[Elsnet-list] !Scholarships for EU/non-overseas students!: Erasmus Mundus Masters in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)

Valia Kordoni kordoni at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Wed Mar 3 12:57:01 CET 2010

Apologies for multiple postings

  Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies

For non-overseas students, the deadline for submitting applications is

 			15th April 2010

Non-overseas applicants are defined as nationals of an EU member state, an 
EEA-EFTA state (Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) or other nationals who have 
carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 
12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.

NB: Special note for applicants from Switzerland, Turkey, Western Balkans 
region (i.e., Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo under UNSC 
resolution 1244/99, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and 
Serbia): unless otherwise determined due to residency abroad, their application 
does not fall under the area 'non-overseas', and hence cannot be considered 


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 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 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 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 deadline for Category B (NON-OVERSEAS, as defined at the 
beginning of this message) students: *15th April 2010*

Application Web Address: http://lct-master.org/registration/

Study Requirements

All 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

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)

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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