Germany: Erasmus Mundus Masters in Language and Communication Technologies

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Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for NON-OVERSEAS students
http://lct-master.org

For non-overseas students, the deadline for submitting applications is

15th April 2010

Non-overseas applicants are defined as nationals of an EU member state, an EEA-EFTA state (Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) or other nationals who have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.

NB: Special note for applicants from Switzerland, Turkey, Western Balkans region (i.e., Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo under UNSC resolution 1244/99, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia): unless otherwise determined due to residency abroad, their application does not fall under the area ‘non-overseas’, and hence cannot be considered further.

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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
7. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
8. The University of Melbourne, Australia

are offering the 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 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 Erasmus Mundus 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 deadline for Category B (NON-OVERSEAS, as defined at the beginning of this message) students: *15th April 2010*

Application Web Address: http://lct-master.org/registration/

Study Requirements

All 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:

http://lct-master.org/index.php?id=deadlines

For further information please contact Dr. Valia Kordoni.

Program coordinators:

Prof. Hans Uszkoreit (hansu at coli.uni-sb.de)
Dr. Valia Kordoni (kordoni at coli.uni-sb.de)

Contact Information:
PD Dr. Valia Kordoni
kordoni at coli.uni-sb.de
Phone:+49 (0)681 302 4682
Fax:+49 (0)681 302 4700

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@coli.uni-sb.de
http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/~kordoni/
http://www.lct-master.org/

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