Admissions

I. Application

The application period for the 2021/2022 class will start on December 2020 until April 2021.

The first call will be open from December 17, 2020 to March 2, 2021. The decisions will be published on April 12, and the deadline for reservation fee will be April 20, 2021.

A second call will be open on March 2021 to fill the remaining positions.

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 must be sent by e-mail to mmres@bist.eu (Subject: MMRES video - Candidate's name)
  • English certificate (B2 or equivalent)

 

Candidates may be required to interview with potential supervisors of the major research projects they select. Interviews will be arranged by the selection committee as part of the applications process.

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. A final decision about the 1st Call Application will be held around April.

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 subsequently deducted from the tuition fees or returned to students if they are recipients of a fellowship or other available discounts.

Full payment of the tuition needs to be made in September, 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.