The European Union are offering scholarships for the Erasmus Mundus Masters program in crossways in Cultural Narratives (CWCN) in 2020.
This 2-year Erasmus Mundus Master s program in comparative literature and inter-medial studies offers a unique opportunity to enjoy high-quality academic standards in three different Universities among the 12 Universities involved in the Crossways Consortium worldwide. At the end of your 2-year Erasmus Mundus Masters program, you will obtain a maximum of 3 Masters degrees.
Worth of Award
The EMJMD student scholarship includes:
- a contribution to the student participation costs (including tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students’ participation in the EMJMD study programme
- a contribution to student travel and installation costs
- a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme
If you are an undergraduate student, in the field of Humanities / Arts / Social Sciences / Languages, this Masters program is for you.
Your application must comply with the following requirements.
- Students need to have successfully completed at least an undergraduate degree in the field of Arts, Languages or Social Sciences; particularly a Modern Languages Degree (e.g. language, literature, thought and cultural studies programmes of a high, specialised level relating to one or more of the following: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German and related cultures).
- Students have an attested level of First Class or 2:1 Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree (or equivalent). Moreover, students may be among the top 5-10 students of their year.
- If you will receive your degree after the end of the application period, and before the beginning of the Masters programme (August/September 2020), you are allowed to apply for the programme; HOWEVER you have to provide during the application period the transcripts you have already received and a certificate of graduation from your University. The undergraduate degree certificate (or proof of its obtention) must be sent to the consortium before the beginning of the programme (August/September 2020).
- Students must possess a near-native (at least B2 level), degree-level command of the Semester 1 and Semester 2/3 Universities’ languages which are among the following: English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Spanish – together with a basic knowledge of, or a willingness to acquire, a THIRD European language. In order to prove your level, you must provide official certificates of languages in your application.
a- Special English language requirements for Universities of Sheffield and St Andrews
- -For Non-EU students: for non-EU students of Crossways at both Sheffield and St Andrews who are not native speakers of English, we require passes at prescribed levels in an English Language Test officially approved by the UK Border Agency and recognised by the admitting university.
- St Andrews demands IELTS average 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in the writing component of the test and a minimum of 6.0 in the other components), or the equivalent in another approved test. Scores must be achieved at a single sitting of a test .
- Sheffield demands IELTS average 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in each component of the test), or the equivalent in another approved test.
- All these requirements are higher than the minimum levels currently set by UK Visas and Immigration for a Study Visa for a Master’s degree, so if you satisfy Sheffield’s or St Andrews’s requirements you should also have achieved the linguistic standards needed for a UK visa.
- – For EU students: for EU students of Crossways at St Andrews who are not native speakers of English, passes at prescribed levels in an approved English Language Test are required, regardless of whether you have completed a good B.A. degree in English. An IELTS overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in the writing component of the test and a minimum of 6.0 in the other components), or the equivalent in another approved test. Scores must be achieved at a single sitting of a test.
- At Sheffield, an IELTS average of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in each component of the test), or the equivalent in another test, is prescribed for EU students. However, this may be demonstrated either with IELTS or equivalent approved test results, or by excellent B.A.-level qualifications in English from a well-known European university.
- TOEFL. Please note that TOEFL tests are no longer universally approved by the British Home Office’s UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI) as evidence of English Language ability. TOEFL test certificates taken within the UK are invalid for UK visa purposes. TOEFL test certificates taken outside the UK may be valid, but the decision is at the discretion of the university authorities and they may decide upon consideration that your TOEFL certificate is not reliable and cannot be accepted. You can use a TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) certificate for your Crossways application but are advised to obtain a different, approved qualification before applying for a visa.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online and submit the necessary supporting documentation with the online application.