Selection Criteria

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 JPB will notify the final decision to the Applicant. The main selection criteria are:

  • Study and academic merits: assessed through the degree, transcript, curriculum vitae, experience and relevant data provided by the Applicant
  • Motivation and well-thought out study programme: evaluated by motivation letter, intrinsic coherence of the proposed study plan and research topic themselves and with the applicant’s profile and background – merits, letter and supplementary information
  • Recommendations: the recommendation letter should be individualized, informative, concise, supportive and targeted on the ECT+ MSc programme
  • Chances of success in the Programme: 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.

Scholarships and grants relating to funds controlled by the ECT 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

Applicants’ appeals

All the applicants are informed of their right to appeal the decision of the Selection Board regarding their eligibility to the programme.

Appeals (only duly signed letters will be taken into consideration) can be submitted by email as pdf attachments to the ECT+ Secretariat email ( and after revision of the application documents, status and procedures the appeal is considered and the applicant duly replied and informed by the ECT+ Consortium JPB Chair.