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EUROPEAN INTERDISCIPLINARY MASTER AFRICAN STUDIES

The First Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in African Studies

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Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree from a recognised university in the field of social sciences or humanities, e.g.
    • African Languages and Cultures
    • Cultural Anthropology
    • Development Studies
    • Geography
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Public Administration
    • Study of Religion
    • Social Anthropology
    • Sociology
    • or convincing application of other academic disciplines
  • A very good (B) overall grade for the Bachelor programme (see: https://www.studyineurope.eu/grades)
  • A very good command of English (CEFR: C1, IELTS: 6.5, TOEFL: 95 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)).
    Applicants coming from one of the listed countries and/or having an undergraduate degree taught in English do not have to submit an official certificate that proves their English language skills. List of countries

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Required Documents

(accepted in English, French, German or Portuguese)


  • University entrance qualification certificate (e.g. high school certificate)
  • Bachelor certificate1
  • Transcript of records covering all Bachelor coursework
  • Proof of English language skills (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge)
  • European Format Curriculum Vitae in English (preferably Europass)2
  • Motivation letter2
  • Two letters of recommendation2
  • National identity card, passport ID page and/or residence permit
  • Current proof of place of residence, study, training or work3

1 applicants with a degree from China or Vietnam have to submit an APS certificate
2 accepted only in English
3 issued within 12 months before the submission deadline

   

Eligibility Criteria

Please carefully read the Erasmus+ Programme Guide to get more information on the opportunities of an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) and to be aware of the eligibility criteria.

    

Selection Criteria

1. Step:
  • Academic performance: 30%
  • Motivation letter: 30%
  • Extracurricular performance: 30%
  • Recommendation letters: 10%

2. Step:
  • Written application: 60%
  • Interview performance: 40%

Final Selection

The threshold for applicants is 70%.
The 58 EMJMD student scholarships (partner countries: 44; programme countries: 14) will be divided among the four intakes of students.
A maximum of ten (10) self-funded students will be admitted per intake.

   

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