The evaluation of the specific qualifications of the candidates for the IPGP is undertaken by the Committee for the Examination/Selection of Candidate Postgraduate Students based on a series of selection criteria. During the qualification evaluation process, each candidate accumulates a certain number of points on a scale from 0 to 100. The qualifications that can be scored are the following:
Final overall grade
Average mark of specialization courses
(Specialization are considered the undergraduate courses which fall into the fields of General, Theoretical, Comparative, Historical, Computational, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Didactics/Teaching of 1st, 2nd, foreign language)
Performance in thesis
Research activity – other special qualifications
Candidates who meet the formal requirements will then be invited to interviews that will take place at the University premises (it is possible for the interview to take place using new technologies), at a time that will be communicated to the applicants.
During the interview, the applicant’s composure and other qualifications, in addition to the Programme-specific ones (specified above), are assessed, among which are communication skills, scientific training mainly in the fields of the IPGP, critical ability and creativity, general research activity, as well as his/her motivation for choosing the specific IPGP.