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EUROPEAN MASTER OF ARTS IN MEDIA, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURAL STUDIES
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The CoMundus Masters programme European Master of Arts in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies acts as a supplementary field of study. For EU students, there is only a limited amount of tuition-free places within the ERASMUS framework. Non-EU students and fellows can apply for an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 scholarship in combination with the Masters course. EU-students who are already students of the CoMundus Masters course European Master of Arts in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies are invited to apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship under Action 3.

To apply for the CoMundus Masters course or an Erasmus Mundus scholarship in combination with the CoMundus Masters course, please read carefully the following instructions. Please also have a detailed look at the F.A.Q. section and check the teaching focus, prerequisites and language requirements of your preferred home and host university.

This document is structured by the following three sections. Please click on the text to jump to your preferred section:

Application instructions for students
Application instructions for non-EU-students under Erasmus Mundus Action 2
Application instructions for EU-students under Erasmus Mundus Action 3
Application instructions for non-EU scholars (fellows) under Erasmus Mundus Action 2
Application instructions for EU-scholars (fellows) under Erasmus Mundus Action 3

 


 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS

Application Deadlines

  • Masters Course without an Erasmus Mundus scholarship
    Each university has its own application deadline for the local Masters course (this deadline is for students only which do not apply for an Erasmus Mundus Action 3 scholarship):
    • Denmark: Roskilde Universitetscenter : May 1st for the fall semester, November 1st for the spring semester
    • France: Université de Bourgogne : June 8th 2005
    • France: Université Stendhal Grenoble 3 : June 15th
    • Germany: Universität Kassel : February 15th
    • Italy: Università degli Studi di Firenze : September for the spring term
    • United Kingdom: Institute of Education, University of London : April 1st
    • U.S.A.: Arizona State University : April 1st for the fall term
  • Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (non-EU students and fellows):
    The application deadline for the academic year 2006/07 is December 31st, 2005 (per postmark).
    This deadline diverges from the individual deadlines of the partner universities for the local Masters course. This is because the consortium has to make proposals for students who are foreseen to receive a scholarship to the European Commission until a defined deadline at the beginning of each calendar year. Please note that the International Consortium reserves rights to decline applications for Erasmus Mundus Action 2 which are sent after December 31st, 2005.
  • Erasmus Mundus Action 3 (EU-students and fellows):
    CoMundus Masters Students of the academic year 2005/06: For further information please contact your home or host university.
    The application deadlines for the academic year 2006/07 are 15 February 2006 and 15 September 2006.

Academic and practical prerequisites for applying
Requirements for admission are the successful completion of a BA (180 ECTS) plus further 30 ECTS in the field of Media, Communication or Cultural Studies (a total of 210 ECTS).

Admission criteria are

  • Excellence of the candidate (outstanding achievement in the applicant’s first degree),
  • Theoretical and practical experience in at least one of the 4 areas of study,
  • Motivation and professional orientation and
  • Language ability (advanced working knowledge of the language of instruction of the home and the host university)

Required language skills
A competent working knowledge – sufficient for academic study and writing – of the respective national languages of the selected places of study is a prerequisite. Some of the partner universities require language ability tests:

  • Denmark: Aarhus Universitet:
    An English language requirement is standard for all applicants and may be met in one of the following ways:
    • IELTS (6) or Paper TOEFL (550) or Computer TOEFL (225)
    • 0-level/GCSE in English language
    • General Studies
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency
    • Cambridge Advanced Certificate
    • JMB Test in English for overseas Students
    • Certificate of Extended Education (CEE)
    • USA Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
    • The Certificate of Attainment in English
    • Roskilde Univerity's TOELF code number is 1000
  • Denmark: Roskilde Universitetscenter:
    An English language requirement is standard for all applicants and may be met in one of the following ways:
    • IELTS (6) or Paper TOEFL (550) or Computer TOEFL (225)
    • 0-level/GCSE in English language
    • General Studies
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency
    • Cambridge Advanced Certificate
    • JMB Test in English for overseas Students
    • Certificate of Extended Education (CEE)
    • USA Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
    • The Certificate of Attainment in English
  • France: Université de Bourgogne:
    • DALF
  • France: Université Stendhal Grenoble 3:
    • DALF, level C1
  • Germany: Universität Kassel:
  • Italy: Università degli Studi di Firenze:
    • For the academic year 2006/07 the Italian language abilities of the applicants are checked during the individual motivational interviews. From 2007/08 on language tests are required.
  • United Kingdom: Institute of Education, University of London:

Application documents and forms
Applications for the Masters course without an Erasmus Mundus scholarship must be written in both, the language of the home university and in the language of the host university. Applications for the Masters course in combination with an Erasmus Mundus scholarship have to be written in English. For both, the application documents are:

The universities will accept applications only if no documents are missing.

Application address
The application has to be sent to the chosen home university. Applications sent via e-mail only will definitely not be taken into consideration. Addresses are available in the section "Contacts". Please do not send any applications to the European Commission!

Application selection procedure
The International Consortium reserves rights to decline applications

  • which are sent after the deadline,
  • with missing documents and
  • if the applicant doesn't match the prerequisites for an application.

 

ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIP FOR NON-EU STUDENTS UNDER ACTION 2
Non-EU students who apply for the CoMundus Masters course European Master of Arts in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. For this, the "Application form for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship" has to be added to the application documents.

Amount of the Erasmus Mundus scholarships
A grant is endowed with EUR 1600 per month and student (payment duration is 16 months) and two flatrates of EUR 5000 each for travel and for student fees.

Number of scholarships
For the academic year 2006/07, a total of 24 scholarships for non-EU students is available:
- 12 schoalrships are reserved for students from non-EU countries.
- Additionally, the European Commission offers 12 scholarships for Asian students. The country distribution of the 13 additional students for 2006/07 is:

  • 6 Indian nationals;
  • 1 Chinese nationals;
  • 3 nationals from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka or Vietnam;
  • 1 Malaysian national;
  • 1 Thai national.

Eligibility
To receive a scholarship under Erasmus Mundus Action 2, a student has to meet the condition of the status of a so called “third-country graduate student”. If a student doesn’t match the third country scheme, he or she is not eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

Definition of “third-country graduate students”:
Extract from the “DECISION No 2317/2003/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 5 December 2003 establishing a programme for the enhancement of quality in higher education and the promotion of intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries (Erasmus Mundus) (2004 to 2008)”

“Article 2 Definitions […]
2. ‘third-country graduate student’ means a national of a third country other than those from EEA-EFTA States and candidate countries for accession to the European Union, who has already obtained a first higher education degree, who is not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries as provided for in Article 11, who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Member States or the participating countries; and who has been accepted to register or is registered in an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course as described in the Annex;

Link to the original document:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/mundus/decision_en.pdf

Information about the selection results for Erasmus Mundus Action 2 applicants
After the deadline December 31st 2005 the local universities make decisions on the selection of applicants. After the distribution (following the Euroepan Commission's criteria) of the applicants which have been proposed by the single partner universities a list with names of applicants is sent to the European Commission by February 28th 2006. The Euroepan Commission will decide on the proposed students by May or June 2006. The accepted students are informed four weeks after the commission notifies the Consortium. During this time of decision (between January 2006 and June 2006) the co-ordinators of the CoMundus universities are not able to give applicants information about the state of their application, unfortunately.


December 31st 2005:

Application deadline for the academic year 2006/07

January 2nd 2006 - February 22nd 2006:   

Application selection by the Consoritium

Expected by May 2006:

Application selection by the European Commission

By June 2006:

Notification of the students by the Consortium


 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR EU-STUDENTS UNDER ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTION 3
EU-students who apply for the CoMundus Masters course European Master of Arts in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies can apply for an Erasmus Mundus Action 3 scholarship. For this, the "Application form for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship" has to be added to the application documents.

Amount of the Erasmus Mundus scholarships
A grant is endowed with EUR 700 per month and student. The payment duration a maximum of three months (15 ECTS; 18 ECTS at the ASU) and one flatrate of EUR 1000 for travel costs.

Number of scholarships
For the academic year 2006/07, a total of 30 scholarships for EU students is available:

Eligibility
To receive an scholarship under Erasmus Mundus Action 3, a student has to meet the condition of the status of a so called “European Union student”. If a student doesn’t match this scheme, he or she is not eligible for a scholarship under Erasmus Mundus Action 3.

Definition of “European Union students”:
Extract from the “DECISION No 2317/2003/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 5 December 2003 establishing a programme for the enhancement of quality in higher education and the promotion of intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries (Erasmus Mundus) (2004 to 2008)”

“ACTION 3: PARTNERSHIPS WITH THIRD-COUNTRY HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS […]
eligible students and scholars must be citizens of the European Union or third-country nationals
who had been legal residents in the European Union for at least three years (and for purposes other than study)
before the start of the outgoing mobility

Link to the original document:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/mundus/decision_en.pdf


 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR NON-EU SCHOLARS (FELLOWS) UNDER ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTION 2
Under Erasmus Mundus Action 2, the CoMundus consortium offers in co-operation with the European Commission Erasmus Mundus scholarships for non-EU scholars (fellows). A scholarship is connected to acadmic activities in one of the CoMundus universities for a duration of max. 3 months. Non-EU scholars can apply for one or more of the consortium's seven EU universities.

Application deadline
The application deadline for the academic year 2006/07 is December 31st, 2005 (per postmark).

Amount of the Erasmus Mundus scholarships
One grant is endowed with EUR 4000 per month and scholar (payment duration max. 3 months) and one fixed amount of EUR 1000 for travel costs.

Number of scholarships
For the academic year 2006/07, 3 scholarships for non-EU scholars are available.


Eligibility
A scholar who receives an scholarship under Erasmus Mundus Action 2 has to meet the condition of the status of a so called "third-country scholar". If a scholar doesn’t match the third country scheme, he or she is not eligible for a scholarship under Erasmus Mundus Action 2.

Definition of “third-country scholars”:
Extract from the “DECISION No 2317/2003/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 5 December 2003 establishing a programme for the enhancement of quality in higher education and the promotion of intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries (Erasmus Mundus) (2004 to 2008)”

“Article 2 Definitions […]
3. ‘third-country scholar’ means a national of a third country other than those from EEA-EFTA States and candidate countries for accession to the European Union, who is not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries as provided for in Article 11, who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Member States or the participating countries, and who has outstanding academic and/or professional experience;

Link to the original document:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/mundus/decision_en.pdf


Prerequisites

  • Excellence of the candidate
  • Theoretical experience in at least one of the 4 areas of study
  • Language abilities

Application documents
Please download the "application form for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship", complete it and send it per post to your prefered university, together with the other requested documents and until the deadline. The application must be written in English. Application documents are:

Application address
The application has to be sent to the chosen university via post. Applications sent via e-mail only will definitely not be taken into consideration.
Please do not send any applications to the European Commission!

Application selection procedure
The International Consortium reserves rights to decline applications

  • which are sent after the deadline December 31st, 2005,
  • with missing required documents and
  • if the applicant doesn't match the prerequisites for an application.

Information about the selection results for Erasmus Mundus Action 2 applicants
After the deadline December 31st 2005 the local universities make decisions on the selection of applicants. After the distribution (following the Euroepan Commission's criteria) of the applicants which have been proposed by the single partner universities a list with names of applicants is sent to the European Commission by February 28th 2006. The Euroepan Commission will decide on the proposed scholars by May or June 2006. The accepted scholars are informed four weeks after the commission notifies the Consortium. During this time of decision (between January 2006 and June 2006) the co-ordinators of the CoMundus universities are not able to give applicants information about the state of their application, unfortunately.


December 31st 2005:

Application deadline for the academic year 2006/07

January 2nd 2006 - February 22nd 2006:   

Application selection by the Consoritium

Expected by May 2006:

Application selection by the European Commission

By June 2006:

Notification of the scholars by the Consortium



 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR EU-SCHOLARS (FELLOWS) UNDER ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTION 3
The CoMundus consortium offers scholarships for EU-scholars (fellows) under Erasmus Mundus Action 3. A scholarship is connected to acadmic activities in one of the CoMundus universities for a duration of max. 3 months. EU-scholars can apply for one or more of the non-EU partner universities.

Application deadline
The application deadlines for the academic year 2006/07 are 15 February 2006 and 15 September 2006.

Amount of the Erasmus Mundus scholarships
One grant is endowed with EUR 4000 per month and scholar (payment duration max. 3 months) and a fixed amount of EUR 1000 for travel costs.

Number of scholarships
For the academic year 2006/07, 3 scholarships for EU scholars are available.


Eligibility
An EU-scholar who receives a scholarship under Erasmus Mundus Action 3 has to meet the condition of the status of a so called "European Union scholar". If a scholar doesn’t match this scheme, he or she is not eligible for a scholarship under Erasmus Mundus Action 3.

Definition of “European Union scholar”:
Extract from the “DECISION No 2317/2003/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 5 December 2003 establishing a programme for the enhancement of quality in higher education and the promotion of intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries (Erasmus Mundus) (2004 to 2008)”

“ACTION 3: PARTNERSHIPS WITH THIRD-COUNTRY HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS […]
eligible students and scholars must be citizens of the European Union or third-country nationals
who had been legal residents in the European Union for at least three years (and for purposes other than study)
before the start of the outgoing mobility

Link to the original document:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/mundus/decision_en.pdf


Prerequisites

  • Excellence of the candidate
  • Theoretical experience in at least one of the 4 areas of study
  • Language abilities

Application documents
Please download the "application form for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship", complete it and send it per post to the chairing institution, together with the other requested documents and until the deadline. The application must be written in English. Application documents are:

Application address
The application has to be sent to the chairing institution via post. Applications sent via e-mail only will definitely not be taken into consideration.
Please do not send any applications to the European Commission!

Application selection procedure
The International Consortium reserves rights to decline applications

  • which are sent after the deadlines 15 February 2006 and 15 September 2006,
  • with missing required documents and
  • if the applicant doesn't match the prerequisites for an application.

 

 

 
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