Documents proving the candidate belongs to a disadvantaged group
The Erasmus Mundus JoinEUsee > PENTA consortium is committed to supporting applicants in a disadvantaged situation (disabled or economically disadvantaged) by giving them preferential status in the selection process.
If you find yourself in a disadvantaged situation due to a disability or economic reasons, indicate this in the online application form (step 1 of the application form: section “PROFILE”). In addition, you are required to upload documents (e.g. medical reports, declaration of financial resources below national average, long-term unemployment of family provider, etc.) proving that you belong to a disadvantaged group.
Once the selection procedure has started, the Selection Committee will take a look at the uploaded documents and determine whether these are sufficient proof of the applicant’s disadvantaged situation. In case the selection committee considers the supporting documents as insufficient proof, the application will be evaluated as an application without the disadvantaged status.
«IMPORTANT» There is a difference between disadvantaged groups and vulnerable groups (= target group 3): The former refers to cross-cutting issues and will be taken into consideration for the selection of candidates from all three target groups; the latter refers exclusively to the selection of candidates under target group 3.