Double MA in Democracy and Human Rights in South-East Europe

Deadline: 9 September 2014
Open to: applicants from the South East Europe, EU, Russia and the Caucasus
Scholarship: 500 EUR per month, tuition waiver for South East Europe citizens


Master degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe – ERMA, is an intensive one-year Master program established through the joint efforts of the participating Universities and coordinated by the University of Bologna – IECOB Institute for Central Eastern and Balkan Europe and University of Sarajevo – CIS Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

It is a double degree MA program: one diploma is issued by the University of Sarajevo and one by the University of Bologna. Each academic year the Program enrolls 30 students from the countries of South East Europe, the European Union, Russia and the Caucasus.

The Master Program is structured in three terms/two semesters:

  1. November 2014 – June 2015: Lecturing period at the University of Sarajevo (semester I);
  2. June – July 2015: Internship work across South East Europe; and
  3. September – October 2015: Master’s Theses writing-up period at the University of Bologna (semester II).


ERMA 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;
  • Have sufficient English language skills and provide evidence for their proficiency (TOEFL – minimum score for computer based TOEFL is 213, IBT minimum 82; British Council’s IELTS – minimum band 6.5 and no less than 6.0 in any of its subsections).


The tuition fee is 1,000 EUR. The full tuition fee waiver is applied for the citizens of the countries of South East Europe involved in the program (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo) as well as the EU, Caucasus and Russian citizens receive students’ maintenance grants in the amount 500€ per month TBC (taxable) for the first and second term while the third term is covered by the Program.

For the non–EU and non–SEE students, unfortunately, the Program cannot offer any financial support.


Application deadline is 9 September 2014.

The selection of candidates will be performed by the Executive Board of this Master Program on the basis of submitted applications and required documents in English:

  1. Filled in application form;
  2. University diploma-certified copy;
  3. Academic record/transcripts-original or certified copy;
  4. Documentary evidence (certificate of proficiency etc.) of the knowledge of the English language;
  5. Passport photocopy;
  6. Certificate of citizenship;
  7. Birth certificate;
  8. Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English;
  9. Two recommendation letters (to be submitted in sealed envelopes in English).

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Mariana Hadžijusufović, ERMA Coordinator:
Adriano Remiddi, ERMA Academic Tutor:
Alina Trkulja, ERMA Academic Tutor:
Mersiha Behlulovic, ERMA Academic Tutor:

Read the official call HERE and check the Program flyer HERE.

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