Erasmus Mundus European Master Programme "Global Studies - A European Perspective"

Ghent University, Leipzig University, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Roskilde, University of Vienna, University of Wroclaw
Konstanze Klemm

The Master’s course in “Global Studies – A European Perspective” trains students to look at processes of globalisation in different academic ways. It combines approaches from Global History and International Studies. Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Social Sciences and other disciplines contribute to a wide-ranging academic programme.

The two-year Master’s course in “Global Studies – A European Perspective” is offered by six European universities, namely: Ghent University (Belgium), Leipzig University (Germany), London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), University of Roskilde (Denmark), University of Vienna (Austria) and University of Wroclaw (Poland) and nine further partner universities: Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Dalhousie University (Canada), Fudan University (China), Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), Macquarie University (Australia), Otago University (New Zealand), University of California at Santa Barbara (USA), University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) and the University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon).

Students have the chance to study for one year at one of the European partner institutions, and for the second year at a different European university. Additionally there is the opportunity to spend one semester at one of the further non-European partner universities.

Application requirements:
The Master in ‘Global Studies’ aims at excellent students with a first degree in social sciences and humanities and
with an interest in issues of globalisation. The minimum application requirements are: a BA degree (to be completed by
August 2018) or a recognised equivalent from an accredited institution and excellent written and oral command of English
and basic knowledge of a further foreign language.

Application files:
A filled in online application form (to be found on, proof of an excellent BA record in the Social sciences or humanities, a statement of purpose, curriculum vitae, language certificates and one academic reference.

Application deadline:
The application deadline is March 28th, 2018 for all applicants who want to be taken into consideration for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship and for admission to the programme, which starts in fall 2018. A decision, if Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be awarded to students studying this programme will only be made in July 2018 by the EU. Special grants for applicants from ENP East countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and
Ukraine), South America (Brazil and Mexico) as well as ACP-countries (African Caribbean and Pacific countries) might be made available and applicants from these region are therefore highly encouraged to apply.

Meeting the application deadline will be established by the date of arrival of the paper application.


Erasmus Mundus European Master in Global Studies
Konstanze Loeke
Global and European Studies Institute
Emil-Fuchs-Str. 1
04105 Leipzig

Erasmus Mundus European Master Programme "Global Studies - A European Perspective", Leipzig, in: Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, 10.02.2018, <>.
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