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Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES)

Choose MIREES to acquire an in-depth knowledge of Eastern European history, politics, economics and languages, to shape your future as an area expert!

The Call for Application for the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES) is now open for the second intake.

MIREES is a two-year joint international program offered by the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna – Forlì Campus, Italy, together with the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania, the Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation and the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Programme overview

The degree programme is entirely taught in English (120 ECTS) and offers interdisciplinary, in-depth knowledge of post-socialist countries in transition, new EU member states, and new East-European neighbor countries. Students develop language skills by learning one Eastern European language (3 levels of Russian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovak; Hungarian and Lithuanian are available in the second year).

Enrolled students spend the first year in Forlì. In the second year, a minimum of 5 months will be spent at one of the Partner Universities or, in particular cases, at other Mirees associated Universities, University of Ljubljana, Corvinus University of Budapest, Comenius University in Bratislava). A mobility grant is offered to all enrolled students, thanks to Erasmus + or the MIREES mobility scheme. Internship and research opportunities are available in the fourth semester.

Detailed information on the teaching plan and Faculty can be found at .

Application deadline

The deadline to apply is 7 September 2020 and is open for EU students and non-EU students with equivalent status. Scholarships and tuition waivers available.

The number of available places for the second intake of the academic year 2020/2021 15 places + residual places not assigned in the first intake

The admission requirements and the documents to be provided for application are available in the call for applications together with information regarding the Tuition Fee and Scholarship or Benefit opportunities.


Should you need any further information, please feel free to contact:

Ms Elisa Landi
Administrative programme coordinator

Sanja Kajinic, PhD
Mirees Academic tutor

MAiA – Mirees Alumni International Association