How To Apply

The International Master in Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMCEERES) programme welcomes applications from students around the world. You can apply as a self-funded student or you can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

Applications for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Conpetition are now open.  The Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Competition will close on 31st January 2020.

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Applicants must apply online and submit the necessary supporting documentation with the online application. For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions.


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Please note, CEERES mobility Study Track options, for Partner Country Scholarship students, may experience some restrictions in relation to mobility periods outside the Programme Country group, pending the outcome of the EU – UK EXIT negotiations

These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application.

  • Name and Date of Birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport.  Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
  • Contact Details: Correspondence address.  All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s).  If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Choice of Course: Please select carefully the course you want to study.  As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
  • Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and year.  Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September.
  • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent.  Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
  • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken  (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
  • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course.  Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.
  • Reference: Please provide the name and contact details for two references.  These should typically be academic references but in cases where this is not possible then references from a current employer may be accepted instead.  The references should be completed on headed paper and uploaded on to your application.  The university will NOT contact references on your behalf.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject. Applicants from other subject backgrounds, however, will be considered.  You can check your degree equivalent here.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

  • School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
  • BALEAP guide to accredited courses
  • University of Glasgow Application form:  online application for a place on the degree programme
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts translated in to English (official translation) and showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Degree certificate (and an official translation):
    NB: Students who have not yet completed their degree can also apply.  Please provide academic transcripts to date.  Offers of a place on the programme will be conditional pending receipt of the final degree result.  Applications will be considered for scholarship but any offer of a scholarship will also be conditional until the final degree result is confirmed. See ‘Note on conditional offers’ below.
  • English language proficiency test certificate (If your first language is not English)
  • NB.  In cases where it is not possible to provide proof of language qualification at this stage, applications will still be accepted but any offer of a place on the programme or of a scholarship will be conditional until the test result is received.  See ‘Note on conditional offers’ below.
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport
  • Two references These should typically be academic references but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead.  References should be dated within the last 12 months, written on official letter headed paper and include the referees signature or official stamp.  Unofficial references will not be accepted.  If your referee prefers their reference to remain confidential, they can email the reference to provided the email is from your referee’s professional email account and contains their full employee name and address.  We will not accept references sent from personal email addresses or via a third-party. All references must be received by the application deadline.

In addition to the above, the following are required by the IMCEERES Consortium. These should also be uploaded to your online application.

Note: Conditional offers

An applicant who is completing the final year of his/her first degree or who has yet to provide the required evidence of proficiency in English will be considered for entry to the IMCEERES programme but will not receive an unconditional offer of a place on the programme until we have received his/her final degree and/or English language test results. In such cases you may be made a conditional offer on finishing your degree at the required grade and/or obtaining the required English language test results. This documentation must be submitted before you can enrol on the IMCEERES programme.

Applications for the Erasmus Mundus scholarships will open 1st October 2019 and close 31st January 2020.

Self-funding applications will be accepted until 1st May 2020.