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Self-funded Students or Other Sponsorships

Notice! (2015 is the last year students can be admitted to the MALLL programme - Batch 10 is last batch)

The MALLL programme welcomes applications from students all over the world. The information on this page is for self-funded students or students with other sponsorships than the Erasmus Mundus scholarships.

For the academic years 2015-2017, the application deadline is

  • March 15, 2015, GMT 17:00

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

  • A relevant Bachelors or Masters degree with good marks from a recognised institution of higher education. Full detailed academic transcripts (grades) must be submitted.
  • 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. The test score should be submitted by the deadline. It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. Instead you must submit documentation that you have signed up for a test or that you submit your documentation at a later date (please state expected submission date). When you have passed your English language test, you must send your test result document as an attachment to malll@dpu.dk not later than 10 May for commencement of studies in August/September. 
  • 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.



Your application, including the following documents must be submitted online by the above deadline:

  • Certified copies of academic transcripts (translated into English). We accept copies in the application as long as they are certified by an authorised agency (including the university that awarded the degree and issued the transcripts).
  • English language proficiency test certificate (IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 650 in written paper test; or 280 in computerised test; or 100 in internet-based test).
  • Passport (photo page).

Participation fee

  • The participation fee for third-country students for the entire two-year programme is €16,000 (or €4,000 per semester) including tuition fee and insurance. According to the guidelines of the European Commission, Swiss students are third country students (non EU/EEA citizens).
  • The participation fee for European students for the two-year programme amounts to a maximum of €8,000 (or €2,000 per semester) including tuition fee and insurance.
  • As higher education in Denmark is state funded, citizens from the European Union and EEA member states will receive tuition fee waiver for the semester(s) completed at the Department of Education, Aarhus University. The EU/EEA self-funded students who decide to study three semesters in Denmark will therefore only be charged for the tuition fee of €2,000 for the mandatory semester in Deusto. If EU/EEA self-funded students chose to study in other MALLL partner universities outside Denmark, the tuition fee is 2000 Euro per semester. Examples of study option (country) and fees for EU/EEA students (UK: United Kingdom, DK: Denmark, ES: Spain)
Examples 1st and 2nd semester fee 3rd semester fee in Spain   4th semester fee Total fee
EU/EEA student 1 4000 Euro (UK) 2000 Euro    2000 Euro (UK) 8000 Euro
EU/EEA student 2 4000 Euro (UK) 2000 Euro    0 Euro(DK) 6000 Euro
EU/EEA student 3 0 euro (DK) 2000 Euro    0 Euro (DK) 2000 Euro
  • All applicants are recommended to look for alternative funding sources as early as possible from their governments, NGOs, employers or other private sponsors .

Other costs

  • Students should be advised that other costs will be incurred throughout the programme, including but not limited to living costs, visa fees and flight tickets to mandatory seminars related to the programme. A seminar is normally scheduled each November at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain.

Mobility tracks for batch 10 (2015-2017)

In the academic year 2015-2016, all MALLL students in batch 10 will study the first year at the Institute of Education in London, England. The third semester will be at the University of Deusto, Spain. For the fourth semester, students can choose one of the three European universities to write their thesis.

Self-funded students are not subject to the same mobility requirements as EM scholarship holders. Self-funded students are only required to start the MA programme at the  Institute of Education in London, England, and to spend the third semester at the University of Deusto.