Saarland University is the coordinating institution for the international Master's programme "Language and Communication Technologies". The programme offers students from around the world high-class academic training coupled with the opportunity to improve their foreign language skills and hone their intercultural competence by selecting subject-related and geographical areas of preference.

Students study at two of the participating universities within the consortium, which, in addition to Saarland University, includes universities in the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Spain, China and Australia. Students can combine modules from the fields of language technology, computer linguistics, theoretical linguistics and informatics in a way that reflects their own personal academic interests. Depending on the focus of the modules and courses taken, graduates from the programme will be awarded either an M.Sc. or an M.A. degree from each of the two universities at which they studied.

Each student receives support and guidance from two academic supervisors – one from each of the student's two chosen universities. Students work with their supervisors to develop an individual study plan, which then has to be approved by the study committee that represents the consortium. The Master's thesis project is jointly supervised and can be carried out at either or both of the chosen institutions. The Master's thesis is defended in front of a jury whose members are drawn from the two chosen universities. A number of scholarships and other funding sources are available to financially support students on the Master's programme.

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Course of study European Masters Program Language and Communication Technologies
Type of programme European Erasmus Mundus Master's programme
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Master of Arts (M.A.) – double degree awarded by two universities from the consortium
Language of instruction English
English language requirements TOEFL iBT: 79, CBT: 213, PBT: 550; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B; Cambridge Proficiency Exam: pass; IELTS: 6.5
Start of programme Winter semester
Application deadline Upcoming application deadlines
Where to apply Online application portal – LCT
Tuition fees €4.250 per year for students from Europe, €8.500 per year for students from other regions
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
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