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Master: European Master's Programme, Global Studies - A Euroepan Perspective‏

European Master’s Programme


Topic: “Global Studies – A European Perspective” is an interdisciplinary, research-based Master’s course offered by a Consortium of five European universities, that are namely: University of Leipzig (Germany), London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), University of Roskilde (Denmark), University of Vienna (Austria) and University of Wroclaw (Poland) and seven Non-European universities: Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Dalhousie University (Canada), Fudan University (China), Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), Macquarie University (Australia), University of California at Santa Barbara (USA), University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).

The Master’s course combines approaches from Global History and International Studies. Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Social Sciences and other disciplines contribute to a wide ranging academic programme.

Mobility track: The course is modularised and integrated: It can be studied for one year at one of the European partner institutions, and for the second year at a different European university. Additionally there is the opportunity to spend one semester at one of our Non-European partner universities.

Application requirements: The Master’s Course ‘Global Studies’ aims at excellent students with a first degree in social sciences and humanities with an interest in issues of globalisation. The minimum application requirements are a BA degree or a recognised equivalent from an accredited institution, sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in the chosen field, excellent written and oral command of English.

Application files: A filled in application form (to be found on, two academic references, proof of an excellent BA in the social sciences or humanities, a statement of purpose, curriculum vita and language certificates.

Grants: The European Master ‘Global Studies – A European Perspective” is part of the EU’s co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education ERASMUS MUNDUS. Therefore the EU offers each year scholarships for highly qualified applicants of this Master’s course. These grants include besides the coverage for the complete tuition fees also a monthly living allowance.

Application deadline: The application deadline is December 1st of each year for applicants who want to qualify for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship and for the next cycle of the course, which starts in fall of the following year. Meeting the application deadline will be established by the date of arrival of the paper application.


This Master’s Course is part of the EU programme for academic exchange ERASMUS MUNDUS.

It is co-ordinated by the University of Leipzig. E-Mail: