Erasmus Mundus Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations

Deadline: 31 December 2010
Open to: holders of the Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent) in a field related to migration studies: e.g. Social sciences, History, Cultural studies, Educational sciences, Law, Economics, Development Studies and Journalism.
Scholarship: 1,000 Euro per month for EU/EEA-EFTA candidates; 500 Euro per month for non-EU/EEA-EFTA candidates

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. The first cohort will set out to study in September 2011.

EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organisations 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 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.

Admission Requirements

* The programme builds upon a first degree such as a Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent qualification) in a field related to migration studies: e.g. Social sciences, History, Cultural studies, Educational sciences, Law, Economics, Development Studies and Journalism.
* The final grade of the first degree must be a minimum (or equivalent) of C+ and proven by certificates. Preliminary transcripts are acceptable when applying, but the final degree certificate/academic transcripts is required before the start of the programme.
* Applicants have to document knowledge of migration studies, intercultural relations and empirical methods. Modules completed at the undergraduate level, papers, essays and examination results are considered valid documentation. Preference will also be given to qualified applicants who, in addition, have relevant professional experience.


Please follow this link to find the EMMIR application form. The form must be completed online by filling in the indicated boxes. Please make sure that all personal information correspond to the attached documents and certificates.

Note that the whole application package has to be posted within the deadline 31 December 2010 (postmark date will be taken into consideration).


The full application consists of the following:

* Signed print out of the automatic confirmation
* Scan of passport
* CV
* Statement of Purpose, clarifying the applicant’s 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

Find more here.


Please send your full application to:
EMMIR Consortium Committee
c/o University of Oldenburg
Dr. Lydia Potts
Faculty of Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26111 Oldenburg

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One thought on “Erasmus Mundus Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations

  1. David,I appreciate the avidce! I’m a Cornerstone University student in Grand Rapids, MI and I’ll be studying abroad in China this spring semester. I know that I’ll be confronted with the temptation to keep to my comfort zone, but with encouragement to experiment such as this, I’m sure I’ll find the motivation to attempt to bridge those vast cultural gaps and connect with those I meet in real ways!p.s. Nate Giesel is a great friend of mine and he speaks very highly of you!

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