Erasmus Mundus MA ‘Crossways in Cultural Narratives’

Deadline: 20 January 2014
Open to: candidates with an undergraduate degree in the field of Arts, Languages or Social Sciences; particularly a Modern Languages Degree, with knowledge of two languages from English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, or Spanish
Scholarship: €46,000 for non-European students, and €22,000 for European students


Selected and supported by the European Commission, the Masters Programme Crossways in Cultural Narratives offers an eclectic integrated programme feeding on successful programmes run locally in the European universities of the Consortium.

The Masters programme is accessible to both European and non-European students, and offers EU scholarships, mobility allowances and other advantages. The Crossways in Cultural Narratives Master students follow a mobile study itinerary over 2 years. They study in 2 or 3 European universities chosen from among the 10 universities making up the Crossways Consortium. Students spend the 2nd and 3rd semesters in the SAME university, and the 1st and 4th semesters in TWO other universities of the Consortium.

The Final Crossways Master Degree takes the form of a multiple degree, which means

  • one Diploma Supplement issued by the coordinating university and listing all your academic achievements during the programme in accordance with the Bologna standards
  • three fully-recognized “national” Master degree certificates issued by the universities where you have studied (as associate members, UNER and UIA deliver certificates of study, but not degrees)
  • a Crossways parchment.

The programme will suit you if:

  1. you are looking to understand and explore European languages, society and culture in depth; and want to acquire a higher degree certifying a well-trained mind, so as to pursue a career relating to, or interacting with, Europe, in the political, cultural or administrative fields
  2. if you are interested in going on from your Masters to Doctoral research, prior to pursuing a career in Higher Education in your own country/in Europe.

Read more details about Crossways HERE.


The Master’s programme is open to students who have:

  1. successfully completed an undergraduate degree in the field of Arts, Languages or Social Sciences; particularly a Modern Languages Degree (e.g. language, literature, thought and cultural studies programmes of a high, specialised level relating to one or more of the following: Britain, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain – or Europe as a whole)
  2. have an attested level of First Class or 2:1 Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree (or equivalent)
  3. are among the top 5-10 students of their year
  4. possess a near-native, degree-level command of TWO of the following European Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, and Spanish – together with a basic knowledge of, or a willingness to acquire, a THIRD European language.


All students may qualify for EU scholarships. Non-European students may apply for EU scholarships of up to 46,000European students may apply for EU scholarships of up to 22,000.

Countries considered as EU are Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latva, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Hungary, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, EEE/AEE: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey. All other countries are considered as non EU.

More details about the scholarship amounts are AVAILABLE HERE.


The deadline for the scholarship application is 20 January 2014. Forms can be submitted any time between openings and deadlines. For that, you need to fill an online application form AVAILABLE HERE.

Before filling this application form you MUST read Student application form guidelines HERE or Visiting Scholar (professors) application form HERE.

For any general enquiries relating to applications, scholarships, language requirements, mobility tracks etc. please read the relevant pages in the general menu at the official website HERE and only after doing so write exclusively to Miss Elena Moreno at: 

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