Guidance on filling out the third country student application by qiant230


									              European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management


1. Definitions of the terms European and third-country

      A European national is a national coming from a country within the European Union
       (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy,
       Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, the UK, Bulgaria, Romania, Sweden, Cyprus,
       Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia), or
       from one of the EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or from one of the
       candidate countries for accession to the EU (presently Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic
       of Macedonia (FYROM), Turkey).

      A third-country national is a national coming from a country which is not mentioned above.

Important information regarding financial issues for self-funded students

      Self-funded students must be able to finance their study and living expenses on their own.

      The total fee for the two year MA LLL programme for self-funded students commencing the
       MA LLL programme in the academic year 2010/2011 is EUR 15,000.

      The tuition fee for European students commencing the MA LLL programme in the academic
       year 2010/11 amounts to € 7,000 due to a tuition waiver provided by the Consortium
       offering the European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management.

2. Student personal data

      Copy of passport and one passport-sized photo must be enclosed.
3. Academic history of self-funded student

      Applicants must have completed a good and relevant (Humanities or Social Sciences) first
       degree (Bachelor degree) or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution of higher
       education (at least three years full time academic study)

      Applicants must enclose a certified copy of the first degree (if this document is not in
       English, then you must attach an official English translation) and, if available, Diploma

      Applicants must enclose a curriculum vitae in the ‘Europass’ format. The Europass CV
       template, as well as instructions on how to fill it in, are available at:

      Applicants must enclose certified copies of transcript of grades

      Documentation (e.g. degree certificates) not available at the time of application must be
       provided at a later stage. Any such arrangements must be agreed with the MA LLL
       Consortium Office in Copenhagen.

4. Work experience related to previous/current/future study

      State briefly relevant work experience in the application form. Details can be described in
       the curriculum vitae

      Relevant work experience is experience related to lifelong learning

      Relevant work experience is not a requirement for admission.

5. Referees

      Minimum two letters of recommendation from academic referees, individually enclosed in
       envelopes, sealed and signed across the back flap of the envelope by the recommender.

6. Draft personal learning agreement

      Applicants must provide brief statement demonstrating their motivation for applying to the
       MA LLL.

7. First and second semester

      Applicants must choose to spend the first year of the MA LLL in either London or
8. One semester only

      Students seeking admission for one semester only can enrol in either February or August.

9. Academic qualification essay (handwritten qualification essays will not be accepted)

      Qualification essay which should be between 2500-3000 words and on a topic related to
       policy or management in the context of lifelong learning.

      The qualification essay must be your own work written in your own words. All sources
       (books, journals, websites etc.) referred to or from which you have quoted or received a
       substantial amount of information relevant to your qualification essay must be listed in a
       section at the end of your essay.

10. English-language proficiency

      Applicants are required to have a recognised qualification in English (IELTS or TOEFL). A
       recognised qualification is either an overall score of at least 7.0 in IELTS with a minimum
       score of 6.5 for reading and of 6.0 for writing; or a score of 650 in TOEFL (280 in the
       computer-based TOEFL test). The IELTS or TOEFL test certificate should be dated within 3
       years of the start of the course.

       Relevant links:

       Alternative evidence of English language proficiency - degrees
       First degrees obtained in a country where English is the official language by applicants for
       whom English is not the first language may be accepted in lieu of the approved
       IELTS/TOEFL score. However, such degrees should have been obtained in the recent past
       (i.e. within four years of the proposed date of admission to the European Masters in
       Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management). Acceptance is based on an individual

Further information

For further information, applicants should contact Anne Mette Rasmussen at the MA LLL
Consortium Office at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University:

Telephone: (+45) 8888 9445              Fax: (+45) 8888 9702       E-mail:

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