MA in Global Communication and Diversity


Radboud University    Language and Communication

Full time September MA 1 year full time
Business & Management (5) Communication & Media Studies (7) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Are you interested in becoming an expert in communication within international organisations? Look no further than our MA in Global Communication and Diversity. This unique programme focuses on the linguistic and intercultural aspects of communication with diverse stakeholders. You'll learn how language, cultural diversity, and globalisation influence communication strategies in profit and non-profit organisations. Gain the skills to conduct independent communication research, develop effective stakeholder communications, and formulate tailor-made recommendations. With the option for an internship, small-scale lectures, and the opportunity to study on an international campus, this programme offers a truly immersive learning experience. Join us and unlock your potential in the global communication arena.

About the course

This English-taught master’s programme provides you with the knowledge and tools to function as an independent specialist in communication in international organisational contexts. You will learn how factors such as language, linguistic and cultural diversity, and globalisation play a role in profit and non-profit organisations’ communication with diverse stakeholders. You will learn how these factors can be taken into account to optimise communication with and between stakeholders with linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, both inside and outside the organisation.

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Entry Requirements

In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Information Studies, a proficiency in English and additional requirements may be required.


Fees

The legal tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year is €2.530,- and is applicable to EU/EEA, Swiss or Surinamese students who have not yet obtained a Master’s degree in the Netherlands. Our tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students is 17,470 euros.

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Student Profile

Alano Carvalho

The programme is great in many aspects, but the fact that some of the top researchers in the field are part of the faculty is definitely a highlight. I also love the freedom students are given when it comes to focus areas. My thesis, for example, didn't fit perfectly into any of the research lines being offered. Instead of telling me to adapt, my supervisor responded with enthusiasm and supported the initiative. As long as you work hard, there's room to innovate and challenge yourself as much as you want.

In my view, the atmosphere in class was always professional. Maybe as a result of the competitive selection process, we had a nice group of highly motivated and committed students who were keen on providing input during lectures, exchanging ideas and collaborating with each other. The professors were busy but very accessible and supportive.

As part of my internship I did a consultancy project at a Dutch fashion company that was entering the Portuguese market. How should the brand position itself to effectively resonate with Portuguese customers? To answer this question, I spent three months doing market research, mapping the competitive landscape and applying intercultural communication theories to draw recommendations and design an action plan. It was great experiencing first-hand how professional practice and research can draw insights from and add value to each other.

The programme is all about understanding the communicative distortions that result when people or organisations from distinct cultural and/or linguistic backgrounds try to converse. Needless to say, the relevance of this phenomenon grows exponentially as does globalisation and digitisation. We need awareness, and we need people to be prepared to deal with that. More importantly, we need curious minds who are ready to think critically and assume different perspectives when dealing with real life situations. I feel Radboud University really gives you state-of-the-art tools to do that.

Upon graduating I started a job as a Global Marketing Communication Specialist. It is a challenging position that requires sharp analytical and project management skills to coordinate an array of activities across teams worldwide.

Not every aspect of my education is directly applicable to my daily activities, but it certainly gave me the right mindset to be where I am. It is more about the way you look at things than the things you look at, and for me this programme really po

Scholarships

The Radboud Scholarship Programme is a very selective scholarship programme. It offers talented, highly motivated, non-EEA students with outstanding study results the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship for a complete English-taught Radboud University Master’s degree programme.

Each year, a number of partial scholarships are awarded within the Radboud Scholarship Programme for the duration of one of the English taught Master's degree programmes (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and joint-degree Master's programmes).

A Radboud Scholarship will reduce your tuition fee to the legal fee (EU/EEA) instead of the institutional fee (non-EU/EEA).

Value of Scholarship(s)

Partial scholarships (legal instead of institutional tuition fees)

Eligibility

- Hold a non-EU/EEA passport
- Are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
- Have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands
- Meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master's programme of your choice
- Have been (will be) fully admitted to the English-taught Master's degree programme starting 1 September

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a Radboud Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload three additional documents: two reference letters and a curriculum vitae. If you already uploaded these documents for the Master’s programme application, you can upload the same documents again for your scholarship application.

The selection for the scholarship and the admission to the Master's programme are two separate processes: admission to the Master's programme does not imply selection for the scholarship.

Deadline
You must have submitted your application in the OSIRIS system by 31 January 23:59 CET and have it completed by 14 February 23:59 CET.


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Grant amounts for one year courses:
The grant will be paid in 11 monthly installments of €1,400. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of €1000. The residence permit will be arranged and paid for by Radboud University (approximately €210). Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per programme. Costs for insurance are covered by Fulbright.

Grant amounts for two year courses:
The grant for the first year of study will be paid in 12 monthly installments of €1,400. International travel will be reimbursed to a maximum of €1000. The costs for a visa and residence permit (approximately €207) will also be fully covered. Tuition fees are not waived, and differ per programme. Costs for insurance are covered by Fulbright.
The grant for a two-year Master's will be available for both years of study, on the condition that sufficient progress is made and sufficient results have been achieved in the first year. If awarded for the second year, the second grant period will not exceed 11 monthly installments of €1,400.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€15,400 - € 30,800

Eligibility

To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must have American nationality, have excellent academic marks, engage in extracurricular activities and be admitted to Radboud University Nijmegen.

Please note that U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands. In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch or European Union citizenship will not be considered.

Application Procedure

Scholarship applications for 2024-2025 are open and close on Tuesday 10 October 2023 at 5 pm Eastern Time. Applicants are required to have applied separately to Radboud University by 1 January 2024 for admission to the Master’s programme of their choice via the online application procedure, independent of their Fulbright application.

At the time of application or later during the selection process for the Fulbright grant, scholarship candidates must be admitted to an English-taught Master's programme at Radboud University and provide a letter of admission. The Radboud University application process opens 1 October 2023. The application results will be made known at the end of March 2024.


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The NL Scholarship (NLS) will always be combined with the Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP). This means that students applying for the NLS must also apply for the RSP. You can be awarded both the NLS and RSP, or just the RSP. You cannot be awarded just the NLS. This scholarship cannot be combined with the Radboud Encouragement Scholarship.

The scholarship amounts to €5,000. The grant is awarded for 1 year and can only be received once. You will receive this in the first year of your study programme. Please note that this is not a full scholarship. The costs of living and studying in the Netherlands are not covered by the scholarship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€ 5000

Eligibility

-Hold a non-EU/non-EEA passport.
-Obtained a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands.
-Have been fully admitted to the English-taught Master's programme starting 1 September 2024.
-Have applied for the Radboud Scholarship Programme for 2024-2025, starting 1 September 2024.
-Are able to comply with the conditions for obtaining a visa for the Netherlands.

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application procedure for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a NL Scholarship.

The selection for the scholarship and the admission to the Master's programme are two separate processes: admission to the programme does not imply selection for NLS.

You must have submitted your application in the OSIRIS system by 31 January 23:59 CET and have it completed by 14 February 23:59 CET.


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Radboud University wants to contribute to a healthy and free world with equal opportunities for all. We find it important to realise a diverse and inclusive campus for all our students and staff. In order to give all talented students the opportunity to become part of our academic community, including students from non-EU/EEA countries who might be financially struggling to pay the institutional Radboud University tuition fee, we offer a number of full scholarships.

The Radboud Encouragement Scholarship is available for applicants from non-EU/EEA countries, applying for one of our English-taught Master’s degree programmes (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes and joint-degree Master's programmes). The scholarship covers the full tuition fee and living costs of €11,520 (as set by the IND, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service, for 2023-2024) for the duration of the Master’s programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full tuition and living costs

Eligibility

-Hold a non-EU/EEA passport
-Are not eligible for the lower EEA tuition fee for other reasons
-Do not have sufficient funds or access to grants or loans to finance your studies at Radboud University
-Have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands (exchange programmes excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands)
-Meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master's programme of your choice

Application Procedure

You can apply by indicating during your application for admission for a Master's programme in the OSIRIS Application system that you wish to apply for a Radboud Encouragement Scholarship. You will then be requested to upload two reference letters and a curriculum vitae (you may upload the same reference letters and CV if you have already uploaded those for your Master’s programme application) and the scholarship motivation letter.

Deadline
You must have submitted your application in the OSIRIS system by 31 January 23:59 CET and have it completed by 14 February 23:59 CET.


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