ART.1 - OBJECTIVE
The LUISS School of European Political Economy is offering 4 total exemption and 8 partial exemption scholarships to students who intend to pursue studies in the 2017-2018 edition of the Master’s Program in European Economic Governance, and who meet the requirements of this call. The scholarships are in the form of total or partial tuition exemption. The full exemption scholarship covers the full cost of tuition at a value of 8,000 EURO (eight thousand/00), whereas the partial exemption scholarship covers half the cost of tuition at a value of 4,000 EURO (four thousand/00). The scholarships will be granted in order of merit under the constraints that the minimum score threshold is met and all other requirements are satisfied.
ART.2 - REQUIREMENTS
Those who wish to compete for these scholarships must meet the following requirements: • Laurea magistrale, laurea magistrale a ciclo unico or equivalent title (i.e. 4-year BA Programs) • Knowledge of English (Minimum level of B2) • Submission of MEEG application before the deadline and acceptance by the School
ART.3 – APPLICATION & ACCEPTANCE
Applications must be submitted by August 30, 2017, using exclusively the online platform. The uploaded application must include: • Copy of an identity document; • Graduate certificate with examinations and grades; • Curriculum vitae including attestation of any periods of training abroad; • Motivational letter in English; • Any English language level attestation; • Declaration of adherence to the scholarships LUISS-SEP | mEEG | 2017/2018 | call for proposals 2 SEP will notify by email each candidate by September 5th if their application has been accepted. All candidates who receive this notification will have gained the right to compete in the scholarship competition and can communicate to the School by email their intention to do so.
ART.4 – RULES & CRITERIA OF ASSESSMENT
The ranking for the granting of scholarships will be decided by the Commission's unquestionable judgment, according to their performance in an examination consisting of: • One (1) questionnaire in English of 25 multiple-choice questions; Some of the questions will be logic problems while others will be related to European economic institutions. Each correct answer will have a value of 2 (two) points while a wrong or unanswered question will have a penalty of - 1 point. • One (1) written essay in English on European economic issues with a maximum score of 50 points. The test will take place in Rome, LUISS, Viale Romania 32, 8 September 2017, beginning at 2:00 pm. The test will last for 2 (two) hours. Candidates are not allowed to take the written test remotely or electronically. The written test will take place under the supervision of one or more delegates identified by the School Director. The selection committee for the final ranking is composed of the Director of the Course and another representative of the Master Instructors. The members of the committee may nominate their delegates. The final ranking of merit will be drawn up by the unquestionable judgment of that committee; The final score will be obtained as the sum of the scores in the two parts of the exam. To qualify for the total exemption, candidates must pass the test with a total score of at least 70/100; To qualify for the partial exemption, candidates must pass the test with a total score of at least 60/100. In case two or more candidates gain the same final score, so that the number of candidates eligible for the total exemptions exceeds 4 and/or that for the partial exemptions exceeds 8, the Committee will hold an oral interview - possibly via Skype - with the candidates who received the lowest qualifying rating among the selectable ones. The School does not reimburse travel expenses to Rome for the written exam and/or for the oral interviews. LUISS-SEP | mEEG | 2017/2018 | call for proposals 3
ART.5 - CONDITIONS FOR EROGATION
Those candidates chosen to receive scholarships must also agree to meet the following conditions: • Completion of enrollment in the MEEG program by accepting the grant of the scholarship and, for those who receive a partial exemption, the payment of a 1,000 EURO (one thousand/00) registration fee. • The completion of the registration within the deadline specified by art. 6 (see below). • Systematic class attendance (80% minimum) and active participation in all other didactic activities for the program, which includes, but is not limited to, the timely arrival to classes and attendance for the entire duration of classes; • Passing all the exams taken throughout the academic program. The scholarship is revoked and the grant is terminated if the winner does not meet any of the conditions set forth in this article or this call. In the event of a withdrawal of the benefit, the winner who starts the course will be required to pay the full registration fee of € 8.000,00 (eight thousand / 00) within the last lesson of the course. Failure to pay the registration fee will prevent them from receiving their final title.
ART.6 – CLOSING & ACCEPTING
Once the review of application, examinations and possible interviews for the granting of the scholarships have been carried out, the Commission will verify the formal validity of the acts and sets out a ranking of merit for the granting of full and partial scholarships, giving notice to those concerned by using the contact details provided in their application. Such communication will be made by 22 September. The winners will have to confirm by email the acceptance of the scholarship within 2 working days after this notification. Winners of a partial exemption scholarship will also have to pay the registration fee of 1,000.00 euros within this same time period. This amount is not due by the winners of a total exemption. If all requirements are not met within the deadlines set forth, the winners will be excluded from the use of the scholarships. The scrolling of the ranking will be permanently closed three days before the beginning of the academic activities of the Master Program. The ranking itself and any updates will be published on the LUISS School of European Political Economy website.
ART. 7 - INCOMPATIBILITY
The benefits of this announcement are incompatible with scholarships, tax exemptions and grants awarded on the basis of other competitions, including the LAZIODISU competition, and with any other scholarship awarded to the student for the academic years subject to this competition, including both public and private bodies that are set up in the territory of the Italian Republic. LUISS-SEP | mEEG | 2017/2018 | call for proposals 4
ART. 8 - VERIFICATION
The LUISS School of European Political Economy reserves the right to carry out any kind of verification of the applications submitted. In the event of a discrepancy between what has been declared and what has been verified, the School will revoke the scholarship and take any further action envisaged by the law.
ART. 9 - TREATMENT OF PERSONAL DATA
With reference to the provisions of d. Lgs n. 196 of 2003 concerning the protection of persons and other subjects with respect to the processing of personal data, all data from the competition is solely intended for the management of the competition and will be managed using the proper procedures. The mandatory nature of the disclosure of data requested above means that the consequence of refusing to provide such data implies not being admitted to the competition.
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