How to apply?
The 2023 application round will start on 01.02.2023. The 2023 application will be online and accessible starting with 01.02.2023.
The application deadline for consideration for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship and admission in fall 2023 will elapse on 31.03.2023.
Please be aware that the EMGS programme needs to apply for the 2023 intake and all subsequent ones for further Erasmus Mundus scholarships to the European Union (EU). The EU may take a decision, if the grants are awarded in summer 2023 only. Therefore, we do not know yet, if for the 2023 intake Erasmus Mundus scholarships can be provided for a limited number of students. All applicants applying by 31.03.2023 will be considered for these scholarships.
We encourage all applicants who do not want to be considered for the Erasmus Mundus grant or who missed the Erasmus Mundus grant deadline to apply until May 10th, 2023 for admission to the programme in fall 2023 as self-funded student (without consideration for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship). The final deadline will be May 31st, 2023.
You find the online registration form here.
In order to apply, please follow these steps:
First: Ceate a user account. Click the button “Application” and then “Create user account”. Fill in the requested information and click “Next”. Please check your data and then click “Create account”. AlmaWeb will send an initial password to the email-address you specified in the registration within the next 10 minutes. (This step is not applicable for students of Leipzig University, who already have an AlmaWeb account)
Second: Enter your login credentials in the almaweb website. “Username”: your email-address / “Password”: use your initial password. You will be required to change your password after the first login.
Third: Open “Application” in the menu, then “Find courses” and choose global studies under “Subject”, then click “Search”. Then please check for the programme using the following information: “WiSe 2023/24, admission restricted, aptitude test required, subject semester *1*” and click on “Apply”.
Fourth: Enter all requested data starting with the section “Welcome”. Upload all documents listed below to the AlmaWeb portal. Please note, you will be asked to upload the documents in one PDF file and to respect a certain order. The file must be no bigger than 10 MB. Check that all sections have the status “ok” in the final application summary
Fifth: Submit the online application (this is only possible in case all sections have the status „ok“). Please note that after you have „submitted“ your application it will not be possible to make any further changes in your application and/or upload further documents. Therefore, check carefully before you submit your application if all information is stated correctly AND if you have uploaded the correct and complete application documents.
Only applicants who have filled out the online registration form AND whose documents are submitted before the given deadlines will be eligible for admission to the programme as well as the Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
These are the documents you will need to upload in one PDF file:
If you have not conducted your education in Germany, please check on the website of uni-assist the specific requirements for the following documents for your country: https://www.uni-assist.de/en/tools/info-country-by-country/
Please note, however, that the application for the EMGS programme is not possible via uni-assist, but only via the application tool of the of Leipzig University.
For information on how to get certified translations of documents please see the information on uni-assist website.
1. A curriculum vitae in English (1-3 pages)
2. Motivation letter in English
This letter should explain why you are interested in this particular master’s programme (1–2 pages). In case you have a preference for your mobility track, please specify this in the motivation letter and why you would like to study at the respective universities.
3. Proof of nationality (e.g. copy of passport)
4. Proof of residence (only for applicants who wish to apply for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship)
According to the rules set by the European Union, this proof can be either provided in the form of a residence certificate issued by the candidate’s municipality OR a certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study, or training issued by the respective institution. The document must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for the scholarship.
5. High school diploma (secondary school leaving certificate, e.g. Baccalaureate, A Levels) or equivalent (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German)
6. Official high school transcripts (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German)
7. University diplomas ( evidence of all completed degrees (e.g. Bachelor’s, Master’s, Diplom) (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German)
If you graduate after the application deadline, admission will be considered based on your university transcripts. Please note that if you are admitted, the copy of your certified all your university diplomas will be needed by the end of August in order to be able to enroll you.
8. Complete official transcripts of records from your university (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German)
9. English test results
Applicants whose native language is not English must provide test scores for one of the following standardized English proficiency tests:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL international): minimum score of 550 paper-based (or 213 computer-based or 80 internet-based). Please notice that the code number for the EMGS programme is /4688/.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 6.5 (with no section less than 6.5)
Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE): Grades A, B, C
Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): Grades A, B
Applicants who have studied for more than one year at or received a degree from a university at which English was the language of instruction are not requested to take one of the previously mentioned proficiency tests. An official certificate from the applicant’s university is required to confirm that English was the language of instruction.
10. Proof of knowledge of another foreign language
(different from your native language and English) at the A2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (to be proven by a high school or university certificate/transcript and/or language certificates or proof of participation in language courses)
English native speakers need to provide proof of knowledge of a first and a second language other than their mother tongue at the A2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
11. One recommendation letter by an academic teacher
In the event that a hard copy is requested, this letter should be sent in a separate closed envelope. Whether electronic or sent as a hard copy, the recommendation later must be signed by the person recommending the candidate and include the reference’s name and e-mail address. It should be typed on official letterhead or feature the reference’s institutional stamp.
12. If applicable, proof of extracurricular activities and work experience (e.g. copies of employment certificates)
Documents to submit after admission
(only applicable for applicants who receive an admission to the programme)
You will be requested to post the following documents as certified copies to the admission office in Leipzig by the end of August (the address will be announced with the admission letter):
- Certified copy or original copy of high school diploma (secondary school leaving certificate, e.g. Baccalaureate, A Levels) or equivalent or equivalent (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German)
- Certified copy or original copy of official high school transcripts (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German)
- Certified copy or original copy of university diplomas (evidence of all completed degrees (e.g. Bachelor’s, Master’s, Diplom) (AND certified translation into English, if the document is not issued in English or German)
- Certified copy or original copy of official transcripts from your university (AND certified translation, if the document is not issued in English or German
- Certified copy or original copy of English test results
A certification can be made by any authority that has an official seal with a national coat of arms (in Germany, these are town halls, the police, courts, rectories, and notaries) or by the authority who issued the respective document. In the latter case, a stamp of the respective authority would be sufficient. Please see also the information provided by uni-assist: https://www.uni-assist.de/en/how-to-apply/assemble-your-documents/certified-copies-and-translations/
As indicated above, some documents must be included as certified copies and certified translations in English AND in the original language. Documents issued in English or German must be included as certified copies only.
Applicants who earned their university degree in China are requested to submit an additional certificate from the Akademische Prüfungsstelle Peking (APS). For further information, visit: http://www.aps.org.cn
Applicants who earned their university degree in Mongolia are requested to submit an additional certificate from the Akademische Prüfstelle Ulan-Bator (APS). For further information, visit:
Applicants who earned their university degree in Vietnam are requested to submit an additional certificate from the Akademische Prüfstelle Hanoi (APS). For further information, visit:
Applicants who earned their university degree in India are requested to submit an additional certificate from the Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) India. For further information, visit:
Non-returning of documents
Please note as well that we do NOT return any of the documents you have sent no matter if you start the master’s course or not.
All applicants who start the programme as self-paying students will be charged with a processing fee of € 75 for the application. We will inform you about the payment details when sending you the admission letter.
Use of data
Please be informed that in case you are selected for admission to the programme and/or proposed for an Erasmus Mundus grant your data may be used for the purposes of evaluation purposes in order to efficiently manage the project, and producing statistics and could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association as well as staff of any of the participating universities.
Please see in this regard also the information provided by the EACEA on the processing of personal data.