ART.1 – SUBJECT
Following the support of Edison, the LUISS School of Government is pleased to announce 2 scholarships for female candidates with professional experience in Egypt public administration interested in attending the second level Master in International Public Affairs during the academic year 2018/2019.
The scholarships consist of exemption from the payment of tuition fees for a value of EUR 8,500 (eight thousand five hundred) and access to shared double room at LUISS accommodation, in Rome, between 1 October 2018-30 July 2019.
ART.2 – REQUIREMENTS
As to participate to the selection procedure for these scholarships, candidates need to satisfy the following:
- An EU second cycle university degree or equivalent, or eligible non-EU four year university degree with at least 240 ECTS or equivalent US/ British number of credits;
- Female gender;
- Official residence in Egypt;
- Certified professional experience in Egyptian government departments or public administrations
- Knowledge of English with a minimum level of B2;
- Professional motivation for attending this course.
ART.3 – INCOMPATIBILITY
The scholarships are incompatible with any other study grants and/or scholarships granted by a public body or private organisations based in Italy.
ART.4 – APPLICATION
Applications must be presented by completing the specific form attached to this call and available on this page and must be sent to the LUISS School of Government by 24 June 2018. The following must be attached to the application:
- LUISS Scholarship application form (download, fill in and attach to online Master application);
- copy of passport;
- copy of official residency certificate;
- copy of degree certificate or equivalent certification issued by the University (e.g. Supplement Diploma);
- certification of exams taken during the degree inclusive of academic years, official grades and earned credits;
- curriculum vitae;
- motivation letter;
- certification of knowledge of English;
- one letter of references specific to the Master in International Public Affairs dated no earlier than 1 April 2018.
ART.5 – EVALUATION CRITERIA
The awarding of the two scholarships will be formulated by assessing for each candidate her academic degree, professional curriculum vitae (CV), level of knowledge of English, and an interview.
Candidates will be ranked according to the following grading scale:
- Academic degree: up to 15 points
- Professional CV: up to 30 points
- Level of knowledge of English: up to 5
- Interview: up to 50 points
Candidates are invited to the interview, which may also be held using Skype, as to assess the level of knowledge of English and professional motivations.
Those candidates failing to attend an interview, even if carried out by Skype, will be excluded from the complete selection procedure.
ART.6 – RESULTS AND FORMAL ACCEPTANCE
The final ranking of applications will be drawn up by a Selection Committee composed by the Director of the Master of International Public Affairs and the coordinators. The Selection Committee may nominate substitutes to take part either to the entire or part of the selection procedure.
The Selection Committee shall verify the formal regularity of the documents and announce the winners of the two scholarships. The Selection Committee bears the full responsibility of the selection procedure and its result.
Winners will be informed using the email contact indicated in the application. A reserve list of candidates will also be prepared.
Within five days from the date of this communication, the two winners must send the LUISS School of Government their formal acceptance and any other requested documents. Failing to do so, the Selection Committee will move to the first candidate of the reserve list.
ART.7 – SCHOLARSHIP RULES
Students awarded the scholarships will be exempted from the payment of the tuition fee. Still, the following conditions apply:
- enrolment in the Master in International Public Affairs;
- regular attendance (at least 80%) at the lessons of the Master, guaranteeing punctual arrival and full attendance of classes to be verified on an ongoing basis;
- positive results of all tests and exams planned during the course.
The scholarships will be withdrawn should the scholarship holder does not satisfy even just one of these conditions indicated in this article or in this call.
Should this be the case, the scholarship holder will be mandated to full payment of the tuition fee if she wants to receive the final title. She will also be required to reimburse LUISS for the accomodation costs for EUR 5000. Should this not be the case, the candidate will be excluded from any other future academic activity organised by the entire LUISS Guido Carli.
ART.8 – CHECKS
The LUISS School of Government reserves the right to carry out checks on the applications. In the case of any discrepancy between what has been declared and what has been verified, the scholarship shall be withdrawn and any further action envisaged by the law initiated.
ART.9 – PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA
In compliance with Law 196 of 2003 on the protection of personal data, LUISS will use process data contained in applications only for the purposes indicated in this document. Still, the provision of the above data is obligatory with the consequence of not being admitted to the call in the case of refusal to provide such data. The data controller is LUISS Guido Carli, with headquarters at Viale Pola 12, 00198 Rome, Italy. The parties to whom the personal data refers have the right, at any time, to obtain confirmation of the existence of said data and to learn their content and origin, verify their accuracy or request their completion, update or rectification (article 7 of Law196/2003). For the purposes of this article, said parties have the right to request the cancellation, transformation into an anonymous form or blocking of any data processed unlawfully, or to object to their processing for legitimate reasons. Requests must be submitted to LUISS Guido Carli.
Art. 10 GOVERNING LAWS
The Master and the assignment of scholarships shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Italy, the EU regulations and the LUISS University regulations.