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Requirements

A complete online application

Only students who applied online through our online application tool, completed all the steps of the application process, received a final confirmation email and uploaded all required documents (see below) will be assessed by the Consortium Admission Board after each deadline.

A good and matching educational background

Candidates must have completed an academic Bachelor degree in a discipline of relevance to Euroculture. Erasmus Mundus scholarship applicants must upload a copy of their Bachelor’s diploma by 10 January at the latest*. Those applying as self-financing students  can send their copy of their Bachelor’s diploma after the application deadline to euroculture@rug.nl, but the Bachelor’s degree has to be obtained by 1 September of the academic year when the applicant would like to start the programme.

Examples of a matching educational background :a degree in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences, such as: European studies, History, International Relations, Cultural studies, Literature, Sociology, Political Sciences, Anthropology, Philosophy, Communication and Media Studies, International/ European Law, Theology.

* This means that if you would like to apply for a scholarship and start the program in autumn 2019, you have to hold your Bachelor degree by 10 January December 2019.

No missing documents

Only applications containing all required uploads/documents will be assessed.

A good command of the English language

All applicants must provide proof of English proficiency by submitting test results from any of the following: CAE/CPE, TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum test scores required to join the Euroculture Programme are:

  • TOEFL paper-based: 580 or TOEFL iBT (internet-based): 92

  • IELTS: minimum overall score 6.5, with no part (listening, reading, speaking) under 5.5 and writing no lower than 6.0

  • CAE or CPE – Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), C1 or Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE), C2

Notes and exemptions:

– If your score is lower than the scores mentioned above, you will not be eligible for the programme.
– Any other English test than the TOEFL, CAE/CPE or IELTS is not considered as valid by the Euroculture Admission Board.  
- Students from China are required to submit a TOEFL iBT or IELTS test (no CAE).
- If Uppsala is your first university of choice and you take a TOEFL test: in addition to uploading your examinee report online, please ask the TOEFL test center to send a copy of your results directly to Admissions Officer, Master Programme in Euroculture (HEC2M), Admissions Office, Uppsala University, Box 256, SE 751 05 Uppsala, Sweden.

The following candidates do not have to submit English test results:

– Native speakers of English  from English-speaking countries (i.e.where English is one of the official languages);
– Students who have studied at least one year full-time in an English-taught university programme in a country where English is (one of) the official language;
– Students who completed an entire Bachelor programme in English (duration: 3 years minimum).
– Other exceptions may apply. In case you have reasonable proof of English not covered by the exception rule, please contact the Euroculture consortium office.

Candidates who are exempted from submitting the results of an English Test (except native speakers) have to upload an official university statement saying that English was their language of instruction (in place of English test results).

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