Erasmus Mundus MA in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage

Deadline: 1st. December 2012
Open to: Students with a degree from a recognised higher education institution preferably in dance studies, anthropology, folklore, heritage studies or in related subjects. Candidates are required proficiency in English
Scholarship: Category A Erasmus Mundus Scholarship – 48,000€ for the two-year course, Category B Erasmus Mundus Scholarship – 20,000€ for the two-year course


Choreomundus – International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice, and Heritage
Choreomundus investigates dance and other movement systems (ritual practices, martial arts, games and physical theatre) as Intangible Cultural Heritage within the broader contexts of Ethnochoreology, the Anthropology of Dance, Dance Studies, and Heritage Studies. The programme is offered by a consortium of four universities recognised for their leadership in the development of innovative curricula for the analysis of dance. Choreomundus focuses on fieldwork and formal analysis of movement, and engages with a variety of theoretical and methodological frameworks. The programme develops an appreciation of dance that is comparative, cross-cultural, applied, and embodied, and gives students the tools for making sense of intangible heritage within a culturally diverse world.

In the first semester all students start in Norway for induction and an intensive course. For the rest of the first academic year, they are divided between NTNU Trondheim and UBP Clermont-Ferrand, and then spend their third semester in Hungary, and the fourth and final semester in the UK. Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a joint Masters degree from all four universities.


Choreomundus hope to be able to offer: Several Category A and Category B student scholarships. In addition and similarly to previous years, additional scholarships should be made available for:

  1. Students from the “Western Balkans and Turkey”
  2. Students from “Tunisia and Egypt”
  3. Students from the “Eastern Neighbourhood Countries” (i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine)

The distribution of these scholarships among the 131 EMMC consortia offering scholarships in 2013 will depend on their respective demand and on the geographical balance among the candidates from the countries concerned.

Category B students are from the 27 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway. Category A students are from any other country in the world, provided they are not currently residents of these eligible countries (above), nor 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. If so, they should apply as Category B students.

  • Non-EU students applying for a Category A Erasmus Mundus Scholarship – 48,000€ for the two-year course.
  • EU students applying for a Category B Erasmus Mundus Scholarship – 20,000€ for the two-year course
  • Non-EU students who have been resident in the EU for a minimum of 12 months, applying for Category B Erasmus Mundus Scholarship – 20,000€ for the two-year course.


Applications are invited from individuals who have:

  • A first degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS) or second degree (equivalent to 120 ECTS) from a recognised higher education institution (university, college, conservatoire…) in the Humanities or Social Sciences, preferably in dance studies, anthropology, folklore, heritage studies or in related subjects such as drama and/or theatre, music, sports and human movement studies, sociology, cultural studies, or equivalent professional experience. Minimum average grade: C according to the ECTS grading scale or equivalent average grade/mark
  • English Language qualification equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Level 6.5 in each band (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking). List of accepted certificates is below.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting their application.
  • Expertise in or understanding of dance or related movement practices (rituals, games, martial arts and physical theatre) which can be demonstrated through one or more of the following:
    1. a DVD or online film/video clip of no more than three minutes duration, showing their own dancing, choreography or other relevant performances or productions, or their teaching
    2. an essay of no more than three pages long, focusing either on the contextual and/or movement aspects of a dance or other related practice
    3. a relevant publication
Below is a nonexhaustive list of tests, certificats or exams accepted as proof for sufficient proficiency in English to be admitted to Choreomundus:
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), minimum Band 6
  • Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with minimum score 550 points
  • Computer-based TOEFL with minimum score 220 points
  • Internet-based TOEFL with minimum score 83 points
  • UNIcert level III
  • C1 according to the Common European Framework (CEF).

For advice on recognition of alternative qualifications, contact the International Admissions Officer at NTNU <>

How to apply?

All interested candidates can fill in the on-line application HERE. All applications must be completed with the following attached documents:

  • Certified copies of transcripts and diplomas from your previous bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Documentation of English (IELTS or equivalent)
  • CV
  • A letter of motivation (Personal statement)
  • Letters of recommendation

For further information regarding Choreomundus, please contact the Consortium Convenor and Consortium Administrator on e-mail:

For more information please visit the official website.

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