Student selection involves a rigorous evaluation of knowledge, skills, and motivational aspects. The process includes a presentation of the CV and an interview where merits are assessed.
Selection process stages:
- Pre-selection stage: the selection committee examines the student degree to assess its validity. The four European Partner Universities must consider it valid under their national regulations. If any University of the WOP-P Consortium does not deem it valid, the candidacy will not be considered for the E+ scholarship nor the acceptance to the EMJMD in WOP-P Master. In this pre-selection stage, some candidates may be ruled out based on the submitted documentation, the English level (assessed by an external company), previous academic performance or failure to comply with the selection procedure.
- Knowledge interview: all European Universities will interview candidates and conduct tests to assess previous knowledge and skills related to the discipline. This is an important part of the selection process. If the interviewer does not receive any answer from the candidate to schedule the interview in due time, their candidacy will be withdrawn from the process.
- Ranking: afterwards, the Coordination Team will establish two rankings of both partner and programme applicants. The first applicants shortlisted in each ranking will be offered a scholarship depending on the number of scholarships granted in that academic year. If an applicant refuses the scholarship, it could be offered to the following applicant in the ranking (reserve list)
- Results: the Coordination Team will communicate the results to candidates.
Due to the complexity of the selection process, different steps of the selection process will be taken in parallel. Thus, interviewing candidates does not guarantee that they fulfil all compulsory requirements (e.g., the validity of the diploma).
The Coordinating Committee will decide on the Mobility scheme of students. Their decision will be based on student preferences; a balance among partner institutions, and student fluency in the programme languages (English, Portuguese, and Spanish).