and reserves may be admitted before the deadline of mobility start which is 31 Dec 2014 and in due time for VISA procedures
(if applicable). This means that you can still be subject for nomination.
The right to appeal
This letter is the formal decision of the outcome of your application for the EMINTE Scholarship Programme. The European Commission has decided that all applicants have the right to appeal. In order to do so, you must provide a specific reason why you believe that the EMINTE steering committee’s decision to decline your application is inaccurate. You have 21 days from the date of receipt of this letter to submit an appeal, by sending one scanned copy of the original to firstname.lastname@example.org and the original by ordinary mail, which must be sent as per postmark the last day of submitting an appeal, to the following address:
Att: Erasmus Mundus, EMINTE
P. O. Box 117
221 00 Lund
Please mark your letter with ”Appeal”.
Only a decision concerning the scholarship may be appealed, not the admission to a university. Appeals received by ordinary mail before the deadline will be considered.
Information about submitting an appeal is available on our website http://www.eminte.eu, including a template to be used.
Note: It is important that you read through the selection process information before making an appeal. Late or incomplete applications do not constitute grounds for an appeal.
Response to the appeal
The EMINTE steering committee will re-assess your eligibility and assess whether any documentation might have been disregarded that would have altered the outcome of your application according to the specifications that you indicate in your appeal.
The EMINTE steering committee will execute the decision within three months after the appeal has been received.