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

Deadline: 17 September 2021
Open to: applicants coming from Western Balkans, EU and other target countries
Benefits: 30 scholarships available


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).


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 or humanities from an accredited university.

Candidates have to provide evidence of their English language proficiency. The Master Programme recognizes the following international English Language certificates:
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 exempt from providing a separate proficiency certificate. Such candidates shall submit transcripts or certificates issued by their respective universities.


Up to 36 students will be selected 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.

Students from TGI (25 students) and TGII (5 students) receive the following financial support during their studies:
1. Study grants covering regular living costs (November to July) in the amount of 4.500€ gross.
2. Reimbursements (travel, health insurance, diploma recognition etc.) in the overall amount of 1.200€.
3. Costs of lodging and dining (full board) covered by the programme during the term in Italy.
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 (3150 Euros). The students are encouraged to secure funding through other sources.

How to apply?

The application documents must be either originals or certified copies in English language. When the original document is not in English language, a translation must be provided, together with the original document or its certified copy. The translation must be done by an official translation service (verified with a stamp) or your university/college.

1. Application Form – Download here and fill out
2. English language certificate
3. University diploma (or a graduation certificate) (both BA and MA where applicable)
4. Academic records/transcript (both BA and MA where applicable)
5. Citizenship certificate
6. Birth certificate
7. Passport photocopy (page with personal data and expiry date only)
Note: Scans of certified copies must include pages with the certification stamp. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

1. Check the requirements to evaluate your eligibility.
2. Download and fill out the Application form.
3. Collect all the required documents and prepare electronic versions, following the instructions above.
4. Enter the online form below, fill out all the required sections and upload the required documents (no larger than 10 MB) by the 17 of September 2021.

For more information please visit the official website.