How to apply

Guidelines for your application and a list of the documents you will need are given in the Application Guidelines Document.

To the Application portal: click here!


Academic Requirements

We apply the same minimum requirements for the academic results as the University of Edinburgh uses for entry to their postgraduate studies. The University of Edinburgh remains one of IDOH strong HEI associate partner after being one of the founder institutions of the previous program run. To ensure the good continuity of the excellent quality of the recruitment, and allow our students to conduct traineeships there in accordance with strict UK regulations requirements, we keep referring to same requirements with their agreement and participation.

The grades listed in the website should be treated as a general guide. Each application is considered individually and you are advised to contact the IDOH+ coordinators for further information on admissions.

English Language Requirements

All applicants must provide evidence of their English language ability. The accepted forms of evidence are shown here. Please check this information carefully and make sure that you have the appropriate documents/evidence as your application will otherwise not be considered.

Nationality of one of the exempt countries as defined by UK Visas and Immigration. Please read this carefully as many countries where all teaching is in English are NOT included in the list. Students who have degrees from these countries will have to provide evidence of English competency. Please note that a statement from your university that you were taught in English is not acceptable evidence.


An undergraduate or master’s degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration


An undergraduate or master’s degree from a university on the list of approved universities in non-majority English speaking countries. Required document: Statement/certificate from the student office or registrar that would testify the student’s degree situation and studies (level of studies + the university of studies + year of graduation) and English language full teaching with indicating applicant’s level at best.


A certificate of English competency as indicated in the table below.

  • Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than 2.5 years old at the beginning of the degree programme.
  • Language tests must be no more than 2 years old at the beginning of the IDOH+ programme, except for CAE and CPE which must be no more than 3.5 years old.
  • You will find information about approved testing centres for English language tests by following this link.

English Competency

Test Minimum Overall Score Minimum Score per Module
IELTS Academic 6.5 6.0
TOEFL-iBT (including Special Home edition) 92 20
PTE Academic 61 56 (in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the "Enabling Skills" sections are not considered)
CAE and CPE 176 169
Trinity ISE ISE II ISE II with distinctions in all four components
LanguageCert International ESOL (including Online Exam) At least B2 Communicator: High Pass Pass


Candidates should be aware that if they are selected (proposed for a scholarship/fellowship, put on the reserve list or enrolled on a self-paying basis) their data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programmes, efficiently manage the projects, and producing statistics.

The European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), in the context of managing the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, collects and processes the personal data of some of the candidates. In particular, certain data of the scholarship holders (students and scholars), non-scholarship holders and reserve list candidates is shared with the EACEA Mobility Tool and treated according to the following privacy statement.