These are the most frequently asked questions:
QUESTION: When can I apply for the programme and an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for the academic year 2021-2023?
ANSWER: It will be possible to apply for the programme for the academic year 2021-2023 from 15 October 2020. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to apply for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for this academic year.
QUESTION: How many applications do you receive every year?
ANSWER: For the academic year 2018-2020 we received more than 800 applications, for 2019-2021 and 2020-2022 almost 700.
QUESTION: Is it necessary to have English tests done at the moment of applying? Or can I take the test after review of my application or being admitted to the program?
ANSWER: Yes, it is possible to submit your application without an English test certificate. Your application will be reviewed. In case you can be admitted we will have to receive a sufficient English test before the application deadline of the programme.
QUESTION: I am not a native English speaker from one of the countries listed under the list of countries for which a language certificate is not required. But I have followed several years of education in English. Do I still need to present you with a TOEFL or IELTS test result?
ANSWER: Yes. If your country is not among the countries in the exemption list you are requested to do the English test. The only exception that we make is if you did your BSc study in a native English speaking country.
QUESTION: I have not yet completed my bachelor degree. Can I apply?
ANSWER: Students in their last year of BSc study can also apply. They need to show proof of their studies with a duly signed and stamped statement that declares that they are currently in their last year. They need to include the transcript of records showing all courses completed and all uncompleted courses for which they are enrolled. The statement should mention in which month they are expecting to obtain the diploma. A valid bachelor diploma (a temporary diploma is acceptable for last year students) will be required before 15 August 2021.
QUESTION: I have completed my studies but don't have a transcript of records (yet).
ANSWER: your application is not valid and cannot be accepted without a full transcript of records including grades obtained and showing the average mark.
QUESTION: Can I send my documents in another language than English?
ANSWER: Communication and all the official documents including BSc diplomas / transcripts of records/ certificates etc., should be in English. This does not count for passports
QUESTION: What are certified copies?
ANSWER: Authenticated or certified copies are copies with an official stamp to verify that the copies are true copies of original documents. This official stamp may be from one of the following: a solicitor/notary, the educational institution from where you gained the diplomas or the local council/local authority/local government office.
QUESTION: To whom should motivation and recommendation letters be addressed?
ANSWER: Motivation and recommendation letters can be addressed to the coordinator of the programme, or "To whom it may concern".
QUESTION: Can the recommendation letters be sent it anonymously?
ANSWER: If required by the referee, the recommendation letters can be sent anonymously by the referees to the email address: email@example.com ; in that case a letter with a brief statement indicating this preference can be submitted instead of the recommendation letter in the online submission form.
QUESTION: When can I expect the outcome of my application?
ANSWER: You will be informed about the outcome within 4 weeks after you have submitted your application.
QUESTION: What are the costs of the programme?
Tuition fee payable: € 18,000.00 (excluding VAT) for 2-year programme.
Insurance: € 40 per month / € 960 total
Dutch residence permit: € 174
In addition, we estimate that a student may need on average €1000 per month to cover costs of living and travelling between partner institutes.
QUESTION: What is the deadline to pay for the programme?
ANSWER: The deadline to make your payment is 1 June 2021. However, with regard to long visa procedures for Czech Republic you are strongly advised to send your financial confirmation well before that date. If you are from a country for which you do not need a visa for Czech Republic, the deadline of payment is 1 August 2021.
QUESTION: Can I apply for more than one Erasmus Mundus?
ANSWER: You can apply for maximum 3 Erasmus Mundus scholarships per academic year.
QUESTION: When does the programme officially start?
ANSWER: The academic programme at UCT Prague will start 13 September 2021. You are requested to arrive in Prague before 6 September 2021 for registration and introduction.