Selection and Appeal Procedure

Selection Procedure

Students will be selected jointly each year for the 2-year programme by the EMABG selection committee during the annual meeting approx. two weeks after the application deadline. All complete applications that meet the admission criteria will be considered in the student selection. The eligible applications will be evaluated according to four selection criteria:

  • Academic excellence including English language skills (final score share 40%)
  • Motivation letter (final score share 25%)
  • Work experience/professional qualifications/CV (final score share 25%)
  • Recommendation letters (final score share 10%).

Each application is evaluated according to the selection criteria, with scoring in the range of 1 (worst) to 10 (best). The partial scores are weighted based on the final score shares and summed up. Based on these evaluations a provisional ranking is produced. Whenever two or more applicants have the same score, the one with higher academic excellence will be placed first. The selection procedure will aim to maintain geographical and gender balance and will apply equal-opportunity principles.

In most cases we can only select a maximum of 2 candidates per country to maintain cultural and geographic diversity.

We do not hold selection interviews.

Appeal Procedure for Rejected Candidates

Students have the right to appeal against the decision on the rejection of application for a scholarship/acceptance to EMABG, if they believe that their application has not been treated fairly. In this case the applicant must duly justify their reasons for appeal using the appeal form available under this link. The form must be signed and needs to be sent (together with any applicable supporting documents) via E-mail to emabg@boku.ac.at within 10 days after notification of the selection results. The EMABG Consortium will review the candidate and reply within 14 days after receiving the appeal, with an explanation and, if applicable, a change in decision-making.

Please note that we receive a high number of applications for EMJMD scholarships and competition is very high.

In case of questions regarding the selection procedure, you can also contact the EMABG Central Office instead of sending an appeal.

Selection Timeline

  • Oct 2020

    Start of application period

  • 15 Jan 2021

    Application deadline

  • Feb 2021

    Selection Meeting

  • Mar 2021

    Notification of Results

  • Mar 2021

    Students should make appointments for visa applications in advance

  • Mar 2021

    WUR candidates: Individual submission of documents via studielink for verification / UGOE candidates: EMABG Central Office forwards documents to UGOE for checking and verification

  • Apr/May 2021

    Verification and approval of candidates by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

  • Apr/May 2021

    Candidates receive scholarship acceptance letters, admission letters and insurance confirmation or eligibility letters and supporting documents

  • Aug 2021

    Start of Study Programme / Welcome Course

Last updated: 09.09.2020