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Rules and Regulations 2013/2014

SCHOLARSHIP RULES FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR

MHMK Macromedia University for Media and Communication – educational network offering scholarships:

MHMK in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich will grant 6 scholarships for the attendance of MA and BA courses taught in English for the academic year 2013-2014.

1. Costs and duration

2 full scholarships covering the total tuition fee of the BA or MA programme (totaling between 27,500 to 36,400 Euros depending on the programme of choice).

The students will only be required to pay the enrolment fees. Students must successfully pass curriculum examinations at the end of each term. In case the student fails to comply with that, the scholarship will not be granted for the following term. Should this be the case, the study programme can be continued at the student’s own expense.

4 partial scholarships covering 25% of the tuition fee of the entire BA or MA course (totaling between 6,875 to 9,100 Euros). Students will only be required to pay the enrolment fee. Students must successfully pass the curriculum examinations at the end of each term. If the student fails to comply with that, the scholarship will not be granted for the following term. Should this be the case, the study programme can be continued at the student’s own expense.

All scholarships are related to the tuition fees only.

Scholarships are to be distributed among the BA and MA courses as follows:

BA programmes

1 x 100% scholarship for 1 student applying for:

BA in Media and Communication Management Berlin

BA in Media and Communication Management Hamburg

BA in Media and Communication Management Munich

BA in Media and Communication Design Munich

Duration: 7 semesters

Volume: up to 36,400 Euros

 

1 x 25% scholarship for 1 student applying for:

BA in Media and Communication Design Munich

Duration: 7 semesters

Volume: up to 9,100 Euros

The tuition fee is reduced by 25% for 7 regular semesters.

 

1 x 25% scholarship for 1 student applying for:

BA in Media and Communication Management Berlin

BA in Media and Communication Management Hamburg

BA in Media and Communication Management Munich

Duration: 7 semesters

Volume: up to 9,100 Euros

The tuition fee is reduced by 25% for 7 regular semesters.

 

MA programmes

1 x 100% scholarship for 1 student applying for:

MA in Media and Design Munich

MA in Media and Communication Management Munich

Duration: 4 semesters

Volume: up to 27,500 Euros

 

1 x 25% scholarship for 1 student applying for:

MA in Media and Design Munich

Duration: 4 semesters

Volume: up to 6,875 Euros

 

1 x 25% scholarship for 1 student applying for:

MA in Media and Communication Management Munich

Duration: 4 semesters

Volume: up to 6,875 Euros

 

 

2. Prerequisites for Scholarship Application

Prerequisites for Bachelor and Master Programmes

Applicants must regard and fulfill the outlined application and admission criteria in section 7, as they are applying for a regular MHMK study programme.

All applicants must start the applied programme in the programme’s first semester: 2013-2014 winter term; joining the programme at a later semester is not possible. Advanced students eligible for direct admission to second year of the applied study programme are not eligible for the selection.

Applicants must not be enrolled in the applied study programme at the time of application.

Students who already possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the field of the study programme which they are applying for, are not eligible for scholarships.

Bachelor Prerequisites

Applicants must be between 18 and 28 years of age to be eligible for a scholarship.

Master Prerequisites

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age to be eligible for a scholarship.

General prerequisites

The competition is open only to international students who are not residing in Germany and have a passport other than German.

Those who hold a MHMK diploma, MHMK employees and persons related to MHMK through work, consultancy work or other, are not eligible for receiving a scholarship.

Each applicant may only submit one application.

Please check the admission conditions for each programme online on http://mhmk-international.org/.

 

3. Deadline, conditions and general terms

 

Projects must be submitted online at the website http://youcreatemedia.com/, no later than June 25th, 2013. The date of submission is final.

After pre-selection, projects will be published on the website http://youcreatemedia.com/. In order to be published, projects must be presented in accordance to the terms described in section 6 and 7 of this regulation and must also include the identifying entry card.

Incomplete projects, which do not meet the requirements, or which do not have the elements referred to above, contain wrong or unreadable data, or are sent after midnight (00.00 German time), June 25th, 2013, will not be considered valid.

Intransgressible or peremptory conditions to which applicants guarantee and respond when submitting the project are:

  • The applicant must be the only person who conceived and realized the project, the project must be original, not a copy or result of plagiarism.
  • The project must not be under any property rights, royalty rights, or copyrighted.

The jury may, unquestionably, exclude any project from the selection that does not comply with the above terms.

MHMK does not assume any responsibility for conditions that are not imputable to it and that shall compromise the project remittance, such as: losses or delays due to the post office, malfunctioning of electronic devices.

Applicants authorize their personal data to be used in compliance to the law D.L. 196, dated June 30th, 2003.

The material remitted by the applicants will not be returned and may be used freely by MHMK, without any economic charges.

Projects published on the website http://youcreatemedia.com/ will be subject to comments, public appraisals and voting sped up exclusively for statistical aims.

 

4. Evaluation, attribution and communication to winning applicants

 

The project evaluation will be conducted by a jury composed of representatives of MHMK Macromedia University for Media and Communication and of honorary panel of professional network partners.

 

MHMK jury members are

Jürgen Faust, President MHMK, Chair Media and Design

Dr. Alyosh Agarwal, Professor Media und Communication Management

Tanja Schmitt-Fumian, Chair Media and Communication Design

Oliver Szasz, Professor Media and Communication Design

 

Jury advisory board:

Thomas Junk, Senior Project Lead, IDEO

Sebastian Ritzler, Managing Director of Gravity Europe

Rob McIntosh, Creative Director of Frog Design Munich

Hans Reitz, Executive Director of Circ Wiesbaden

Volker Roos, Head Business Development Products and Environment, IDEO

 

The evaluation criteria are

  1. Originality of concept/design – does the concept/design display its own original identity?
  2. Clarity – is the idea/concept conveyed in an adequate manner?
  3. Recognition value – does the concept/design create a lasting impression?
  4. Social relevance – does the concept/design affect its target audience on a meaningful level?
  5. Appropriateness of media/material – does the media/material chosen support the purpose?

 

Each criteria will be evaluated on a 0 – 10 points scale (0 = failed; 10 = outstanding). Evaluation will be summed up with 0 points = failed and a possible maximum Sum of 50 Points. Top applicants with equal results will be further evaluated on their overall excellence.

 

The final evaluation will be made by the jury members. Winners will be notified by e-mail or phone by a MHMK representative. Winning applicants must send a formal acceptance letter by e-mail to wecreatemedia@mhmk.org, within three days after the result is received. If the winning applicant fails to meet this requirement, the scholarship will be automatically considered as ‘refused’ and the jury may decide, incontrovertibly, to grant it to another applicant. After the applicant accepts the scholarship, the applicant will have a 10-day deadline to enroll in the course to which the scholarship was granted.

 

5. Disputes

 

Any eventual dispute shall be presented to the Academic Senate of the Faculty at MHMK. The conciliation without any judicial intervention will take place in Munich. The Senate will decide 120 days after the dispute is opened. Both parties must be willing to fulfill the judge’s decision immediately.

 

Place of jurisdiction is Munich, Germany, regardless of the law of conflicts to the contrary in any jurisdiction.

 

 

6. Themes and presentation criteria for the projects

 

The selection theme is: “My media scenario”: MHMK invites young creative students to develop ideas and projects inspired by “your media scenario”: Everything that you like so much that it pushes you to create, makes you feel like you’re a strong creative force, that which you always have in your mind when you think about doing something new. The project can be related to anything you dream about and which you believe can make this world better; it can be linked to the traditional media usage, networking, participated society or any new model in design, communication and management of media, with usage of renewable energy sources, sustainable and eco-design, self-production, co-creation and co-production in media.

 

You can be inspired by a person, a network or location: all these things can correspond to your personal media or other to be described as such in your project; you can be inspired by an already existing element, or create/invent a completely new one and identify it with “your personal media” or “your personal vision of media”.

Develop your concept and show your creativity exploring your personal media scenario, your ideas, your opinions, your dreams about, what you believe can be this “future media scenario”.

 

For eachMHMK area a briefing has been defined.

Candidates must develop the theme related to the BA or MA programme they wish to apply for; the choice of the element to design or describe, depends on the course you choose.

The technical details to present the concepts are described in the section 7 of the below regulations.

 

BA in Media and Communication Design, BA in Media and Communication Management, MA in Media and Communication Management, MA in Media and Design.

 

Briefing for Bachelor Programmes:

Express your design from another point of view, creating a project based around communication, involving the creation of an event, including all the elements that you consider important in such an experience (Media and Communication Design).

 

Express an innovative media business idea, possibly linked to the fields of Marketing and Communication, showing your creative strategic thinking; try to express this idea visually, presenting your project through text, images or videos (Media and Communication Management);

Express your design from another point of view, creating a project based around communication, focused on cultural elements, including all the elements that you consider important in such an experience in order to promote and enhance the intercultural exchange.

This communication tools that you might use for these projects are: a marketing campaign, new media, an event, a brand inspired by what inspires you, a social and relationship network (blog, website or personal account on twitter®, facebook® group…) where you can share images, newsletters, opinions about your media scenario.

 

Briefing for Master Programmes:

Express your design from another point of view, creating a project based on communication and focused on cultural elements, including all the elements that you consider important in such an experience in order to promote and enhance the intercultural exchange. The communication tools that you might use for these projects are: a marketing campaign, new media, an event, a brand inspired by what inspires you, a social and relationship network (blog, website or personal account on twitter®, facebook® group…) where you can share images, newsletters, opinions about your media scenario. You can also express yourself by designing a visual communication tool, such as a promo card, a poster, a video, some illustration drawings, an interactive exhibition, a 3D animation, some motion graphics, a photo gallery, a video game, a website, a 3D animation, an audio, an article or other, depending on the course of your choice, which represent or characterize your media scenario, its identity, or justifies your feelings. (Media and Design).

 

Express an innovative media business idea linked to the fields of Brand Management, Communications, Service Design or Trend Research showing your creative strategic thinking and management skills; you may explore trending topics, outline new patterns of consumption and experiences in relationship to new technologies and emerging service needs; bring into expression your ideas by transmedia storytelling, be agile in planning, rebuild barriers, or find advocates in future selling. You might want to visually inspire with tools such as visual recordings, prezi or stop motion or try to be creative in words (Media and Communication Management).

 

 

7. Submit your projects: How-To

 

Submit your concepts How-To

Mandatory:

Step 1. Click here to fill out the identifying entry card form online (compulsory)

Step 2. Submit your concept online (available after step 1 is done any time after login)

- Concept as described in the briefing, accompanied by a title and description

- The candidate will submit up to 5 pictures, scans or drawings of the concept. Digital images must be supplied in jpeg 72 dpi format with a minimum width of 600 pixel, optimized for the web (maximum 2MB file size).

- The candidate can submit a link to a video previously uploaded on youtube.com, vimeo.com, prezi.com or an attachment in .doc .pdf .ppt or .keynote format (maximum 2MB file size).

 

Step 3. The following documents must be sent by e-mail to youcreatemedia@mhmk.org. Depending on whether you are applying for a Bachelor or Master programme the application documents you need to submit may differ. Please submit all documents as a PDF file format. Single data files must not exceed a 2MB limit. For further information please check online on http://mhmk-international.org.

 

Application Documents for Bachelor Programmes

  • Completed MHMK application form, signed
    • Available at the Student Advisory Service: international@mhmk.org
    • Copy of ID card/passport.
    • Photo (passport size, not older than 2 years)
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV), signed
    • Certified secondary education certificate (e.g. High School Diploma), the entrance qualification for universities/universities of applied sciences or equal qualification
    • Copy of the original certificate
    • Certified English translation (if language is other than German or English)
    • Recognized language certificate for programmes with English as language of instruction:
    • TOEFL (at least 81 out of 120 points), IELTS (at least 6.0 out of 9) or equivalent qualifications
    • The language certificate must be issued within the last 12 months of the application
    • or equivalent
    • Certificate of demission, if you have previously enrolled at another university

 

 

The admission to the Bachelor degree programmes at MHMK take place as to the accord of the Free State of Bavaria Regulations regarding qualifications for university study (§ 43 Bavarian university regulations). Accordingly the general secondary education certificate (e.g. High School Diploma), the entrance qualification for universities/universities of applied sciences or equal qualification is a prerequisite for admission to the Bachelor degree programmes. School leaving certificates obtained at non-Bavarian institutions are to be officially approved as equivalent.

 

Application Documents for Master Programmes: 

  • Completed MHMK application form, signed
  • Available at the Student Advisory Service: international@mhmk.org
  • Copy of ID card / passport
  • Photo (passport size, not older than 2 years)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV), signed
  • Letter of motivation, 2 pages, Din-A4, 12 pt print with 1.5 line-spacing
  • University/B.A. degree with at least 180 Credits and an average grade of at least 2.5
  • Copy of the original degree
  • Certified English translation (if language is other than German or English) and
  • Official Transcript of Records (Overview of courses and grades)
  • Recognized language certificate for programmes with English as language of instruction:
  • TOEFL (at least 81 out of 120 points), IELTS (at least 6.0 out of 9) or equivalent qualifications
  • The language certificate must be issued within the last 12 months of the application
  • Or equivalent
  • Certificate of demission, if you were previously enrolled at another university

 

 

The admission to the Master degree programmes at MHMK takes place as to the accord of to the Free State of Bavaria Regulations regarding qualifications for university study (§ 43 Bavarian university regulations). Accordingly the first academic degree or equal qualification is a prerequisite for admission to the Master degree programmes. The academic degree is supposed to be equivalent to a University/B.A. degree. Foreign degrees are to be officially approved as equivalent by MHMK.

 

 

Data Protection/Privacy

 

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Privacy protection policy: Generally, the use of our website is possible without the need to provide personal data. When you are asked to provide personal data (e.g., name, address or e-mail address), this is, as far as possible, optional for you. We do not pass this information to third parties without your explicit agreement. Please note that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., e-mail communication) can be insecure. A complete protection against access through third parties is not possible. The use of published contact information within the disclosure to transmit unwanted advertising or other marketing material shall be expressly excluded. The provider of these pages explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in case of receiving unwanted advertising, e.g., via junk mail.

 

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Source: The Data Protection/Policy statement was partially created in German with “Impressum Generator” by e-recht24.de, adapted to our personal needs and then translated into English.

 

 

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