EMA, The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation
Second Round Deadline:
30 March 2020
12 May 2020
The Global Campus is mindful of how the COVID-19 pandemic is causing major disruptions to our lives, both professional and personal. While we are moving forward as planned with the organisation of the 2020/2021 EMA Programme at this moment in time, we have extended the application deadline. We will accept applications until 12 May, but please note that these applications will not be eligible for financial aid because of the lack of sufficient processing time.
EMA is open to EU and non-EU citizens.
The criteria used during the selection process are:
academic ability and background
Applicants are required to hold a university degree of a high standard in a field relevant to human rights, including disciplines in Law, Social Sciences and Humanities, and must have a minimum of 180 ECTS (Bachelor/General Degree).
Candidatures can be considered as long as the applicant has obtained a degree corresponding to:
180 ECTS credits (generally a 3-year course) or
240 ECTS credits (generally a 4-year course) or
A combination of a degree of 180 ECTS and relevant proven additional experience or studies (such as 1-year MA or summer courses)
Applicants completing the degree entry requirements subsequently to the application deadline are requested to provide a current transcript of exams. Eventual admission into the Programme will be conditional upon receipt of documentation of the completed degree (by 31 August).
All selected candidates who hold a non-EU degree are required to produce upon admission a “declaration of value” of their degree. Non-EU candidates are moreover required to obtain a study visa which must cover the entire duration of the academic year (September 2020 – September 2021). Both the study visa and the “declaration of value” are preconditions for enrolment and should be requested from the competent Italian Embassy or representation offices.
Additional studies and experience
Additional studies and practical experience in the area of human rights in inter-governmental, governmental, or non-governmental organisations are helpful.
Certified fluency in English is an admission requirement to the programme. While not a prerequisite, the ability to understand lectures and read academic texts in French is a definite advantage for participation in the programme.
How to Apply
The call for applications for the academic year 2020/2021 is now open.
First Round Deadline: 3 February 2020 Second Round Deadline: 30 March 2020 Extended Deadline: 12 May 2020
In order to submit your application, please carefully read the admission criteria and follow the steps below:
STEP 1 - Application processing fee
In order for your application to be considered it is mandatory that you pay the application processing fee of 50 (fifty) Euro by one of the following methods:
Bank transfer to the following bank account only if the method above is not available to you:
Beneficiary:Global Campus of Human Rights
Bank: Intesa Sanpaolo SPA
Bank address: Piazza Paolo Ferrari, 10 - 20121 Milano
For money transfer between the countries included in the SEPA Region (Single Euro Payments Area):
IBAN code (International Bank Account Number): IT72Q 03069 09606 10000 0016008
BIC/SWIFT : BCITITMM
For money transfer from countries not included in the SEPA Region:
ABI Code: 03069 - CAB Code: 09606
Bank account: C/C: 10000 0016008
Please include the following transfer description:
Name and surname of the applicant for whom the payment is made (IMPORTANT: make sure this information is clearly indicated if the payment is made through the bank account of a relative or friend)
European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation
APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE
In case of technical problems with the above methods of payment, please contact Ms. Dania Ferrarese.
Once you have completed the payment of the processing fee, please make an electronic copy of your receipt of payment and upload it to the application form (STEP 2).
STEP 2 - Online Application form
Only applications submitted through this link be accepted.
The entire application, including your statement of motivation and the CV, has to be presented in English. Please also include a non-certified English translation of the required proofs, if the original certificates were not issued in English, French, Spanish or Italian.
If you intend to apply for Global Campus' financial support as a precondition for participating in the EMA programme, please be informed that very few grants or tuition waivers are available.
For any problem concerning your submission, please contact the EMA Secretariat.
For clarification on the letters of reference and English language certificates please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website.