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                                                                   EVALUATION CRITERIA OF ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

 

 

Supporting documents

Evaluation criteria

points

Chapter 1. Motivation letter

Evaluation criteria

Maximum of point for the chapter

1

Motivation letter in English*

An obligatory document. Without a motivation letter, the Portfolio mark is “0” independently of points for other chapters.

Criteria is in the annex 1.

The motivation letter has to be fulfilled in an applicant personal account.

9

Total for the chapter 1

9

Chapter 2. Document about basic (previous) education

Evaluation criteria

Maximum of point for the chapter

2

Bachelor \ Specialist Degree Diploma*

An obligatory document. Bachelor \ Specialist Degree Diploma: on the Master program profile (environment specialisations: geography, geology, ecology, biology, physic, chemistry etc.)

– 10 points

Diploma on another specialisations

– points

In the presents of two or more documents will not add points for a chapter

10

Total for the chapter 2

10

Chapter 3. Essay

Evaluation criteria

Maximum of point for the chapter

3

Essay in English*

An obligatory document.

Evaluation criteria is in the annex 2.

Total essay mark must not be less than 15 points.

Without an essay (or with essay mart less than 15) the total portfolio mark is “0”

40

Total for the chapter 3

40

Chapter 4. Participation in scientific researches

Evaluationcriteria

Maximum of point for the chapter

4

Documents and materials supporting a participation in scientific events (conferences, seminars, scientific schools, round tables etc.)

  • Participation supported by published abstracts of a report (giving a full bibliography link or a copy) – 5 points.

  • Participation supported by a program of an event or a document from educational institution - 4 points

In the presents of two or more documents will not add points for a chapter.

5

5

Information about publications on the Master program topic

(giving copies and pages with references including 

ISBN / ISNN / DOI)

Giving copies of publications in scientific magazines, monographs, proceeding, on academician and scientific institutions web-sites:

  • Articles from the list of

Web of Science, Scopus – 9 points.


– Articles in another scientific issues (magazines, collected articles etc.) – 
8 points.

 other publications (abstracts, reviews etc.) – 7 points

Documents are evaluated only on one foregoing positions, points of different positions are not summarized.

9

6

Documents and materials supporting an applicant participation in scientific projects, funded by grants and supporting of receive results

Participation in two or more projects will not add points for a chapter.

5

Total for the chapter 4

19

Chapter 5. Additional documents supporting a qualification

Evaluationcriteria

Maximum of point for the chapter

8

Documents of state or prescribed form testifying about a professional qualification promotion according to the Master program profile topic

Supporting documents:

  • Studying at additional (promotional) educational programs by the chosen Master program profile;

  • Professional trainings, seminars, summer schools of an educational programs

Participation in two or more educational programs will not add points for a chapter.

3

9

International certificates supporting knowledge of foreign language* that can be taken into consideration to foreign universities

Obligatory documents.

International certificates – English

TOEFL

- 575 point and more,

iBT 90 and more - 10 points;

- 550-574 points, iBT 80-89 - 8

points;

IELTS

- 7.0 ивыше - 10 points;

- 6,5 - 8 points;

- 5,5 – 6 points

Cambridge CAE

(Certificate in Advanced English)

10 points;

Cambridge CPE

(Certificate of Proficiency in English)

– 10 points;

Cambridge FCE – A - 8 points;

O level/GCSE – is not graded

German

Goethe Certificate C1 – is not graded

Franch

DALF (Diplome Approfondi de Langue Francaise) – is not graded

Spanish

DELE – is not graded

Supporting documents of previous education in English – 8 points

Other documents supporting level of English knowledge (upper intermediate level and higher) – 6 points

In the presence of two or more documents will not add points for a chapter.

10

10

Diplomas of winners and laureatesof scientific competitions, projects and student Olympiads corresponding the Master program profile.

In the presence of two or more documents will not add points for a chapter.

3

11

Documents supporting receiving named scholarship of Ministries, agencies, funds, and educational institutions

Is not graded

0

Total for the chapter 5

22

Cumulatively:

100

*Obligatorydocuments.

Annex 1

MOTIVATION LETTER EVALUATION CRITERIA

A motivation letter content:

  • Reasonable arguer of an applicant interest in the chosen “CORELIS – Cold Regions Environment Landscapes Sciences” (St. Petersburg State University) program – 1-3points;

  • Knowledge and skills which can help in the program mastering – 1point;

  • Information about basic and additional education (if it is available) – 1point;

  • Information about work experience concerning the chosen specialisation (if it is available) – 1point;

  • Level of English knowledge higher than the upper intermediate level – 2 points.

 

Points

Information absence

0

Presented information is formal and unconvincing

3

Presented information is insufficient considerable or is not enough developed

6

Presented information is detailed and considerable in favor of the chosen Master program

9

A motivation letter volume and appearance

A volume of a motivation letter must not exceed a one page of A4 format.

The font of a text must be straight Times New Roman with the size 12 and 1.5 line spacing. The first paragraph row must have a standard indention (15-17 mm). Margins: left – 30 mm, right – 10 mm, upper – 20 mm, lower – 20 mm.

Annex 2

ESSAY EVALUATION CRITERIA

Evaluation criteria

Points

An essay is substantial, reasonable and grammar answer on delivered question in the form of a logically coherent text and fully correspond to requirements

40

An essay topic is totally evaluated, argues are reasonable, conclusions are supported, but a logical coherence has been disturbed

29-39

An essay topic has not been opened fully, opinions have poor argued, and results have not been supported enough.

15-28

There are many mistakes of definition using, data are defected, there are mistakes if facts, argumentation is poor presented.

1-14

The topic treatment has been wrong presented or plagiarism has been noticed.

0

Maximal points for an essay – 40. Points for an English grammar mistakes will reduce the mark.

Grammar mistakes for an essay points reducing:

Point quantity of feed back

1.

There are mistakes of special definitions and phrases using in the text:

- 1-2 mistakes

- 3-4 mistakes

- 5 and more mistakes

Subtracted points for different positions could not be summarised

from 1 to 3

minus 1 point

minus 2 points

minus 3 points

   

2.

There are mistakes of articles, prepositions and verbs using in the text:

- for incorrect using of each article

- for incorrect using of each preposition

- for incorrect using of each verb

Subtracted points for different positions have to be summarised

from 0,5 and more

minus 0,5 points

minus 0,5 points

minus 1 point

   

3.

There are mistakes of connection constructions using as well as a unified narrative style:

- for each mistake

- narrative style is not corresponded main goal

Subtracted points for different positions have to be summarised

from 0,5 and more

minus 0,5 points

minus 2 points

Thus, minimum points for points reduction is 0,5 points. Maximal points – are not specified.