Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree or the recognized equivalent from a recognized institution in the humanities and social sciences. In case you have a degree in a field that has a strong dimension of social analysis (such as global health, sports management, or biodiversity), we invite you to explain the competencies gained in your application in more detail.
  • Very good to excellent academic performance in your previous study programme
  • Advanced English skills: note that you have to follow courses, read extensively, and write many term papers in English; therefore, your skills should be truly applicable
  • Basic knowledge of a second foreign language

The language of instruction in the programme is English. In addition, there are a small number of courses that you can choose in the local languages of the universities of the EMGS Consortium (see language policy); but they are not mandatory. It is therefore possible to study without broader knowledge of German, but it is advisable to have some prior knowledge of German if you want to study in Vienna or Leipzig. In any case, you have the opportunity to participate in excellent language courses offered in either location.

Yes, you are still welcome to apply. In this case, your admission will be based on your grades as indicated in your transcript. If admitted to the programme, please hand in a confirmation about passing all examinations filled out by your university instead. You can then submit a simple copy of your final diploma within your first semester.

No, you only need to send your application to Leipzig University as the coordinating university of the EMGS programme. However, you do need to indicate at which universities you would like to study.

See the section on language policy of the EMGS Consortium

The EMGS Consortium is pleased to offer Erasmus Mundus scholarships to students. Further information on this scholarship as well as a list of links to other institutions awarding scholarships can be found here. If you would like to apply for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship, your application needs to be submitted online by the indicated deadline. For the intakes 2023 and all subsequent ones the Global Studies programme needs to apply for further Erasmus Mundus scholarships. The EU may take a decision on the application in summer 2023 only.

In addition to the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship the EMGS Consortium is happy to offer up to 40 fee waivers to applicants with the best score in the selection process. A fee waiver reduces the tuition fees by 2,500 Euro per year.

The EMGS programme is designed to train highly qualified students, providing them the skills to contribute to the debate on globalization. The programme does not exclusively focus on one single discipline, method, or interpretation of globalization. Alternatively, it combines approaches from history, international studies, economics, and cultural studies. Still, the programme – despite its openness for different approaches and the necessity to combine them – promotes a shared fundamental understanding that globalization and global connections

  • are not just a phenomenon of the past century, thus requiring a historical examination into the further past;
  • cannot be reduced to economic processes and their social functions, thus requiring consideration of the developments of political and cultural behaviour patterns;
  • cannot be analysed only as processes of homogenization on a global scale, thus requiring the expertise of area studies to understand different positions and perceptions as well as ruptures and differentiations; and
  • are subject to interpretations of the individual depending on the effects of the global network and its context.

No, application via Uni-Assist ist not possible. Please follow our application guidelines as described here.

Students may choose to study their third term at one non-European partner university to further specialize in various topics or to familiarize themselves with a particular regional perspective. Application will be open by the end of the first semester. 

Please note that students who study their second year at LSE cannot participate in the exchange with the non-European partner universities. Furthermore, Erasmus Mundus scholarship-holders are not allowed to study in their home country.

We are well aware that internships add an important component to the set of skills achieved during a study programme. At the same time, the specific organization of such a transnational programme with its mobility tracks encounters particular difficulties concerning the logistics of longer internships. Internships vary in quality and thus their contribution to the overall aims of the programme. This makes it complicated to have an internship strategy that fits all study places and all mobility tracks in the same way. Therefore, we strongly advise to contact the local coordinators at your first study place to figure out the best match between your mobility track and possible internships.

For example, internships can easily be undertaken during the winter or summer term breaks, except during the summer school period. Please also inform yourself of term duration at the study places since they may allow for longer or shorter periods of absence from in-class teaching between the two terms.

At some study places, internship opportunities are offered as part of individual modules. Internships may also connect to fieldwork planned at your non-European partner university and particularly helpful for the preparation of your master’s thesis. Any internship will be mentioned in your diploma supplement.

Applicants for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship with more than one nationality may choose under which category they want to apply.

Since there are usually more scholarships available for Erasmus+ partner countries, we would advise to select this category. 

Please note, that you can only be awarded with the scholarhip for partner countries if you have not carried out main activities (work, studies) in a Erasmus programme country for more than 12 months during the last 5 years.

Applicants, who have carried out main activities (work, training or studies) in an Erasmus+ programme country for more than 12 months during the last 5 years, will be treated like Erasmus+ programme country nationals.