Evaluation Criteria

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA 

 

 

Criteria

Considerations for the evaluation

Value in relation to the total points

(1). for renewal applicants within the same academic level

(2). For new applicants

(2a).  freshmen-to-be

(2b). NOT freshmen-to-be

1. Grade point average (GPA)

GPA value calculated in accordance with requested documents.

Details on the way in which the Program will calculate the GPA for the competition are available here

35%

40%

45%

2. Academic Goals - Statement of Purpose

  • Style and fluency of writing;
  • Comprehensibility, and coherence of expressed ideas and information;
  • Ability to articulate sound academic goals;
  • Commitment and motivation to study;
  • Academic progress and accomplishments from previous year/s, if renewal applicant, including involvement in academic extracurricular activities.

13%

13%

15%

3. Essay on Roma issues

  • Evidence of ideas and opinions stemming from personal experiences and involvement in Roma-related activities;
  • Comprehensibility and coherence of expressed ideas and  information;
  • Ability to articulate sound thoughts and arguments;
  • Awareness and knowledge of the Roma issues;
  • Style and fluency of writing.

5%

10%

13%

4. Roma-related activities /voluntary support

  • Participation in voluntary-based Roma-related activities, initiatives, projects, and events, conducted either through organizations and /or institutions, or through informal groups of initiative, or on private /individual basis.
    • for an inventory of potential voluntary activities, please access the following link

20%

15%

20%

5. Reference Letter

  • Level of personal skills and qualities of the referred person, illustrated through practical experience(s);
  • Relevant details regarding applicants’ academic achievements;
  • Involvement in Roma-related activities.

7%

7%

7%

6. Interview / renewal bonus points

  • Performance at the interview against the set criteria (for those applicants invited to the interview).

20%

(bonus points)

15%

(interview)

0%