Criteria and principles


Admission to the programme is open to applicants who have received a 2nd Level Master Degree (120 ECTS after 180 ECTS of bachelor) or a Single Cycle Degree (minimal 300 ECTS), or a comparable university degree (Second Cycle qualification), as required by the partner universities for admission to doctoral studies. The title allowing the admission to LAST-JD  program must be obtained before the deadline indicated in the call for application.

Candidates who will only obtain their postgraduate higher education degree at the end of the academic year preceding the one concerned by the fellowship application, can nevertheless apply for a doctoral fellowship and be selected by the consortium concerned, under the condition that they acquire the required degree prior to the beginning of the joint doctorate programme concerned.” (EM Programme Guide, section 5.2.1., page 39)

The candidate shall speak English so, if he/she is non-native English speaker, is required a recognized international English test Certificate obtained in the last three years before the deadline indicated in the “Call for application”. For those who studied in countries where the English is the official language, is required an official letter stating that your university studies were undertaken in English. The English Language Proficiency is required accoding to the following criteria:

  • IELTS min: 6.5; TOEFL min: 220 CBT, 550 PBT, 80 iBT; TOEIC min: 780, Cambridge min. C.A.E, Trinity min. GESE and ISE Intermediate, GRE min. Verbal Reasoning. 480, Quantitative Reasoning 600, Analytical Writing 4.0.





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