Erasmus Mundus MA in Dance Knowledge & Heritage

Deadline: 1 December 2013
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 – tuition, fees, travel costs and 1,000 EUR monthly allowance for 24 months. For Category B Erasmus Mundus Scholarship – tuition, fees, 500 EUR monthly allowance for 24 months.


Choreomundus – International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice, and Heritage 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 UKStudents 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 scholarshipsIn 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 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway. An B scholarship gives the individual student a monthly allowance of 500 Euros for living expenses for 24 months. Tuition fees and other costs are covered in additon to the allowance and not paid by students directly There is no contribution to travel costs for B scholarships.

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. An A scholarship gives the individual student a monthly allowance of 1.000 Euros for living expenses for 24 months. Tuition fees and other costs are covered in addition to the allowance and not paid by students directly. A contribution to travel costs etc. are granted in addition. The total is 4.000 Euros per year.


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

Please review the full admission requirements HERE for further details.


All interested candidates can fill out the online 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 Frequently Asked Questions page HERE and the official website HERE.

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