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Your application must comply with the following requirements.


1- Degree Requirement

Students need to have successfully completed at least an undergraduate degree in the field of Arts, Languages or Social Sciences; particularly a Modern Languages Degree (e.g. language, literature, thought and cultural studies programmes of a high, specialised level relating to one or more of the following: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and related cultures).

Students have an attested level of First Class or 2:1 Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree (or equivalent). Moreover, students may be among the top 5-10 students of their year.

If you will receive your degree after the end of the application period, and before the beginning of the Masters programme (August/September 2021), you are allowed to apply for the programme ; HOWEVER you have to provide during the application period the transcripts you have already received and a certificate of graduation from your University. The undergraduate degree certificate (or proof of its obtention) must be sent to the consortium before the beginning of the programme (August/September 2021).


2- Languages Requirements

Students must possess a near-native (at least B2 level), degree-level command of the Semester 1 and Semester 2/3 Universities' languages which are among the following: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish – together with a basic knowledge of, or a willingness to acquire, a THIRD European language. In order to prove your level, you must provide official certificates of languages in your application.

Special English language requirements for the University of Guelph

Applicants for admission will be required to present evidence of English Proficiency if:

  • their primary or first language is not English, and
  • they have had less than four years of full-time secondary school or post-secondary study, demonstrating satisfactory academic progress, in an English-language school system.

In such cases, the University of Guelph demands an IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6, or the equivalent in another approved test. Please consult the web page on language requirements of the University of Guelph for further details.

3- Mobility restrictions

The mobility tracks for each student involve 3 out of the 7 universities of the Consortium.

The mobility pattern for all students is:

  • Semester 1 – University A;
  • Semester 2 and Semester 3 – « Home University » University B;
  • Semester 4 – University C.

Each partner University of your pathway may provide you a masters degree at the end of your programme. You may have a maximum of three Masters degrees.

N.B.: the two Associate Universities (USC- Spain and UIA-Mexico) cannot provide Masters degree at the end of the 2-year programme; as a result, if one associate University is part of your pathway, you can expect to receive two Masters degrees at the end of your programme.

Your pathway must comply with the following restrictions:

  • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and Universidad Iberoamericana de la Ciudad de México cannot be chosen as Home Universities. Students may not study in both;

For further details, please read the student application guidelines + its annex 1 , and the FAQ concerning the application procedure. You can contact the administrative coordinator at for any issue concerning the application procedure.
Please note that the top 5 students selected will get  a 20 000€ scholarship.

The International Masters programme Crossways in Cultural narratives does not offer Visiting scholars scholarship for the academic years 2021-2023.

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Date of update April 29, 2021