Erasmus Mundus European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)
Scholarships amount: 21000 EURO per year
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; http://lct-master.org) under the auspices of the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Union (http://ec.europa.eu/education/external-relation-programmes/doc72_en.htm).
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 Master degrees 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 can be made online at
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 http://lct-master.org/index.php?id=prerequisites):
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 at kordoni at coli.uni-sb.de
Prof. Hans Uszkoreit (hansu at coli.uni-sb.de) Dr. Valia Kordoni (kordoni at coli.uni-sb.de)
Further contacts can be found at: http://lct-master.org/index.php?id=local
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 http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/~kordoni/ http://www.lct-master.org/