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The European Joint Master’s Programme in English and American Studies

The European Joint Master’s Programme in English and American Studies

The European Joint Master’s Programme in English and American Studies is a full time master's programme. It is completed over 2 years with a total of 120 ECTS credits offered by 8 partner universities. In the course of the studies, the student will complete one mobility semester at a partner university. The programme offers specialized academic training in English and American Studies focusing on the three core areas of literature, linguistics and cultural studies.



Current academic year:

Click here for the EJMPEAS studies programme at the Jagiellonian University in 2023/24.

Click here for information about the seminar courses in the 2023/24 academic year.

Click here for the interdisciplinary elective course for EJMPEAS students.

Click here for information for students in Year I concerning important dates and requirements during the programme.

Previous years:

Find out more about the specialization elective courses, second-cycle study programme, for the academic year 2021/22: click here to open a pdf.
Find out more about the elective courses, second-cycle study programme, for the 2021/22 academic year: click here to open a pdf.
Find out more about the seminar courses for students starting in 2021/22: click here to open a pdf.



The universities in the consortium work together to provide a high quality international curriculum with regional aspects. On completion of the course, the graduate will be awarded a double diploma (Master of Arts in English and American Studies) if the mobility semester was completed at a degree-awarding university. Students interested in the programme apply to one of the degree-awarding universities of the consortium partners at their entrance university but will be able to draw on the expertise and focus of all the partners in the context of the joint programme.

The degree-awarding partner universities are:

  • Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany

  • Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria

  • Université Paris Cité, France

  • Ca’ Foscari University Venice, Italy    

  • Jagiellonian University in Kraków

The mobility partners are:

  •  City College of the City University New York, USA

  •  University of Pécs, Hungary

  •  Autonomous University in Barcelona, Spain




The programme is addressed to graduates with the equivalent of a Bachelor’s or Diploma Degree in English and / or American Studies (180 ECTS). Graduates from different fields of studies can be admitted if the completed programme is judged to be equivalent in the regular admission procedure of the university for which the student applies.

Students who have not yet finished their bachelor courses can also apply for the programme. However, they should state in their application when they expect to obtain the degree. Candidates selected by the consortium recruitment committee will need to be able to provide their diplomas by the time they register at their entrance university for the European Joint Master's Programme in English and American Studies.


The application is a two-step process. The applicants first recruit with the consortium, and on being provisionally accepted by the committee, they follow the recruitment process with the selected entrance university.

The first stage of recruitment will open on 22 May and close on 19 June, 2023.

To apply and register with the consortium, follow this link (

In the online application process with the consortium, candidates need to provide the following documents:

  • University diploma + English translation

  • Diploma supplement + English translation (if provided by your university)

  • Transcript of university records + English translation

  • Curriculum Vitae (in English)

  • Letter of motivation for participation in the Joint Degree Master’s Programme (in English)

  • Two academic letters of recommendation (in English): Should your referees prefer to send the letters confidentially, they can send them via e-mail to Ulrike Krawagra at the Office of International Relations of the University of Graz (e-mail

  • Certificate of English Language Proficiency

Applicants should be advised that only the following certificates will be honoured by the consortium:

  •  Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) PASS

  •  Michigan ECPE (Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English) PASS

  •  Trinity ISE 3 (Integrated Skills in English) PASS

  •  Pearson PTE Academic MINIMUM SCORE 76


  • TOEFL Internet-based test MINIMUM SCORE 98

Step Two of the Recruitment Procedure: When the candidates receives the letter of provisional acceptance to the programme from the coordinator at the entrance university, they must register with the entrance university. In Kraków, they follow the Jagiellonian University procedure.

Important dates and arrangements in one pdf file (2021/22).