Regional Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratization

Deadline: 30 June 2018
Open to: all interested applicants who hold bachelor’s degree or a degree equivalent to bachelor’s
Scholarships: full scholarships for up to 25 students


The Regional Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratization of the Caucasus is established with the financial support of the European Union.  It is a part of the Global Campus for Master’s Programmes and Diplomas in Human rights and democratization around the world. The MA is implemented in cooperation with the European Inter-University Center (Venice), and in partnership with leading universities of Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Georgia.

The Regional Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratization is an interdisciplinary programme (with legal, political and multidisciplinary components), with duration of 1 year (60 ECTS). It is implemented by Yerevan State University (home university), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (host university), Belarusian State University (host university), and Tbilisi State University (host university). The official languages of the Programme are English and Russian.


The Human Rights and Democratization programme is open to:

  • applicants who hold bachelor’s Degree or a Degree equivalent to Bachelor’s;
  • the applicant shall also be fluent in English and Russian;
  • professional and/or research interest in human rights and democratization issues;
  • academic and/or professional experience in above-mentioned fields is an asset.


  • The programme foresees full scholarships for up to 25 students from target countries for academic years 2018-2019;
  • The Scholarship covers tuition fee, travel, and living expenses;
  • The priority will be given to non-resident students.

How to Apply?

The applicant should:

  • Fill in an online application form, Parts A, and B;
  • Fill in Part C uploading CV, Motivation Letters, Essay, contact details of 2 people who can provide reference letters, scanned university diploma/diplomas, university transcripts and English Language Proficiency Test Score (Optional). In case if the applicant hasn’t yet received the diploma, an official letter  from the department can be attached, stating that the applicant has successfully completed BA level and attach transcript;
  • A full Curriculum Vita;
  • Two motivation letters (1000-1500 characters) both in English and Russian where the first one reflects motivation to study, and the second one describes applicant’s need for full or partial scholarship;
  • Essay (1500-2000 words) on Human Rights and Democratization related topics (please consult the website for more detailed information concerning the essay topics and requirements);
  • Contact details for 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.

For more information please visit the official website.