Information on the MEME programme
Comprehensive information about the many facets of the Erasmus+ initiative can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide and on the Erasmus+ website. Students and alumni are strongly advised to have a look at the website of the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA). Please note the updated Provisions for the processing of personal data of the EACEA.
The MEME Study Guide (under revision!) contains detailed information on all aspects of the MEME programme. Students considering to apply for the programme, are strongly advised to study this guide carefully.
There are also local study guides for MEME students studying in Montpellier or Munich:Montpellier Study Guide
Munich Study Guide
Questions about the MEME programme that are left unanswered by these sources can be directed to meme*rug.nl. Moreover, many frequently asked questions are covered on the MEME Facebook Page, where also all kinds of specific questions can be deposited. Many of these questions will be answered by MEME students or MEME alumni.
If your application is denied, it is possible to lodge a written appeal against the decision – within six weeks of the date of sending – with the Central Portal for the Legal Protection of Student Rights (CLRS), via the Objection and Appeal form on www.rug.nl/clrs. After submitting your objection or appeal, it will be forwarded to the appropriate body or official for processing – the CLRS will let you know immediately where it has been sent. The decision will be sent to you within 10 to 18 weeks depending on which body processes your objection or appeal.
An appeal can be submitted with the Examination Appeals Board by an interested party, that is to say the person who is directly affected by a decision.In principle, a person who is appealing against the result of an interim examination that he or she has already passed does not meet this requirement. In this situation he or she will generally not have an interest in appealing against a decision. There may be circumstances in which a person who has passed is nonetheless considered an interested party.
You must be able to provide legal grounds for the appeal. The grounds of appeal are described in the WHW, i.e. the decision violates the law (Art. 7.61, second paragraph of the WHW). It may violate other general binding provisions, such as the Teaching and Examination Regulations of the faculty or the Rules and Regulations of the Examination Board, or a principle of good governance. Examples of a principle of good governance are:
- the principle of trust (the Examination Board fails to meet a promise it has made)
- the principle of equality (equal cases are not treated equally)
- the principle of due care
- the principle of justification (the decision is based on incorrect facts or is not well reasoned)
- the principle of legal certainty