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FAQ - EMSc Longevity Programme

At GCLS, we are committed to providing comprehensive support to prospective students, and to address inquiries regarding our Executive Master of Science in Longevity distance learning program, we have compiled this FAQ section. Our aim is to offer clarity and guidance on various aspects of the program. However, should any questions persist, we encourage students to reach out to our dedicated Enrollment Advisors who are more than willing to provide personalized assistance and ensure a smooth and informed decision-making process. Your academic journey with GCLS begins with the support you need to thrive.

How do I apply for the EMSc Longevity programme? 

Applications to the Executive Master of Science in Longevity programme at GCLS are submitted using an online application form, which can be found under "APPLY NOW" in the webpage topbar.
Before submitting your application, please familiarise yourself with the Admission Criteria and Application Process on the EMSc Programme website, as this contains essential information about courses offered, entrance requirements, mandatory documents and admissions deadlines.
If you have any questions in relation to submitting your application, please contact an Enrollment Advisor via our webform.

Where can I find the online application form to start my application?

The digital application form can be accessed on the GCLS Graduate Admissions website. New applicants kindly use the 'APPLY NOW' button to start their application. Should you encounter any challenges, we recommend reaching out to Graduate Admissions for assistance instead of initiating the creation of a new account.

When can I apply for the EMSc programme starting in the academic year 2024?

The new admissions cycle for GCLS' Executive Master of Science in Longevity program for 2024 entry is already open.

What are GCLS's English language requirements?

At GCLS, we understand the diverse linguistic backgrounds of our students, and as such, we do not require explicit evidence of English language proficiency for the application process. Your application will be thoughtfully considered by the academic department without the need for this documentation, given that all other required materials have been submitted. It is important to note that, as per GCLS policy, it remains the student's responsibility to possess English language skills sufficient for successful completion of their studies. We are committed to fostering an inclusive learning environment where students can thrive academically, and we encourage prospective students to reach out with any questions or concerns regarding language proficiency.

How do I contact Graduate Admissions?

The best way to contact Graduate Admissions is to use our contact form to send us your question and we’ll reply to you by email as soon we can. We respond to the vast majority of queries within three working days.

What happens to my graduate application once it has been submitted?

Upon the submission of your application, a confirmation email will be sent to you. It is imperative that you verify the accurate submission of all necessary supporting documents, including references, in a timely manner aligned with the application deadline. Failure to do so may hinder the assessment of your application. Your diligence in meeting these requirements is crucial for a comprehensive evaluation of your candidacy. Upon ensuring the correct submission of your application, including all requisite supporting documents, you can anticipate receiving a decision via email approximately two weeks following the application deadline.

When will I hear the outcome of my graduate application?

Upon ensuring the correct submission of your application, including all requisite supporting documents, you can anticipate receiving a decision via email approximately two weeks following the application deadline. In the event that you have not received a response from the department within four weeks after the respective deadline, we encourage you to reach out directly to them using the contact details available on the course page. Your timely communication is important to us, and we are here to assist you throughout the application process.

How will my graduate application be assessed?

GCLS Graduate Admissions will assess applications that include all necessary supporting documents based on the published academic entry requirements outlined in the Programme Handbook for the Executive Master of Science in Longevity (accessible on the respective EMSc Programme page). Additionally, applications will be compared with others received for the same deadline. Following this evaluation, the department will reach out to you directly to communicate the outcome of your application.

My application was unsuccessful – can I request feedback?

Given the considerable volume of graduate applications received, GCLS regrets that feedback cannot be provided for unsuccessful applications. Additionally, applications will not be reconsidered within the same application cycle. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Why won’t the application form accept the document I am trying to upload?

Ensure that your document adheres to the appropriate file type, which should be either .pdf, .png, or .jpg, and that its size does not exceed 4MB. If you have a Word document, you can convert it to .pdf by selecting that file type in the 'save as' window. 

What are the supporting documents which need to be with my application?

To find the mandatory documents required for the EMSc Programme, please visit relevant programme pageTo ensure that your application can be assessed by the academic department, you must submit all required supporting documents. 

How do I know if my degree is of a sufficient standard for admission to the EMSc Longevity programme?

If you do not meet the basic minimum entry requirements or are unsure of the standard of your qualifications, please contact the department directly with details of your qualifications to check whether you can submit a competitive application. 

I cannot log in to the online application form – how do I get help?

Applications to the Executive Master of Science in Longevity programme at GCLS are submitted using an online application form, which can be found under "APPLY NOW" in the webpage topbar. Should you encounter challenges accessing a previously created account, we recommend reaching out to Graduate Admissions for assistance instead of initiating the creation of a new account.

What academic guidance do I have as a student at GCLS?

As a student at GCLS, you will be allocated an Academic Advisor who will provide general advice. You are expected to be sufficiently advanced in your studies to undertake study work largely unsupervised.

I am not a Swiss or EU resident – Can I still apply for the EMSc programme?

The GCLS distance learning programme opens its doors to students from every corner of the globe, fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Regardless of your country of residence, you are encouraged to apply and embark on a transformative educational journey with us. Our commitment to providing accessible and quality education knows no geographical boundaries, ensuring that learners worldwide can engage in the exciting field of Longevity Science