European Masters Program Language & Communication Technologies

European Masters Program in Language & Communication Technologies is now OPEN for Applications!

Prerequisites and Admission


Applicants must have a Bachelor degree or equivalent in the area of (Computational) Linguistics, Language Technology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, or other relevant disciplines, subject to the consent of and the approval by the consortium's admission committee.


Application intake 2022: Due to the current Covid-19 situation, applicants may additionally take advantage of the "at home" tests offered by Toefl and IELTS (Toefl At Home, IELTS Indicator)

Proficiency in English (for non-native speakers) must be certified by one of the following:

  • TOEFL score of at least 95 overall, with at least 24 points on the writing section (internet-based test).
    Note: Expired TOEFL scores or copies of the student score report cannot be accepted.
  • Toefl Best Scores are acceptable for central application and selection. In case of acceptance, an updated certificate may be required for enrollment at the local university site.
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English -- at least B
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam -- pass.
  • IELTS score of at least 7.0.

No other documents can be accepted as confirmation of English proficiency.

Selection Criteria

Students are selected by a joint committee including members from all partner institutions. Students are selected for study in the program on the basis of their performance and excellence in their previous studies.

All applications are first screened for fulfilling the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Meeting of the application deadline
  2. Completeness of the application
  3. English language proficiency
  4. Bachelor degree (at least projected completion before starting the LCT Program) or equivalent in the area of (Computational) Linguistics, Language Technology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, or other relevant disciplines, subject to the consent of and the approval by the consortium's admission committee.

All applications that meet the eligibility criteria are then assessed against the following selection criteria:

  1. Results in undergraduate education: grade and quality of first degree (what mark and from which university or program); time spent to receive first degree and way of conducting studies (short and focused, or if long additional activities, richness of studies depending on field, additional activities besides studies); having worked or studied in an interdisciplinary environment (type of first degree studies or additional experience outside the first degree studies);
  2. Results in areas relevant for LCT, namely Computer Science and a proven interest in Language Technology (incl. a strong background in formal linguistics);
  3. Result of TOEFL, IELTS or other acceptable test (see language requirements here); language abilities and practical application in studying or working;
  4. Benefit potential for the students, how the student may profit from participating in the LCT program;
  5. Motivation of the student for wanting to participate in the LCT program (expectations, own contribution).

All criteria are equally weighted, except the English proficiency criterion, which is applied in case of otherwise equal ranking.

Deadline and Procedure

Application Deadline

Application deadline for the scholarship round intake 2023 is on 02.02.2023 at 23.59 PM, Central European Summer Time.

Application Assessment and Selection Schedule

Intake 2023: Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be available for European and non-European applicants. Selection will begin after the application deadline. Notifications of acceptance and award of the EM scholarships are planned for around the end of March, 2023. If you are accepted to the program but not awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, you will be given the opportunity to enroll on a self-funding basis, while remaining on the scholarship reserve list in case of drop outs.

A self-funding round (no EM scholarship) will open near the beginning of April 2023 for intake 2023. The application deadline will be announced later.

Application Procedure

The application procedure to the LCT program is the same for self-funding applicants and for scholarship applicants.

European applicants are defined as nationals of an EU member state, an EEA-EFTA state (Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) or other nationals who have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries. Applicants who are nationals or residents of Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) or Serbia will be considered as European applicants.

non-European applicants are all others. Nationals from EU candidate countries may be considered as Europeans applicants.

NB: Special note for applicants from Western Balkans region (i.e. Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo under UNSC resolution 1244/99, Montenegro): Unless otherwise determined due to residency abroad, your application should be submitted under the area "non-European".

NB: If you are selected for a scholarship, placed on the reserve list or enrolled on a self-financing basis, your data may be used for purposes of evaluating the Erasmus Mundus Programme and will be made available to the EACEA, the EM National Structures, the EU Delegations and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association.

The procedure to submit a complete application:

  1. Fill out the application form.
    • Provide the names of 2 referees of your choice on the application form. Using the email address you provide, your referees will be contacted and asked to upload letters of recommendation. Be sure to complete this step to allow your referees adequate time to complete the letters and upload them before the application deadline. For your information, the referees will be provided with these forms for the recommendation:Letter of Recommendation for non-European application or Letter of Recommendation for European application according to your status.

      Alternatively, your referee may send their letter by post to our contact address, but it must come directly from the referee (not from you), be securely sealed, and sent by the deadline.

    • OPTIONAL: You may provide your preferences for the host and partner universities together with the reasons for your choice. While your preferences will be taken into account, the final assignment will be made to best fit your study needs.
  2. Upload the following documents via the file upload interface:
    • a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), written in English (Upload into the field Curriculum Vitae (CV))
    • certified copies of:
      • your Bachelor's degree, if already completed (Upload into the field Degree Certificate (DC))
      • certificates attesting to the fulfillment of the language requirements (Upload into the field English Certification (EC))
    • a transcript of academic records (Upload into the field Transcript of Records (TOR))
    • a copy of your identity document (Upload into the field Passport (PP))

If your original documents are in a language other than English, please also submit certified translations.

Please note that we cannot return any documents that you send us.

In the case of multiple online applications, only the most recent will be considered. If you submit more than one online application, you must re-upload all required documents into the most recent application.