Coordinated by the University of Glasgow, the Erasmus Mundus-recognised International Masters in Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies - Erasmus Mundus from the Jagiellonian University offers a two-year double degree masters programme which combines a year of study in Glasgow (UK) with a year of study overseas (in English) at one of five double degree partner universities, including the Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University. Additionally, students may undertake fieldwork for their dissertation at one or more of our five associate partner universities in Azerbaijan, Canada, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine. Moreover, the Consortium has associate non-educational partners from business, government and NGOs which help to promote student employability by offering a range of internships. An array of academic conferences, workshops and other socio-cultural events involving all Consortium partners will help to make the IMRCEES experience a truly rewarding one in terms of making lasting friendships and equipping you for a future professional career.
Teaching and research on the Erasmus Mundus IMRCEES programme reflects the current state-of-the-art in the field by addressing the many political, security and socio-economic challenges existing throughout the post-socialist region today. The curriculum includes a focus on Central Asia and Caucasus/Caspian Sea Region in particular because of its vital strategic geopolitical and economic importance to the European Union and the rest of the world in terms of engagement with Russia; military and energy security; human rights, democracy and good governance; economic development; and the role of the media in social transformation.
Diploma: MA in European Studies (Jagiellonian University) and International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies (University of Glasgow)
Suitable for: This programme is suitable for students seeking comprehensive training as experts in the contemporary challenges and realities facing Central and Eastern Europe and its neighbours. Intensive foreign language training is also an integral part of the curriculum. Students wishing to study Polish, Russian, German or French are highly encouraged to join CES.
Entry requirements for the Erasmus Mundus IMRCEES programme are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant social sciences or humanities subject. Applicants from other subject backgrounds, however, will be considered.
Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English in cases where English is not the student's native language. There are a few exceptions where an academic qualification has been taught in a majority-English speaking country. Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve the minimum English language proficiency level specified by the University of Glasgow. All test results must be no more than 2 years old.
For all categories of applicants, your application must include the following documents:
The European Commission offers a limited number of Erasmus Mundus Category A scholarships for third country (non-European) students. All scholarship students receive a fee waiver for the difference in the Consortium's tuition fee (which includes health and accident insurance coverage) and the Erasmus Mundus contribution to these participation costs. The two-year tuition fee (with the fee waiver) for Category A scholarship students is 16,000.
The value of the Category A scholarship for the two-year IMRCEES programme is 48,000. This covers the two-year tuition fee of 16,000, a monthly living allowance of 1,000 and a contribution to travel, installation and any other types of costs to the amount of 8,000.
Category A scholarships can be awarded to students from all countries other than the 27 EU member states and EEA/EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). Furthermore, you must comply with the 12 months rule: You must not be a resident nor have carried out your main activity (studies, work, leisure time etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries. The 27 EU member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
All other applicants are considered to be Non-European students, including candidates from: Switzerland, Turkey and the Western Balkans region (i.e. Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, FYRoM, Montenegro and Serbia).
All candidates who wish to be considered for a Category A Scholarship (Third Country students) must complete the IMRCEES Category A Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Form and submit it with their online application and supporting documentation before the scholarship deadline.
The deadline for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications for the IMRCEES programme starting in September 2012 is 15 January 2012.
The European Commission offers a limited number of Erasmus Mundus Category B scholarships for European students. All scholarship students receive a fee waiver for the difference in the Consortium's tuition fee (which includes health and accident insurance coverage) and the Erasmus Mundus contribution to these participation costs. The two-year tuition fee (with the fee waiver) for Category B scholarship students is 8,000.
The value of the Category B scholarship for the two-year IMRCEES programme is between 20,000 to 23,000. This covers the two-year tuition fee of 8,000 and a monthly living allowance of 500. Category B scholarship students will only receive a contribution to travel, installation and any other types of costs to the value of 3,000 if the individual study programme includes a mobility period to Kazakhstan or a third country associated partner.
Category B scholarships can be awarded to students from the 27 EU member states and EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) as well as to any students who do not fullfil the criteria for a Category A scholarship i.e nationality requirement and 12 months rule. The EU member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
All candidates who wish to be considered for a Category B Scholarship (European students) must complete the IMRCEES Category B Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Formand submit it with their online application and supporting documentation before the scholarship deadline.
The deadline for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications for the IMRCEES programme starting in September 2012 is 15 January 2011.
Important notice from the European CommissionCandidates with multiple nationalities must decide at the application stage under which one nationality they will apply.
Please note that the number of applications must be limited to a maximum of three Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses.
In the event that a student applies to more than three Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses he/she will be excluded from the selection for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.
In addition, only individuals who have not previously benefitted from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship are eligible to apply. Applicants are asked to sign a declaration confirming that they have not previously received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship in the Scholarship Application Form.
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