Scholarships for Master course in Global Studies, Leipzig

Deadline: 1 December, 2012
Open to: International students (EU and non-EU students)
Scholarship: Full stipends are available (covering tuition fees, travel and living expenses)

The University of Leipzig is having open places for candidates who want to take Master course within its consortium. The Master Course ‘Global Studies’ is only through the Global and European Studies Institute of the University of Leipzig.

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, it is appreciated if applicants have a basic knowledge of German or/and Polish or/and Danish and/or any other European language

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
  • motivation
  • work experience/professional qualifications


The deadline for applicants, that want to apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship is 1st December of each year for the next cycle of the programme starting in fall of the following year.

Applications arriving by December 1st at the Global Studies office in Leipzig will be automatically taken into consideration for the Erasmus Mundus grant. Therefore please send only one application to apply for the Master’s course  in Global Studies and the Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

Applications arriving after December 1st cannot be taken into consideration for the Erasmus Mundus grant.

About the scholarship

The EU Commission offers scholarships to selected highly qualified students. This scholarship covers for the complete tuition fees. Category A scholarships include a single travel allowance of € 8,000 and living allowance of € 1,000 per month whereas Category B scholarships include a single  travel allowance of € 3,000 and living allowance of €  500 per month. All applications arriving by the deadline (December 1st of each year) at the office in Leipzig are automatically taken into consideration for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship.


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:

  1. 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)
    doc.format || pdf.form 
    The application form for EU and non-EU students is the same.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae (you can e.g. use the Europass CV as a template)
  3. Motivation letter which explains why you are interested in this particular Master course (1-2 pages).
  4. Proof of nationality (copy of passport)
  5. 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) and of university diploma
  6. 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
  7. Certified copy or original hard copy of English  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)
  8. Two recommendation letters by academic teachers or employers (in a separate closed envelope, sealed by the persons recommending the candidate or/and on official letterhead) including the reference names and e-mail addresses
  9. A passport size photo

Please try to avoid the use of plastic/paper files and staples.
All applications are in English and in PAPER.

Applicants from China, Mongolia and Vietnam are requested to send additional documents.

If you should have any questions concerning the application or the Master’s course, please write an e-mail to Ms. Konstanze Loeke: em(at)

For more detailed information please visit the official website.

5 thoughts on “Scholarships for Master course in Global Studies, Leipzig

  1. Hello..Gentle man and ladies

    I'm so happy what I saw, you have post the scholarship for further studying at there. And I want to know about is that now I'm in Myanmar country. Actually I'm so eager want to join at there for studying. So, if you can share me your time, please give me a mail through [email protected]..
    The sure is that I have already graduated Bachelor degree and Master Degree in Myanmar Institute of Theology, so what should I do for that program….

    Myanmar, Yangon

    1. Dear Hungmana, Please note that Mladiinfo does not give scholarships or any financial support, but only informs about different opportunities. Click on the direct link to the official page above to apply for the program or get in touch with the institution.

    1. Dear Damma,

      Please note that Mladiinfo is not a site which advertises courses, but it is a site which provides students, scholars, young people and people in general about different opportunities; provides links to free education. You can check details on the course being posted on the provided links to the official website or see general information within the post. On the official website you can read about career opportunities in a special bar from the right side.

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  2. Dear Hungmana,
    I am searching for funding to sponsor my PhD project. I have already gained admission for the PhD, but no funding yet. I have therefore deferred my programme to next year 2013. Please I have already got a supervisor (Professor) who has agreed to supervise my project. I am therefore in dire need of funding to enable me carry out my PhD project. I believe my Prof will not continue to wait indefinitely because I have already deferred the programme to next year. My school is in Germany. Please i need your suggestion in terms of sponsorship.

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