Regional Master Programme in Human Rights and Democratization

Deadline: 30 June 2014
Open to: all applicants holders of a bachelor’s degree, fluent in English and Russian, and with research or professional experience in human rights and democratization process
Scholarship: full scholarships for 25 n0n-resident students covering academic expenses, travel and living costs


The Regional Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratization is a 1-year (2 semesters) interdisciplinary program implemented in cooperation with the European Inter-University Center (Venice) and the following state Universities: Yerevan State University, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Belarusian State University, University of Political and Economical European Studies in Moldova. The official languages of the Programme are English and Russian.

The first trimester of the programme will be held in Yerevan State University. For the second trimester students have to choose a partner university based on their educational background, research and/or professional interests. During the second semester students complete an internship and their final master’s project.

Students can choose the following specialization modules:

  • The Political module, covered by Belarusian State University;
  • The Legal Module, covered by Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;
  • The Interdisciplinary Module, covered by University of Political and Economical European Studies in Moldova.

The Master Programme is guided by Bologna Standards, including student assessment. The whole study programme has 60 ECTS. After completing the studies, students will be awarded with a diploma from the Yerevan State University granting Master’s Degree in European Studies with specialization in Human Rights and Democratization. Graduates will also be awarded with official certificates signed by all partner universities.


The Master’s degree is open to all applicants who hold bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be fluent in English and Russian. Professional and/or research interest in human rights and democratization issues is considered an asset.


The programme is free of charge. Additionally, 25 full scholarships will be awarded to non-resident students. The scholarship covers academic costs, travel and living expenses.  


Applicants interested in this master’s programme should submit the following documents:

  • Completed application form;
  • Europass CV;
  • Motivation Letters (1500-2000 characters) both in English and Russian; 
  • Essay (1500-2000 words) on Human Rights and Democratization on topics found HERE;
  • Contact details of two nominees to provide reference letters (one from academia, and one from a current or former employer, if the applicant has work experience);
  • Scanned University Diploma or Diplomas;
  • Academic Transcripts;
  • English proficiency test score and certificate TOEFL (iBT 80 or PBT 547) or IELTS (5.5 – 6) (Optional).

When completing the on-line application form applicants must fill in parts A and B, and download the necessary documents in part C.

Application period is open until 30 June 2o14.

For further information about the programme and the admission procedure, check out the official website.

For further questions on documents and scholarships, write to: Kristine Gevorgyan or to

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