Call for grants for students with a foreign degree applying for a master's degree programme in Spain

Call for grants for students with a foreign degree applying for a master's degree programme at the Universidad de Lleida 2013-14

Objective

The purpose of the programme is to provide financial support for students with a foreign degree that would like to apply for a master's degree programme at the UdL.
The call will be open until 5th May, 2013.

Requirements


Students with a foreign degree are invited to apply for these grants.

All applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

· gain entry to the official master's degree programme with a degree issued by a university outside the Spanish higher education system,
·
enroll for the credits in an official master's degree programme offered by the UdL during the course 2013-14,

·
not being a scholarship holder, on the date of the application, from any other scholarship or financial support offered by the UdL to subsidize the studies into which the beneficiary has been pre-admitte

Grants


The call forecasts two modalities of grants:

Modality A:

The help will be granted to support the amount of the registration, rates and school insurance.

Modality B:

The help will be granted to support the amount of the registration, rates, school insurance, and expenses of trip, subsistence and stay in Lleida.

Students coming from the following countries will be able to choose this modality:

Cameroon, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Mozambique and Senegal. These countries are priority for the Development and Cooperation Office of the UdL.

Selected candidates will be awarded 9000€.

The grant will be paid in the following way:

First payment: 3500 € that the student will receive once he or she has been communicated that is a recipient of the grant, has been admitted to the master degree programme and presented the documentation of acceptance of the grant.

Second payment: students will receive it at the beginning of the second semester. This payment will be the result of reducing to 9000 € the before satisfied quantities (3500 € of the first payment + the amount of the matriculation, rates and school insurance + expenses of reservation of housing for the first week of stay, if it proceeds).

To make this last payment effective, it will be necessary to turn in a report from the director of the master's degree programme.

All application forms that fail to meet the established requirements or that are not submitted by the deadline will be dismissed. If the requested documentation is not complete, applicants will have 10 working days to make amendments.

Selection criteria


The International Relation and Mobility Commission is in charge of the evaluation of the application forms.

The number of grants will depend on the availability of places for each master's degree programme.


All application forms will be evaluated using the following criteria:

· academic transcript (up to 6 points)

· curriculum Vitae: previous training, languages, temporary stays abroad, mobility programmes and work experience (up to 3 points)

· enrolling for an:

o full time master's degree programmes 1 point;

o part time master's degree programmes 0,5 points

o Erasmus Mundus's programmes 0,5 points

Applicants applying for the third or fouth semester must have passed all the registered credits during the course 2012/13.

Application form

 To be able to complete the application form on line, students will have to register creating an user's name and password (menu My Application form). This information will allow students to accede to the application form and to modify it any time. The application form can be modified several times but once sent, it will not be possible to make any other change.

If students have any doubt when filling in the application form, feel free to contact the International Relations office(incoming@int.udl.cat)

On line application form (here).


All applicants must address the application form signed and scanned to the
International Relations Office by email and postal mail enclosing the following documentation:

· curriculum Vitae in Europass format

· average during studies, Conversion field (here)

· cover letter,

· acceptance letter at the master's degree programme signed by the coordinator of the master,

· certificate of payment of the rate of pre-enrollment in case that the period of pre- enrollment is opened during the period request (check the deadlines of prescription in this website: http://www.udl.cat/export/sites/UdL/serveis/aga/Documentaciomatricula101...

· copy of passport or ID in effect,

· official copy of college diploma (and others certificates if it proceeds),

· official copy of language certificates,

· official copy of academic certificate including all the subjects, the credits and the grade.

IMPORTANT: Students coming from non EU countries should present all the documentation legalized. Documentation legalized will be require to register at the UdL.

Access to the UdL


IMPORTANT: The concession of the grant does not imply the admission to the master degree programme. Applicants will have to contact directly the office responsible for the master degree programme in order to present the required documentation.

Please check in the following website the documentation required to register at the master's degree programme:

http://www.udl.cat/export/sites/UdL/estudis/masters_eng/admissions.pdf

Acceptance of the grant


Selected students must sign the document of the acceptance of the grant that will be sent by e-mail. Once signed, it must be sent scanned to the International Relations Office.

Original document must be delivered to the International Relations Office once in Lleida.

Selected students must also deliver the following documentation required in order to do the payment effective:

· copy of the passport,

· copy of the student's visa,

· certified of census in Lleida,

· number of foreigners' identification – NIE,

· number of account in Spanish bank.

 more information at: http://www.udl.cat/serveis/ori/estudiantat_estranger/eng/masters.html 

For deatils, please contact: incoming@int.udl.cat or Tel.: (+34) 973 00 35 34