Language of Instruction

The language of instruction of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree QEM (EMJMD QEM) programme is English. Therefore, all lectures, tutorials, exams, and supporting documents such as lecture notes are in English.

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree QEM (EMJMD QEM) application requires an English-language test certificate such as TOEFL or IELTS for applicants coming into the program. Applicants coming from an English-speaking country or having a sufficient degree taught in English are waived from this requirement. 

Additional Language Courses: local languages and cultures at the hard of leaning

For strengthening linguistic abilities and cultural awareness, students are required to take courses in the local language and participate in cultural activities of the host university each semester. Every university offers these courses at several levels (beginner, intermediate, and/or advanced). 2 Two ECTS credits are allocated to each language course per semester (totaling 8 ECTS credits out of the required 120 ECTS credits) and are graded either pass or fail.  Students may take extra additional language courses if they wish. While the extra courses cannot contribute to the required 120 ECTS credits, they will be mentioned on the transcript.

Online Language Training

In addition to the mandatory language courses and elective courses offered by all partners, students have access to the QEM online language training in four languages of the consortium plus enhanced English. This training is free of charge. Students can start as soon as they are accepted into the programme and continue their two years of studies using the same software for all languages. This possibility enables them to prepare for their arrival in the programme.