Firstly, the Supervisory teams longlist the three applicants who are the best fit for their project then each partner organisation produces a shortlist of seven candidates. The Studentship panel (made up of representatives from all IAPETUS2 institutions) compares the applications across the partners and makes awards based on their assessment of both the application (60%) and the interview (40%)

Criteria are published (Appendix 3 in Student Guidance document) based on background, project fit and future potential (50:40:10)