LINGUIST List 25.5151

Wed Dec 17 2014

Support: Computational Linguistics / Germany

Editor for this issue: Danuta Allen <>

Date: 15-Dec-2014
From: Daniela Gierschek <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Ma / MSc Student, University of Saarland, Germany
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Department: Computational Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: MA / MSc

Institution/Organization: University of Saarland

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (EMMLCT) ( invites applications for Erasmus-Mundus scholarships from both European and non-European students for start in fall 2015.

- duration 2 years (120 ECTS credits);
- in-depth instruction in computational linguistics methods and technologies;
- scholarship scheme from the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Union for EU and non-EU students;
- study one year each at two different partner universities in Europe;
- optionally carry out a study/research visit at a non-European partner university;
- double degree;
- possibility to visit one of two non-European partners for a part of the study;
- courses and academic and administrative support in English.

Deadline for scholarship applications is January 12, 2015.
An additional later deadline will be announced for applicants who have funding from other sources.

The EMMLCT program is an international distributed Master of Science course. It is designed to meet the demands of industry and research in the rapidly growing of language technology. It offers education and training opportunities for the next generations of leaders in research and innovation. It provides students with profound knowledge and insight into the various disciplines that contribute to the methods of language and communication technologies a.k.a computational linguistics a.k.a. natural language processing and 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.
The program involves studying one year each at two different European partner universities. Optionally a stay at one of the non-european partners is possible. After completing all study requirements, the students obtain two already approved Master of Science/Arts degrees with legal value in the countries of issue.
The course consists of compulsory core modules, as well as elective advanced modules in Language Technology and Computer Science, possibly complemented by an internship project, and completed by a Master Thesis.
The EMMLCT program is approved and supported by the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Union [ ].

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites:
- a Bachelor degree or equivalent in the area of (Computational) Linguistics, Language Technology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, or other relevant disciplines; the degree must be completed before the course starts;
- language proficiency: proof of proficiency in English is required for applicants whose native language is other than English.

How to Apply:
Application is made online.
Further information about the program and application instructions are available at website:

Contact email address for further inquiries:
lct-info at

Applications Deadline: 12-Jan-2015

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr. Ing. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova
        Saarland University
        Department of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics
        Saarbruecken Saarland 66123

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        LCT Administration Computational Linguistics & Phonetics

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