13:00 (CET) November 30, 2018.
- Paris-Lodron-Universität (Salzburg), Austria
- Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark
- Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium.
Erasmus+ program-The Master in Digital Communication Leadership (DCLead) Scholarship
The Master in Digital Communication Leadership (DCLead) approaches the vast and recent field of digital communication from an interdisciplinary and international point of view bringing together advanced academic discussion with practical knowledge and skills. The programme promotes a non-techno-deterministic, social and ethical reflection on digital communication for future leaders of the field.
In 2015, The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union has granted over 40 scholarships to the Consortium. In 2018, following a new selection of our programme, 72 new scholarships have been assigned. Therefore, at least to 15 scholarships are available every year, until 2022.
The selection committee selects the candidates according to the following criteria:
- very good/outstanding study results (= academic excellence) in the relevant study areas;
- academic potential;
- level of language skills;
- work experience and professional qualifications (if applicable);
- results of interviews (if applicable).
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Digital Communication.
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
- Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for Erasmus + Scholarship, although 75% of these scholarships are Partner Countries scholarships.
- Candidates are not allowed to apply for scholarship for more than 3 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programmes for the same academic year.
- It is possible to apply at the same time for an Erasmus + Scholarship and as self-funded students with one application. In this case, candidates are considered self-funded applicants, if they are not selected for an Erasmus + Scholarship.
- Note that the E+ Scholarship does not provide a stipend to students while they are attending the Programme in their country of residence.
- Candidates should note the existence of a 12-months rule: any candidate from a partner country, who has lived for more than 12 months in a programme country within the five years’ period prior to submission deadline, can only apply for programme country scholarship.
Programme Countries are member states of the European Union (EU): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the following Non-EU programme countries: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey.
Partner countries are all the other countries that are not Programme Countries.
Partner Countries E+ Scholarship grantees receive:
- A stipend of 1.000 EUR per month for the maximum duration of the 24 months
- 1000 or 3.000 EUR for travel costs depending on the distance of the home country to the coordinating university (University of Salzburg)
- 1000 EUR for installation costs.
- The grant also covers the participation costs. (Participation costs include tuition fees (where applicable), insurance and participation to the summer symposium).
The application procedure is divided into two phases: Application (Phase 1) and Registration (Phase 2).
In the first phase, candidates fill out the online application form and attach, where requested, a single PDF file of less than 50MB containing the following documents in the order specified here:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV), based on the English template from the Europass website
- A scan of the original university diploma(s), AND certified translation if the document is not issued in English or German.
- A scan of the original (AND certified translation if the document is not issued in English or German) official transcript of study results from your university.
- Original English test results, certificates or diplomas. Students that are not in possession of a proof of English proficiency can simply indicate their level of expertise in the curriculum using the guidelines provided in the Europass template. Nonetheless, if selected, the proof of English proficiency is STRICTLY required prior to registration (hence, within 4-6 weeks from the notification of the selection’s result). Nonetheless, please note that the submission of a valid proof of English proficiency at the moment of the application is favourably valued by the commission.
- A Motivation letter. In the letter, the candidate should explain how passed experiences have prepared him/her for participation in the master in digital communication leadership, how this programme is likely to improve his or her own career perspectives, and why the candidate is interested in the topic of digital communication leadership. The motivation letter should be:
- Typed using a word processing software before saved as a PDF file;
- 6,000-10,000 characters long, including spaces;
- Types using a Times New Roman or Book Antiqua font size 12;
- Page size A4;
- Typed using a 1.5 space in-between lines;
- The title of the letter should be in BOLD and it should read Motivation Letter by (your name);
- Pages should be numbered;
- Note that handwritten letters are NOT accepted. A letter shorter than the minimum requirement is accepted, yet it is likely to be a disadvantage for the candidate.
- Two (minimum) or three (maximum) Recommendation Letters in English. The letters do not follow a template. The only requirement is that the contact details of the person providing the reference must be clearly typed and must contain a business email address and a telephone number. Referees that prefer to provide the letters directly to the programme’s administration, can email their letters to [email protected].
Recommended for Phase 1 and Required for Phase 2.
Applicants must demonstrate their English proficiency. This can be done through the following tests and diplomas:
- IELTS (academic test): minimum average score 6.5
- TOEFL (paper-based): 560
- TOEFL (internet-based, or iBT): 88 – the institutional code is B398.
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE), Grades A,B, or C
- Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Grades A, B, or C
- Cambridge First Certificate with the grade A or B.
These are the only tests accepted as proofs of English proficiency. Any other type of diplomas is not considered as valid proof of English proficiency. The period between the proficiency test or diploma and the deadline for applications must not exceed two years.
Only candidates shortlisted for participation, after receiving a confirmation of their selection by email, can carry out the tasks described in Phase 2.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Rania Khalaf/ Egypt “
Reviewed by” Salma Aittaleb/ Morocco and Alyaa Abdelraouf/ Egypt”
MARJ3 Scholarships team