The MER Consortium JPB will review all applications to the MER+ EMJMD Programme and will recommend to the student the most suitable subjects and pathways.

Selected students will be ranked according to the main selection criteria and scholarships will be awarded according to this rank and the Erasmus+ regulations in force published by EACEA. The MER Consortium JPB will notify the final decision to the Applicant. The main selection criteria are:

  • study and academic merits
  • motivation (well-thought out study programme)
  • recommendations; and
  • chances of success in the Programme (e.g., possible pursuit of a PhD programme, or integration in an industry research unit in the home country may also be considered).

The selection process will take place early enough to allow for notification of final decision in good time, before the commencement of the Programme.

Applicants will be admitted only when they have obtained the necessary visas, permits and insurance policies. The MER Consortium Secretariat will assist with these procedures. Host partner institutions will provide assistance through their International Offices.

Scholarships and grants relating to funds controlled by the MER Consortium will be awarded on the basis of merit and demonstrated need as decided by the JPB.

Transparency of application, admission and selection procedures is guaranteed by the publication of relevant information relating to the procedures.

Balanced gender participation

MER Consortium Partners aim at achieving gender balance participation as regards actual participation of women. For this purpose, we attempt to use a gender-friendly style in the official documents and dissemination materials as well as to encourage the participation of women as JPB and UAB members; likewise, as chairs in the thematic Round-tables of the mandatory RiMER course and MSc Thesis Examination Boards.

Equal opportunities

In accordance with the each Partner University’s Equal Opportunities Policy, the MER+ EMJMD Programme is open to anyone regardless of age, class, creed, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, nationality, sexual orientation or caring responsibilities.

All individuals are selected and treated on their relative merits and abilities, in line with the each Partner University’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

Disabled Applicants will be treated according to the same procedures as any other applicant with the added involvement of each Partner University’s Disability Offices to assess their needs.

Students with disabilities

The Programme may require adaptation for students with disabilities (e.g. hearing impairment, visual impairment, mobility difficulties, dyslexia), particularly the practical laboratory sessions; an attempt will be made to accommodate students, wherever possible.

If a student has a disability and has particular needs, these will be discussed with him/her at selection and included as a relevant part of the Student’s Agreement. Appropriate action will be taken at this stage.

All Partner Universities have comprehensive support for and experience with students with a wide range of disabilities.