EMA, The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation
Deadline for non-EU and scholarship applicants:
12 February 2024
Deadline for EU and self-funded applicants:
16 April 2024
Fees and Expenses
The tuition fee for the academic year 2024/2025 is 5650.00€, payable in two instalments.
Tuition fees cover all EMA courses, both in the first and second semester; reading materials for the first semester; tutoring; access to Global Campus' specialised library; lunch on class and exam days; individual access to our e-learning platform; use of available IT facilities (including wireless area and computer room), and the field trip (subject to final budgetary approval).
The tuition fee does not cover accommodation and subsistence, travel costs to and from partner universities and visa expenses.
Successful applicants will receive a letter of admission and will be requested to pay the fees upon acceptance of the offer. Payments can be made via bank transfer in one of the following ways:
Full amount within 3 weeks from the date of the letter of admission
Two instalments: the first instalment is due within 2 weeks from the date of the letter of admission and the second instalment at a date specified within the enrolment letter.
The Global Campus of Human Rights does not provide full scholarships. However, a limited number of scholarships are available for qualified candidates in the form of a partial contribution towards living expenses and/ a tuition waiver.
Eight scholarships are available for qualified candidates. Scholarships include a full tuition waiver and a modest stipend of €2,600 that is delivered in instalments. Please note that scholarship recipients are responsibility for bearing all additional costs associated with the EMA programme and should ensure they have sufficient funds available for their studies. Further information on living costs in Venice can be found at this link.
Two of these scholarships are reserved for qualified candidates who commit to researching issues related to Children’s Rights for their thesis project. Support for these scholarships is provided by the Right Livelihood.
A further scholarship is available for a qualified candidate who commits to researching the topic of Information Technology and Human Rights. This scholarship has been created in memory of Nicola Tonon who was the IT and Web Marketing Coordinator for the Global Campus for 16 years, and who passed away suddenly in 2022.
The allocation of scholarships will be determined by the EMA Executive Committee on the basis of merit of the applications. All candidates who wish to to be considered for scholarships should apply by the 12 February 2024. Applications for scholarships after this date will not be considered.
Students bear the responsibility to cover their full living and housing expenses in Venice (estimated at a minimum of €850-€1000 per month). For the second semester, EMA students carry the responsibility for all accommodation arrangements. Accommodation costs vary depending on the second semester destination, due to the differences in the cost of living in different European countries.