Intercultural Encounters | Master’s programme

Application is open
The online application for studies starting in autumn 2024 is now open. The deadline to apply is 3 Jan 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2).
Can we build bridges between diverse communities?

Do you want to promote cultural diversity in a globalised world? Or would you like to be more competent in intercultural communication? Do you want to study the role of religion in intercultural relationships? Are you interested in Indigenous perspectives or transnational identities?

The Master's Programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE) is a genuinely interdisciplinary programme where you can enhance your thinking and grow your expertise in cultural understanding. ICE gives you the tools to succeed in internationally-oriented professional life. In addition, you will learn theoretical thinking and practical research skills.

Find out more about the programme structure, content and courses from the link below.

Basic information
Scope of studies and length 120 ECTS credits, 2 years
Degree level Master
Language English
Tuition fee per year (only non-EU/EEA citizens) 13 000 EUR
Application period Begins: 01 Dec 2023 at 08:00 (UTC+2) Ends: 03 Jan 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2)
How to apply

The quick guide gives you a general overview of the application process and how to apply. Make sure that you meet the admissions criteria, prepare your documents in advance and apply when applications are open.

Please note that there is only one intake per academic year. The online application form is open only during the application period. The admission criteria for the programme can be found in Studyinfo.

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