EU: Scholarships for M.Sc. in Language Technology

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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
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.

Applications to the LCT and the Erasmus Mundus Scholarships scheme for the academic years 2009-2011 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
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

Program coordinators:

Prof. Hans Uszkoreit (
Dr. Valia Kordoni (

Further contacts can be found at:

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


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