How to apply

Application deadline

  • Application status: CLOSED!
  • Last application period: until 30 June (23.59 CET)

The admission processes

To apply for admission, applicants have to complete the relevant form and upload the required documents. More information is available at: https://www.charm-eu.eu/masters/globalchallenges/documents

After confirming  personal and academic data, the applicant will receive, before uploading the documents, an email informing them that the application has been stored in the University of Barcelona. All required documents have to be uploaded in a pdf format as soon as possible.

Contact info@charm-eu.eu for inquiries or issues in the application process.


Note: The information given about grants and specialty/track for the flexible phase of the Master’s is a guideline (not binding).

 

 

 

Admissions

This Master’s programme is targeted at a high quality and multidisciplinary audience with graduates from any discipline seeking to share knowledge and gain advanced understanding in sustainability by addressing societal challenges (e.g. Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]) and the European Green Deal), developing challenge analysis skills, and extending their capabilities to develop solutions for complex problems.

Access requirements

At least a Bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree. In the case of students with a French Licence they will need an additional 30 EC for admission.  

English language certification is necessary for programme admission. C1 is the required level. Students with B2 level will be considered in conjunction with other admission criteria but must attain C1 level before programme registration. Download the English Accepted Certificates

| IMPORTANT | English certification. Many applicants have reported that due to COVID-19 situation there are delays and difficulties to taking the official English test. For this reason, the Academic Board has approved that the English certificate can be provided before the end of June.

For more detailed information, please download the "CHARM-EU Rules and regulations: Admissions"

Documents to be submitted

To apply, students will have to submit:

1. If available, diploma of Bachelor’s award or recognised equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree. For final year undergraduate students, up to date transcript will suffice.

2. * Applicants with a French Licence: certificate with additional 30 ECTS is required for admission.

3. An official academic transcript. The academic transcript must include the grade average and the signature and stamp of the university.

4. English Language certification: 

  • Certifications: C1 is the required level. Applicants with B2 level will be considered in conjunction with other admission criteria but must attain C1 level before programme registration. The certificate must include the four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Download the English Accepted Certificates.
  • Responsible statement (download the model here) indicating the circumstances of exemption in these cases:
    • Applicants with nationality in an English-speaking country.
    • Applicants coming from Education Systems of English-speaking countries.
    • Applicants with a previous university degree (Bachelor, Master or Doctorate) delivered in English.
    • Applicant with previous residence of 5 years or more in an English-speaking country. 

In these cases, the English level will be assessed by video presentation and/or a personal interview, if required.

| IMPORTANT | English certification. Many applicants have reported that due to COVID-19 situation there are delays and difficulties to taking the official English test. For this reason, the Academic Board has approved that the English certificate can be provided before the end of June.

5. A Curriculum Vitae.

6. An essay

Length: 500- 750 words.

Choose one of the 17 SDGs and explain why you have selected it. Analyse your country’s, municipality’s or business’ progress towards achieving this Goal.

7. A video presentation answering three/four predetermined questions (Download the video instructions here). 

If a student is not able to provide a video presentation for personal or medical reasons, they should address it to info@charm-eu.eu, for the Admissions Board to advise an alternative solution.

 

Where further information is  required an interview with the applicant will be requested.

Selection criteria

An evaluation rubric will be used to ensure maximum objectivity. The draft rubric below is based on the competencies identified for selection in the CHARM-EU Rules and Regulations

1. Academic excellence (10 points)

10 points will be distributed according to previous degree’s finale grade mark, converted in a A-D scale, following the grading equivalence table. If the country of the candidate is not listed in this table, the CHARM-EU Academic Board will decide the conversion to be applied.

Points selection criteria

2. General academic competencies (40 points)

These competencies will be assessed through the documents and the video submitted by the student. For more detailed information, please check out 'Documents to be submitted'

  • Critical thinking (10 points): Quality, originality, coherence, relevance of arguments in the essay in relation to the chosen topic, given different perspectives. Originality and feasibility of ideas and plans expressed in the video.
  • Analytical writing (10 points): The candidate’s writing shows the thought processes they went through to arrive at a given conclusion and discusses the implications of this, in a structured and clear way, uses suitable expressions.
  • Verbal reasoning (10 points): Arguments are presented with clarity and clear reasoning.
  • Visual presentation (10 points): The presentation is well organised, engaging and pertinent to the application.  

3. Personal competencies (40 points)

This will be assessed through the documents presented by the student.

  • Intercultural competence (10 points): languages, relevant international and additional cultural experiences.
  • Oral communication (10 points): the applicant makes a convincing presentation of their commitment and expectations. The applicant makes good use of the allocated time and questions.
  • Civic engagement (10 points): relevant experiences, practical examples of the candidate past and current engagement.
  • Commitment for programme entry (10 points): clear expectations from the programme, willing to contribute.

4. Inclusion (10 points)

  • Disability
  • Socio-economic background
  • Others

In order to ensure access and inclusion, the applicants of under-represented communities (in terms of age, gender, family status, access needs, migration status, socio-economic background, higher educational background, among others), that want to be considered for these 10 additional points will be able to declare their situation by providing a relevant rationale and supporting information. The declaration of this possibility will be optional for the applicant.

For more detailed information, please download the "CHARM-EU Rules and regulations: Admissions" .