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MSc Media Technology


Course Description

The Media Technology MSc programme is a common initiative of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science within the Faculty Science and the Academy for Creative and Performing Arts.

Visit the website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/media-technology/en/introduction

Course detail

It is an environment where students, artists and researchers are allowed to formulate their own scientific questions. They are encouraged to translate personal inspirations and curiosities into their own manageable and compact research projects.

The programme recognises creativity as an important factor in scientific innovation. It aims to be a place where students, artists and scientists conduct research by creating innovative solutions, inspired by results and principles of science. To achieve this, the curriculum focuses on creative exploration and on the understanding of science and technology. The programme encourages its students to draw from the knowledge available throughout Leiden University and the Art Science Interfaculty in The Hague. Key concepts throughout the programme are creativity, technology and scientific research. The programme’s goal is to stimulate innovation and creativity in scientific research by the innovative application of technology. Media Technology can be said to deliver ‘autonomous scientists’, just as art academies deliver autonomous artists.

Format

Science is meant to generate knowledge, in a rational and sensible way. Many research methods exist to do this. We believe that ‘science by creating’ can play an important role alongside other methods. By applying technology in fresh ways, one learns new things; new methods and alternative insights are discovered. We see this as a valid and productive way of doing research. Consequently, student projects in which actual products are realised are important in the Media Technology MSc programme. However, the process of researching while creating the product is as important as the product itself. The projects always lead to a working end-product or proof of concept that contains a media component: visual, auditive or otherwise. Most often, a scientific paper is also produced that describes the scientific advancements resulting from the project. Students are encouraged to submit these papers to international journals, conferences and arts festivals.

Reasons to choose Media technology in Leiden

1. We promote and facilitate autonomous and creative scientific research.
2. Research in our programme may result in scientific papers, but also in art installations, designs, computer programmes, etc.

Careers

Job opportunities are diverse. In short, any job in which science and creativity are combined is possible. Common work fields for alumni are:

- scientific research, such as PhD programmes
- the creative industry
- the artistic professions
- teaching in higher professional education (HBO) level
- However, opportunities are limitless and depend greatly on the personal interest of graduates.

How to apply: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/arrange/admission

Funding

For information regarding funding, please visit the website: http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships

Visit the MSc Media Technology page on the Leiden University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Haoran Ding

4844.jpg Hi! I am Haoran from China. Before I came here, I studied Software Engineering at Beijing Institute of Technology. And currently I am pursuing a master degree in Media Technology at Leiden University. Media Technology is a Master of Science (MSc) programme that provides a place where students, artists and researchers are able to formulate their own scientific questions based on their personal inspirations and curiosities. What amazed me the most about this programme is that we have lots of opportunities to make different kinds of creative projects, for example, for one of our courses named New Media New Technologies, my classmates built three approaching robots with arduinos and trained them using neural networks. In our programme, students come from different backgrounds culturally and academically. And I feel so blessed that I have the chance to work with all these motivated and talented classmates. I didn’t only learn a lot from the high quality courses Leiden University provides, but also got inspired by my lovely diverse classmates.

Social aspects of student life at Leiden University

Besides a great city to start your academic studies, Leiden is also a super fun city to begin your own adventures after school. Every Wednesday there is a party night for all the international students to hang out with friends, hosted by the International Student Network Leiden (ISN). Besides that, ISN also organizes parties, events and trips almost every month, like Cocktail parties, Cultural Festivals and trips around Europe with lovely Leiden students. Not just ISN, a variety of student clubs such as dancing, art, movie and theater club are all open for you. Just imagine how great it is to hang out with people from different cultural backgrounds that share the same interests with you. Different kinds of Music and Film Festivals are all around throughout the year. During the last Jazz Festival, stages were set up in nice bars and cafes around the city and for me, nothing tops good music and beers. If you are not a party person, Leiden has a lot to provide as well. Leiden suburbs have great landscapes where you can go for a short hike during the weekend with friends. It only takes around 30 minutes by bike and you can find yourself on the nice beach in Katwijk. I’m sure there are lots of interesting things you can do that I didn’t mention but whatever you are into, you can find here.


(Scholarship)

Leiden Science China Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

This scholarship is open to graduates of our Chinese science partner universities: Beijing Beijing Foreign Studies University
Beijing Institute of Technology
Beijing Language and Culture University
Peking University
Tsinghua University
Chengdu University of Electronic Science and Technology
Sichuan University
Chongqing Chongqing University
Hefei University of Science and Technology of China
Nanjing Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Nanjing University
Shanghai East China Normal University
Shanghai Jiao tong University
Wuhan Wuhan University
Xi’an Xidian University
Northwestern Polytechnical University
Xiamen Xiamen University
Additional requirements 1.Only if an applicant is admitted into one of the MSc programmes, will a decision be made.2.Students are allowed to submit applications for several scholarships at one time. However, it is not possible to combine scholarships which are provided or sponsored by Leiden University.3.Students who are granted the LSC scholarship must comply with the Rules and Regulations attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.
Scholarship amountLSC covers 25% of the non-EU/EEA tuition fee (approx. 5.000 euro) and will be subtracted from this tuition fee before the start of the academic year. If the student has achieved adequate study results in the first MSc year, he or she will automatically receive the LSC scholarship for the second year.This is not a full scholarship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

25% of tuition fee

Eligibility

Application for the Leiden Science Scholarship (LSC) is open for motivated students enrolling in a Leiden Master of Science programme - excluding the MSc Industrial Ecology - per September 2016 or February 2017. Only non-EU/EEA tuition students who have a relevant bachelor’s degree from one of the following Chinese science partner universities can apply for the LSC scholarship.

Application Procedure

Application deadline for students starting per September: 1 April
Application deadline for students starting per February: 15 October1.Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University before the deadline.2.Upload all the required documents.3.Please indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LSC scholarship on the scholarship page of your online application.4.Submit your application.5.If applicable, pay the application fee.

Further Information

http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/leiden-science-china-scholarship.html


(Scholarship)

Leiden Science Indonesia Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

This scholarship is open only to graduates of our Indonesian science partner universities:City Indonesian science partner universities
Bandung Universitas Padjadjaran
Bandung Institut Teknologi Bandung
Bogor Institut Pertanian Bogor
Jakarta Universitas Indonesia
Yogyakarta Universitas Gadjah Mada
Additional requirements 1.Only if an applicant is admitted into one of the MSc programmes, will a decision be made.
2.Students are allowed to submit applications for several scholarships at one time. However, it is not possible to combine scholarships which are provided or sponsored by .
3.Students who are granted the LSI scholarship must comply with the Rules and Regulation attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.
Scholarship amountLSI covers 25% of the application fee (approx. 5.000 euro) and will be subtracted from this tuition fee before the start of the academic year. If the student has achieved adequate study results in the first MSc year, he or she will automatically receive the LSI scholarship for the second year.

Value of Scholarship(s)

25% of tuition fee

Eligibility

Application for the Leiden Science Indonesia Scholarship (LSI) is open for motivated students enrolling in a Leiden master of Science Programme - excluding the MSc Industrial Ecology - per September 2016 or February 2017. Only non-EU/EEA tuition students who have a relevant bachelor’s degree from one of the following partner universities can apply for this scholarship.

Application Procedure

Application deadline for students starting per September: 1 April
Application deadline for students starting per February: 15 October1.Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University before the deadline.
2.Upload all the required documents.
3.Please indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LSI scholarship on the scholarship page of your online application.
4.Submit your application.
5.If applicable, pay the application fee.

Further Information

http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/leiden-science-indonesia-scholarship.html


(Scholarship)

Orange Tulip Scholarship - 2 Awards

Leiden University (in cooperation with Nuffic Neso China) offers 2 scholarships which each cover the full tuition fee of the student. It is possible to submit applications for more scholarship programmes simultaneously. However, it is not possible to obtain more than 1 scholarship from Leiden University for the same study programme.Which programmes? The scholarships are valid for Master’s programmes at Leiden University (taught in English) starting in September 2016, but it is likely this scholarship will also be available in 2017.Please be aware that you will have to apply to both Leiden University and Nuffic Neso-China to be eligible for this scholarship.Students should be aware that this is not a full scholarship. It is necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance their study and stay completely. One of the requirements for being granted a residence permit in the Netherlands is that students must submit proof that they have sufficient financial means to finance their study period in the Netherlands. Leiden University advises a budget, not including the tuition fee, of approx. €12,000 to €15,000 per year to cover the costs for rent, insurance, living expenses, course books and local transportation. How much money students actually spend will of course depend on their life style and spending habits.

Value of Scholarship(s)

full tuition

Eligibility

A scholarship for Chinese citizens applying to Science master's programmes at Leiden University.

Application Procedure

Application procedure at Leiden University1. Fill in and submit your complete online application for admission to Leiden University. (Indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the Leiden-OTS China scholarship on the scholarship page) 1 March 2016 2. Pay the application fee

*Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline of 1 March 2016 will not be considered.
Application procedure at Nuffic Neso-China1. Follow the scholarship application procedures as set by Nuffic Neso-China 1 March 2016 Application Checklist at Nuffic Neso-China1.Completely filled in OTS application form.
2.Certified copies of diplomas, with certified English translation.
3.Certified copies of transcript/grade list. These transcripts have to be embossed with the issuing school’s seal and signature, with certified English translation.
4.Two recommendation letters: one from an official of the faculty from which you obtained your degree, one from another person in authority, e.g. your Bachelor thesis supervisor.
5.Proof of English proficiency (required if your native or predominant language is not English): Minimum IELTS score 6.5, TOEFL iBT 90. (N.B.: some programmes require a higher score. Please check the website).
6.A personal resume in English.
7.Motivation letter
8.Photocopy of your passport (page with your personal information).
9.Admission letter from Leiden University (if applicable).

Further Information

http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/leiden-orange-tulip-scholarship-china.html


(Scholarship)

Leiden Excellence Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

1. Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master's degree programme starting February 2017 or September 2017.
All MA, MSc and LLM programmes that are mentioned on the website Master's programmes in Leiden are eligible for LExS, but note that some programmes have a start date in September only. 2. Students of all nationalities enrolling in the Advanced Master programmes in the list below starting February 2017 or September 2017.
Note that the programmes listed below have a September start date only, with the exception of Advanced Studies in Air & Space Law:

◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Air & Space Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European & International Business Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Tax Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Public International Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Civil & Commercial Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Law & Digital Technologies
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European Tax Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European & International Human Rights Law
◦Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights
◦MSc in International Relations & Diplomacy

Additional requirements1.In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the programme for which the student wishes to enrol. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant programme followed abroad. We do not need proof of this, it is just to indicate the competitiveness of the scholarship. 2.The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans ("Studiefinanciering"; more information). This requirement does not apply to applicants who apply for a LExS for programmes mentioned under point 2 "For whom". 3.Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree with the exception of students applying for a Master programme for which a specified previous Master programme or work experience is mandatory (the LLM advanced masters qualify as such). 4.Students who are granted a LExS must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the Rules and Regulations attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Various

Eligibility

For excellent Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master's degree programme and for excellent students of all nationalities enrolling in a Master of Law Advanced Programme or MSc in International Relations & Diplomacy.
Scholarship AmountThe Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has three awards: € 10.000 of the tuition fee € 15.000 of the tuition fee Total tuition fee minus the statutory tuition fee The number and type of award of the scholarship depends on the budget available for each Faculty department. The type of award has no reflection on the students' academic level of excellence. Please be aware that the LExS is not a full scholarship.

Application Procedure

1. Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University.
Deadline 1 October 2016 for all programmes starting in February 2017. Deadline for programmes starting September 2017 •All programmes except law:
1 February 2017
•Law programmes:
1 March 2017
2. Upload all required documents.

3. Indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page. Please note that if you apply for more than one master's programme, you have to indicate that you apply for the LExS scholarship for all these programmes seperately.

4. Upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship.

5. Submit your online application.

6. Pay the application fee of € 100. 7.The selection committee of the relevant faculty will review the applications. Students are selected on the basis of academic merit.

8. All LExS applicants will be informed by the scholarship department of Student Educational Affairs about the outcome of the selection procedure.

Further Information

http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships/scholarship/lexs.html



Entry Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree. Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)). This language requirement does not apply if you have: completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or an International Baccalaureate, or a Dutch VWO-diploma.

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