Erasmus Mundus European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations, Europe and Africa

Deadline: 31 December 2011
Open to: Applicants with the bachelor degree relevant to the study field, good level of English
Scholarship: Contribution to travel, installation and any other type of cost- 4,000 Euro per year; Contribution to EMMIR participation costs- 4,000 Euro per semester; Monthly allowance- 1,000 Euro per month

Description

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organsiations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate’s employment. The quality of the programme is constantly evaluated by an international board of experts.

EMMIR is a unique study programme focusing on migration through an intercultural approach. It provides profound theoretical skills in migration studies combined with field work in Europe and Africa. It is designed as a multidisciplinary programme that addresses important contemporary issues in an emerging field of study. EMMIR includes study periods in both, Europe and Africa. Students’ mobility is understood as a key to mutual understanding of different views and cultures of migration and movement and will sharpen intercultural sensitivity.

EMMIR students become acquainted with different cultures and academic traditions and gain knowledge about migration issues in internships. They will gain profound skills and specialise in one of the four programme foci, this will provide them with excellent chances for employment in national and international governmental and private sector organisations or in academia. Graduates will be awarded a joint degree by the EMMIR partner universities.  There are four programme foci:

  • Gender
  • Development
  • Representation
  • Education

Scholarship

When applying for EMMIR, applicants are invited to apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship (except if they have benefitted from such a scholarship before). Applicants will be informed if they are awarded a scholarship with the admission notification. There are two different forms of scholarships, Category A and Category B. The scholarship terms depend on the student’s country of origin/residence and main academic and/or professional activity.

Category A scholarships are available for applicants who

  • are neither resident in one of the 27 EU member states or in an EEA-EFTA country (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland)
  • nor carried out their main academic and/or professional activity for more than 12 months in any of the EU/EEA-EFTA member states in the last five years.

Category B scholarships are available for applicants who

  • are resident in one of the 27 EU member states or in an EEA-EFTA country (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland) and/or
  • regardless of their residence carried out their main academic and/or professional activity for more than 12 months in any of the EU/EEA-EFTA member states in the last five years.
Category A Scholarship– Contribution to travel, installation and any other type of cost- 4,000 Euro per year; Contribution to EMMIR participation costs- 4,000 Euro per semester; Monthly allowance- 1,000 Euro per month
Category B Scholarship– Contribution to travel, installation and any other type of cost- 1,500 Euro per year; Contribution to EMMIR participation costs- 2,000 Euro per semester; Monthly allowance- 500 Euro per month

The Consortium charges the following participation costs to be paid to the consortium:

  • 4000 € per semester for Category A students.
  • 2000 € per semester for Category B students.

Eligibility

Applicants with the bachelor degree relevant to the study field. Because the programme is taught in English, good level of English is mandatory.

How to apply?

EMMIR uses the management platform eConsort to facilitate the application process. Only after registering with your name, email address you will be able to access the online application form (to access the application form, please click here). The deadline for the submission of the online form is 31 December 2011. The application form must be completed online by filling in all the indicated boxes; you will be able to fill it in bit by bit, all data will be saved to our database. Please make sure that all personal information corresponds to the attached documents and certificates. You will receive a summary of all your application details automatically by the application system. This confirmation has to be printed out, dated and signed, and attached to the whole applications package including all the documentation required. Note that the whole application package has to be dispatched by courier or regular mail service within the deadline 31 December 2011 and has to arrive at the EMMIR Coordinator no later than 31 January 2012. The full application consists of the following:

  • Signed and dated print out of the automatic confirmation
  • Scanned copy of passport
  • CV
  • Statement of Purpose, clarifying your motivation to study the course (1 to 2 pages max.)
  • Certified copy of first university degree and other relevant degrees
  • Documentation of language proficiency
  • Other relevant documentation and references

All documents must be submitted in English. Documents which are not originally in English must be accompanied by an authorised translation of the original.

Every single enclosed official document sent as part of the application must be certified as true copy. An official stamp with date and signature is required. In general, attestation by the local embassy, the police, a notary public or state or municipal administration agency is accepted. Failure to provide all the necessary documents disqualifies the applicant and the application will not be registered. You are expected to provide documentation of a final first degree by the deadline. A preliminary transcript is accepted as long as it displays that you took all necessary exams to finish the course.

The full application including the documents should be sent to the address below.

Contacts

EMMIR Consortium Committee
c/o University of Oldenburg
Dr. Lydia Potts
School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26111 Oldenburg
Germany

In case of any further question, please contact the programme representatives via email to emmir(at)uni-oldenburg.de or via phone to 0049 (0)441 798 4157.  

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