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Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Italia Mediterraneo and Lomonosov Moscow State University Scholarship Program 2018

Publish Date: Feb 20, 2018

Deadline: Feb 28, 2018


Degree required: a first class or strong upper second-class graduate degree
(or equivalent international qualifications)
Duration: 1 year
Start: April 2018
Language: English

The University herewith issues a competition announcement - based on both educational qualifications and examinations – aimed at granting 10 (ten) scholarships for the academic year 2017 – 2018, entirely covering the attendance fee for the II level Master’s Degree Course in "GLOBALISATION, GOVERNANCE AND INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING", organized by the "Link Campus University" in cooperation with the Fondazione Terzo Pilastro - Italia e Mediterraneo and the Lomonosov Moscow State University, as it follows:

  • 10 (ten) scholarships amounting to 12.000,00 (twelve thousands/00) Euros, fully covering the attendance fee for the Master’s Course.

Eligible candidates are those who, at the time of submission of their applications, hold either a Master’s Degree; or a five-year Bachelor’s Degree according to the new Italian academic system; or a Bachelor’s Degree in the frame of the old Italian academic system; or another corresponding educational qualification.


Applications, duly signed and accompanied by all relevant documentation requested by the Call, should be submitted through one of below-mentioned channels:

  • From a certified email, addressed to master@pec.net. The message should refer to the following object: "Domanda borsa di studio Master in Globalisation, Governance and International Understanding ";
  • By registered letter a/r addressed to the “Link Campus University” - Ufficio Postgraduate, via del Casale di S. Pio V n. 44, 00165 - Roma. In this case the candidate, out of precaution, should send the application in advance via email to the address master@unilink.it;
  • By handing in the application, in a closed and sealed envelope, to the Postgraduate Office of the “Link Campus University”, located at the afore-referred address, from Monday to Friday (working hours: 9.30 - 18.00).

Valid applications should be filled in, according to the facsimile in Annex 1 (Application), and accompanied by the following documentation:

  • Curriculum Vitae in the Europass template;
  • Self-declaration as a substitute of certification and of the attested affidavit, according to the facsimile in Annex 2, in compliance with articles 46 e 47, D.P.R. n. 445/2000, concerning the hold of requirements and qualifications, stated in the CV, along with a photocopy of a valid identity card, duly dated and signed;
  • Additional qualifications relevant for the Call (out of example, reference letters, professional certificates, acknowledgements et alia).

The selection procedure envisages two stages:

I Stage: Evaluation of the Curricula Vitae;

II Stage: Written examination; Oral examination. 


The written examination in the English language is aimed at assessing candidates’ knowledge of the basics in the following branches of science, i.e. International Economics, Contemporary History, International Law and International Relations, as well as at testing their ability to draft a text in English language in a clear and organized manner. The test will be made up of 50 questions with multiple options and of 2 open questions. The candidate can score ½ point per each correct answer out of multiple options, for a whole of 25 scores. The open question n. 51, whose purpose is to assess the candidates’ “ability to draft a text in English language”, should be compulsorily answered in a correct way. The open question n. 52, meant to assess the knowledge of Russian language, is optional.

The marking system, related to the knowledge of English language (question n. 51), is the following:

  • Excellent knowledge 25 scores
  • Very good knowledge 20 scores
  • Good knowledge 15 scores 


The oral examination stage envisages individual interviews, during which additional relevant qualifications - that candidates may have submitted - will be assessed and discussed. The maximum score granted for the oral examination is 15 points. The candidates’ evaluation is conducted by an ad-hoc Commission, made up of the Master’s Director, acting as the president, and of two lecturers. The Commission’s secretarial role will be performed by an employee identified among the staff of the Postgraduate Office. As soon as the selection is completed, the Commission will be responsible for drawing up the related performance ranking, assigning to each candidate an overall score which should not exceed 100 (one hundred) points. Scholarships of the present Call will be granted starting from the first-ranking candidate. Should two candidates score the same points, the Commission will give priority to the youngest candidate. 

About the course: Premise

Globalisation affects the lives of people all around the world. It does so in many different ways. The closing down of factories in Europe due to strong competition from developing countries providing cheaper labour, has produced a new, economically disconnected, underclass in western societies.

This class’s dissatisfaction affects policy at local, national and international levels. At the same time, migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea in fragile, overfull boats, in the hope of gaining a share of Europe’s riches. The determination of these migrants indicates that there’s still a strong divide in prosperity levels between the Global North and South.

About the course: Outcomes

In the Master’s students will also study the various dimensions and aspects of globalisation and migration and how Italian and Russian Societies have absorbed the new agenda of the 21st century.

The main aim is to gain a better understanding of the changing relationships of global and local societies through the rise of social and spatial inequalities.

Students will come to learn that these are brought about by global processes, migration and mobility and the emergence of transnational identities, which may contrast with local orientations that may be part of the same multicultural societies. The direct focus will be on the effects on the Italian and Russian Societies.

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