Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:
[toggle_item title=”Academic & professional”]Academic/Professional Background
Applicants are expected to be predicted or to have obtained an undergraduate University degree (or equivalent international qualifications) in any disciplinary field or substantial professional experience (min. 10 years) in the relevant fields of the program.
An original transcript must be supplied including the awarding higher education body, the subjects studied and the grades obtained. If you are in the process of completing your degree, you may provide an interim transcript with a detailed record of your grades up to the time of application.
Where an applicant does not hold an undergraduate degree and qualifies as an applicant through his/her professional experience, the applicant needs not to provide a transcript.
The applicant should include within the application form the contact details of at least one referee that can provide an informed view of the applicant’s academic and/or professional background. No reference letter is requested with the application. The Admissions Committee may contact the referee and request information on an applicant.
The personal statement should support the applicant’s reasons for applying, interest in the fields of media, communication and public policy, his/her experience and professional development plans. The personal statement should be no more than 600 words and no less than 400 in length and written in English.
Applicants will be invited to interview, which may be held in person or online.[/toggle_item]
[toggle_item title=”Other Qualifications & Achievements”]Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their academic or professional background, as well as other qualifications and achievements. These include extracurricular activities and interests, as in volunteer/community work, music and arts, athletics etc.[/toggle_item]
[toggle_item title=”English Language Requirement”]Applicants who are not native speakers of English must provide proof of English language proficiency for academic purposes. Unless this requirement is waved, applicants need to provide a language certificate such as TOEFL, University of Cambridge CPE, IELTS. In addition applicants may choose to be assessed through the ELS-EGS English Examination (please indicate this on your application form and following your admission to the program we will contact you to arrange the examination).
Waiver: the English language requirement may be waived in case the applicant is a national of the United Kingdom or a majority-English speaking country* and his/her first language is English or has attended a medium English secondary school for at least three years continuously. The requirement may also be waived in case the applicant has acquired a degree taught in a majority English speaking country*.
If you wish to apply for a waiver to the English language requirement, please submit the request as part of your application. The request should be in the form of a letter stating the reasons why you believe you should be exempted from providing an English language certificate. Please submit the letter along with your application.
Please see the application guide for more information.
*Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Granada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America
[toggle_item title=”Deadlines”]Admissions open on 1 April 2012.
The program has two application deadlines:
-30 June 2012 (we will make our decision on these applications by 31 July 2012)
-1 September 2012 (we will make our decision on these applications by 30 September 2012)
If you want to secure your position you need to submit your application by the June deadline. Applications received following the June deadline and by the September deadline will be assessed according to space availability. If you are interested in applying for scholarship through us you need to apply by the June deadline.[/toggle_item]
ELS-EGS is committed to equal opportunity. Applicants are assessed for admission without regard to gender, marital or partnership status, disability, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age, social background.