Evidence Report: Admissions to English-Taught Master’s in Europe
The role of the present report, is to test the basic hypothesis of the project, i.e. to see if
there is empirical evidence that external applicants are at a disadvantage in the admission process
compared to internal applicants, and if so, to explore the underlying causes. The core hypothesis was
tested via two online surveys. The first survey targeted a cross-section of English-taught Master’s
programs in Europe and more specifically the program coordinators. The second survey targeted
recent Master’s applicants, in order to provide a reality check, a counterbalance to the first survey.
The results on the two surveys are presented in this report as follows.