Deadline: 10 January 2018
Open to: candidates with a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in economics or in political science and law, with good command of English
Scholarship: EUR 34.000 euro /EUR 47.000 for EU euro /non-EU nationals respectively
The Erasmus Mundus Journalism programme is a master’s degree that offers a unique educational experience with students studying and living in at least two European countries. The first year of the degree is spent in Denmark with the entire cohort. The second year sees students split into smaller groups that move to universities in either Swansea, London, Amsterdam or Hamburg to specialize in one of four distinct areas of journalism: War and Conflict, Business and Finance, Media and Politics, or Journalism and Media Across Cultures.
Students in the Mundus Journalism programme gain an outstanding professional network for life, working with peers from all over the world in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment that is both international and ambitious. You will study at some of Europe’s leading universities where top researchers in media, political studies, and journalism are responsible for the teaching. This gives the opportunity to customise your talent to an international level.
- A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree (180 ECTS) in economics or in political science and law (with a minimum of 24 ECTS – or equivalent – in economics and 9 ECTS in statistics). Candidates who plan to graduate by 31st July will be provisionally accepted and will be required to provide copies of their degree certificates by 31st August. For Non-European applicants, the degree must be obtained and sent before the 15th July;
- A good level in English, with proof of the level. For example: TOEFL (Computer-based: 237; Paper version: 580; Internet version: 92 or above), IELTS (6.5); Cambridge Proficiency Examination (C), Cambridge Advanced English Test (B), CERF (B2). Knowledge of French, Italian or German is not mandatory, but is taken into account. Those students concerned must provide official proof of their language skills (foreign language diploma or DIALANG European test). If you have a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a General Test score of at least 450 for verbal reasoning, 4.1 for analytical writing, and 650 for quantitative reasoning, it can be considered a proof of your proficiency in English;
- A clear motivation for the field and for international studies.
- Category A: Max EUR 47,000
- Category B: Max EUR 34,000
- Category A eligible if:
- You are not a resident of any of the 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein;
- You have not carried out your main activity (studies, work, private visits, tourism, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the 27 European Union Member States, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein.
- Category B eligible if:
- You are a resident of any of the 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein;
- You are a non-EU student but you do not fulfill Category A requirements.
How to apply?
In order to apply fill the application form.
The following documents are required to apply:
- Full curriculum vitae (possibly Europass format, but not mandatory);
- Electronic (scanned) version of all higher education academic records (academic transcript, awarded degrees, supplement diploma…), with original and official English translation. Proof of English proficiency (see above) except for students from countries where the Bachelor’s is taught in English. Non mandatory proof of French, Italian or German proficiency;
- Statement of purpose (no more than 500 words highlighting the candidate’s reasons for applying to EPOG Master’s Course, any relevant academic and work experience, and future career plans). The statement will also indicate the option(s) and major(s) they wish to choose (and order of preference);
- Two official recommendation letters (from teachers/professors or job supervisors) assessing the student’s ability to follow the EPOG Master’s Course (submitted online by the recommenders);
- Personal details including (see online application form) a scanned copy of the passport).
For more information please visit the official website.