European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe

Deadline: 10 September 2018
Open to: citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia and citizens of Kosovo-holders of passports of countries recognized by BiH
Scholarship: study grants covering regular living costs (in the amount of 4.500 EUR gross) and other benefits


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. It is a joint initiative by the University of Sarajevo, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) and the University of Bologna. GC SEE/ERMA is co-financed by the European Union as part of the Global Campus of Human Rights managed by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, via the Italian Cooperation Agency (AICS). It is implemented in Sarajevo and at the University of Bologna’s Residencial Center in Bertinoro (CEUB), thus students receive diplomas from both coordinating universities. The programme awards 60 ECTS.

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 over 37 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, FYROM; Higher School of Economics – National Research University, Moscow, Russian Federation; and the University of Pristina, Kosovo[1].

All interested in studying human rights and democracy in South East Europe, in a dynamic and international educational setting are hereby invited to apply.


Citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia and citizens of Kosovo-holders of passports of countries recognized by BiH.


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.

English language proficiency

Applicants with English as a native language and those who had a previous university education in the English language will provide competency through their transcripts or certificates issued by the respectful 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.


  1. Study grants covering regular living costs (November to July) in the amount of 4.500 EUR gross;
  2. Costs of lodging and dining (full board) covered by the programme during the term three period in Italy;
  3. Reimbursements (travel, health etc.) in the overall amount of 1.200 EUR;
  4. Students of TG III cover their living and travel expenses and the costs of term three in the amount of 3.150 EUR.

Tuitions: No tuition fee. Enrollment costs 200 EUR.

How to apply?

1.Fill the application form: online application form.
2.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.
(Address: Zmaja od Bosne 8, UNSA Campus, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Both steps have to be finalized by the 10th of September 2018.
NB: Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Required Documents

All documents must be submitted in the English language.  Only originals (in English) or certified copies and translations will be considered valid. Translation to the English language of all documents issued in other languages must be provided by an official translation service / Court translator (with apostille) or your university/college.

  1. ERMA APPLICATION FORM 2018-19  ( download, print out the hard copy and fill  it out )
  2. University diploma – certified copy and translation
  3. Academic records / transcript – original or a certified copy and translation
  4. Citizenship certificate– original or a certified copy and translation
  5. Birth certificate – original or a certified copy and translation
  6. Passport photocopy   – pages with personal info and expiry date of the document
  7. Curriculum Vitae (CV) – European format (Europass)
  8. Two recommendation letters  – with stamp/signature, contact details clearly indicated
  9. English language certificate – original or a certified copy


All diplomas issued by universities from countries other than Bosnia and Herzegovina need to be recognized at the respective faculties/departments of the University of Sarajevo. The process should be started at the moment of acceptance to the Programme at the latest.
Obtaining a temporary residence permit within 90 days from entering Bosnia and Herzegovina is obligatory for all foreign students.

For more information please visit the official website