How many applications do you have each year and from what countries/universities?
Every year a considerable number of applications are received, ranging from 200 to 450. Candidates come from all over the world and from as many as 40-45 countries and double as many universities. What should be noted, however, is that while country/university of origin is taken into consideration this is done only to keep a balance so that some countries/universities are not over-represented over others. Also a candidate from an under-represented country/university will not be favoured if they don’t meet other important criteria. Because the number of places is limited, every effort is being made to keep the ratio of candidates to places within the prescribed set of criteria. This is an open scholarship and there are no reserved places for any country or host institution.