Deadline: August 31, 2012
Open to: Candidates who hold a high standard university degree in disciplines relevant to human rights, in particular law, social and political sciences from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, EU countries, Caucasus and Russia
Scholarship: Maintenance grants in the amount 460€ per month (taxable) for the first and second term while the third term is covered by the Programme
The ERMA is a Master programme intended for students that would combine practical experience in human rights issues with further academic study. After recognizing that human rights go across the disciplines of study, as political science, law, sociology, philosophy and social sciences in general, the Programme has adopted an interdisciplinary approach. The Master Programme promotes development and realisation of young generation of officials for state management, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, for universities and think tanks in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo as well as in the countries belonging to the EU, the rest of Europe, and worldwide. The structure of the lectures, the access to internships and the Faculty are defined in order to emphasize among the participants a shared consciousness that the democratic development and human rights promotion, protection and implementation in the region depend on plurality of factors. Most of the relevant issues in the SEE stability, democracy, and development are mutually correlated and influence each other. Thus, a common regional effort in achieving them will have more chance for success in a context of inclusive policies and in the framework of a rapid European Union integration process. For the full course of study, the programme awards a total of 60 ECTS and it can be taken only as a full time study.
ERMA offers a limited number of places therefore it is a highly competitive programme. It is open to candidates who 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. 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.
Full tuition fee waiver is available for the citizens of the countries of South East Europe involved in the programme (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, 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, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo) as well as the EU, Caucasus and Russian citizens receive students’ maintenance grants in the amount 460€ per month (taxable) for the first and second term while the third term is covered by the Programme.
You can apply, by sending the application form, available here.