Deadline for non-EU
and scholarship applicants:

13 February 2023

Deadline for EU
and self-funded applicants:

18 April 2023


The EMA Team is pleased to welcome you to the EMA Programme, where theoretical human rights insight meets practical experience.

Throughout this year, you will be part of a diverse student group from different academic backgrounds and representing different parts of Europe and the world, together working towards becoming human rights professionals.

As you embark on this exciting and enriching year, we will find useful information on these pages and on our e-learning platform BlackBoard.

Academic Calendar 2022/2023





Introductory learning materials circulated

13-14 Sept

Arrival in Lido and Registration

15-16 Sept

Orientation (mandatory)

19-23 Sept

Introduction week

23 Sept

EMA Universities Fair: Universities provide information about second semester

25 Sept

Graduation and Opening Ceremony

26 Sept - 26 Oct

Thematic Section 1

15 Oct

Moot Court

24-25 Oct

Study Days (no classes)

25 Oct

Thematic Section 1: Exam

27-28 Oct

Skill Building Activities

31 Oct-4 Nov

Thematic Section 2

7 Nov

Students submit second semester thesis proposals

7-18 Nov

Thematic Section 3


21 Nov

Thematic Section 2: Submission of essay

21 Nov – 2 Dec

Thematic Section 4


2-4 Dec

Thematic Sections 3 & 4: 48h take-home exam

2 Dec

EMA Executive Committee decides on Second Semester Distribution

5 Dec-31 Jan

Thematic Section 5

8 Dec (TBC)

Kosovo Orientation (mandatory)

10-11 Dec

Human Rights Film Festival (student-led)

15 Dec

Submission of Cluster papers

17 Dec-1 Jan

Holiday break

7 Jan

TS1 Re-sit Exam

13-14 Jan

Thematic Section 5: 24h take-home exam

19-26 Jan (TBC)

Kosovo field trip

31 Jan

Kosovo de-briefing and presentation of group reports

31 Jan

Final teaching day of the first semester/End of semester reception

3 Feb

Re-sit exams/Exam Commission finalizes marks

3 Feb

Announcement of overall first semester marks

1 Feb-15 July

Second semester

14 July

Thesis deadline

23 Sept (TBC)

Thesis defenses

24 Sept (TBC)

Graduation ceremony