Deadline: 13 September 2019
Open to: candidates which hold a university degree in social sciences and humanities, from an accredited university, particularly in disciplines relevant to human rights: law, political sciences, international relations, etc.
Benefits: study grants; costs of lodging and dining; reimbursements
The Global Campus South East Europe – European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe (GC SEE / ERMA) is a one year, full time, interdisciplinary programme, lasting from November until October. Its aim is the development of democracy and human rights in South East Europe. It is a joint initiative by the University of Sarajevo, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) and the University of Bologna, Department of Political and Social Sciences. GC SEE/ERMA is co-financed by the European Union through the Global Campus of Human Rights and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, via the Italian Development and Cooperation Agency (AICS), with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Italy to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Programme awards students with 60 ECTS and a double-degree diploma of both founding universities (UNSA and UNIBO).
GC SEE/ERMA is an academic educational activity intended for students who wish to combine studies with practical and field research experience in human rights and democratization issues. Recognizing that human rights are a crosscutting theme among different disciplines of study, such as political science, social sciences, law, sociology, and philosophy, ERMA fosters an interdisciplinary approach. Enrolled students have the benefit of studying in a highly international environment together with colleagues from all over the region, European Union and rest of the world, attending lectures and workshops held by nearly 40 professors and experts from 12 partner universities: University of Bologna, Italy; University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, University of Belgrade, Serbia; Karl Franzens University of Graz, Austria; University of the Ruhr, Germany; University of Peloponnese, Greece; University of Zagreb, Croatia; New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria; University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, North Macedonia; Higher School of Economics – National Research University, Moscow, Russian Federation; and University of Pristina, Kosovo.
36 students will be selected, in the last week of September 2019, from the following target groups:
- Target group I (25 places): Citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and citizens of Kosovo-holders of passports of countries recognized by BiH;
- Target group II (5 places): Citizens of the European Union countries, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Russian Federation;
- Target group III (6 places): Citizens of other countries.
I ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
The university degree of the applicants must be earned during studies lasting either 4 or 5 years within the former undergraduate studies provisions, or 5 years (3+2) within I and II cycle studies provisions in accordance with the Bologna process with a minimum of 240 ECTS earned. Candidates must hold a university degree in social sciences and humanities, from an accredited university, particularly in disciplines relevant to human rights: law, political sciences, international relations, etc.
II ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Applicants with English as a native language and those who had previous university education in the English language will provide competency through their transcripts or certificates issued by the respective universities only. Others have to provide evidence of their proficiency. The Master Programme recognizes the following international English Language certificates:
- TOEFL – minimum score of 560 paper-based, 220 computer-based, IBT not less than 83;
- British Council’s IELTS – minimum band 6.5 and no less than 6.0 in any of its subsections;
- CAE and CPE Cambridge exams.
All students from TGI and TGII have the following financial support during their studies:
1. Study grants covering regular living costs (November to July) in the amount of EUR 4.500 gross.
2. Costs of lodging and dining (full board) covered by the program during the term in Italy
3. Reimbursements (travel, health etc.) in the overall amount of EUR 1.200.
Students of TG III are self-funded and are expected to cover all their living and travel expenses as well as the costs of Term III lodging in Italy (EUR 3150). They are also encouraged to apply for funding through other sources.
TG I: No tuition fee; Enrollment costs 200 EUR;
TG II: 2.000 EUR;
TG III: 2.000 EUR.
How to apply?
- Fill out the ONLINE PRE-APPLICATION FORM
- Deliver all required documents in hard copies to the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Sarajevo via regular/express/priority mail or in person.
For more information, visit the official website.