The European Master in Lexicography, Germany, is inviting prospective Master’s students to apply for the 2018/2019 academic session.
EMLex provides 13 scholarships for the intake of 2018. This intake starts in winter term 2018/19, with courses starting either in September or October 2018 (depending on the home university). 75% of the scholarships are given to partner country students; 25% are given to programme country students.
Worth of Award
The scholarship includes:
- contribution to subsistence costs: 1,000€ per month for the entire duration of the EMLex study programme (24 months maximum)
- contribution to the travel and installation costs:
- for scholarship holders resident in a programme country: 1,000€ per year for travel costs
- for scholarship holders resident in a partner country whose location is situated at less than 4,000km from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg: 2,000 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € for installation costs
- for scholarship holders resident in a partner country whose location is situated at 4,000km or more from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg: 3,000 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € for installation costs
- The scholarship also includes participation costs for the EMJMD-EMLex. These participation costs cover all additional costs which occur during your studies, including tuition fees, health insurance, library costs, administrative costs, cultural events, etc.
Note: If you study in your home country you will not receive contribution to subsistence costs for the duration of your stay there. If you are a partner country student and study at Stellenbosch you will only receive a contribution to subsistence costs for the duration of three months of your stay.
- Partner Countries: non-EU countries with the exception of Turkey, Macedonia, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland
- Programme Countries: 28 EU member states + Turkey, Macedonia, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland
- If you come from a partner country and have carried out your main activities (studies, work, training) in any programme country for at least 12 months in total during the previous five years, you are considered as an applicant from a programme country.
- Applicants must have a Higher Educational Institution (HEI) degree in the area of:
- (Computational/Applied) Linguistics
- (Foreign) Languages
- Book Studies / Library and Information Science
- or other relevant disciplines, subject to the consent of and the approval by the Consortium’s admission committee.
- If your HEI degree is still in progress, you may nevertheless submit an application. The restriction in this case will be that the HEI degree certificate is available before the EMLex study course begins.
Proficiency in English and German is essential for participation because the courses will be taught in these two languages. Language requirements are either:
- at least level B1 in English and at least level B2 in German or
- at least level B1 in German and at least level B2 in English
Proficiency in English (for non-native speakers) must be certified by one of the following institutions for at least the given level (equivalent to B1 // B2):
- onSet-Englisch. This test can be taken at a licensed test centre in your country (https://www.ondaf.de/ondaf/info/home.jsp)
- British Council (IELTS): 4.5 – 5 // 5.5 – 6.5
- Trinity (ISE Foundation): ISE I // ISE II
- TOEFL iBT: at least 42 // at least 72
- Cambridge: Preliminary Certificate // First, Advanced or Proficiency Certificate
- English studies / Anglistik Bachelor degree (or comparable degree) from one of the universities in the EMLex programme
Proficiency in German (for non-native speakers) must be certified by one of the following institutions for at least the given level (equivalent to B1 // B2):•
- onSet-Deutsch (former “OnDaF”). This test can be taken at a licensed test centre in your country (https://www.ondaf.de/ondaf/info/home.jsp)
- Goethe-Institut: Zertifikat B1, grade at least ‘gut’ // Zertifikat B2, grade at least ‘gut’
- Österreich-Institut: ÖSD-Zertifikat B1, grade at least ‘gut’ // Zertifikat B2, grade at least ‘gut’
- Germanistik Bachelor degree (or comparable degree) from one of the universities of the EMLex programme
- The language certificates must not be older than two years.
- No other documents can be accepted as confirmation of English and German proficiency.
- Note: Candidates may be interviewed via video or phone conference.
How to Apply
- Fill out the application form on the computer and sign it by hand. See link below
- Send the application form together with the following documents to [email protected] (all documents must be in a PDF format. The file should not exceed 4 MB.):
- certificate of HEI degree
- language certificates (English and German)
- a transcript of academic records
- a copy of your identity document
- motivation letter (2 pages max., in English or German). In the letter you should respond to the following aspects:
- Explain the reasons why you want to attend the EMLex programme, your expectations, and your own contribution.
- Explain your choice of the preferred home university (while your preferences will be taken into account as far as possible, the final assignment will be made to best fit your study needs).
- Answer the following question: Which lexicographic project would you like to realize in your home country if you had the chance to do so?
- If your original documents are in a language other than English or German, please also submit certified translations.
- Please note that we cannot return any documents that you send us.
- Students from China: In case of acceptance to the EMLex Programme, please also have your documents certified by the Akademische Prüfstelle des Kulturreferats of the German Embassy in Beijing.
- Students from Mongolia: Please also have your documents certified by the German Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
- For students starting the programme in 2018, it is not possible to start in Budapest and in Stellenbosch.
If you have not been selected and have reasons to believe that your application file has not been processed through the selection procedure, you may engage an appeal procedure.
Before submitting an appeal, please check carefully whether
- you observed the application deadline
- you followed the application procedure
- you submitted the documents required for a complete application
If the above conditions are met, and you have reasons to believe that a mistake has been made during the selection procedure you may submit an appeal. An appeal request must be made as follows:
- by a letter to the EMLex Coordinator (Prof. Dr. Stefan Schierholz)
- clearly stating the reasons for the appeal
- sent within 7 working days after receiving the notification of non-selection
- sent by e-mail to [email protected]
- the subject line of the appeal request e-mail must contain the text “EMLex non-selection appeal” and the last name of the candidate
You will be contacted as soon as a decision has been made.
Note: A candidate may appeal ONLY on the grounds of defective or unfair procedure. The appeal procedure is concerned with how the application was handled in the evaluation and eligibility-checking process. It does not automatically lead to re-evaluation. Please note that new information or clarifications that should have been in the application will not be taken into consideration.
Deadline: Application deadline for intake of 2018 is 1st March 2018. Application opens on 1st November 2017.
Note: If you are selected for a scholarship, placed on the reserve list or enrolled on a self-financing basis, your data may be used for purposes of evaluating the Erasmus Mundus Programme by funding agencies.