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List of application documents

Only applications containing all required uploads/documents will be assessed. To make sure you didn’t forget anything, check the list below.

  • If you fail to do not provide all of the required documents, your application will not be taken into account by the Admission Board.
  • There is a maximum amount of documents you can upload for each category. Check the given amount of documents allowed before you upload them.
  • Each document to be uploaded is restricted in size and in most cases cannot exceed 2 MB. More information is available in the application tool. 
     
  • In case you face problems uploading documents, please check if all of them are in the right format and do not exceed 2 MB, then try uploading them again.

Certified copies* of degree certificate(s) / diploma’s (BA, MA, etc.): minimum 1 file, maximum 3.

* Certified means that the copy has to have official stamps from the university or from a notary who states that the document is a true copy of the original. If your degree certificate and/or transcript of records are not in English, you should provide us with a certified translation in English as well as the original, all in one .pdf file. 

  • Please make sure that your degree and/ or transcript of records include information about the length of your studies.
  • If you have not yet completed your Bachelor degree before the deadline, please include a statement from your university with your expected graduation date.
    Those applying for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship must hold their Bachelor degree by the application deadline. 

Certified copies* of transcripts of records (list of grades and courses): minimum 1 file, maximum 3.

  • Please make sure that your degree and/ or transcript of records include information about the length of your studies.
  • If you have not yet completed your Bachelor degree before the deadline, please upload your most recent transcripts.
    Those applying for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship must hold their Bachelor degree by the application deadline. 

Your English test results : 1 file required.

  • Only the CAE/CPE, IELTS and TOEFL iBT tests are regarded as valid tests by the Euroculture Admissions Board. Any other English test might not be considered as valid.
  • Applicants from China are asked to only send IELTS or TOEFL iBT test results (not CAE/CPE)
  • Students applying to Uppsala are encouraged to only send IELTS results.
  • Only the following candidates do not have to take an English test:
    – native speakers of English from English-speaking countries (where English is one of the official languages)
    – students have lived in an English-speaking country and studied at the university in that country for at least one year
    – students who had English as their language of instruction during the whole duration of their Bachelor programme (minimum duration: 3 years)

Candidates who are exempted from taking an English Test (except native speakers)  have to upload an official university statement proving that English was their language of instruction.

2 recommendation letters: 2 files required.

One of these letters has to be an academic letter, the other one can be a professional or a second academic letter.

The letters should be:

  • written in English (regardless of the university you apply for); 
  • be signed, stamped and printed on the official letterhead of the institution(s) they come from;
  • contain the referee's affiliation, their contact details and explicitly mention the relation to the applicant;
  • should not have been written longer than 1 year ago.

You are expected to scan the letters and upload them yourself. In some countries, the academic culture forbids disclosure of such documents. In such a case, your professors/ employers are allowed to send their letter to us by email at euroculture@rug.nl

A CV : 1 file required.

Your CV should be written in English and entail both your academic and professional experiences.

A scan of a (valid) passport or identity card: 1 file required.

Please scan the page(s) of your passport or identity card that contain your photo, name, date of birth, nationality, document expiration date, document number. Usually it is the first page of your passport. 
 For non-EU students, we advise to use a passport or identity card to be valid for the entire duration of the programme.

A digital passport-sized photo: 1 file required.

Upload a passport/ID-sized photo. Please do not scan the photo from your passport!

Papers and/ or thesi(e)s (if applicable): 1 file required

While all documents to be uploaded have to be written in English, you may upload these papers/ thesi(e)s in the language that you wrote them in. We would like a 200-word English summary of the paper that you think fits best with the Master Programme. You will be asked to type this directly in the application form.

Motivation letter

You are asked to write a motivation letter in English, no longer than 5000 characters (including spaces). This letter should not be uploaded as a separate document, but is filled in directly into the application tool