Admissions

I. Application

The application period for the 2023/2024 class will start on December 2022 until June 2023.

The first call is open from December 1, 2022 to March 2, 2023. The decisions will be published on April 5, 2023.

You must make your application electronically via Slideroom. Before starting, please check that you have all the mandatory documents and a credit/debit card.

Your application will only be processed if we have received the application fee and all the mandatory documents.

  1. Fill out the online form with your personal and academic details.
  2. Upload the required documents for admission (pdf)
  3. Pay the 30€ application fee (non-refundable) by credit or debit card.

II. Admission requirements

MANDATORY DOCUMENTS

  • A photocopy of an official undergraduate degree/diploma in a relevant field.
  • A photocopy of an academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin.
  • Curriculum Vitae in English.
  • A letter of motivation in English, stating the candidate’s interest in following the master’s programme (400-600 words max).
  • Two (professional or academic) referee contacts who really knows the candidate and can assess him/her.
  • The applicant must upload a brief statement of research interests (max 100 words) and the indication of the first 5 choices, in order of preference, from the major research projects available offered by the master.
  • Photocopy of Identity Card or Passport.

If you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies when formalizing application, you will need to provide us with the following documents:

  • A signed declaration of obtaining your degree before the commencement of the master’s programme.
  • A photocopy of the provisional undergraduate transcript.

If the diploma or the academic transcript are not written in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese or Italian, you will also have to include the respective sworn translations into English, Catalan or Spanish.

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS

  • Video presentation (3 min maximum) explaining motivation, interest and experience. Videos can be uploaded on Slideroom or be sent by e-mail to: education@bist.eu (Subject: MMRES video – Candidate’s name)
  • English certificate (B2 or equivalent)

We encourage candidates to interview with potential supervisors of the major research projects they select previous to the Selection commite evaluation.

III. Selection

Students will be selected based on merit for their outstanding academic performance and research potential by a Selection Committee according to criteria established by the Master Commission. The Master’s selection committee may decide to interview the candidates.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Students will be assessed by the Selection Committee for admission into the Master program, and assignment of fellowships, according to the following criteria:

  • Academic record. CV and academic transcripts (40%)
  • Adequacy of the candidate profile. Statement of research and cover letter (20%)
  • Research experience (20%)
  • References (20%)

IV. Payment

At the end of each enrollment period, candidates are informed of whether they have been admitted to the MMRES. Once admitted, the student must pay 600€ within the indicated time frame to reserve their place. This amount is not reimbursable if you do not finish your enrolment. And is subsequently deducted from the tuition fee or returned to students if they are recipients of a Tuiton fellowship. Full payment of the tuition needs to be made in July (1st and 2nd Call) or September (3rd Call), before the start of the first semester. The Academic Office will contact each admitted student with instructions on how to proceed with the payment, in accordance with their specific situation (EU student, Non-EU student, recipient of a fellowship or other types of discounts). Find more information about fees & fellowships here.