European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management

The European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management (MALLL) programme welcomes applications from students around the world. You can apply as a self-funded student or for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Please look at the navigation menu on the left to see more details.
Entry requirements
MA LLL is a full-time two year programme offered in English. Admission may be granted to applicants who meet the following criteria:
  • A  Bachelors or Masters degree with good marks from a recognised institution of higher education.
  • A satisfactory level of spoken and written English: IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 650 in written paper test; or 280 in computerised test; or 100 in internet-based test is mandatory.
  • Some work experience relevant to lifelong learning: in policymaking, teaching, research or management – whether in international, governmental, non-governmental organisations, private enterprises or institutions of learning.
  • Submission of an academic qualification essay addressing any aspect of lifelong learning, and drawing on appropriate research literature. 
The main selection criteria include motivation, academic qualifications, language skills, experience, quality of essay.
For all categories, your online application must include the following documents:
  • Application form (online)
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts (translated into English)
  • EUROPASS CV
  • English language proficiency test certificate
  • An academic qualification essay based on research literature on any aspect of lifelong learning
  • Two recommendation letters from former/current supervisors of which one must be academic referee.


Mobility tracks for batch 7 (2012-2014)

In the academic year 2012-2014, all MALLL students with Erasmus Mundus scholarships in batch 7 will study the first year at the Danish School of Education in Copenhagen, Denmark. However, self-funded students can choose between the Institute of Education in London and the Danish School of Education in Copenhagen for their first year.
European students (both self-funded and scholarship students) can opt to study one module of the second semester in July-August 2013 at Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia. The third semester will be at Deusto University, Spain. For the fourth semester, students can choose between the three European universities to write their thesis.

Category A Scholarships (for third-country students)

The European Commission offers a limited number of Erasmus Mundus Category A scholarships for third country (non-EU) students. Category A scholarships are worth €48,000 which covers two-year tuition fee of Euro 16,000 and living allowances to study the MALLL programme.
Category A scholarships can be awarded to students from all countries other than the 27 EU member states and EEA/EFTA states: Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway. Furthermore, you must comply with the 12 months rule: you must not be a resident nor have carried out your main activity (studies, work, leisure time etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.
Click here to find out if your contry is considered to be a 'third-country'. Applicants are advised to consult the European Comission Erasmus Mundus Programme Guide for further detailed information.
The deadline for Erasmus Mundus scholarship applications for the academic year 2012-2013 is:
  • 16 January 2012
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Application

Your application including the following documents must be submitted online by the above deadline:
  • Certified copies of academics transcripts (translated into English).
  • EUROPASS CV.
  • 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).
  • An academic qualification essay based on research literature on any aspect of lifelong learning.
  • Two recommendation letters from former/current supervisors of which one must be academic referee.
Application results
  • The applicants who are not selected for the scholarships will receive notification by email in March 2012.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be requested to send hard copies of supporting documents in March 2012.
  • The scholarship applicants on the main list and reserve list will receive the final results of their applications in early May 2012 after the Consortium has received the final selection approval from the European Commission.
  • When a main list student withdraws, he/she is replaced by the first eligible candidate on the reserve list. In this particular case, the eligibility criterion concerns the nationality of the reserve list candidate and the rule concerning the presence of a maximum of two nationals from the same country among the scholarship holders for a given category. If there are already two other students with the same nationality on the main list, the consortium will have to take the next eligible candidate respecting its own ranking list in line with the European Commission regulations.

Tuition fee

  • The tuition fee for third-country students for the entire two-year programme is €16,000.

Mobility tracks for batch 7 (2012-2014)

In the academic year 2012-2014, all MALLL students with Erasmus Mundus scholarships in batch 7 will study the first year at the Danish School of Education in Copenhagen, Denmark. However, self-funded students can choose between the Institute of Education in London and the Danish School of Education in Copenhagen for their first year.
European students (both self-funded and scholarship students) can opt to study one module of the second semester in July-August 2013 at Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia. The third semester will be at Deusto University, Spain. For the fourth semester, students can choose between the three European universities to write their thesis.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION:
Please note that the number of applications by third country students must be limited to a maximum of three Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses.
If a student applies to more than three Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses he/she will be excluded from the selection for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.
In addition, only individuals who have not previously benefitted from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship are eligible to apply. Applicants are asked to sign a declaration confirming that they have not previously received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship in the Scholarship Application Form.
Moreinfo: http://www.lifelonglearningmasters.org/admissionandscholarships/

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