If you are interested in studying in Finland, then we have some great news to share with you! The Erasmus Mundus EMLex is now accepting applications for its international program of study. This is a two-year program and all students will spend the second semester together at the university. We want to mention that the university featured in this scholarship program changes every year.
On request, students can also study at a third university of the EMLex consortium during the third semester while thee first and 4th semester will take place in the “home university”. The great thing about this scholarship program is that all Erasmus Mundus students can name the university that they like the most.
All Erasmus Mundus programs are fee-based. This means that all students who get accepted are required to pay a participation fee to EMLex each semester. However, the consortium will pay for all other costs such as tuition and administration fees.
Not only that but the consortium will also cover health insurance, library fees and much more. Nonetheless, the Erasmus Mundus EMLex scholarships program accepts a total of 15 students per year and depending on the home university, the courses will start either in September or October.
Erasmus Mundus EMLex in Finland: Benefits
Here the benefits that this scholarship program offers:
- contribution to subsistence costs: 1,000 € per month for the entire duration of the EMLex study program (24 months maximum)
- contribution to travel and installation costs:
- for scholarship holders resident in a program country: 1,000 € per year for travel costs
- for scholarship holders resident in a partner country whose location is situated at less than 4,000 km from the coordinating institution (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg): 2,000 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € for installation costs
- for scholarship holders resident in a partner country whose location is situated at 4,000 km or more from the coordinating institution (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg): 3,000 € per year for travel costs + 1,000 € for installation costs
- The scholarship also includes participation costs for the EMJMD-EMLex (see point 2 for details). These participation costs cover all additional costs which occur during your studies. They particularly include tuition fees, health insurance, library costs, administrative costs, cultural events.
Erasmus Mundus EMLex in Finland: Criteria
These conditions apply to both Erasmus Mundus students with and without a scholarship (self-financing basis).
- Degree: Applicants must have a Higher Educational Institution (HEI) degree in the area of-
- (Computational/Applied) Linguistics
- (Foreign) Languages
- Book Studies / Library and Information Science
- or other relevant disciplines, subject to the consent of and the approval by the Consortium’s admission committee.
If your HEI degree is still in progress, you may nevertheless submit an application. The restriction, in this case, will be that the HEI degree certificate is available before the start of the EMLex study course.
- Language requirements: Competencies in textual reception that enable the students to understand texts in their field of studies and to take an active part in specialist discussions are absolutely necessary for successful participation in the EMJMD EMLex master course. Instruction languages are English and German as lectures will always be held in one of these languages. Language skills must be proven by the respective language certificates.
- In your application, you have to document text production skills in one of the two instruction languages that correspond to at least level B2.
- You need to have sufficient text reception skills in both languages, which have to be proven by certificates (see notes below).
- Language certificates cannot be older than two years.
- No other documents than the above-mentioned will be accepted as evidence for the necessary language requirements.
Proficiency in English (for non-native speakers) must be certified by one of the following institutions for at least the given level (equivalent to B1 // B2):
- onSet-Englisch. This test can be taken at a licensed test center in your country (https://www.onset.de/testzentren-termin/).
- British Council (IELTS): 4.5 – 5 // 5.5 – 6.5
- Trinity (ISE Foundation): ISE I // ISE II
- TOEFL iBT: at least 42 // at least 72
- Cambridge: Preliminary Certificate // First, Advanced or Proficiency Certificate
- English studies / Anglistik Bachelor degree (or comparable degree) from one of the universities in the EMLex programme
Proficiency in German (for non-native speakers) must be certified by one of the following institutions for at least the given level (equivalent to B1 // B2):
- onSet-Deutsch(former “OnDaF”). This test can be taken at a licensed test center in your country (https://www.onset.de/testzentren-termin/).
- Goethe-Institut: Zertifikat B1, grade at least ‘gut’ // Zertifikat B2, grade at least ‘gut’
- Österreich-Institut: ÖSD-Zertifikat B1, grade at least ‘gut’ // Zertifikat B2, grade at least ‘gut’
- Germanistik Bachelor degree (or comparable degree) from one of the universities of the EMLex program
4.3. Selection criteria
Official Letter and Deadline
We are advising all interested students to CLICK HERE and access the official website of the scholarship program where they can submit their online application. The deadline is March 1, 2020.