The European Union is inviting applications for scholarships for the Master in Digital Communication Leadership Programme in Europe 2021.

The Master in Digital Communication Leadership (DCLead) is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) which approaches the vast and recent field of digital communication from an interdisciplinary and international point of view, bringing together advanced academic discussion with practical knowledge and skills.

The Master is developed in three innovative tracks, organized by four European universities in Austria, Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The students will have the opportunity to study in two different universities (depending on the chosen track) and spend a research stay at one of the Academic Partners, or an internship at one of the Industry Partners.

Worth of Award

The Digital Communication Leadership Programme award covers;

  • Partner Countries E+ Scholarship grantees receive a stipend of 1.000 EUR per month for the maximum duration of the 24 months,
  • 1.000 or 3.000 EUR for travel costs depending on the distance of the home country to the coordinating university (University of Salzburg), and 1.000 EUR for installation costs.
  • The grant also covers the participation costs. Partner countries are all the other countries that are not Programme Countries.


  • An applicant for admission shall hold the equivalent of an academic Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized academic higher education institution, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS, in a subject relevant to the topic of the Master Programme.
  • Applicants for the track POLINN “Digital Communication, Policy and Innovation in Europe” should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in communication or other disciplines of social sciences.
  • Applicants for the track TECMAN “Digital Technology and Management” should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree within the development and/or management of Information and Communication Technologies (i.e. computer science, engineering and/or business administration and/or Economics).
  • Applicants for the track ICT4D “Information and Communication Technology for Development” should have a bachelor or master degree the Social Sciences, including Anthropology, Communications, Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies, Economics, Business Economics, European Studies, International Relations and International Organizations, International Economics (and Finance), Environmental Social Studies, Political Science, Human Geography,  and Sociology.
  • Applicants for this track should also have a Grade Point Average (GPA) for the B.Sc. or B.A. study of at least 70% of the maximum scale.

How to Apply

The application procedure is divided into two phases:

  • Application (Phase 1) and Registration (Phase 2). All candidates wishing to participate in the Programme must carry out the tasks described in Phase 1.
  • Only candidates shortlisted for participation, after receiving a confirmation of their selection by email, can carry out the tasks described in Phase 2.
  • Note that if the documents provided for phase 2 provide any information that is different from the information provided during phase 1, the application will be immediately canceled.
  • Providing proof of English proficiency is recommended for Phase 1, particularly if a candidate applies for an E+ Scholarship.
  • The fulfillment of the rules for the proof of English proficiency is mandatory for Phase 2.
  • Click on the “+” sign on the website to open and review the relevant procedure.

Deadline: Application closes December 3, 2020.


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