MA in Human Rights & Democracy in SE Europe

Deadline: 10 September 2013
Open to: candidates holding a degree in human rights, law, social and political sciences, humanities, coming from South East Europe, European Union, Caucasus and Russia
Scholarship: for all candidates 500€ per month for the first and second term, third term covered by the Programme, no tuition fee for Southeast European countries

Description

The European Regional Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democracy in South East Europe (ERMA) is an intensive one-year Master program established through the joint efforts of the participating Universities and coordinated by the Universities of Sarajevo and Bologna. At present it is in its twelfth year of implementation. The Program is co-financed by the European Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Italy through its UTL/DGCS offices and the Embassy of the Republic of Italy in Belgrade. It is a double degree MA program: one diploma is issued by the University of Sarajevo and one by the University of Bologna.

 The Master Programme awards 60 ECTS and is structured in three terms/two semesters:

  1. November 2013 – June 2014: Lecturing period at the University of Sarajevo (semester I);
  2. June – July 2014: Internship work across South East Europe
  3. September – October 2014: Master’s Thesis writing-up period at the University of Bologna (semester II).

Eligibility

It is open to candidates who:

  • are no more than 35 years of age
  • hold a high standard university degree in disciplines relevant to human rights, in particular law, social and political sciences and humanities from an accredited university
  • are fluent in English, as the Programme language is English (TOEFL – minimum score of 550 paper-based or for computer based TOEFL is 213, IBT not less than 82; British Council’s IELTS – minimum band 6.5 and no less than 6.0 in any of its subsections)
  • are citizens of the countries of South East Europe involved in the program – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo; of the European Union countries, Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) and Russia.

Scholarship

The tuition fee is 1000 EURO. Full tuition fee waiver is available for the citizens of the countries of South East Europe involved in the programme (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo). The students from the EU, Caucasus and Russia are not offered tuition fee waiver.

The students from the SEE countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo) as well as the EU, Caucasus and Russian citizens receive students’ maintenance grants in the amount 500€ per month TBC (taxable) for the first and second term while the third term is covered by the Programme.

For the non–EU and non–SEE students the Programme cannot offer any financial support – scholarship nor tuition fee waiver.

Application

Required documents (English language originals/certified translations only):

  1. ERMA application form filled in and signed,
  2. University diploma-certified copy;
  3. Academic record/transcripts-original or a certified copy;
  4. Evidence (certificate of proficiency etc.) of the knowledge of the English language;
  5. Passport photocopy;
  6. Certificate of citizenship; translated, original or certified photocopy
  7. Birth certificate translated; translated, original or certified photocopy
  8. Curriculum Vitae (CV) –European format
  9. Two recommendation letters (to be submitted in sealed envelopes)

Interested candidates should submit the filled in application form and all other required documentation to the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Sarajevo via regular mail or in person within 10 September 2013 to the address:

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Sarajevo
Zmaja od Bosne 8
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

For further information please contact:
ERMA program coordinator:[email protected]
ERMA academic tutors: [email protected][email protected]

The official website is AVAILABLE HERE.