Application Documents

How to apply?

Please find the online registration form here.

Then, please follow these steps:

  1. (This step is not applicable for students of Leipzig University, who already have an AlmaWeb account)
    First you have to create 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.
  2. Visit the AlmaWeb website and enter your login credentials. “Username”: your email-address / “Password”: use your initial password. You will be required to change your password after the first login.
  3. For the application, click “Application” in the menu, then “Find courses” and choose global studies under “Subject”, then click “Search”.
  4. Then please check for the programme using the following information: “WiSe 2022/23, admission restricted, aptitude test required, subject semester *1*” and click on “Apply”. Enter all requested data starting with the section “Welcome”.
  5. 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.
  6. Check that all sections have the status “ok” in the final application summary
  7. 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:

1. 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 (why you would like to study at the respective universities?).

2. A curriculum vitae in English

(You may consider using the Europass CV as a template.)

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 or equivalent (AND certified translation, if the document is not issued in English or German)

6. Official high school transcripts (AND certified translation, if the document is not issued in English or German)

7. University diplomas (AND certified translation, if the document is not issued in English or German)

If you graduate after the application deadline, the admission will be considered based on your university transcripts. Please note that if you are admitted, the copy of your certified bachelor’s degree will be needed by August in order to be able to enroll you.

8. Official transcripts from your university (AND certified translation, 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 internationally recognized test score certificates or equivalent 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  (signed by the person recommending the candidate and include the reference’s name and e-mail address. It should be issued on official letterhead or feature the reference’s institutional stamp)

12. If applicable, proof of extracurricular activities and work experience (e.g. scans of employment certificates)

Please note that not submitting all requested documents by the application deadline might result in a lower score during the selection procedure and thus lead to a reduced chance to receive admission for the programme and/or to be nominated for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

 

Applicants who receive an admission to the programme:

will be requested to post the following documents in paper to the admission office in Leipzig by the end of August (the address will be announced with the admission):

  • Certified copy or original copy (AND certified translation, if the document is not issued in English or German) of high school diploma or equivalent (AND certified translation, if the document is not issued in English or German)
  • Certified copy or original copy (AND certified translation, if the document is not issued in English or German) of official high school transcripts (AND certified translation, if the document is not issued in English or German)
  • Certified copy or original copy (AND certified translation, if the document is not issued in English or German) of university diplomas (AND certified translation, if the document is not issued in English or German)
  • Certified copy or original copy (AND certified translation, if the document is not issued in English or German) 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

As indicated above, some documents must be included as certified copies and certified translations in English (or German) AND in the original language. Documents issued in English or German must be included as certified copies only.

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.

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:

 

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.

Processing fee

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.