Admission and Eligibility

1. What are the requirements for admission?

Admission may be granted to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Academic relevance: A relevant Bachelors or Masters degree with good marks from a recognised institution of higher education. Full detailed academic transcripts (grades) must be submitted.

  • Language skills: A high level of spoken and written English: IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 650 (written paper test) / 280 (computer based test) / 100 (internet based test) is mandatory. Previous experience with English at any level is not sufficient documentation.

    Full degrees obtained in a country where English is the official language (e.g. UK, US, Australia, Nigeria, etc.) by applicants for whom English is not their official language (mother tongue) may be accepted in lieu of the approved IELTS/TOEFL score. However, such degrees should have been obtained in the recent past (i.e. within three years of the proposed date of admission to the European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management).

    English as language of instruction in other context is not considered alternative evidence of English language proficiency.

    If you are a non-native speaker and do not hold a full degree in English speaking country recently (see above), you will need to sit for an IELTS or a TOEFL test as proof of your English language proficiency. An IELTS or a TOEFL test is a compulsory and non-negotiable requirement for the MA LLL application.

  • Motivation: Relevant work experience in the area of policy and management in governmental, inter-governmental, non-governmental organisations, private enterprises and institutions related to lifelong learning is valued.

  • Qualification essay: An academic qualification essay based on research literature on any aspect of lifelong learning.

    Academic qualification essay should be 1.800 words in length discussing/analysing a topic related to any aspect of lifelong learning, including references to relevant research literature.

    The qualification essay must be your own written work. All sources (books, journals, websites etc.) referred to or from which you have used quotations or received a substantial amount of information relevant to your qualification essay must be listed in bibliography section at the end of your essay.

  • References: Two recommendation letters from former/current supervisors of which one must be academic referee.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in the 'EuroPass' format

The Consortium, however, might interview shortlisted candidates via telephone if necessary.

2. How to apply?

To apply for this Masters Programme please fill in the online application and follow the step by step guide http://www.lifelonglearningmasters.org/admissionandscholarships

3. When does academic year start?

Every year the course/programme begins in September in Copenhagen. However, mandatory Introduction Weeks may take place in the final two weeks of August. The course may start in October at the Institute of Education (IoE), London. There is usually no induction week before the start date in London.

The Erasmus Mundus Masters programmes does not offer scholarships for part time studies, and are therefore  intended for full-time studies only.

4. When are the deadlines for applications for the academic year 2015-2016?

The deadline for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications is December 10, 2014, GMT 17.00.

For self-funded students or students with other sponsorships, the deadline is March 15, 2015, GMT 17.00.

5. Can I defer my start date?

- Due to the special mobility paths of the joint programme, MALLL universities admit full-degree students one time a year and in the autumn semester only. If you are qualified for admission as a self-funded student, you may defer your start date to the next academic year (1 time and 1 year only). If you are awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, you are not allowed to defer your start date. You must re-apply for the scholarship if you want to start a year later.