This is to inform unsuccessful applicants to REM master degree on appeal procedure following the rejection of their application (including both selection to the EMJMD and scholarships that were attributed at the time of selection).
The procedure to follow for an appeal to the selection decision for any of the 2018-2020 intakes is set as follows:
- If the applicant does not agree with the final decision regarding eligibility selection and/or scholarships attribution procedures, then s/he may appeal this decision to the REM Joint Programme Board (JPB).
- In order to be valid, the appeal must be in writing, using the following letter of settlement template signed and dated (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATE), which has to be emailed to the REM Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) in .pdf format to the attention of Prof. Jesús M. Blanco, REM Programme Director, stating clearly the word “Appeal” in the subject.
- The appeal must be submitted within seven (7) working days following the publication of selection outcome and/or consortium scholarships attribution decisions.
- The appeal should set out fully the grounds upon which it disputes the decision of the JPB, together with copies of any relevant supporting documents or justifications upon which it relies. The grounds of the appeal must be based on new elements or facts which were not taken into consideration when the application was originally evaluated. It should be noted that the JPB may reject an appeal which is not submitted within the abovementioned period or which does not contain the necessary justifications or documentation.
- The JPB will examine every single appeal case and all the applicants will be informed of their respective appeal decision within thirty (30) working days after the abovementioned deadline of reception of the appeal form. The final decision can be “to reconsider” or “to deny” the appeal after deep examination of the applicant’s statement.
Disclaimer: the REM Joint Programme Board (JPB) is primarily responsible for conflict cases settlement. The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) should not be contacted directly by the student alone, but rather by the Consortium if the conflict, despite the appeal decision, is still not resolved.
Clause 6 of the REM Consortium Agreement constitutes the legal basis for the present appeals.
[last update = 03/02/2020]