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:



Call for Applications: 10 Research Scholarships within the Utrecht Network

The Utrecht Network, consisting of 31 universities including Leipzig University, just launched its most recent call for applications. It offers up to ten research scholarships for self-organized mobility at a partner university of the consortium. The scholarship amounts 1,000 € per month at its maximum.

The deadline for applications is Monday, October 27, 2014.

For further information on the research scholarships and application requirements click here

Exhibition on "Objects of Knowledge. Reflections on Anthropological Ways of Seeing" in the GRASSI Museum

Within the scope of the centenary of the Institute of Anthropology at the University of Leipzig an exhibition at the GRASSI Museum will be open to the public from November 8, 2014 – February 22, 2015.

Please feel free to visit the exhibition. Opening hours are daily between 10am and 6pm, closed on Mondays.

For more information, please see here.

Arabic Studies Institute on Islamfeindlichkeit und Antisemitismus on November 18, 2014

On November 18, 2014 a presentation on Islamfeindlichkeit und Antisemitismus. Konstruktionen des Fremden und Vergegenwärtigung des Eigenen will be held as part of the series of lectures of the releff and CSR: Beten - Bauen - Grenzen ziehen?

The presentation will take place at 6:30 pm in the Schillerstraße 6, Room S102.

For more information, please see here.

Centre for Area Studies: Public Colloquium Winter Term 2014/15

The Centre for Area Studies at the Leipzig University will be hosting a series of public colloquia throughout the Winter Semester 2014/15. The GESI would like to extend the invitation from the CAS and encourages all interested to attend. Below can be found an excerpt of the preliminary program for the series:

Esha Niyogi De (U California / Los Angeles, USA) will report on Transboarder Woman's Cinema on 5 November. 

João Gomes Porto (U Leipzig, Germany/U Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) will inform on The African Union, Preventive Diplomacy, Mediation and the Panel of the Wise on 26 November. 

Please see the program of the public colloquium here.

GWZO Public Colloquium: Wednesday Lecture Series

Please find below an excerpt of the program for the GWZO Public Collooquium series. For more detailed information, please consult the GWZO website (in German).

In December, Dr. Andreas Fülberth (GWZO) will report on “Europäische Kulturhauptstädte in den Ländern Ostmitteleuropas“ and Arno Trültzsch (GWZO) presents on "Blockfreiheit und Sozialismus – der Beitrag Jugoslawiens zur Völkerrechtsentwicklung nach 1945“.

In February 2015, Prof. Dr. Matthias Hardt (GWZO) will lecture on “Checkpoint, Straßenkreuz und Rastplatz im Krieg mit Bolesław Chrobry. Leipzig vor 1000 Jahren”.

Career Service offers: Winter Term 2014/15

The Career Service of the Leipzig University offers diverse events in the winter term 2014/15.

In December, the event Go Global: Intercultural challenges in everyday professional life will take place. In January you will have the opportunity to join the event Applying in Germany – for Internationals.

Please see the complete program here.

Further funding for EMGS under the Erasmus Mundus programme

We are very happy to announce that the application of the EMGS Consortium for further funding within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus programme has been successful and that the EMGS programme is now included in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) Catalogue. There is therefore the possibility to award in the future Erasmus Mundus grants to highly qualified students of the EMGS programme.

The application for further funding was very competitive since less than half of the applied programmes were renewed.  A panel of external experts confirmed in the evaluation of the application the very good overall quality of the EMGS programme.

We want to take this opportunity to kindly thank all persons who have contributed to this positive outcome.

Further funding is linked to new regulations in the Erasmus Mundus programme, one of which will be postponing the application deadline in 2015. The application website will be updated at the latest in November 2014 in this regard.