The 3-stage processing and selection include the following criteria and procedures:
Screening phase: Applications are first checked for completeness of the required documents. The applicants with missing one or more documents are not considered further.
Administrative, language, and academic validity check: Applications passing the screening phase are subjected to further detailed administrative and academic checks. At the end of this process, invalid applications are put aside with no further processing, while valid applicants are elevated to the detailed academic merit-based processing and ranking level.
Interviews: Depending on the applicant’s ranking, the 10% cap* on scholarship holders from a particular country, and the number of students foreseen for admission, an interview list is developed based on these rules and face-to-face (online) interviews are conducted. At the interview stage, students are evaluated based on their motivation, experience, and ability to integrate into this international programme.
*Max 10% of (regular) total scholarships that CyberMACS plan to grant can be provided to students of the same nationality.
If the applicant believes there has been a failure in the admissions procedure or that they have been discriminated against unlawfully, the appeal procedure is open. All appeals should be made in writing within ten days after the decision has been communicated. All appeals should be directed to the European Programme Coordinator (Prof. Dr Hasan Dağ) unless the appeal is regarding the Coordinator, in which case the written appeal should be directed to the Executive Board.
Any appeal is accorded thorough consideration and is normally addressed within 28 calendar days of receipt. Where an appeal does not produce the outcome sought by the applicant, reasons are given for any decision.
The Executive Board is encouraged to acknowledge when an error has been made and to take steps to ensure that similar problems do not arise in future.
Due to data protection requirements, the Executive Board will only correspond on any issue regarding an application with the applicants themselves unless the applicant has provided written permission to discuss it with another person.