LINGUIST List 26.5472

Tue Dec 08 2015

FYI: To Prospective Master Students - EMMLCT

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 07-Dec-2015
From: Dr. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová <>
Subject: To Prospective Master Students - EMMLCT
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To prospective Master students:

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 2016.

Key facts:

- 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
- 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 10, 2016.
(A later deadline will be announced for self-funding applicants.)

The EMMLCT program is offered by the following consortium of Universities:

European partners:
1. Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany (coordinator)
2. University of Trento, Trento, Italy
3. University of Malta, Malta
4. University of Lorraine, Nancy, France
5. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
6. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
7. The University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko University, San Sebastian, Spain

Non-European partners:
8. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
9. The University of Melbourne, Australia

The EMMLCT Program in Brief:

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 for some months is possible. After completing all study requirements, the students obtain two Master of Science/Arts degrees: one from each European universities where they studied.

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 [ ].

Application requirements
Application is made online.

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites:

1. Degree: 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.

2. Language proficiency: Proof of proficiency in English is required for applicants whose native language is other than English.
Further information about the program and application instructions:

Contact email address for further inquiries:
Program coordination:
Dr. Ing. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova
Department of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics
Saarland University
Saarbruecken, Germany

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

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