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Erasmus Mundus - EMGS Scholarships

The Master Course ‘Global Studies - A European perspective' is an interdisciplinary, research-based Master offered by a consortium of five European universities:
 
 
* Roskilde Universitet
* London School of Economics and Political Science
* Universität Leipzig
* Universität Wien
* Uniwersytet Wrocławski
 
Erasmus Mundus, the EU Commission offers scholarships to selected highly qualified students.
This scholarship covers for the complete tuition fees. Category A scholarships include a single travel allowance of € 8,000 and living allowance of € 1,000 per month whereas Category B scholarships include a single travel allowance of € 3,000 and living allowance of € 500 per month. For the academic year 2010/11 there have been 8 category A scholarships for third country students and additional 2 category A grants for nationals from the Western Balkan and Turkey available as well as 6 Category B grants. All applications arriving by the deadline (December 1st of each year) at the office in Leipzig are automatically taken into consideration for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
 
Applicants should fulfil the following requirements:
 
* A bachelors degree or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution in Social Sciences or Humanities
* A sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in chosen field
* Very good academic performance
* Excellent English skills
* Furthermore we do appreciate if applicants have at least a basic knowledge of German
 
 
Selection criteria
 
Admission decisions are made by the EMGS Selection Committee upon the following criteria:
 
* very good/outstanding study results (= academic excellence)
* academic potential and recommendation
* level of language skills
* quality/recognition of home institution having awarded the first degree
* motivation
* work experience/professional qualifications
 
 
Deadlines and timetable
 
* The deadline for applicants, that want to apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship is 1 December of each year for the next cycle of the programme starting in fall of the following year.
 
 
Applications arriving by the deadline at the Global Studies office in Leipzig (address see below) will be automatically taken into consideration for the Erasmus Mundus grant. Therefore please send only one application to apply for the Master's course in Global Studies and the Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
 
 
* For applicants that do not want to apply for the Erasmus Mundus grant or that missed the above indicated deadline it is possible to apply by 30 June of each year for the next cycle of the programme starting in fall of the same year.
 
 
Meeting the application deadline will be established by the date of arrival of the hardcopy application at the Leipzig office.
 
Approximately 3 weeks after your application has arrived in our offices you will receive a confirmation of receipt via e-mail. The final decision on the award of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship will be made in June only.
The final decision on the admission to the programme for those students not being awarded an Erasmus Mundus grant will be announced at the latest by the end of July. You will be informed via e-mail soon after a decision taken.
 
Where to apply
The application for the Master Course ‘Global Studies' is only through the Global and European Studies Institute of the University of Leipzig.
 
Your application needs to include:
* Application form  including your home address, your date and place of birth, your e-mail address, your preferred mobility track (preference since final decision on the study places is made by the consortium)
 
The application form for EU and non-EU students is the same.
 
* A Curriculum Vitae
* Motivation letter which explains why you are interested in this particular Master course (1-2 pages)
* Proof of nationality (copy of passport)
* Certified copy or original hard copy (and certified translation if the document is not issued in English/German or French) of high school leaving certificate (secondary school diploma)
* Certified copy or original hard copy (and certified translation if the document is not issued in English/German or French) of university diplomas (if you you graduate after the application deadline please send us the degree as soon as you receive it, the decision on the admission will in this case be made on the grades indicated on the transcript of records )
* Certified copy or original hard copy (and certified translation if the document is not issued in English/German or French) of official transcript of study results from your university
* Certified copy or original hard copy of English (and if applicable Danish, German or/and Polish) language test results. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide test scores for one of the following standardized English proficiency tests:
 
1. TOEFL (international): minimum score of 550 paper-based (or 213 computer-based or 80 internet-based). Please notice that the code number for the Master's course in Global Studies is: 4688.
2. IELTS: minimum score of 6,5
3. CPE: Grades A, B, C (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
4. CAE: Grades A, B (Certificate in Advanced English)
5. Applicants who have studied for more than one year in, or received a degree from, a college or university where English is both the language of instruction and the native language are not requested to take one of the above-mentionend proficiency test. An official certificate from the applicants' school/university is required to confirm that English is medium of instruction.
 
* Two recommendation letters by academic teachers or employers (in a separate envelope, sealed by the persons recommending the candidate) including the reference names and e-mail addresses
* A passport size photo
 
Contact detail: em@uni-leipzig.de
Moreinfo: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/gesi/emgs