Useful Application Tips

You should complete the standard online application form at the University of Glasgow. More information for the online application is available on the University website:

  • How to apply for a taught degree
  • Information about postgraduate study

You need to complete and submit the scholarship application form and a copy of your latest CV.

Your application will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Academic merit – 20%
  • Relevance of academic qualifications to programme – 20%
  • Supporting personal statement – 30%
  • Quality of (academic) references – 10%
  • Other (e.g. relevant research/professional experiences/interests) – 20%

Supporting Personal Statement:

Please be as precise as you can when writing your Supporting Personal Statement. Do not repeat yourself and do not exceed the word limit. You should make sure that you address the following issues in your personal statement:

  • You should outline your motivation for choosing the IMSISS programme (i.e. how it complements and develops your previous studies; how it relates to your career path; how it relates to your personal and academic interests).
  • Explain why you think you are a good candidate for the programme given your previous studies and the courses offered on the programme in both years.
    Briefly indicate what you see as being the topic of your year 2 dissertation (this can change later).
  • You should highlight your participation in conferences, internships, non-governmental organisations, summer schools, and other socially sensitive or political activity; as well as any prizes/awards received even if these activities are not specially connected to the area of Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies.

And Finally:

For more tips and useful information on completing a successful application to an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree please read the excellent document produced by the Erasmus Mundus Ace Project Team: