Frequently Asked Questions 



1. What is EMTM?

The European Master in Tourism Management (EMTM) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at qualifying graduates to deal with the huge challenges in contemporary tourism. The EMTM has been selected as Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) by the European Commission.

2. Which universities take part in the EMTM programme?

The EMTM Consortium consists of three leading European universities with excellence in the teaching of tourism-related subjects: University of Girona (Girona, Spain), University of Southern Denmark (Kolding, Denmark) and School of Economics and Business of University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia). Furthermore, some of the associated partner universities of the programme include The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Sun Yat-sen University (China), University of Seychelles, Arizona State University (United States), Thompson Rivers University (Canada) and University of São Paolo (Brazil) among others.

3. What is the structure of the EMTM programme?

The mobility scheme adopted by the EMTM Consortium has the following structure: first semester at the University of Southern Denmark (Kolding, Denmark), second semester at the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia), third semester at University of Girona (Girona, Spain), and fourth semester at an EMTM Consortium university or associated partner university. You can find more details on the EMTM programme structure here.

4. Can EMTM students choose their own mobility scheme within the EMTM programme?

EMTM students need to follow the mobility scheme adopted by the EMTM Consortium; they cannot choose a different mobility scheme.

5. What is the duration of the EMTM programme?

EMTM is a two-year full-time master's programme, starting the last week of August of the first year in Kolding, Denmark, with the students graduating in Girona mid-September two years later.

6. What is the language of tuition on the EMTM programme?

The EMTM programme is taught entirely in English. All lectures and reading materials are in English. Likewise all assignments and exams need to be handed in in English.

7. Do I have to speak Danish, Slovenian and Spanish or Catalan in order to participate in the EMTM programme?

This is not a requirement on the EMTM programme. The language of instruction for EMTM is exclusively English. However, during the stay in Denmark, Slovenia and Spain, EMTM students have the opportunity and are encouraged to study the local languages if they wish to.

8. Where can I find the curriculum of the EMTM programme?

You can find the programme’s curriculum in our website’s “Structure & Curriculum” section.



1. What are the requirements for admission to the EMTM programme?

You can find the list of admission requirements in the corresponding page of our website, titled “Admission Criteria”, under the “Apply to EMTM” section.

2. Can I apply to the EMTM programme if I have not studied an undergraduate degree in tourism?

Yes. EMTM students come from a range of academic disciplines. One of the admission requirements is a completed university bachelor’s or master’s degree in the field of: tourism, economics, business administration, geography or other related fields in the social sciences or humanities.

3. Can I apply to the EMTM programme if I have not received my diploma yet/have not graduated yet?

Yes. However, you have to provide official certification regarding the completion of your undergraduate programme from your home university. You will need to submit your diploma as soon as you receive it.

4. What average grade do I need from previous degree/s in order to be eligible to apply to the EMTM programme?

For acceptance on the EMTM programme you need to have an excellent grade point average in your degree/s (average grades must be minimum 70%).

5. What English language proficiency certifications are accepted when applying for the EMTM programme?

The following English language certificates are accepted:

  • TOEFL iBT with at least 88 points.
  • IELTS Academic with an overall grade of at least 6.5.
  • C1 Advanced (CAE) with minimum level C or C2 Proficiency (CPE) from Cambridge Assessment English.

6. Can I still apply to the EMTM programme if my language examination results in English are lower than specified in the requirements?

No. Applicants with scores lower than the minimum requirement will not be considered for selection.

7. Are there other options for certifying my level of English? Can a statement from my English professor be considered as a document for certifying my level of English?

You are exempt from documenting your English skills if you completed your bachelor/undergraduate degree in the USA, Canada (English speaking part), Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom or Ireland. Please note that if your degree was only partly taught in one of the above countries, you are not exempted from documenting your English skills but must do so as indicated on this page. It is not sufficient to enclose a letter from your home university. Not even if the language of instruction at your home university is English.

8. Who should write the recommendation letters?

Since you are applying for a master’s degree, recommendation letters from professors are the most appropriate. Nonetheless, letters from other types of referees are also accepted (e.g. former employers). What is important is that the author of the recommendation letter knows you very well in order to provide reliable information for the selection committee.

9. What sort of information should my motivation letter include?

Motivation letters are a very personal issue and there are no exact guidelines as to what should be included in a successful motivational letter. However, it is important to include: reasons why you would be ideal for this program, extra-curricular activities related to tourism not mentioned on your CV, your future career goals and dreams and future contribution to the tourism industry and how you think EMTM would help you reach these goals.

10. How long should my motivation letter be?

There are no limits concerning the length of a motivation letter, however a letter between 1 and 2 pages is usually considered appropriate for the majority of applications.

11. Is there an interview during the admission process?

There is no interview during the admission process. Evaluation is based on candidate's past academic work and other achievements, as proven by the application documents.

12. When do selection results become available?

Selection results will be communicated in the following time periods:

  • Candidates who applied in round 1: February 2023
  • Candidates who applied in round 2: April 2023
  • Candidates who applied in round 3: May 2023


1. What is the tuition fee for the EMTM programme?

The tuition fee for EU citizens is 3,750 euros per year (7,500 euros for the two-year EMTM programme). The tuition fee for non-EU citizens is 7,000 euros per year (14,000 euros for the two-year EMTM programme).

2. Can I pay the tuition fees in instalments?

The fees can be paid in three instalments: the first and second instalments have to be paid before starting the first academic year; the third instalment must be paid before starting the second academic year. The exact payment deadlines are specified in the admission offer.

3. If I am accepted to the EMTM programme, does this mean I will receive an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters (EMJM) scholarship?

For edition 2023-2025 of the EMTM programme, there are no EMJM scholarships available. All places offered are for self-funded students.



1. Do the universities or the EMTM Consortium arrange accommodation for EMTM students?

Arranging accommodation is the responsibility of students. However, in most cases universities try to assist you in finding the accommodation during your studies.

2. What is the cost of accommodation?

In Kolding, costs of accommodation (student studios, separate rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen, or shared flats) range between 350-500 Euros per month, which may or may not include utilities, internet, or deposit, i.e. the total cost per month could exceed 500 Euros. In Ljubljana, a room in a shared apartment can cost between 200 and 350 Euros per person and month, which may or may not include bills, internet, or deposit. In Girona, the price for accommodation in a shared apartment can range between 150 and 300 Euros per person and month, which may or may not include other bills, internet, or deposit.

3. What is the class schedule like?

At University of Southern Denmark there are between 8 and 12 hours of classes each week. Students have an autumn break in mid-late October, as well as 2 weeks at Christmas.

At the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, there are classes Monday to Friday between 9 am and 3 pm (including a one hour break for lunch). Students have a week off at Easter.

At University of Girona classes are held in the mornings and afternoons. Students have 2 weeks off at Christmas.

The final timetable is provided before beginning each semester.

4. Does the EMTM curriculum include guest lectures and field trips?

One of the main goals of the EMTM is to bring knowledge from all over the world into the EMTM classroom. Therefore, past students have had the opportunity to gain knowledge from guest lecturers coming, not only from the three host countries (Denmark, Slovenia and Spain), but also countries such as USA, Australia, England, Germany, Austria, Hong Kong and Indonesia.

During each semester the students take at least one field trip, either within the country where the university is based, or even a neighbouring country. Some of these field trips last more than one day, thus giving students the opportunity to really explore a new destination in depth. Apart from this, the program leaves the students enough free time to explore Europe in whichever way they would like, and to learn more about tourism in Europe.

5. Does the EMTM curriculum include an obligatory internship?

Internships are not an obligatory part of the EMTM programme. EMTM students can graduate after they have passed all their exams and have completed their Master Thesis successfully. However, the programme encourages students to pursue internships and other summer jobs and tries to support them as much as possible to that effect by giving them letters of recommendation, helping them meet and socialize with salient people within the tourism field and forwarding them opportunities in the EMTM Alumni group.

6. Is it possible for an EMTM student to work during the duration of the programme?

EMTM is a full-time programme. Therefore, students do not have enough time to pursue a full-time job during the two years of their studies. However, students are encouraged to pursue summer jobs and internships, as well as other educational programmes (e.g. language courses).

7. Where can I find more information on the EMTM programme?

You are welcome to check the EMTM Facebook and Instagram profiles run by current and previous EMTM students where you may find useful information. Should you need further information, the EMTM Secretariat is available to answer your queries: emtm@emtmmaster.net.

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