Candidates should have at least three years of higher education (BA, BSc or equivalent) with an emphasis on one or more of the following:
- Speech and language pathology
- Biomedical sciences
- Special education
In addition, candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English.
- Completed application form (will be made available here)
- Letter of motivation for applying to the EMCL+ programme
- Two letters of recommendation: written on the official letterhead of the respective institution, containing the signatures of your referees and reaching us in an envelope sealed and signed by your referee
- Copies of your academic curriculum (official transcripts) and a copy of your university degree certificate, plus authorised translations if these are not in English, Dutch, German or Finnish)
- Curriculum vitae in EuroPass format, with your photo on the first page; follow this link to start composing your CV
- Copy of your passport or official ID card
- Language test results or other proof of required English skills (see below)
Proof of necessary English skills
Please note that only native speakers do not need to hand in such proof.
- TOEFL: minimum of 600 (paper), 250 (computer) or 100 points (internet)
- or IELTS of at least 7.0
- or CAE of at least level C1
Applications for the Academic Year 2019/20 will be accepted starting in the autumn of 2018.
Instructions on submitting your application will be published here in time before the next application period.
Both for programme costs and scholarships, a distinction is made between Programme Countries and
Partner Countries: Programme Countries include the 27 member states of the European Union as
well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Croatia and the Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia, whereas potential Partner Countries are basically the rest of the world.
(Note that if you have resided and carried out your main activities for more than a total of twelve months over the last five years in a Programme Country this is the category you belong to.)
The tuition fee for the entire study period (24 months) amounts to:
- 9,000 € for students from Programme Countries
- 18,000 € for students from Partner Countries
These fees cover: registration costs at each of the consortium partners, insurance, excursions, lab costs, and participation in the Science of Aphasia conference (including accommodation). All rights and obligations concerning an EM grant are regulated in a scholarship agreement.
Student scholarships covering tuition fees, travel and living expense are available.
There is no separate application form for scholarships.
Use of applicants' personal data
(To be added later.)
All candidates (selected and non-selected) will be informed by April 20, 2018 about the outcome of the selection.
Applications are reviewed by a selection committee. The committee rates every single eligible application on the basis of the following criteria:
- academic quality
- letters of reference
- level of English
The review leads to two absolute ranked lists: one for the Partner
Country students and one for the Programme Country students. Depending
on the number of scholarships available students will be placed on the
main list or on a reserve list, according to their rank.
Candidates who fail to meet the minimum admission requirements are declared ineligible and their applications are not further reviewed by the selection committee.
All applicants have the right to appeal against the selection
decision. This has to be done within a period of 15 days starting from
the day after the notification of the outcome of the
selection. Appeals, including supporting information may be sent via e-mail to
the selection committee at email@example.com.
Please mention Appeal in the header of your mail. The selection committee will respond to the appeal within one month after its reception.