Documents Required to Apply

Make sure you check the Applicant’s Checklist to guide you with your application.

If you fulfil the eligibility criteria and you are interested in applying, please fill in your details in the online application form and submit the following electronic documents using the online portal.

Application files that are incomplete or partially uploaded after the submission deadline closes will not be considered. If you are applying, please make sure you meet the required deadlines.

Please note the file requirements below.

  • All documents must be written in English and should be in the PDF format. Any non-English document, must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • File names should adhere to the following format. They should start with your surname followed by your date of birth in the format YYYY-MM-DD where YYYY is the year of birth, MM is the month expressed using two digits, and DD is the day of birth expressed using two digits. (e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21 for the candidate Jane Smith born on 21st March 1999). Each file will have a suffix detailed below.
  • Please merge multiple documents for each category together and submit as a single PDF.

Documents required

  1. A motivation letter in which you explain the reasons for applying, your background, any relevant research and industry experience, and anything else that is not covered in the other documents. For further guidance regarding what to put in the motivation letter click here.
    [Suffix: MOTIVATION e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-MOTIVATION.pdf]
  2. A curriculum vitae, preferably in the EuroPass format containing information about your education, degree(s) and academic achievements. Where relevant include any research papers and conference presentations, industrial experience, involvement in research and commercial projects, etc.
    [Suffix: CV e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-CV.pdf]
  3. Transcripts from all the degrees obtained. Provide scans of the original copies of your academic transcripts reporting the final overall grade as well as the grades of all modules taken and combine these scans in one file.
    [Suffix: TRANSCRIPT e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-TRANSCRIPT.pdf]
  4. Diplomas from all the degrees awarded. Please provide scans of the original copies of all the diplomas you have and combine the scans in one file.
    [Suffix: DIPLOMA e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-DIPLOMA.pdf]
  5. Language certificates: Please provide a certificate of your English language proficiency according to the admission requirements of EM TTI. Your English qualification MUST be valid at the point of application. Expired English language qualifications at the application point will be marked as invalid. You MUST also include any other language certificates you have and combine them in one file. Please check the full list of certificates for second languages on the EM TTI programme.
    **Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will also accept online test results, such as the IELTS indicator and TOEFL IBT Home Edition as eligible proof of English proficiency**

    [Suffix: LANG-CERT e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-LANG-CERT.pdf
  6. A clear passport scan of the photo page.
    [Suffix: PASSPORT e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-PASSPORT.pdf]
  7. Two recommendation letters from teachers or employers. Both reference letters should be in English. Preferably, at least one of the letters should be from a faculty member of the university from which you obtained one of your degrees. The second letter can also be from your current employer or supervisor. The letters have to be written in English, on a letterhead of the referee’s organisation and including the signature and the contact details (i.e. postal address, phone, email) of the referee. Letters that do not fulfil these requirements will NOT be accepted.
    [Suffix: RLETTER-1, RLETTER-2 e.g. SMITH-1999-03-21-RLETTER-1.pdf, SMITH-1999-03-21-RLETTER-2.pdf]
  8. For residency proof, please fill in the declaration of honour and upload it in your application.

Please indicate on the form whether you are applying for one of the bursaries offered by the consortium. By applying for a bursary you confirm you fulfil the EC requirements.

We advise applicants to submit their application well in advance of the published deadlines, in order to avoid last-minute problems with incomplete files, an overload of the online application system, etc. and to leave some margin to cope with such problems. Candidates submitting incomplete applications received in advance of the deadline will, where possible, be notified of missing documents.

If you are applying for a bursary, please be aware that your application will be given a score of between 0 and 100 that will be used to rank candidates.

Make sure you check the Applicant’s Checklist to guide you with your application.

Updated October 2021

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