Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Cultures Littéraires Européennes

Admission criteria


Candidates must possess a good level of knowledge in the various fields that distinguish the Master's Degree: the literary, linguistic, historical, artistic and rhetorical field in relation to the European context. In order to apply for the CLE Master's Course, both Program and Partner candidates must possess:

a) a BA-equivalent degree (180 credits) allowing access to education Bac + 5 (i.e. a «Laurea triennale», a «Licence» or a Bachelor of Arts, etc.);

b) a university degree demonstrating they have taken a course in the following subjects: Literature, Language (Expressions Techniques, Linguistic and Language Sciences, Philology), History, Art History;

  • for students who have obtained a degree within the Italian university system, see "Avviso di Ammissione";
  • for students who have obtained a degree from any other country, the verification of the curricular requirements is based on the list of the exams as described in the transcript of records.

c) Suitable Academic Performance. Admission to the Master CLE (Erasmus Mundus) is subject to verification of the Suitable Academic Performance, carried out by a Selection Board, as representation of the partner universities. 



The assessment of the Suitable Academic Performance is carried out based on the following criteria:

a) Degrees, degree note, average of exams passed.

  • For candidates with a qualification obtained in Italy, personal preparation is considered adequate if the final degree grade is equal to or higher than 100/110.
  • For candidates with a qualification not obtained in Italy, the Selection Board, on the basis of the dossier submitted, will decide whether to invite the candidate to an oral interview or not.
  • Candidates must obtain the first cycle degree by 31 July 2022. If the candidate has not yet obtained the first cycle degree at the time of submitting the application, he / she may be admitted provisionally, upon presentation of a document from his / her home University, which certifies the expected date of graduation.
  • If the candidate does not obtain the degree by the deadline indicated above, the application will not be considered.

b) Knowledge and competency of the language of the University of the consortium where the student intends to stay during the first year of the Master's Degree (minimum level required B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Knowledge of Languages ​​- see TAB.1), must be proved in one of the following ways:

  • language certification
  • cycle of previous university studies carried out in the language required for access
  • cycle of primary and secondary studies entirely carried out in the language required for access

c) Knowledge and skills of the English language (minimum level required B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Knowledge of Languages) certified in one of the following ways:

  • language certification
  • cycle of previous university studies carried out in the language required for access
  • cycle of primary and secondary studies entirely carried out in the language required for access


TAB. 1

Mandatory languages to access the Master Course (1st year)

First academic year

Minim leve I B2

Minim level Bl

Alma Mater Studiarom, Università di Bologna



Université de Haute-A/sace (Mulhause)



Université de Strasbaurg



Aristateleian Panepistimian Thessalaniki

Greek and/or French


Universidade de Lisboa

Portuguese and/or French


University of Mumbai




PLEASE NOTE - about languages skills

European Literary Cultures programme is based on plurilingualism; students must attend courses taught in different languages. lt is essential to know the national language of the country in which the student intends to study during the first year (the minimum requirement is B2). Then, while receiving didactic support to learn French and/or Greek and ltalian (depending on the chosen mobility), the student (if his/her language proficiency is not on par) must be aware of the linguistic difficulties he/she will encounter and, therefore, make efforts to reach the required level of proficiency.

lf a student intends to start at universities accepting also French as language of instruction (Greece and Portugal), he/she must also be aware of having to deal with the study of the national language during the first and the second years.

For example: a student who wants to start in Portugal and does not know Portuguese can do it if he/she has knowtedge of both French and English. However, it will be up to him/her to study Portuguese during these two years in order to be able to hold a part of the defense of the dissertation in this language. lf a student wants to start in Greece without knowing Greek, he/she can do it if he/she knows French. However, he/she will have to study Greek to hold a part of the defense of the dissertation in Greek and to obtain the Greek degree.


For the language in which the courses will be taught, see the section Didactic units. The language in which the exam is given corresponds to the language in which the teaching is carried out.

If the Selection Board deems it necessary, the level of knowledge of languages can be assessed through an oral interview. In this case, the date and time of the interview (conducted via Skype - approximately 15-20 minutes) will be communicated via e-mail to the candidates.

Students are obliged to stay in two or three universities of the consortium in order to complete their training and develop a research work. For mobility rules, please see the section Mobility. The lack of indication of a mobility implies the cancellation of the candidacy.

PLEASE NOTE - COVID-19 epidemiological emergency situation
If there are still restrictions related to the COVID - 19 epidemic and some certification bodies suspend their activity, for candidates who do not have the necessary language certifications, the Selection Board will assess the levels of knowledge of languages through an oral interview. These candidates will be notified by e-mail of the date and time of the interview, which will be conducted remotely. The interview will last approximately 15-20 minutes.

The Selection Board is composed of the local coordinating professors of the eight consortium institutions:

  • prof. Bruna Conconi (CLE Program coordinator) - Università di Bologna, ITALIA
  • prof. Tania Collani (Local coordinator) - Université de Haute-Alsace (Mulhouse), FRANCE
  • prof. Bertrand Marquer (Local coordinator) - Université de Strasbourg, FRANCE
  • prof. Maria Litsardaki (Local coordinator) - Aristoteleion Panepistimion Thessaloniki, ELLAS
  • prof. Augustin Coly (Local coordinator) - Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, SENEGAL
  • prof. Pedro Serra (Local coordinator) - Universidade de Lisboa, PORTUGAL
  • prof. Vidya Vencatesan (Local coordinator) - University of Mumbai, INDIA


  • If the application does not satisfy these requirements, it will not be taken into consideration.
  • Candidates who obtained their degree within the Italian academic system will find all information about the admission requirements in the "Avviso di ammissione".

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