Erasmus Mundus scholarships: The European, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Union for UK, EU, and International Students are offering fully funded Erasmus Mundus scholarships for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Media Arts Cultures in 2020.
The Media Arts Cultures program is developed between five consortium partners. The curriculum draws upon the strengths of each partner and offers students an unusual chance to study the culture of media arts in Europe.
In the media curricula, the students will achieve for the first time internationally advanced historical and theoretical knowledge in Media Arts in an innovative combination with creative, artistic, curatorial, and technological practices. They will get language competences and intercultural training for European and worldwide cooperation (especially Asia).
In the first semester, MediaAC starts in Austria with “Histories and Archiving” focusing on the humanities-oriented study of the Histories of Media Arts Science and Technology and the relation and importance of innovative archiving for future research in Media Arts Heritage.
In the second semester, the program continues in Denmark with the applied processes of initiating and realizing experience design projects and their relationships to academic methodologies and the non-academic private and public-sector activities. Students will complete an internship collecting experiences onsite with associated partners.
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The third semester, based in either in the innovative European media environment of Poland or the vibrant Asian media culture of Hong Kong, will concentrate on the development of the production of knowledge and creative output within the evolving Media Arts Cultures and help define international directions for future needs within the field to be addressed in research during the final Master’s Thesis semester.
The Master’s Thesis semester (semester four) can be completed at any of the three EU universities. It will be under the supervision of faculty from all 4 Partners. Special emphasis is given to transferable skills (i.e., research methods, presentation skills, language, and leadership) and to real-world connections.
Worth of Erasmus Mundus scholarships
- The EMJMD scholarship covers your participation costs (including the tuition fees, library and laboratory costs, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to your participation in the Master); it represents a contribution to your travel and installation costs and includes a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the study program.
- The entire amount of the scholarship differs based on the duration of your course and your country (non-EU students receive larger scholarships).
To be eligible for the Erasmus Mundus scholarships, applicants must be eligible for the following:
- Candidates must have as a first degree at least a Bachelor’s degree or higher issued by a university (quantified as three years of studies corresponding to 180 ECTS). Or (if ECTS is not used in countries where the first degree was acquired): proof a period of study at a higher education level considered comparable to a Bachelor’s degree (on the decision of the MediaAC Admission board).
- Candidates must also have good knowledge of English for academic purposes corresponding to level B2 within the CEFR/Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This is to be sent directly from the test center TOEFL (School Code 8773/Art History) (PBT paper-based): 550, TOEFL (CBT computerbased, 230, TOEFL (iBT internet-based): 80 www.ets.org/toe, Cambridge ESOL, C1 www.cambridgeenglish.org. An original or verified copy is accepted: IELTS (academic test): 6.5 www.ielts.org.
Your test results must not be more than 2 years old from your application date to be qualified to submit.
- Student’s requires degrees should be from the following: cultural studies, art history, media/communication studies, fine arts practice (media related), cultural management, museology, art restoration, library, and archive science, computer science, and any other field directly related to digital media, the arts or culture. Other fields will be taken into consideration by the Application Board.
- They do not require the first college degree to be in a certain field or subject. They do expect the applicant’s motivation to study in the media program to balance his/her previous education, working experience (if applicable) and future career plans and that this balance makes sense for playing a role in the future of Media Arts Cultures.
Method of Application
To apply for the Erasmus Mundus scholarships, applicants should open an account in the ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM to upload your application materials for the current intake.
Documents needed for the application of the Erasmus Mundus scholarships include:
- An application Form
- Duplicate of passport
- Curriculum vitae (Europass)
- Letter of motivation that expresses interest in studying Media Arts Cultures (max 1 page)
- Final university diploma from a previous degree(s)
- Transcripts of records of all higher education studies
- Recent passport photograph
- Proof of English language capability (transcript of TOEFL / IELTS / Cambridge CPE scores)
- Essay on “state/future of the art” in Media Arts Cultures (max 2 pages)
- Example of relevant work. (academic paper, cultural project, artwork) (max 5 pages and 50MB)
November 17th, 2019 – Early acceptance and application for all scholarships (recommended for applicants requiring full-legalization of degree).
January 7th, 2020 – Regular acceptance and Erasmus+ scholarships
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