FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is EMTM?
The European Master in Tourism Management (EMTM) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at qualifying graduates to deal with the huge challenges in contemporary tourism. The European Master in Tourism Management has been selected by the EU Commission to become an Erasmus Mundus Master within the new Erasmus Mundus II framework.
2. Which universities take part in the EMTM programme?
The EMTM Consortium consists of three leading European universities with excellence in the teaching of tourism-related subjects: University of Girona (Girona, Spain), University of Southern Denmark (Kolding, Denmark) and Faculty of Economics of University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia). Furthermore, the programme has associated partner universities in China (Sun Yat-sen University), Russian Federation (Voronezh State University), Kazakhstan (Karaganda State University), Brazil (University of São Paolo) and Ghana (University of Cape Coast).
3. What is the structure of the EMTM programme?
The mobility scheme adopted by the EMTM Consortium has the following structure: first semester at the University of Southern Denmark (Kolding, Denmark), second semester at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia), third semester at University of Girona (Girona, Spain), fourth semester at an EMTM Consortium university or associated partner university. You can find more details on the EMTM programme structure on our website.
4. Can EMTM students choose their own mobility scheme within the EMTM programme?
EMTM students need to follow the mobility scheme adopted by the EMTM Consortium; they cannot choose a different mobility scheme.
5. What is the duration of the EMTM programme?
EMTM is a two-year full-time master's programme, starting the last week of August of the first year in Kolding, Denmark, with the students graduating in Girona mid-September two years later.
6. What is the language of tuition on the EMTM programme?
The EMTM programme is delivered entirely in English. All lectures and reading materials are in English. Likewise all assignments and exams need to be handed in in English.
7. Do I have to speak Danish, Slovenian and Spanish or Catalan in order to participate in the EMTM programme?
This is not a requirement on the EMTM programme. The language of instruction for EMTM is exclusively English. However, during the stay in Denmark, Slovenia and Spain, EMTM students have the opportunity to study the local languages if they wish to.
8. Where can I find the curriculum of the EMTM programme?
You can find the programme’s curriculum in our website’s “Structure & Curriculum” section.
1. What are the requirements for admission to the EMTM programme?
You can find the list of admission requirements in the corresponding page of our website, titled “Admission Criteria”, under the “Apply to EMTM” section.
2. Can I apply for the EMTM programme if I have not studied an undergraduate degree in tourism?
Yes. EMTM students come from a range of academic disciplines. However, one of the admission requirements is a completed university bachelor’s or master’s degree in the field of: tourism, economics, business administration, geography or other related fields in the social sciences or humanities.
3. Can I apply for the EMTM programme if I have not received my diploma yet/have not graduated yet?
Yes. However, you have to provide official certification regarding the completion of your undergraduate programme from your home university. You will need to submit your diploma as soon as you receive it.
4. I already have a master’s degree. Can I still apply for the EMTM programme?
Yes. However, if you are applying for an Erasmus+ JMD Partner Country scholarship, please keep in mind that if you have already obtained a JMD scholarship or an Erasmus Mundus Master Course scholarship in the past, you cannot apply for a second scholarship under the Erasmus+ JMD programme.
5. What average grade do I need from previous degree/s in order to be eligible to apply for the EMTM programme?
For acceptance on the EMTM programme you need to have an excellent grade point average in your degree/s (average grades must be minimum 70%).
6. What English language proficiency certifications are accepted when applying for the EMTM programme?
The following English language certificates are accepted for EMTM applicants (with indication of the minimum level/score): IELTS (6.5), TOEFL (230 points for computer-based test / 575 points for paper-based test / 88 points for Internet-based Test), Cambridge ESOL (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with minimum level C).
7. Can I still apply for EMTM if my language examination results in English are lower than specified in the requirements?
No. Applicants with scores lower than the minimum requirement will not be considered for selection.
8. Are there other options for certifying my level of English? Can a statement from my English professor be considered as a document for certifying my level of English?
You are exempt from documenting your English skills if your first degree (bachelor/undergraduate degree) was taken in the USA, Canada (English speaking part), Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom or Ireland. Please note that if your degree was only partly taught in one of the above countries, you are not exempted from documenting your English skills but must do so as indicated on this page. It is not sufficient to enclose a letter from your home university. Not even if the language of instruction at your home university is English.
9. Who should write the recommendation letters?
Since you are applying for a master’s degree, recommendation letters from professors are the most appropriate. Nonetheless, letters from other types of referees are also accepted (e.g. former employers). What is most important is that the author of the recommendation letter knows you very well in order to provide reliable information for the selection committee.
10. What sort of information should my motivation letter include?
Motivation letters are a very personal issue and there are no exact guidelines as to what should be included in a successful motivational letter. However, it is important to include: reasons why you would be ideal for this program, extra-curricular activities related to tourism not mentioned on your CV, your future career goals and dreams and future contribution to the tourism industry and how you think EMTM would help you reach these goals.
11. How long should my motivation letter be?
There is no limits concerning the length of a motivation letter, however a letter between 1 and 2 pages is usually sufficient for the majority of applications.
12. Is there an interview during the admission process?
There is no interview during the admission process. Evaluation is based on candidate's past academic work and other achievements, as proven by the application documents.
13. When do selection results become available?
Non-EU students will be notified about the selection results in March 2015.
Please note that applications from EU students will start to be assessed in March 2015. It is therefore possible that all places available for EU students are filled before the official application deadline, May 15th 2015.
III. FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
1. If I am accepted to the EMTM programme, does this mean I will receive an Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree (JMD) scholarship?
Erasmus+ JMD scholarships are only granted to some students. A student can be admitted to the programme without being granted with an Erasmus+ JMD scholarship.
2. What is the tuition fee for the EMTM programme?
EU citizen's tuition fee is 2,667 Euros per year (5,334 Euros for the two-year EMTM programme). Non-EU citizen's tuition fee is 7,000 Euros per year (14,000 Euros for the two-year EMTM programme).
3. Can I pay the tuition fee in instalments?
The fee can be paid in three instalments.
4. What is the Erasmus+ JMD Partner Country scholarship and what does it cover?
You can find information on scholarships in the corresponding page of our website, titled “Fees & Scholarships”, under the “Apply to EMTM” section.
5. What nationalities can apply for the Erasmus+ JMD Partner Country scholarship?
Erasmus+ JMD Partner Country scholarships are awarded to applicants selected by the EMTM consortium who are nationals of a Partner Country (all countries outside the 28 EU Member States, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey) and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than 12 non-consecutive months over the last 5 years in one of the 28 EU Member States, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.
6. How many Erasmus+ JMD scholarships can I apply for in one year?
Students applying for a scholarship are not allowed to submit a scholarship application to more than three JMD Consortia.
7. Can Erasmus+ grantees benefit from other scholarships?
This depends on the conditions of other scholarships. In general, students benefiting from a JMD scholarship cannot benefit from another European Union grant while pursuing their master’s studies.
1. Do the universities or the EMTM Consortium arrange accommodation for EMTM students?
Arranging accommodation is the responsibility of students. However, in most cases universities try to help you find accommodation during your studies.
2. What is the cost of accommodation in each country of the EMTM programme?
In Denmark, costs of accommodation (Student studios, separate rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen, or shared flats) range between 350-500 Euros per month, which may or may not include utilities, internet, or deposit, i.e. the total cost per month could exceed 500 Euros. In Slovenia, the cost of dorms is around 100 Euros per month, including internet service, while private accommodation in a shared apartment can cost between 200 and 350 Euros per person and month, which may or may not include bills, internet, or deposit. In Spain, the price for private accommodation in a shared apartment can range between 150 and 300 Euros per person and month, which may or may not include other bills, internet, or deposit.
3. What is the class schedule like in each country of the EMTM programme?
In Denmark, there are between 8 and 12 hours of classes each week. Students have an autumn break in mid-late October, as well as 2 weeks at Christmas.
In Slovenia, there are classes Monday to Friday between 9 am and 3 pm (including a one hour break for lunch). Students have a week off at Easter.
In Spain classes are held in the afternoons between 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. Students have 2 weeks off at Christmas.
The final timetable is provided before beginning each semester.
4. Does the EMTM curriculum include guest lectures and field trips?
One of the main goals of the EMTM is to bring knowledge from all over the world into the EMTM classroom. Therefore, past students have had the opportunity to gain knowledge from guest lecturers coming, not only from the three host countries (Denmark, Slovenia and Spain), but also countries such as USA, Australia, England, Germany, Austria, Hong Kong, and Indonesia.
During each semester the students take at least one field trip, either within the country where the university is based, or even a neighbouring country. Some of these field trips last more than one day, thus giving students the opportunity to really explore a new destination in depth. Apart from this, the program leaves the students enough free time to explore Europe in whichever way they would like, and to learn more about tourism in Europe.
5. Does the EMTM curriculum include an obligatory internship?
Internships are not an obligatory part of the EMTM programme. EMTM students can graduate after they have passed all their exams and have completed their Master Thesis successfully. However, the programme encourages students to pursue internships and other summer jobs and tries to support them as much as possible to that effect by giving them letters of recommendation, helping them meet and socialize with salient people within the tourism field and forwarding them opportunities in the EMTM Alumni group, especially concerning PhD study opportunities.
6. Is it possible for an EMTM student to work during the duration of the programme?
EMTM is a full-time programme; therefore, students do not have enough time to pursue a full-time job during the two years of their studies. However, students are encouraged to pursue summer jobs and internships, as well as other educational programmes (e.g. language courses).
7. Where can I find more information on the EMTM programme?
You are welcome to check the EMTM Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter profiles run by current and previous EMTM students where you may find useful information. Should you need further information, the EMTM secretariat is available to answer your queries: email@example.com