The GLITEMA (German Literature in the European Middle Ages) EMMC is an integrated Master Course run by a consortium of three full partner universities (Porto, PT [co-ordinator], Bremen, Palermo), supported by a number of associated partner HEIs (Amsterdam, FU Berlin, Cairo, Greifswald, Olomouc, Ljubljana, Moscow [Lomonosov], North Carolina, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Compostela, Vienna, Zurich).
The basic premise for the GLITEMA EMMC is the understanding that Medieval culture, in order to be fully comprehended, must be analysed from within its wider European context: in particular, the traditional “national philological approach”, which has informed Medieval German Studies since their inception during the 19th century, does not allow students to understand the full extent to which today’s national cultures in Europe have their roots in a common – Medieval – past. Thus, this EMMC aims to emphasize the pre-national nature of German Medieval Studies and analyse them from within their European context; to this end, the potentialities of trans-national student and staff mobility within the EU will be used to underpin the European approach to the subject.
Since most of the course will be taught in German, a good working knowledge of the language (level C.1 in Bremen and B.2 in Palermo and Porto) is a pre-requirement; tuition in this language will be offered by Palermo and Porto, while students are also expected to gain linguistic skills in Italian and/or Portuguese through intensive language training programmes.
A maximum of thirty students will be selected for the programme; only those candidates who have obtained a good first cycle degree in a relevant area of studies will be eligible for selection.
According to information from the European Commission, for the academic year 2011-12, the Consortium will be able to award the following number of stipends to GLITEMA-EMMC students:
1. Students from the European Union and countries which are participating in the Erasmus Mundus Programme according to Article 9 of the Programme Decision
- nine stipends (each with a value of 20.000 € / for the two year period)
2. Students from outside the European Union and countries which are participating in the Erasmus Mundus Programme according to Article 9 of the Programme Decision
- nine stipends (each with a value of 48.000 € / for the two year period)
3. Students from the outside the Western Balkans
- one stipends (with a value of 48.000 € / for the two year period)
 The stipend for EU students includes 24 monthly payments of 500 € for general living expenses and 8.000 € for the payment of participation costs. In addition to these payments, the GLITEMA Consortium will, in principle, fund the travel costs of EU stipend holders for mobility within the different study trajectories.
 The stipend for students from outside the EU includes 24 monthly payments of 1.000 € for general living expenses, 16.000 € for the payment of participation costs and 8.000 € towards the payment of travel, installation and insurance costs.
 The stipend for students from outside the Western Balkans includes 24 monthly payments of 1.000 € for general living expenses, 16.000 € for the payment of participation costs and 8.000 € towards the payment of travel, installation and insurance costs.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 December 2010
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