Deadline for non-EU
and scholarship applicants:

12 February 2024

Deadline for EU
and self-funded applicants:

16 April 2024

Admission and Selection Criteria

EMA is open to a maximum of 90 candidates from EU and non-EU countries.

Candidates must meet the following admission requirements:

  • 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).
  • Have certified knowledge of English at least at level B2. Accepted certificates are IELTS (min. score 6), TOEFL (min. 80 for the IBT) and Cambridge exams (min. score 160-179), obtained no more than 3 years before the start of the programme.

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 is conditional upon receipt of documentation of the completed degree (by 31 August).

Applications will be assessed against the following selection criteria:

  • Academic ability and background (i.e. university final grade, relevance of the degree and thesis subject);
  • Relevant additional academic work, courses or publications
  • Relevant practical experience
  • Motivation