RUCHIN Admission Criteria

Each home university will apply its own admission criteria as provided for by relevant internal and external institutions, so admission criteria may vary. However the following are the minimum academic requirements for entry on the RUCHIN programme, in order to attract the best students and guarantee equal opportunity for all candidates disregarding the country of origin:

  • A Masters degree (those with a Masters degree other than Law may be required to undertake Bridge studies as provided for in the programme).
  • A good command of the English language. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate a high level competence in English by producing evidence in the form of a language certificate in English or other. This certificate is not necessary for students who graduated from a study where English was used as a medium of instruction.
  • A fully-fledged research proposal, including description of the research context, the research questions and methodology, and an initial bibliography.

Other necessary documents required for the admission in most of RUCHIN partner universities are the following:

  • Correctly completed and signed application form
  • Complete set of certified or notarized academic degree and transcripts of all university studies (certified translation into English has to be provided)
  • Motivation letter
  • Two recent letters from academic referees
  • Curriculum vitae