[Elsnet-list] Scholarships available in the Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)

Valia Kordoni kordoni at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Tue Aug 18 10:17:43 CEST 2009

Apologies for multiple postings

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

are offering the European Masters Program in Language and Communication
Technologies (LCT; http://lct-master.org) under the auspices of the Erasmus 
Mundus Program of the European Union 

The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies 
is an international distributed Master of Science course. The program involves 
studying one year at one of the Universities of the consortium, and completing 
the second year with a stay in one of the other partner Universities. After 
this, the student will obtain two degrees at the level of Masters with legal 
value in each of the countries of issue.

The Program in Brief

Objectives: The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication 
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 according 
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 European 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 
leaders 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 Science, 
optionally complemented by a project, and completed by a Masters dissertation.

Application Deadlines:
Applications to the LCT and the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships scheme for the
academic years 2010-2012 commence on the 15th of August 2009 and can be made 
online at

Study Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following study requirements:

1. a Bachelor degree or equivalent in the area of (Computational) Linguistics, 
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 only 
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 coli.uni-sb.de)
Dr. Valia Kordoni (kordoni at coli.uni-sb.de)

Further contacts can be found at:

Application Web Address: 

Contact Information:
PD Dr. Valia Kordoni
kordoni at coli.uni-sb.de
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 coli.uni-sb.de

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