Submit the on-line application before February 20th of the previous academic year
2nd cycle degree (300 ECTS) in architecture, landscape, civil engineering, archaeology, conservation science, cultural heritage or museum conservation
ALA Candidates have to meet VISA requirements for the three countries involved in the mobility (Italy, Greece and Portugal)
Applicants must have a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English or correspondent
The ALA consortium has adopted a single admission procedure which will be administered and managed on line. All information for applicants and application forms will be published on the ALA website and connected sites at least 3 months before the application deadline. The deadline for submitting the application will be the 20th February 2019.
ALA is a post-graduate course open to students from partner and programme countries with a second cycle degree (equivalent 300 ECTS) from the following fields: Architecture, Landscape, Civil Engineer, Archaeology, Conservation Science, Cultural Heritage, Museum Conservation.
ALA Candidates have to meet VISA requirements for the three countries involved in the mobility (Italy, Greece and Portugal).
Candidates have to provide the following documents:
- Proof of nationality (passport copy with photo)
- Original and translated copy of the University diploma and of transcript of study results
- Curriculum vitae studiorum
- Motivation Letter (maximum 1A4 page)
- Letter of recommendation by two academic referees
- For Architects Portfolio and for others PDF of their bachelor/master thesis
- Proof of English language Certificate
- Signed Declaration of fulfilment of eligibility criteria for an EM scholarship
The Language of instruction is English.
Applicants are required to prove their knowledge on English at Proficiency Level submitting a Cambridge or Michigan Certificate or alternatively: IELTS Certificate (minimum score of 6.0 with at least 5.0 point in each section; TOEFL (IBT) 79 points with at least 17 points in every section: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Candidates from English speaking countries (or alternatively that had attended an English speaking University) must provide an official letter from their University from which they graduated, attesting that English is the media of instruction.
Students involved in the ALA programme, if are not recipient of a scholarship, pay participation costs. Scholarship holders will have their participation costs paid via the EACEA grants allocated to the Consortium.
- Student Insurance for two years
- University overheads
- ALA workshops and field trips
- Design studios
- Pedagogical Material
- Educational trips to archaeological areas
- Course exams
- Thesis examination
- Library access
- Administrative-Managerial expenditures
- Publications of students’ work
- Organization of conference to promote students’ work
- Cost for issuing the diploma and the Diploma Supplement
- Publicity and Dissemination of the course and the outcomes of students’ work
- Organisation of online courses
The ALA Master has been awarded by EACEA a budget for a number of scholarships. The applicants with the admission requirements and the eligible nationality are encouraged to apply.
The ALA programme offers:
- 16 scholarships in four intakes to students from programme countries. (Programme countries students are these who are nationals or residents of one of the 28 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, UK. And also those who are nationals or residents of one of the following countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYRoM).
- 44 scholarships to students from partner countries (Partner countries students are these who are nationals or residents of neighbouring EU countries and specific Regions 5-14, http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/about/who-can-take-part_en).
Furthermore, the programme offers:
- 3 scholarships for ENI South Countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine1, Syria2, Tunisia)
- 3 scholarships for DCI Latin America (Brazil and Mexico)
- 3 scholarships for Latin America - remaining countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela)
1 This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.
2 EU Cooperation with Syria is currently suspended due to the political situation.
Students with a double nationality must select the category of their choice and they have to apply only to one of the two categories of scholarship at a time.
- Participation costs: 4,500 euros per year
- Contribution to travel and installation costs: 1,000 EUR per year
- Contribution to subsistence costs: 1,000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the ALA programme (24 months maximum). This will not be given to the scholarship holders for the ALA periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in the country of their residence.
- Participation costs: 9,000 euros per year
- Contribution to travel and installation costs: 2 000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1.000 EUR for installation costs for a resident in a Partner Country less than 4000 KM from the Università di Roma La Sapienza OR 3000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1.000 EUR for installation costs (once-only) for a resident in a Partner Country 4000 KM or more from the Università di Roma La Sapienza
- Contribution to subsistence costs: 1,000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the ALA programme (24 months maximum). This will not be given to the scholarship holders for the ALA periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in any Partner Country exceeding three months.
The Consortium waiver of participation costs is offered to four selected excellent students per intake from the countries of the ALA Consortium Partners. NTUA will cover, from its own budget, the participation cost of its graduates, admitted to the course, who will not be scholarship holders. Any other expenses, such as accommodation, travel, installation, insurance and subsistence are not paid by the consortium.
The applications will be pre-screened for formal requirements and only the complete applications will be assessed and shall be given over to the ALA Academic Committee for evaluation.
The selection procedure includes two stages:
1. Evaluation of the documents: motivation letter and curriculum (transcripts of studies, proof of relevant experience), for architects, landscape architects and engineers portfolio showing projects and drafting abilities. For archaeologists portfolio with excavation experiences, cataloguing work, analysis of sites, etc.);
2. Interview to the 40 best ranked preselected students (de visu or by videoconference).
The Evaluation Criteria will be made fully available to applicants on the website to ensure full transparency. The merits of the applicants will be weighted as follows:
The list with the approved and rejected students will be delivered to the administrative office of the Coordinating University which will start the admission procedure.
- The official letter of approval;
- A model of the Student agreement;
- Student handbook with practical information on the EMMC.
All scholarship holders will be given direct access to the information regarding the applications’ assessment and evaluation phases.
For admission with an Erasmus Mundus scholarschip
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Notification for applicants regarding the selection process
The Academic Committee has completed the selection process for students applying for EACEA scholarships for the first intake (2019) of ALA Master.
Having decided of interviewing all the applicants and not only a selection of 44 candidates, there is not a shortlist to be published by March 31st to proceed to interview process.
Please note that the publication of the admitted candidates and of the reserve list will take place after the approval of EACEA by mid May 2019 aprox. All applicants shall receive written communication of the decision by the Consortium Committee.