International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies (IMRCEES), UK

Deadline: Student scholarship – 15 January 2012, Scholar (visiting academic) scholarships (duration: 2 to 12 weeks) – 31 March 2012
Open to: Students around the world
Scholarship: €4,500 per semester for Category A (non-European) students,€2,550 per semester for Category B (European) students

The International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies (IMRCEES) offers you the unique opportunity to combine a year of study in Glasgow in the UK with a year studying overseas (in English) at one of our renowned partner institutions and leads to the award of a double degree. It is recognised by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course.

Description

They are an international Consortium composed of six European universities and five non-European universities. Their network of associate non-educational partners from the business, public policy and NGO communities promotes student employability by offering a range of internships.IMRCEES is intended for students wishing to pursue a career in government policy-making, the business world, diplomatic service, international organisations, and media or as preparation for further academic study through a PhD programme. Graduates will be equipped with the skills to address the myriad of socio-economic, and political/security challenges of the 21st century in one or more of the following critical geopolitical areas of the EU and its near abroad/neighbourhood: Central Asia; the Caucasus/Caspian Sea Basin; Russia; Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic Sea Region. Flexible and high quality language training is an essential part of IMRCEES.An array of academic conferences, workshops and other socio-cultural events involving all Consortium partners will help to make the IMRCEES experience a truly rewarding one in terms of making lasting friendships and equipping you for a future professional career.
Erasmus Mundus Student Scholarships:
1. the Western Balkans (i.e. Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, as well as Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99) and Turkey;
2. Tunisia and Egypt; and
3. the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries (i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).
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)and 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 the 27 EU member states and EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) as well as to any students who do not fullfil the criteria for a Category A scholarship i.e nationality requirement and 12 months rule.
Scholars holding an Erasmus Mundus scholarship must spend a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of twelve weeks in one of the Consortium’s partner universities.
Scholar (visiting academic) scholarships:
The IMRCEES Consortium expects to be able to award EMMC scholars’ scholarships for Third Country Scholars. Scholarships have a duration of two to twelve weeks. Scholars are expected to contribute to IMRCEES teaching and research at the University of Glasgow which hosts the first two IMRCEES semesters.Third Country Scholars in this regard are scholars from institutions that are neither located in one of the 27 EU member states nor in one of the EFTA member states (Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein).Ukrainian Studies (including issues such as entrepreneurship and values transformation, post-Soviet societal evolution, religious and gender issues, democratization.). Social Transformation particularly covering the Post-Soviet context but also utilising conceptual and methodological approaches.Causasus/Caspian Sea Basin Studies Topics should include: Threats and Security in the Caspian Basin Region; Collapse of the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Politics in Caucasus and Central Asia; International Negotiation; Terrorism and Counterterrorism; Energy and Security; The Caucasus in European and Global Affairs.Scholars holding an Erasmus Mundus scholarship must spend a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of twelve weeks in one of the Consortium’s partner universities.The weekly allowance for scholars is €1,200 per week including travel and accommodation costs.

Eligibility

Erasmus Mundus Student Scholarships:
1. the Western Balkans (i.e. Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, as well as Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99) and Turkey;
2. Tunisia and Egypt; and
3. the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries (i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).
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)and 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 the 27 EU member states and EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) as well as to any students who do not fullfil the criteria for a Category A scholarship i.e nationality requirement and 12 months rule.

An applicant who is completing the final year of his/her first degree or who has yet to provide the required evidence of proficiency in English will be considered for entry to the IMRCEES programme but will not receive an unconditional offer of a place on the programme until we have received his/her final degree and/or English language test results.
General English language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 (with no subtest less than 6)
iBT TOEFL 92 (with no less than 21 in Listening & writing, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking)
Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – B minimum or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) – C minimum
Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE minimum score of 60 with minimum 52 in writing
The Consortium accepts evidence of satisfactory language level from the University of Glasgow’s Language Centre Pre-Sessional courses.

Scholarship

Erasmus Mundus Student Scholarships:
For the Erasmus Mundus cohort commencing the 2-year programme in September 2012, the following tuition fees should be paid to the Consortium:
€4,500 per semester for Category A (non-European) students,
€2,550 per semester for Category B (European) students.
For Category A scholarship students, this amounts to a fee waiver of €500 per semester and Category B scholarship students will receive a fee waiver of €550 per semester.The participation costs for both non-European and European scholarship students cover all tuition fees and health insurance; they do not include accommodation as well as other living expenses and travel.

Visiting scholars:
Scholars holding an Erasmus Mundus scholarship must spend a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of twelve weeks in one of the Consortium’s partner universities.
The weekly allowance for scholars is €1,200 per week including travel and accommodation costs.The hosting universities will provide office space, assistance with travel and accommodation.

How to apply?

Third Country applicants should apply for a Category A scholarship.
European applicants should apply for a Category B scholarship.
For all categories of applicants, your application must include the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts (translated into English)
  • Degree certificate (and an official translation)
  • CV (European format)
  • English language proficiency test certificate
  • proof of citizenship (i.e. information page of passport)
  • Two references (at least one academic and if appropriate, the other may be from the student’s most recent employer)
  • Erasmus Mundus Category A or Category B Scholarship application form (if applicable)
  • IMRCEES Supporting Personal Statement form

If you are having any problems using the online application system please contact [email protected].

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