Selection procedure

The most important criterion is top quality in all senses of the word. CASIA Partnership is responsible to assess quality.

The assessment of your application is solely based on your application file. There are no selection interviews. All aspects of your application file are considered when your application is assessed. CASIA Partnership considers the following aspects:

  • CV; educational history, relevant extracurricular activities, international experience, academic network, awards, (possible) publications, presentations at conferences
  • grades; you are among the top 10 per cent (or better), preferably of your entire faculty or institution
  • motivational letter or research proposal; why thís subject (possibly, with thát professor) at thát institution; explain how your study plans relate to your educational history; relevance for your future (possibly academic) career
  • references: (academic) status of your reference; the extent to which s/he know you; details about his/her academic skills; details about his/her academic background, study plans and the institution you would like to study at

Publication of selection results and reserve candidates
You will be informed about the decision of CASIA Partnership within three months after the deadline of application. The short lists will first be published on CASIA website using ID number of applicants. On request we will send all applicants an email with letter containing the selection results of your application.

In addition to those directly awarded a scholarship, all eligible and positively evaluated candidates are placed on a reserve list. When selected candidates withdraw, the funds that become available will be offered to these reserve candidates, starting with the highest ranked candidate, that fits the vacancy best.

If you have been selected, follow the step-by-step guide below carefully to start successfully organizing your mobility:

  1. Send the Declaration of Acceptance (pdf) and Scholarship Management (pdf) to the project coordinator
  2. Collect your nomination letter in person from the local coordinator. The nomination letter is your scholarship guarantee.
  3. Undergraduate and  Master students will be asked to fill in and sign the CASIA Learning Agreement (Word file)
  4. Undergraduate and Master students should register with the host university following the Academic admission requirements (if not done yet). Master students should finalize their concept research proposals with singing by their home / coordination institution and host supervisors (or coordinators) for all Target Groups (TG)
  5. Doctorate and Post-Doctorate students should finalize the research proposal with singing by their home / coordination institution and host supervisors for all TGs. Before starting mobility to have minimum one joint oral discussion (via distance communication possibilities) between supervisors and student
  6. Post-Doctorates and academic staff must fill in and sign the Mobility Target Agreement (MTA). Before starting mobility to have minimum one joint oral discussion (via distance communication possibilities) between supervisors and student
  7. All types of mobility should be connected to one of the CASIA thematic fields 
  8. Be sure to agree on the time of your arrival with the host university 

Your host institution will, in most cases, help you by making arrangements for practical matters, such as accommodation, healthcare insurance and a residence permit / visa application.

All selected candidates will be asked to sign Declaration of Acceptance:

In case you do not agree with the selection results of your application, you may contest the decision within the period of 2 weeks after the announcement of results by sending CASIA complain form to project office

Application assessment protocol
If you want to know more about the selection procedure go to the CASIA application assessment protocol.