Erasmus-Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies: Applications for 2013

Erasmus Mundus LogoThe Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (EMMLCT) invites applications from both European and non-European students for start in fall 2013.

Key facts:
+ in-depth instruction in computational linguistics methods and technologies
+ teaching as well as academic and administrative support in English
+ duration 2 years (120 ECTS credits)
+ study one year each at two different partner universities
+ double degree

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2013.

Program fees: 4000 Euro for students from the EU; 8000 Euro for non-EU students (per academic year).

The EMMLCT program is offered by the following consortium of Universities:
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. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
8. The University of Melbourne, Australia
9. The University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain

The EMMLCT Program in Brief

The EMMLCT program is an international distributed Master of Science course. It provides students with profound knowledge and insight into the various disciplines that contribute to the methods of language and communication technologies (also known as computational linguistics or natural language processing) 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. The course is designed to meet the demands of industry and research in a rapidly growing area and offers education and training opportunities for the next generations of leaders in research and innovation

The program involves studying one year each at two different Universities of the consortium. After completing all study requirements the students obtain  two already approved Master of Science/Arts degrees with legal value in the countries of issue.

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 Master Thesis.

The EMMLCT program is approved and supported by the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Union. More information:
Application requirements

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.

Application is made online. Further information and application instructions:

Contact email address for further inquiries: lct-info at


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