Deadline: 20 September 2020
Open to: citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and citizens of Kosovo or European Union countries, Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation
Benefits: study grants, living costs grants and travel 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 interdisciplinary Master’s programme coordinated by the University of Sarajevo (UNSA), Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) and the University of Bologna (UNIBO), Department of Political and Social Sciences. GC SEE/ERMA is a proud member of the Global Campus of Human Rights, an interdisciplinary center of excellence supported by the EU and other partner institutions, whose main aim is to continually promote human rights and democratization through education, specialized training, and research cooperation worldwide. It has a broad network of academic partners within seven regional headquarters in Pretoria, Beirut, Bangkok, Yerevan, Buenos Aires, Sarajevo/Bologna and Venice. GC SEE/ERMA is co-financed by the European Union through the GC and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Italy to BiH. 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 Programme 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. Students have the benefit of studying in a highly international environment, attending lectures and workshops held by over 40 professors and experts from 11 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; and University of Pristina, Kosovo1.
Up to 36 students will be selected in the last week of September 2020, from the following target groups:
- Target group I (25 places): Citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and citizens of Kosovo (who hold a passport of a country recognized by BiH).
- Target group II (5 places): Citizens of the European Union countries, Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation.
- Target group III (up to 6 places): candidates from other countries.
REQUIREMENTS I ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
The university degree of the applicants must be earned during studies lasting either 4 or 5 years ( 3+2 ) with a previously earned degree of a minimum 240 ECTS. Candidates must hold a university degree in social sciences and
humanities, from an accredited university.
II ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Candidates have to provide evidence of their English language proficiency. The Master Programme recognizes the following international English
1. TOEFL – minimum 560 paper-based, 220 computer-based, 83 IBT;
2. IELTS – minimum band 6.5, no less than 6.0 in any of its subsections;
3. CAE and CPE Cambridge exams.
Applicants with 1. English as a native language, 2. a university diploma in English language and literature, and 3. those who had previous university education in English language are exempted from providing a separate
proficiency certificate. Such candidates shall submit transcripts or certificates issued by their respective universities.
Students from TGI (25 students) and TGII (5 students) receive the following financial support during their studies:
- Study grants covering regular living costs (November to July) in the amount of EUR 4.500 gross.
- Costs of lodging and dining (full board) covered by the programme during the term in Italy
- Reimbursements (travel, health insurance, diploma recognition etc.) in the overall amount of EUR 1.200.
Students of TG III are self-funded. These students are expected to cover all their living and travel expenses as well as the costs of Term III lodging in Italy (EUR 3150). The students are encouraged to secure funding through other
Depending on the number and the quality of applications, the Programme reserves the right to offer several self-funding places to TG II candidates.
- TG I: No tuition fee. Enrollment costs EUR 200.
- TG II: EUR 2.000.
- TG III: EUR 2.000.
How to Apply?
For more information and how to apply, please visit the official web page.