Monday, September 21, 2009

A Master of Arts in Global Studies-A Europen Perspective

Successful students of the European Master 'Global Studies' will receive a double degree M.A. in Global Studies from the two partner universities where they spent an academic year. The M.A. certificate will be accompanied by a Diploma Supplement, which contains further information about the educational university systems used in the Consortium, the qualifications gained by the student during the participation in the programme and her/his mobility track. Each student will also receive a transcript of records that list all the courses the student has attended and the grades she/he has received.

How to apply

We are pleased that you are interested to apply for the Master course in Global Studies within our consortium. Please find in the following information on the requirements and a guide how to apply.

Admission criteria

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
work experience/professional qualifications

Deadlines and timetable

The deadline for non-European (third country) applicants, that want to apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship is 15 December of each year for the next cycle of the programme starting in fall of the following year. Please send only one application to apply for the Master in Global Studies and the Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
For European (including German) applicants as well as those non-European applicants, that do not want to apply for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship the deadline is 15 June of each year for the next cycle of the programme starting in fall of the current year.

Approximately 2-3 weeks after your application has arrived in our offices you will receive a confirmation of receipt via e-mail. The final decision on the admission to the programme and 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 having applied in June will be made at the end of July of the same year. 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.

Please send your application to the following address:

Erasmus Mundus European Master in Global Studies
Global and European Studies Institute
Emil-Fuchs-Str. 1
04105 Leipzig

Your application needs to include:

Application form (see below) 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)
Microsoft Word format here
pdf file format here
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 German) language test results. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide test scores for one of the following standardized English proficiency tests:
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.

IELTS: minimum score of 6,5
CPE: Grades A, B, C (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
CAE: Grades A, B (Certificate in Advanced English)
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

Please try to avoid the use of plastic/paper files and staples.

All applications are in English and in paper.

As indicated above some documents must be included as certified copies and certified translations in German or English or French and in the original language. All documents issued in English, German or French must be included as certfied copies only.

A certification can be made by any autority that does have an official seal with national coat of arms (in Germany these are town hall, police, courts, rectory and notaries).

Please note that in case you do not submit all documents requested by the date of the application deadline the missing documents might effect in a lower score point during the selection procedure and thus might lead to a reduced change to receive an admission for the programme and/or to be nominated for an Erasmus Mundus grant.

Electronic pre-application may be send to indicate an interest especially in those cases where air mail systems are operating under difficult conditions. Along with the electronic pre-application to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it please send:

Application form
A copy of your first degree, including completed and official certificates and transcripts of all previous university studies must be submitted. All academic records which are not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations.
A letter of motivation in which you explain why you are interested in this particular Master Course. (1-2 pages)
A statement regarding English proficiency.
A curriculum vitae in English

Please note as well that we do NOT return any of the documents you have sended no matter if you receive an admission to the Master course or not.

If you should have any questions concerning the application or the Master course, please write an e-mail to Ms. Konstanze Loeke: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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