How to corrrectly fill in the application for the EPS programme?
We are more than delighted that you are interested in the MA joint programme in European Politics and Society and that you will apply for the programme. However, before you get to the application system of Charles University, through which the application has to be submitted, let us guide you through the process.
The application system for the study period 2022–2024 opens on November 1, 2021.
The first admission window is from November 1, 2021, to February 28, 2022. Please note that if you apply for the EPS programme in this period, you automatically apply for the EMJMD scholarship. Nonetheless, since there is a limited number of scholarships available, applicants accepted to the programme without an EMJMD scholarship will be placed on the reserve list for the scholarship. At the same time, they can decide to join the programme as self-funding students. If a successful applicant chooses to become a self-payer, it does not exclude them from the reserve list.
The second admission window is from March 1 to April 30, 2022, which serves for submitting applications only for self-funding. Applications submitted later than February 28 will not be included in the first round of the admission procedure, i.e., for the scholarship selection.
Step one: Am I eligible?
Applicants with various study backgrounds are eligible for the EPS programme. You can find details on how an applicant profile is evaluated in the admission criteria (see step two).
Step two: Get familiar with the admission criteria
The admission criteria are available on the EPS website. We highly recommend going through them carefully to structure and write your application in their respect.
Step three: Get your documents ready
To fill the application form correctly and completely, you will need to upload several documents. You can find a structured list with additional information below.
1. Copies of all diplomas and transcripts, including two previous diplomas
You might submit either two BAs or one BA and one High School diploma, including transcripts. Concerning High School transcripts, the final one is sufficient. In case you have already an MA degree, an MA diploma and transcripts are also accepted.
If you have not yet finished your previous studies and thus do not have a BA diploma, please submit confirmation of studies, including information on the expected date of graduation.
2. Structured academic curriculum vitae detailing all relevant qualifications and experience
The academic curriculum vitae might be in any suitable format, but the European one is welcome.
3. Motivation letter
The length of the motivation letter is limited by 3000 characters including spaces.
4. Two letters of recommendation
In case your referees prefer sending letters directly to us, it can be done to the email of the Admission Office (email@example.com) with your name, the programme you are applying for and ideally with your application number.
5. Test results/Certificate of English proficiency (C1; CAE; IELTS 7.0; TOEFL 95)
All students who are non-native English speakers must provide evidence of the required level of English proficiency. The required level of English proficiency is C1, CAE, IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 95.
In case you provide the admission committee with the certification by the university that the language of instruction of your previous degree was English (Erasmus exchange is not sufficient), it is a sufficient alternative of English proficiency proof. Moreover, we accept confirmation/passed English language course of the required language level skills, i.e., C1 level minimum, issued by a university.
Furthermore, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we also accept certificates from TOELF/IELTS online exams.
6. Copy of passport
The application form needs to include a scanned copy of a valid passport.
7. Proof of place of residence
A residence certificate and certificate from the candidate´s place; of work, study or training might serve as proof of place of residence.
8. Completed supplementary questionnaire indicating study track preferences
Find the supplementary questionnaire here. In case of acceptance to the EPS programme, the EPS Consortium does not guarantee that your preference will be followed entirely. Although the EPS Consortium tries to respect student preferences as much as possible, once a change is needed to keep balance among partner universities, motivation described in the questionnaire and points received in the admission procedure is considered. Therefore, the questionnaire is supposed to be submitted in the section “other”.
Step four: Documents in English
Diplomas, transcripts, letters of recommendation and all other documents whose original language is not English have to be accompanied by a certified translation into English.
If you have any questions about the translation, please address them to the Admission Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Step five: Submit
The application needs to be submitted online ONLY. In other words, you are not supposed to send the application via regular post.
Only complete applications will be considered.
Step six: Pay the application fee
The application fee is 820 CZK (approximately 33 EUR).
The application fee must be paid in full either by card or via bank transfer. You will find the payment instructions at the end of your online application form. The application fee has to be paid no later than February 28, 2022, for the early-bird term and no later than April 30, 2022, for the second admission window for the application to be assessed in the particular term. Applications without the fully paid application fee will not be considered.