Erasmus goes into linguistics

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 July, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 July, 2005, 12:00am

A Chinese and City universities graduate has won the Erasmus Mundus scholarship to study for a master's degree in Europe this September.

Sharon Chan Shan-shan, 30, was granted a $240,000 scholarship and will study the 15-month full-time Joint European Master's Programme in Clinical Linguistics - one of the 36 master's degree programmes under the Erasmus Mundus scheme run by the European Commission.

'I applied for it because I'm interested in clinical linguistics but there isn't any course so focused in that area in Hong Kong,' said Ms Chan, who is a holder of two master's degrees in translation and linguistics at Chinese University and obtained her bachelor's degree at City University.

Also known as EMCL, the course is a transnational university programme offering integrated training in theoretical and experimental neuroscience and psycholinguistics with clinical issues.

She will study in Italy, the Netherlands and Germany: 'I will be able to experience the differences of tertiary education in different European countries.'