1 Project Intercultural Master Programs Intercultural Master Programs Updated: June 2011 Dear reader, A student project group has compiled this information for those interested in masters program about intercultural issues. This list does not claim to be conclusive. Please us if you notice major omissions or have a program to add.. yours, Prof. Nikola Hale furtwangen.de Project Team : Alexander Cytrona, Noreen Jonamu, Roseline Lainé, Walter Lui, Li Yin, Alex Zimmermann
2 I. Order by language English University of the West of England (UK) University of Manchester (UK) University of Bedfordshire (UK) The University of Sheffield (UK) University of Surrey (UK) Lesley University (USA) Union University (USA) University of Pennsylvania (USA) University of Denver (United States) UMBC Maryland (United States) Portland University of the Pacific (United States) Liberty University (Canada) Royal Roads University (Canada) Peking University (China) Tilburg University MCD (Netherlands) Tilburg University ICC (Netherlands) Alice Salomon Hochschule (Germany) University of Applied Sciences Fulda (Germany) Hanze University Groningen, University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands) IULM, University of Languages & Communication (Italy) Leeds Metropolitan University (UK) New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria) Vilnius University (Lithuania) Budapest Business School (Hungary) German Europa Universität Viadrina (Germany) Technische Universität Chemnitz (Germany) Hochschule München (Germany) Spanish Universitat Jaume I (Spain) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ICC (Spain) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ICR (Spain) French Université de Mulhouse Colmar Alsace (France) Université de Bourgogne (France) Université de Lyon (France) Université Stendhal Grenoble 3 (France) Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland) (taught in French and English) Chinese
3 Fudan University (China) (taught in English and Chinese) II. Order by country Europe: Germany Europa Universität Viadrina (Germany) Alice Salomon Hochschule (Germany) Technische Universität Chemnitz (Germany) Hochschule München (Germany) University of Applied Sciences Fulda (Germany) Netherlands Tilburg University MCD (Netherlands) Tilburg University ICC (Netherlands) Hanze University Groningen, University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands) Switzerland Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland) France Université Stendhal Grenoble 3 (France) Université de Lyon (France) Université de Bourgogne (France) Université de Mulhouse Colmar Alsace (France) Spain Universitat Jaume I (Spain) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ICC Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ICR United Kingdom Leeds Metropolitan University University of the West of England University of Manchester University of Bedfordshire The University of Sheffield University of Surrey Italy IULM, University of Languages & Communication (Italy) Bulgaria New Bulgarian University Lithuana
4 Vilnius University Hungary Budapest Business School North America: United States Lesley University (USA) Union University (USA) University of Pennsylvania (USA) University of Denver (United States) UMBC Maryland (United States) Portland University of the Pacific (United States) Canada Liberty University (Canada) Royal Roads University (Canada) Asia: China Peking University (China) Fudan University (China) III. Order by program Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication University of the West of England (UK) University of Manchester (UK) University of Bedfordshire (UK) The University of Sheffield (UK) University of Surrey (UK) Universitat Jaume I (Spain) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ICC (Spain) University of Denver (USA) Lesley University (USA) UMBC Maryland (USA) Royal Roads University (Canada) Europa Universität Viadrina (Germany)
5 Tilburg University (Netherlands) Technische Universität Chemnitz (Germany) Université Stendhal Grenoble 3 (France) Université de Lyon (France) Hochschule München (Germany) Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland) University of Applied Sciences of Fulda (Germany) Hanze University Groningen, University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands) IULM, University of Languages & Communication (Italy) Leeds Metropolitan University (UK) New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria) Vilnius University (Lithuania) Budapest Business School (Hungary) Master of Arts in Intercultural Management / Intercultural Studies Union University (USA) Liberty University (Canada) Master of Arts in International Relations / Intercultural Relations Lesley University (USA) Portland University of the Pacific (USA) Fudan University (China) Université de Mulhouse Colmar Alsace (France) Master of Arts in International Communication / Cultural Exchange University of Pennsylvania (USA) (M.S.Ed.) Peking University (China) Université de Bourgogne (France) Master in Ethnographic Research, Anthropological Theory and Intercultural Relations Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ICR (Spain) Master in Management of Cultural Diversity Tilburg University (Netherlands)
6 Master in Intercultural Conflict Management Alice Salomon Hochschule (Germany)
7 Alice Salomon Hochschule (Berlin, Germany) Intercultural Conflict Management Language English Program Description This international program is taught in English and is designed to bring students together from a variety of backgrounds and cultures to facilitate cross cultural learning experiences. Students will be provided with an inter disciplinary overview of the challenges facing multicultural societies and societies experiencing ethnic conflict. Students will develop comprehensive intercultural skills and the capacity to work effectively in a cross cultural environment. The program emphasizes selfknowledge and cultural awareness and develops students' practical skills in intercultural communication, mediation and conflict resolution and the application of human rights. Acknowledged experts are invited as lecturers and guest speakers. The teaching body comprises experts from the Alice Salomon University and other academic, non governmental and governmental institutions such as: Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management; Amnesty International; German Institute for Human Rights; Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford; InWent (Capacity Building International); Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology; Humboldt University Berlin; Free University Berlin; WZB Social Science Research Center Berlin; Paritätische Bundesakademie; The programme takes three semesters to complete. Students are encouraged to reside in Berlin at least until the end of the attendance period during the 2nd semester. Skills acquired Requirements
8 An undergraduate degree (three year s study) preferably in one of the following disciplines: social sciences law humanities and cultural sciences One year of practical (including internships and/or voluntary work) or professional experience in fields related to conflict, human rights, humanitarian aid, voluntary or forced migration, social work or relief work, teaching a relevant subject. Referees to be contacted by the Alice Salomon University such as university instructors or employers willing to support the candidate's application. Proficiency in English and computer competence. Motivation and interest to study Intercultural Conflict Management. Tuition Fee The costs for the MA ICM are as follows: The tuition fee for full time degree students is 2640, Euro per semester, all together Euro Three installments of 2640, Euro are to be paid in advance of each semester. Once you are admitted the first installment of 2640, Euro is due by May 31st Additionally, supplementary costs are due which are organized in a modular way as described in the following. In general, supplementary costs cannot be refunded in case the student cannot start his/her studies. Obligatory: a) The fee of Euro 300. (non refundable) for admission and registration has to be paid by all admitted candidates. Optional: b) The safety deposit of Euro 200. for a single apartment has to be paid after application for a single apartment at student campus Biesdorf (please refer to section 10). c) The 'Semesterticket' for the winter semester 2011 costs Euro 168,00. It is recommended to all who wish to use the city of Berlin public transport means. The 'Semesterticket' is valid for one semester (six months) and can be renewed for subsequent semesters upon prior request and after payment of the fee. Funding and Scholarship Opportunities Begin of studies
9 Living/ Location Although the University does not have housing for students on campus, the Program Management can help you in finding accommodation at the association for student affairs (Studentenwerk Berlin). The rent is usually not more than Euro 250. per month. As a rule, an advance safety deposit of Euro 200. is required. Contact +link berlin.eu Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Alice Salomon Platz 5 D Berlin Germany Tel.: Fax: E mail: infomaster (at) ash berlin.eu The ICM office is open from Monday to Friday 10:00 am 3:00 pm. berlin.eu/icm/ berlin.eu/icm/index.php?id=4 Back to order by Language Country Program
10 Europa Universität Viadrina (Frankfurt Oder, Germany) Intercultural Communication Studies Language German Program Description Structure of modules: - Theories of Intercultural Communication - Empirical and Methodological Approaches to Forms of Intercultural Communication (incl. Media Communication) - Two of these: o Migration, Ethnicity, Ethnocentrism o Culture, History and Societies in Central and Eastern Europe o Transdisciplinary Gender Studies o Intercultural Management o Translation Studies - Intercultural Practice Skills acquired Requirements Proficiency in two foreign languages as well as in German is required. Tuition Fee Funding and Scholarship Opportunities
11 Begin of studies Spring and fall Living/ Location Contact +link Dr. Gundula Gwenn Hiller mkk uni.de Sönke Matthiessen (MA) uni.de uni.de/de/studium/master/mics/index.html Back to order by Language Country Program
12 Fudan University (China) Program taught in Chinese: International relations, English literature, theory and Sino English cultural relation studies; French literature and Sino French cultural relation studies; Cross arts and cross cultural studies; Public Relations; Sino French cultural communications; Comparison of Chinese and Japanese literature and culture Program taught in English: Chinese Language and Culture; Chinese History and Culture Language English or Chinese Program Description (Duration) 3 4 years for Chinese taught programs; 2 years for English taught programs Skills Acquired _ Requirements Applicants must be non Chinese citizens in good health, with valid passport, must have a bachelor degree or above.
13 Programs taught in Chinese, the applicants must submit Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Certificate or other documents can prove your Chinese level. Tuition Fee 26,000 RMB/year for Chinese taught programs; 50,000 80,000 RMB/year (not including joint program with overseas universities) for English taught programs. Funding and Scholarship Opportunities Begin of studies In September Living/ Location Shanghai
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15 Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Sciences (Germany) Masters in Intercultural Communication and European Studies Language : German & English Program Description: The aim of the program is to prepare university graduates for careers in supranational organisations or in national organisations that are active internationally, especially in Europe. Such organisations may be NGOs, professional and industry associations, public institutionss or administrative bodies. For positions in these organisations, applicants must have the ability to communicate effectively with speakers of other languages and other cultural backgrounds and must have profound knowledge of organisational structures and of the background, structures and future perspectives of European integration. Program participants also acquire the means to deal with the special challenges of the enlargement of the European Union. The Master's program is divided into 4 areas. Students attend lectures and seminars in all 4 areas. Particular focus falls on the areas of Intercultural Communication und European Studies: Intercultural Communication: Theory of intercultural communication, Ethnography of communication; cultural sensitivity and behaviour training; simulation of intercultural encounters; practice of communication with new media; foreign language skills
16 International Organisations: Globalisation; transformations in Central and Eastern Europe; international framework for organized activity; tasks and organisational structures of international organisations (governmental, economic and intermediary); modern approaches to innovation, change management and the development of organisations. European Studies: European Civilisations; European integration process; organs and decision making processes of the EU; European public policy issues; foundations of European and International Law; social structures, political and cultural developments in European countries in comparative perspective Integrated Studies: This area of study consists of special courses combining the three major ICEUS focuses, the intercultural communicative, the organisational structural and the European integrative. The program lasts four semesters, with admission possible only in the winter semester. The first two semesters are regular classroom study semesters. A ten week internship must be completed normally during the summer break between the second and third semesters. The third semester serves for in depth study. The Master's thesis is written in the fourth semester. It is not necessary that students reside in Fulda in this semester; the Master's thesis can also be supervised through or regular meetings. The disputation needs to be held in Fulda. The program starts in October. Skills acquired: Successful program participants are awarded the academic degree of "Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication and European Studies". Program graduates are qualified for a broad spectrum of positions in supranational organisations or in national organisations with international activities, especially in Europe, for example in NGOs, professional and industry associations, public institutions or administrative bodies. ICEUS graduates are able to communicate effectively with speakers of other languages and from other cultural backgrounds and are thus ideally suited for frontline positions. This resource is enhanced by in depth knowledge or organisational structures and of the background, structures and future outlook of European integration. ICEUS graduates will find additional career possibilities in the expansion of the European Union into East Central and Eastern Europe. Requirements : ICEUS is a postgraduate degree program. Admission requirements include an initial academic degree in social, cultural or legal studies and good proficiency in German and English.
17 Admission requirements are as follows: 1. a degree from a German university or other institution of higher education in the area of social sciences, cultural studies or law (politics, sociology, languages, etc.) or 2. a degree from an equivalent foreign university or other institution of higher education abroad. 3. certification of good proficiency in German and English (for more detailed information, please visit : 4. a letter of intent explaining your academic and professional objectives (no longer than 2 pages) 5. a curriculum vitae (CV) Tuition Fee : Semester fees of about 245 Euros are charged each semester. The fee includes a contribution to the Student Association, administration costs and the Semester ticket (free public transport in and around Fulda). No tuition fees since academic year 2008/2009 The Hessian law for tuition fees was abolished in June Thus, no tuition fees are charged at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences. Funding and Scholarship Opportunities : Living/ Location : Fulda is located in the centre of Germany. Travel connections are ideal. Fulda is located on two autobahns and is a regular stop in the German ICE high speed train network. Frankfurt s Rhine Main International Airport is only about an hour away by car or train. Cost of living For rent, food, health insurance, working materials etc. you need approx. 600 Euro per month. Of course, this depends very much on your individual needs.
18 Please contact the program co ordinator if you have further questions on the costs for your study visit in Fulda. Contact : Ilka Gersemann Department of Social and Cultural Studies Marquardstrasse 35 D Fulda Tel: +49 (0) Fax: +49 (0) fulda.de fulda.de/index.php?id=443&l=1&f=2 Back to order by Language Country Program
19 Hochschule München Master of Intercultural Communications and Cooperation Language: German & English Students are required to be both fluent in English and German (spoken and written). Students whose mother tongue is not German, the active command of German is still expected, which will have to be proven through the successful completion of the DSH examination.good English skills will must also be proven (eg via the TOEFLTest or by the successful completion of the entrance tests for UNIcert English, level III UNIcert can be taken at the University of Munich). Program Description: The interdisciplinary Master's program in intercultural communication and cooperation at the University of Munich, was designed specifically for employed graduates from home and abroad. It is aimed at German and international graduates who already have at least one year of professional experience, preferably in an international context. It is the only program of its kind at a Bavarian university.
20 The interdisciplinary study program includes: The improvement of intercultural competence through targeted training for work in the international working context and intercultural management To develop a deeper understanding of problems and possibilities of intercultural communication and cooperation (Basic knowledge) The acquisition of specific, action relevant skills in the field of international relations (processes, institutions) and important national or regional cultures The deepening of communication skills for designing cross cultural contacts, consultancy and training The program consists of modules. At the completion of the five semester long study, a master's thesis will need to be written. Also after the completion of this program, students will be rewarded with a Master of Arts (M.A.). What possibilities and opportunities arise after graduation? The training enables you, at home and abroad to work competently: in international companies, organizations or associations, projects and programs of international development cooperation or Facilities / institutions with multicultural workforce or clientele, such as municipalities or non government organizations Eg. as a specialist and leader in various fields, including HR as a trainer for intercultural competence, consultancy or program developers. The course starts in October and lasts 5 semesters (2.5 years). Lectures are offered during the week in the evenings and / or in weekend blocks. Skills acquired: After completing this master s program you will have improved intercultural communication skills. a deeper understanding of the problems and possibilities of intercultural communication and international cooperations. the awareness of relations among and problems of important national and regional cultures, and improved social and communicative skills in general day today and intercultural contacts. Requirements : Applicants must hold a diploma or bachelor s degree (or equivalent) and at least one year of professional experience. Applicants whose first language is other than German and who have not graduated from a university in a German speaking country need to provide a DSH Test level 2 or the equivalent. Those whose first language is other than English need to provide a TOEFL Test or the equivalent.
21 APPLICATION PROCEDURES The application deadline is June 15th each year. All original documents must be submitted to: Hochschule München Fakultät für Studium Generale und Interdisziplinäre Studien Kathrin Ottenhausen / Gerda Walter Raum A305 Lothstr München Applicants should include the following required documents with their application: completed application form ( Zulassungsantrag ), which is available on or upon request by mail Curriculum Vitae certified copy of bachelor s or diploma degree proof of professional experience after studies proof of German and / or English proficiency test After all documents are submitted, applicants will be invited to an interview for the staff to meet the candidates and the latter to get to know the staff. Furthermore, the university can provide more information about our program and answer still open questions. Acceptance notification will be sent out after the interviews. For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact by phone or by mail or visit the website on Tuition Fee : The program s tuition is 2,400 per semester. Financial aid can be provided by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). For more information, see
22 Living/ Location : The University is located in Munich on the Lothstraße 34. Cost of living: Accommodations The Studentenwerk (housing service) in Munich has a limited number of rooms, which it offers to students coming to Munich on an exchange agreement. The monthly rent is between Euros. In addition, you are required to pay a deposit of around 200 Euro, which, upon your departure will be fully refunded, providing you have left the room in good condition. The monthly rent will be debited directly from your bank account. Munich advises, that once you are in Munich, you open a bank account Cost of Living in Munich Cost of Living in Munich is expensive. Realistically, you can easily manage on about 800 Euros/month ($1,030.00/month), includes accommodations.
23 Contact: Ms Gerda Walter Ms Kathrin Ottenhausen Back to order by Language Country Program
24 Joint Master in International Communication... created by Six universities across Europe, specialising in communication and public relations in international professional contexts : Hanze University Groningen, University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands IULM, University of Languages & Communication, Italy Leeds Metropolitan University, the United Kingdom New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria Vilnius University, Lithuania Budapest Business School (for further information on each university please visit : hofstede consortium/consortium partners/ ) Language : English Program Description: The Master in International Communication is a joint program, developed in close cooperation between the consortium partners. Ongoingg harmonization of the curriculum, the assessment criteria and procedures insure comparability of the program. The course will prepare communication professionals for their taskss and responsibilities in a multi cultural and international environment. Diversity is a key element. A core program will be offered by all universities, and each will offer three specializations to be followed by students abroad. Student mobility in the second semester is compulsory. The master s thesis will be written under the supervision of two universities, both awarding the graduate their degree. The course will be based upon competence based learning. Students will work on real life cases brought in by companies and (governmental and other) agencies. Also, the greater taught part of the course will be formed by specializations. The course is offered in English to an international student body. Core competencies are English languages proficiency (as a second language) and intercultural competence.
25 The MIC program is a full time study over three semesters (90 credits). Semester one is undertaken at one of the six partner universities, and the second semester at a second partner university. During the third semester, students write a thesis under the supervision of the two respective universities. Semester 1 Professionalising communication Students study at one of the six partner universities and complete the following modules: The international business environment Corporate communication in an intercultural context Communication planning & management Semester 2 The communication professional in context Students complete the specialisations of one of the partner universities. The specialisations include: Specialisations Budapest Business School NGO and civil organisations communication Multicultural context communication Sociology of global media Specialisations Hanze University Groningen Public affairs International marketing communication Designing strategic development communication Specialisations IULM Development and communication Public affairs and advocacy Social responsibility and communication Specialisations Leeds Metropolitan University Corporate and specialist public relations Communication audits Public relations and new media Specialisations New Bulgarian University Managing / communicating through special events Exploring communication in new media Psychology of mass media Specialisations Vilnius University
26 International crisis communication Innovative methods in corporate communication Media and sustainable development Please note: specialisations are subject to change. Semester 3 The master s thesis The thesis Graduates will receive two degrees and a certificate from the Geert Hofstede Consortium. After you have fullfilled the graduation requirements of a partner university, you will receive the following award: Master of Arts in International Communication will be awarded by Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK Master in International Communication will be awarded by: IULM, University of Language and Communication, Milan, Italy Hanze University Groningen, Applied Science, Groningen, The Netherlands New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania Consortium Certificate will be awarded by: IULM, University of Language and Communication, Milan, Italy Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania Hanze University Groningen, Applied Science, Groningen, the Netherlands Skills acquired : Graduates of the MIC are interculturally competent communication professionals able to work in a global context from a European Perspective. They anticipate change and are able to create, offer and manage sustainable and innovative solutions to problems from the professional field at a senior managerial or consultancy level Requirements : Previous study in communication, or a related field, or a CV and/or portfolio that indicate that you have worked extensively in the field of communication, or other experience which makes you eligible. Examples of related fields of study include, but is not limited to: business, marketing, international relations, management, English, sociology and psychology.
27 IELTS or equivalent with a minimum grade of 6.5, with no grade in any area below 5. TOEFL is also accepted: 575 (paper), 232 (computer), 90 (internet) Two letters of reference Students apply by sending in the complete application form including all of the required documentation to: (http://www.masterinternationalcommunication.eu/admission/admission form/) Geert Hofstede Consortium Hanze University Groningen International Student Office P.O. Box DA Groningen The Netherlands It should be accompanied by the following: Certified/legalised copy of your bachelor s degree and transcripts or grade lists as confirmation of academic achievements supporting your application. Copy of your passport 4 passport photographs (name & date of birth on the back) Statement of proficiency in English from a recognised authority (e.g. TOEFL, British Council, etc.): TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (computer score 232, internet score 90). British Council/IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.5. Questions: If you have the appropriate academic background, but have not yet achieved a 6.5 IELTS English competency level, you may be conditionally accepted into the MIC program. This means that you will need to improve your English language competency before you can start the MIC program. The consortium offers the following preparatory programs in The United Kingdom. You will be unconditionally accepted into the program once you have successfully completed one of the preparatory programs at a 6.5 IELTS level. (http://www.masterinternationalcommunication.eu/admission/preparatory programs/) Tuition Fee : The tuition fee is Euro for the full program. Funding and Scholarship Opportunities : You may apply for a partial scholarship when completing the admission form. There are limited partial scholarships available.
28 There are strict deadlines for acceptance of a scholarship. Students who are offered a scholarship need to accept the offer within two weeks: 1. Scholarships are awarded (as far as the scholarship budget allows it) in the following order: a. Students of the partner countries wishing to be enrolled in their home country (Italians for IULM, Bulgarians for NBU etc.). b. Students from the countries of the consortium partners wishing to be enrolled at a university in another partner country (Lithuanian going to Milan, receiving Milanese scholarship amount)). c. Students from other ERASMUS member countries (which is not exactly the same as the EU, but more in line with the mobility grants during the second semester, and also if we wish to apply for the ERASMUS MUNDUS status later on). d. Students from non ERASMUS countries. 2. Partners will select their own beneficiaries, based on the order of 4 above (a d) as first selection, and, if needed, based on the motivation letter. 3. Students will be offered a scholarship and a limited period of time to accept the offer (see important dates). If a student does not accept the offer (including the obligation for a downpayment) within the allotted time, the offer will be forfeited. Receiving a scholarship means that the scholarship amount will be subtracted from your tuition fee. Living/ Location : Estimations below are meant as an indication of living expenses as a student in the different countries of the consortium. They are intended to assist students in planning their budget. Actual living expenses will depend on your life style. Please refer to the university website for more detailed information. Italy Original Currency Euro 770 Lithuania 1270 Litas 368 The Netherlands 780 The United Kingdom 650 Pounds 720 Bulgaria 1017 Bulgarian Lev 520