The Master's course in Global Studies at the University of Leipzig

The Master's course "Global Studies - A European Perspective" is offered by a transnational Consortium of eleven universities worldwide.

It is co-ordinated by the Global and European Studies Institute of the University of Leipzig. Students studying the two-years Master's course may choose to study for one of the two years in Leipzig.

On the following pages all Leipzig based students as well as applicants interested to pursue one year in Leipzig can find detailed information about the study programme in Leipzig.

If you are seeking to get information about the entire Master's course and/or the other partner universities offering the programme please visit the following website:



CfA: Europamobil on tour, Deadline: May 26th

The Genshagen foundation is looking for students, who want to join the project “Europamobil”. The Europamobil drives to different regions in Europe every year and offers workshops on European topics in secondary schools. The application deadline is May 26th, 2019. [more]

SFB 1199 Colloquium Summer Term 2019

This year’s Colloqium of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199: “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” will be held during the summer term every Wednesday, 5-7 pm (in Strohsackpassage, Nikolaistraße 6-10 in Leipzig). [more]

CfA: DAAD funded internship in Russia in the winter term 2019/20

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is looking for applications for the Go East-programme “Russia In Praxis”. Master students and graduates can apply for an internship in a German company in Russia in the winter term 2019/20. [more]

Conference: 20 Years after the NATO Intervention in Yugoslavia, May 23th -25th in Leipzig (Germany)

The Global and European Studies Institute co-hosts the conference: 20 Years after the NATO Intervention in Yugoslavia - Local, Regional and Global Aspects of 'Humanitarian interventions’. Katharina Ristic, senior lecturer in the EMGS programme, will speak about media representations of the NATO intervention. [more]

CfA: Internships at Engagement Global in Leipzig (Germany) starting in May or October 2019

Engagement Global, a non-profit organisation for development initiatives, is looking for interns in Leipzig. The intern work in the programme Entwicklungsbezogene Bildung (EBD), which deals with development and education. It is a compulsory internship for students of social sciences, EMGS students or students in similar courses of studies. A fluent knowledge of written and spoken German is...[more]

Get to know some insights into the Master’s in Global Studies at the Information Day in Leipzig (Germany) on May 4th

The Leipzig University hosts each year an information day for all people interested to study in Leipzig. This year the event will take place on May 4th. Stephan Kaschner, the coordinator of the Master in Global Studies programme, will present the programme from 12:30-1:15 pm at Leipzig University, seminar building (in the Universitätsstraße), room S. 212.[more]

GESI Newsletter #1_2019 is online

This year's first edition of the GESI Newsletter is now online.[more]

Science lounge: Islamophobia and right wing populism in Eastern Europe, April 29th in Leipzig (Germany)

Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” hosts a science lounge with a focus on Islamophobia and right wing populism in Eastern Europe. The science lounge will take place on April 29th (7 p.m.) at Restaurant "Pilot", Bosestraße 1 in Leipzig (Germany).[more]

CareerService Calendar of Events for Summer Semester 2019 is online now!

The new calendar of events of the CareerService for the summer semester, starting April 2019, is online now. This service offers various events and workshops for international students as well as locals.[more]

CfA: The struggle for the truth - Institutions of Culture in Polarized Societies, Deadline: May 19th

Postdocs and PhD students are invited to apply for the Henry Arnhold Summer School in Dresden (Germany). The summer school focusses on “The struggle for the truth - Institutions of Culture in Polarized Societies”. Applicants should be capable of following lectures in German.[more]

Call for application – Master in Global Studies – extended until April 30th

The 2019 Global Studies application round for admission to the programme and the Erasmus Mundus scholarship (a decision if these grants will be made available for the 2019 intake will be made in July 2019 by the EU only) has been extended until April 30th, 2019. [more]

Two seminars offered by the Federal Agency for Civic Education in April & May 2019

The Federal Agency for Civic Education is hosting two seminar weekends with European topics in Berlin and Bonn (Germany): April 26th-28th, 2019: New European borders – Turkey and North Africa as doormen of the EU? The seminar takes place at Sophienhof in Berlin. For further information and registration, please check [more]

Call for application: Summer school in the Republic of Moldova, Deadline: May 12th

The Moldova Institute Leipzig and the State University Moldova organize a summer school for German students. The participants will discuss the national history of the Republic of Moldova as well as the latest social and political developments. The summer school also includes a Romanian language course. The application deadline is May 12th. [more]

Recent publication by Stefan Troebst: “The Black Sea as Historical Meso-Region”

Stefan Troebst, the co-director of the GESI, has recently published an article with the title ‘The Black Sea as Historical Meso-Region: Concepts in Cultural Studies and the Social Sciences’ in the Journal of Balkan and Black Sea Studies 1 (2019). Information about this journal can be found here. [more]

In Memory of Professor Crister S. Garrett – Supporting the “Crister Stephen Garrett Scholarship”

Most of the staff, students, and alumni of EMGS in Leipzig will remember Professor Crister S. Garrett, Professor for American Culture and History at the American Studies Institute of Leipzig University and long-time teacher of the Americas module at GESI, for his engaging, inspiring, and passionate seminars. It is with great sadness that we have learned from Prof. Crister Garrett's passing...[more]

Short film contest: Why do I vote for Europe of tomorrow? Deadline: April 19th

The Heinrich Böll foundation and EuropaNova, an association promoting European ideas and interests, invite contributions to the short film contest “Why do I vote for Europe of tomorrow?” Considering the elections in 2019, the short films should reflect positions about the European Union and its future. The contest is open to French and Germans studying cinema studies, political science or...[more]

“KosmOst.”: East European SciFi-Movies at Luru Cinema (Leipzig) from January to May, 2019

The Luru Cinema in Leipzig shows a series of East European science-fiction movies from the years 1959–1989. The „KosmOst.“-series runs from January 15th to May 14th. The Luru cinema is located at Spinnereistr. 7, Leipzig. [more]

Call for application for Immanuel-Kant studentship, Deadline July 1st, 2019

The federal institute for the culture and history of Germans in East-Europe (BKGE) invites applications for its postdoctoral studentships. The doctoral candidates should be dealing with the themes of transnational and transcultural connections in East-Europe with a focus on the German speaking population. [more]