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Support Announcement:

Level: MA / MSc
Duty: Course Work and Masters Thesis
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics Language Technology and Computer Science
Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2009
Supporting Institution: Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)
LL Issue: 19.2489
Posted: 12-Aug-2008
Support Description: 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; 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 2009-2011 commence on the 15th of August 2008 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

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

For further information please contact Dr. Valia Kordoni.

Program coordinators:

Prof. Hans Uszkoreit (hansu Linguist List
Dr. Valia Kordoni (kordoni Linguist List

Further contacts can be found at:
Application Web Address:
Contact Information: Dr. Valia Kordoni
Phone:+49 (0)681 302 4682
Fax:+49 (0)681 302 4700