European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)

invites applications from both European and non-European students for start in fall 2018.

Key facts:
+ duration 2 years (120 ECTS credits)
+ in-depth instruction in computational linguistics methods and technologies
+ study one year each at two different partner universities in Europe
+ double degree
+ possibility to visit one of two non-European partners for a part of the study
+ courses and academic and administrative support in English

Deadline 15.02.2018
(Late applications from European candidates will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 15, 2018.)

Program fees: 4250 Euro for students from the EU; 8500 Euro for non-EU students (per academic year). Please check the program website on tips about funding possibilities.

The LCT program is offered by the following consortium of Universities:

European partners:
1. Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany (coordinator)
2. University of Trento, Trento, Italy
3. University of Malta, Malta
4. University of Lorraine, Nancy, France
5. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
6. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
7. The University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko University, San Sebastian, Spain

Non-European partners:
8. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
9. The University of Melbourne, Australia

The LCT Program in Brief

The European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) program is an international distributed Master of Science course. It is designed to meet the demands of industry and research in the rapidly growing of language technology. It offers education and training opportunities for the next generations of leaders in research and innovation. It provides students with profound knowledge and insight into the various disciplines that contribute to the methods of language and communication technologies a.k..a computational linguistics a.k.a. natural language processing and strengthens their ability to work according to scientific methods. Moreover, the students acquire practice-oriented knowledge by choosing appropriate combinations of modules in Language Technology, Computational and Theoretical Linguistics, and Computer Science.

The program involves studying one year each at two different European partner universities. Optionally a stay at one of the non-European partners for some months is possible. After completing all study requirements, the students obtain two Master of Science/Arts degrees: one from each European universities where they studied.

The course consists of compulsory core modules, as well as elective advanced modules in Language Technology and Computer Science, possibly complemented by an internship project, and completed by a Master Thesis.

The LCT Masters program has been successfully implemented since 2006, being funded by the Erasmus Mundus Programme from 2007 to 2011 and from 2013 to 2017. In 2012 the LCT Program operated as an Erasmus Mundus Brand Name. Intake 2018: the program commits to respecting the Erasmus Mundus requirements and to maintaining the high quality of the implementation during the years of funding.

Application requirements

Application is made online.

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites:

1. Degree: a Bachelor degree or equivalent in the area of (Computational) Linguistics, Language Technology, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, or other relevant disciplines. The degree must be completed before the course starts.

2. Language proficiency: Proof of proficiency in English is required for applicants whose native language is other than English.

Further information about the program and application instructions:

Contact email address for further inquiries:
lct-info at

Program coordination:
Dr. Ing. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova
Department of Language Science and Technology
Saarland University
Saarbruecken, Germany

Об авторе Лидия Пивоварова

СПбГУ - старший преподаватель, University of Helsinki - PhD student
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