The evaluation is made by a Selection Committee composed of representatives from each of the partner universities in the EMMC-ChIR.
All eligible candidates to the EMMC-ChIR are evaluated and ranked according to the following criteria:
A. Quality of previous qualifications - evaluates the academic curriculum of the candidate: previous degrees, post-graduate courses, specialization courses, scientific publications.
B. Proficiency in languages of the consortium, particularly English.
C. Motivation and Potential - measures the benefit to the candidate from the Master.
D. Suitability - match between the candidate’s profile and the Master. Appropriate professional experience is evaluated.
E. Recommendations - based on the confidential evaluation of the candidate by two referees.
Each criterion A-E is scored 0-5. Only very high quality candidates, with all criteria above 4, are accepted to the course.
Accepted candidates are ranked by order of merit. The higher ranked candidates are considered for Erasmus Mundus studentships.
Each year, The European Commission provides a limited number (n) of Erasmus Mundus grants. The n top ranked candidates are selected for the main list of candidates. Geographical balance and gender balance restrictions apply: not more than 2 candidates may come from the same country, and not less than 40% must be female candidates. To comply with these restrictions some candidates may be removed from the main list and replaced by the next ranked candidates in the reserve list.
The evaluation results are published in this website in March as a pre-selection of candidates to ChIR. Results are only considered definitive when validated by the EACEA, which may occur in April-May.