Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for M.Sc. in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)

Valia Kordoni kordoni at
Wed Dec 8 08:33:29 EST 2010

Apologies for multiple postings

   Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication  
          CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for overseas and non-overseas students

For applicants of both Category A & B, the deadline for submitting  
applications is
17th January 2011
Category A = non European and special window
Category B = European and other than A

The following consortium of Universities:

1. Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany (coordinator)
2. Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, Italy
3. University of Malta
4. University of Nancy 2, France
5. Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
6. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
7. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
8. The University of Melbourne, Australia

are offering the Masters Program in Language and Communication  
(LCT; under the auspices of the Erasmus Mundus  
of the European Union
The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication  
is an international distributed Master of Science course. The program  
studying one year at one of the Universities of the consortium, and  
the second year with a stay in one of the other partner Universities.  
this, the student will obtain two degrees at the level of Masters with  
value in each of the countries of issue.

The Program in Brief

Objectives: The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and  
Technologies provides students with profound knowledge and insight  
into the
various disciplines that contribute to the methods of language and
communication technologies and it strengthens their ability to work  
to scientific methods. Moreover, the students acquire practice-oriented
knowledge by choosing appropriate combinations of modules in Language
Technology, Computational and Theoretical Linguistics, and Computer  
Science. As
such, the Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in LCT is designed to meet  
the demands
of industry and research in the rapidly growing area of Language  
Technology. It
offers education and training opportunities for future generations of  
in research and innovation.

Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS credits)

Language of instruction: English

Summary of Study Programme: The course consists of compulsory core  
modules, as
well as elective advanced modules in Language Technology and Computer  
optionally complemented by a project, and completed by a Masters  

Application Deadlines: Applications to the LCT and the Erasmus Mundus
Scholarships scheme for the academic years 2011-2013 can be made  
online at

Deadline for Category A (non European and special window) and Category  
B (European and other than Category A) students: 17th January 2010
Study Requirements

All applicants must satisfy the following study requirements:

1. a Bachelor degree or equivalent in the area of (Computational)  
Language Technology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics,
Artificial Intelligence, or other relevant disciplines.

2. Proficiency in English (for non-native speakers) must be certified  
by one of
the following (for more details, please check
a. TOEFL score of at least 250 (computer-based test) or 575 (paper- 
based test).
b. Cambridge Proficiency Exam - pass
c. IELTS - > 6.5
d. Possession of a first degree taught in English
e. Internet-based TOEFL score: 79

Please, note that applicants from countries where English is not the  
native language do need one of the certificates mentioned above.

For detailed info on applications, please, check the web pages:

For further information please contact Dr. Valia Kordoni.

Program coordinators:

Prof. Hans Uszkoreit (hansu at
Dr. Valia Kordoni (kordoni at

Further contacts can be found at:

Application Web Address:

Contact Information:
PD Dr. Valia Kordoni
kordoni at
Phone:+49 (0)681 302 4682
Fax:+49 (0)681 302 4700

PD Dr. Valia Kordoni, Computational Linguistics-Saarland University,  
P.O. Box
15 11 50, 66041 Saarbruecken, Germany and LT-Lab DFKI GmbH
Tel: +49 681 302 4682
Fax: +49 681 302 4700
E-mail: kordoni <at>

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