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    Appli­ca­tion process for the (2‑year) EPOG-JM Eras­mus Mundus Joint Mas­ter is closed. It is now open for the EPOG+ 1‑year pro­gramme.



    Admission requirements

    Degree in eco­nom­ics (or any oth­er field pro­vid­ed a min­i­mum of 24 ECTS – or equiv­a­lent – in eco­nom­ics and 6 ECTS in sta­tis­tics or econo­met­rics — descrip­tion of ECTS in the FAQ sec­tion).

    Can­di­dates who plan to grad­u­ate by 31st July will be pro­vi­sion­al­ly accept­ed and will be required to pro­vide copies of their degree cer­tifi­cates by 31st August.

    With proof of the lan­guage lev­el (pro­vid­ed no lat­er than June 10). The fol­low­ing tests and min­i­mum scores are accept­ed: TOEFL (Com­put­er-based: 237; Paper ver­sion: 580; Inter­net ver­sion: 87 or above), IELTS (6.5, aca­d­e­m­ic ver­sion); Cam­bridge Pro­fi­cien­cy Exam­i­na­tion (C ), Cam­bridge Advanced Eng­lish Test (B), CEFR (B2). If you have a Grad­u­ate Record Exam­i­na­tion (GRE) with a Gen­er­al Test score of at least 150 for ver­bal rea­son­ing, 4 for ana­lyt­i­cal writ­ing, and 151 for quan­ti­ta­tive rea­son­ing, it can be con­sid­ered a proof of your pro­fi­cien­cy in English.

    Knowl­edge of French, Ital­ian or Ger­man is not manda­to­ry, but is tak­en into account. Those stu­dents con­cerned must pro­vide offi­cial proof of their lan­guage skills (for­eign lan­guage diplo­ma or DIALANG Euro­pean test).

    The appli­cants should high­light their inter­est, knowl­edge and moti­va­tion to engage with het­ero­dox approach­es of economics.

    Eli­gi­bil­i­ty cri­te­ria slight­ly dif­fer accord­ing to the cho­sen Major/Minor (and cor­re­spond­ing path­ways):

    The 24 ECTS can include any type of basic/advanced eco­nom­ics cours­es, and man­age­ment cours­es can con­sti­tute part of the 24 ECTS.

    The 24 ECTS should include micro­eco­nom­ics and macro­eco­nom­ics, as well as inter­na­tion­al eco­nom­ics for Minor B1 (Inter­na­tion­al macro­eco­nom­ics, gov­er­nance and sustainability).

    For Minor C1 (Tech­nol­o­gy, devel­op­ment and sus­tain­able devel­op­ment): the 24 ECTS should include basic/advanced eco­nom­ics courses.

    For Minor C2 (Inter­na­tion­al macro­eco­nom­ics, devel­op­ment and sus­tain­able devel­op­ment): the 24 ECTS should include micro­eco­nom­ics, macro­eco­nom­ics and inter­na­tion­al economics.

    For Minor C3 (Socioe­co­log­i­cal eco­nom­ics and pol­i­cy): no spe­cif­ic addi­tion­al requirements. 

    Out­stand­ing appli­cants who do not meet strict­ly the min­i­mum require­ments can apply under cer­tain con­di­tions. In par­tic­u­lar, if they are accept­ed, they may be asked to take addi­tion­al cours­es before or dur­ing the programme.

    Stu­dents with at least 18 ECTS in eco­nom­ics and 6 ECTS in sta­tis­tics can be con­sid­ered. Below those thresh­olds, out­stand­ing stu­dents would be accept­ed on a con­di­tion­al basis. He/she would be invit­ed to take addi­tion­al cours­es dur­ing the mas­ter’s pro­gramme in order to meet the requirements.

    Out­stand­ing stu­dents who have already tak­en cours­es in micro­eco­nom­ics, macro­eco­nom­ics and inter­na­tion­al eco­nom­ics (or close sub­sti­tutes) may apply even with­out reach­ing 24 ECTS. The 6 ECTS in sta­tis­tics and econo­met­rics are strong­ly expect­ed at appli­ca­tion stage but in case the appli­cant does not reach that min­i­mum, he/she would nec­es­sar­i­ly have to take a course in the field dur­ing the first year if enrolled.

    Minor C1: Stu­dents with at least 18 ECTS in eco­nom­ics and 6 ECTS in sta­tis­tics can be con­sid­ered. Below those thresh­olds, out­stand­ing stu­dents would be accept­ed on a con­di­tion­al basis. He/she would be invit­ed to take addi­tion­al cours­es dur­ing the mas­ter’s pro­gramme in order to meet the requirements.

    Minor C2: out­stand­ing stu­dents who have already tak­en cours­es in micro­eco­nom­ics, macro­eco­nom­ics and inter­na­tion­al eco­nom­ics (or close sub­sti­tutes) may apply even with­out reach­ing 24 ECTS. The 6 ECTS in sta­tis­tics and econo­met­rics are strong­ly expect­ed at appli­ca­tion stage but in case the appli­cant does not reach that min­i­mum, he/she would nec­es­sar­i­ly have to take a course in the field dur­ing the first year if enrolled.

    Minor C3: for out­stand­ing stu­dents, the appli­ca­tion will be analysed in order to con­sid­er how close the appli­cant is from both thresh­old, on a case by case basis. The 6 ECTS in sta­tis­tics and econo­met­rics are strong­ly expect­ed at appli­ca­tion stage but in case the appli­cant does not reach that min­i­mum, he/she would nec­es­sar­i­ly have to take a course in the field dur­ing the first year if enrolled.

    NOTE: please con­sid­er thor­ough­ly the Majors / Minors you wish to apply for (and the pref­er­ence order) since the focus of cours­es, the degrees they lead to and the host insti­tu­tions and coun­tries dif­fer accord­ing to the cho­sen Major and Minor.

    Com­pul­so­ry phys­i­cal mobil­i­ty (for all enrolled stu­dents, EMJM schol­ar­ship-hold­ers or not): each stu­dent must spend a min­i­mum of two study peri­ods (of at least one semes­ter each) in two coun­tries. These two coun­tries must be dif­fer­ent from the coun­try of res­i­dence of the stu­dent at enrol­ment stage. Com­pul­so­ry mobil­i­ty peri­ods can­not be replaced by vir­tu­al mobil­i­ty. In EPOG-JM, this means that some of the stu­dents may have to spend the Semes­ter 4 in anoth­er coun­try than those where they have spent the pre­vi­ous semes­ters. This coun­try has to be a EU Mem­ber State or third coun­try asso­ci­at­ed to the Pro­gramme (except France) for French res­i­dent (at enrol­ment stage) in Minor C4.

    The Uni­ver­sité Sor­bonne Paris Nord (USPN) and Uni­ver­sité Paris Cité (UPC) have launched the “EPOG2″ Inter­na­tion­al Mas­ter’s pro­gramme in 2018. Stu­dents enrolled in EPOG-JM will also be enrolled at USPN or UPC depend­ing on their Major.


    Application procedure (online submission)

    At appli­ca­tion stage, stu­dents must fill the online form and pro­vide a set of infor­ma­tion and scanned doc­u­ments, as decribed below. It is impor­tant to note that the appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dure takes time (in par­tic­u­lar to get the rec­om­men­da­tion let­ters) and should thus be anticipated.

    Stu­dents should not send their details and doc­u­ments by email.

    When the call is opened, the appli­cants must fill the fol­low­ing online form.

    (In case you have a prob­lem to log in the appli­ca­tion form after cre­at­ing your account, try to click on the top-left logos or log out and log in once again).

    Pos­si­bly using the Europass for­mat (not mandatory).

    The scanned copy of an orig­i­nal diplo­ma shall prove suc­cess­full com­ple­tion of a ter­tiary degree cor­re­spond­ing to at least 180 ECTS (bachelor/master/PhD).

    Can­di­dates who plan to grad­u­ate by the 31st of July can apply. They can be pro­vi­sion­al­ly accept­ed. They will be required to pro­vide copies of their degree cer­tifi­cates by the 31st of August. At appli­ca­tion stage, they must pro­vide a sworn state­ment stat­ing when they expect to receive their degree (by using this form (odt, docx)).

    If your degree is not issued in Eng­lish, a trans­la­tion in Eng­lish is need­ed (please write the degree title in Eng­lish in the descrip­tion). If you do not have an offi­cial trans­la­tion, you can upload a non-offi­cial trans­la­tion along with the orig­i­nal diplo­ma. If you are pre-select­ed for the course, an offi­cial trans­la­tion will be required. 

    Elec­tron­ic (scanned) ver­sion of all high­er edu­ca­tion aca­d­e­m­ic records in their orig­i­nal ver­sion (aca­d­e­m­ic tran­scripts to the above men­tionned diplo­mas, includ­ing all com­plet­ed cours­es at the time of appli­ca­tion, not only those of the cur­rent year). If your tran­scripts are not issued in Eng­lish, a trans­la­tion in Eng­lish is need­ed. If you do not have an offi­cial trans­la­tion, you can upload a non-offi­cial trans­la­tion along with the orig­i­nal diplo­ma. If you are pre-select­ed for the course, an offi­cial trans­la­tion will be required. 

    Doc­u­ments should be accom­pa­nied by a (pos­si­bly certified/official) trans­la­tion in Eng­lish. Please note that all select­ed stu­dents will have to pro­vide a cer­ti­fied (legal­ly attest­ed) trans­la­tion in the Eng­lish lan­guage by June 10 at the latest.

    The aca­d­e­m­ic records shall evi­dence that the stu­dent owns a min­i­mum of 24 ECTS (or equiv­a­lent) in eco­nom­ics and 6 ECTS in sta­tis­tics or econo­met­rics. They shall also evi­dence that the min­i­mum require­ments (as stat­ed in the “Admis­sion require­ments” sec­tion, above) are ful­filled for the cho­sen Major(s)/Minor(s).

    Appli­cants are also encour­aged to pro­vide their diplo­ma sup­ple­ment, if they have one.

    Proof of Eng­lish pro­fi­cien­cy (pro­vid­ed no lat­er than June 10) is required except for Eng­lish native speak­ers or for appli­cants who have a high­er edu­ca­tion degree entire­ly taught in Eng­lish (in this case, or if your test is not avail­able by the sub­mis­sion dead­line, please sub­mit a sworn state­ment, using this form (odt, docx).

    The fol­low­ing tests and min­i­mum scores are accept­ed : TOEFL (Com­put­er-based: 237; Paper ver­sion: 580; Inter­net ver­sion: 87 or above), IELTS (6.5, aca­d­e­m­ic ver­sion); Cam­bridge Pro­fi­cien­cy Exam­i­na­tion ©, Cam­bridge Advanced Eng­lish Test (B), CERF (B2). If you have a Grad­u­ate Record Exam­i­na­tion (GRE) with a Gen­er­al Test score of at least 450 for ver­bal rea­son­ing, 4.1 for ana­lyt­i­cal writ­ing, and 650 for quan­ti­ta­tive rea­son­ing, it can be con­sid­ered a proof of your pro­fi­cien­cy in English.

    Non manda­to­ry proof of French, Ital­ian or Ger­man proficiency.

    The state­ment of pur­pose should not be more than 500 words. It should high­light the applicant’s moti­va­tions for apply­ing to EPOG+ Master’s pro­gramme, any rel­e­vant aca­d­e­m­ic and work expe­ri­ence, and future career plans. The state­ment will also indi­cate the Major(s)/Minor(s), the appli­cant wish to choose (and order of pref­er­ence).

    The two rec­om­men­da­tion let­ters shall be issued by teachers/professors or job super­vi­sors. They shall assess explicite­ly the student’s abil­i­ty to fol­low the EPOG+ Master’s programme. 

    The ref­er­ence let­ter should include: date of issue, name, insti­tu­tion, posi­tion, sig­na­ture, offi­cial stamp (if avail­able) and con­tact details (phone num­ber and email) of the person/institution rec­om­mend­ing the student. 

    The scanned copy of a (valid) pass­port is to attest the nation­al­i­ty of the stu­dent. Appli­cants with mul­ti­ple nation­al­i­ties must pro­vide the copy of the pass­port cor­re­spond­ing to the nation­al­i­ty they are apply­ing with. Cit­i­zens from the EU (only) can use their ID as proof of nationality. 

    Doc­u­ment giv­ing details of (potential/expected) oth­er fund­ing (e.g. schol­ar­ships, with name of fun­der or award­ing author­i­ty, and val­ue of award).

    All these doc­u­ments have to be uploaded in the Attach­ments sec­tion of the appli­ca­tion form. Please do not send them by email.


    Selection criteria and process

    Edu­ca­tion­al backgroundAs demon­strat­ed by the cur­ricu­lum vitae (qual­i­ty and rel­e­vance of aca­d­e­m­ic qual­i­fi­ca­tion, knowl­edge in eco­nom­ics and research / pro­fes­sion­al experience).15%
    Aca­d­e­m­ic records Can­di­dates’ aca­d­e­m­ic records should have a min­i­mum Grade Point Aver­age (GPA) for the Bach­e­lors degree of at least 70% of the max­i­mum scale.35%
    Moti­va­tion and rec­om­men­da­tion letters20%
    Lan­guagesPro­fi­cien­cy in Eng­lish and pos­si­bly anoth­er lan­guage of the EPOG+ part­ners’ countries.30%

    The coor­di­na­tor will con­duct an ini­tial fil­ter­ing (based on min­i­mum require­ments) and sub­mit the remain­ing appli­ca­tions for con­sid­er­a­tion by the Con­sor­tium com­mit­tee. For each appli­cant, two ref­er­ees from two mem­ber insti­tu­tions will be appoint­ed. A pre­s­e­lec­tion of the best stu­dents among the com­plet­ed sub­mis­sions is then made by the Con­sor­tium com­mit­tee. The pre­s­e­lec­tion of these stu­dents will depend on the excel­lence of their stud­ies. For the pre­s­e­lect­ed stu­dents, an inter­views (through video­con­fer­enc­ing means) will be organ­ised by the Con­sor­tium com­mit­tee to com­ple­ment the eval­u­a­tion. A final list of stu­dents (main list and reserve list) will be estab­lished in accor­dance with the cri­te­ria defined above. Una­nim­i­ty of the award­ing insti­tu­tions will be required in order to meet the high­est standards.

    Region­al, gen­der and social sit­u­a­tion will be tak­en into account in the final selec­tion (i.e. among the best can­di­dates) but will not take prece­dence over mer­it, qual­i­ty and com­pe­tence. The process will respect the prin­ci­ples of Euraxess “Euro­pean Char­ter for Researchers” and the “Code of Con­duct for the Recruit­ment of Researchers” includ­ing non-dis­crim­i­na­tion, equal treat­ment, trans­paren­cy, recog­ni­tion of qual­i­fi­ca­tions, life­long devel­op­ment and mobil­i­ty expe­ri­ence. The final selec­tion of can­di­dates will com­ply with the max­i­mum num­ber of schol­ar­ships per coun­try and per insti­tu­tion of ori­gin defined by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion. Stu­dents with spe­cial needs will ben­e­fit from extra time for exam­i­na­tions and will ben­e­fit from ded­i­cat­ed instal­la­tions in each part­ner institution.


    Timing

    For the 2023–2025 cohort:

    Open­ing of the appli­ca­tion platformOcto­ber 2023
    Appli­ca­tion deadlineJan­u­ary 22, 2024 (13:00, Paris time)
    Inter­views (appli­cants must plan to be avail­able dur­ing that period)March 11–13, 2024
    Selec­tion resultsEnd of March 2024

    Octo­ber
    (Year N)
    Launch of the call for appli­ca­tion.
    The dead­line for all stu­dents will be around the end of Jan­u­ary.
    A sec­ond call might been opened also lat­er for self-pay­ing stu­dents (i.e. with­out Eras­mus Mundus scholarship).
    March
    (Year N+1)
    Begin­ning of March: an EPOG+ Con­sor­tium com­mit­tee meet­ing is organ­ised for:
    - the inter­views of the pre-select­ed appli­cants (video­con­fer­enc­ing);
    - the selec­tion and rank­ing of the appli­cants.
    By the end of March: appli­cants are informed about the selec­tion outcomes.
    March-June
    (Year N+1)
    Admit­ted stu­dents will have to sup­ply cer­ti­fied pho­to­copies of the edu­ca­tion aca­d­e­m­ic records and all doc­u­ments nec­es­sary to com­plete enrol­ment.

    Stu­dents should start as ear­ly as pos­si­ble their visa appli­ca­tion (if rel­e­vant).

    A call of stu­dents from the reserve list will be made (in case of drop-outs).
    Sep­tem­ber
    (Year N+1)
    Begin­ning of the pro­gramme for the enroled students.

    For spe­cif­ic ques­tions, please check the FAQ sec­tion of our web­site.
    Email: appli­ca­tion [at] epog.eu

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