Application deadline:

13 September 2019

ERMA admits up to 36 students every academic year, from the following target groups:

Target group I 25 places are reserved for citizens of target countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and citizens of Kosovo-holders of passports of countries recognized by BiH.

Target group II 5 places are reserved for citizens of the European Union countries, countries of the Caucasus (Azerbaijan and Georgia) and the Russian Federation.

Target group III 6 places are reserved for self-funded students from other countries.

I Academic Excellence
The university degree of the applicants must be earned during studies lasting either 4 or 5 years within the former undergraduate studies provisions, or 5 years (3+2) within I and II cycle studies provisions in accordance with the Bologna process with minimum of 240 ECTS earned. Candidates must hold a university degree in social sciences and humanities, from an accredited university, particularly in disciplines relevant to human rights: law, political sciences, international relations, etc.

II English Language Proficency
English language proficiency is a must. Applicants with English as a native language or applicants who had previous university education in English shall attest to their competency through transcripts or certificates issued by the respective universities only. Others have to provide evidence of their proficiency. The Master Programme recognizes the following international English Language proficiency certificates:

  • TOEFL – minimum score of 560 paper-based, 220 computer based, IBT not less than 83
  • British Council’s IELTS - minimum band 6.5 and no less than 6.0 in any of its subsections.
  • CAE and CPE Cambridge exams

The selection of candidates is performed by the Executive Board of the Master Programme on the basis of submitted applications and required documents in English (Application Form; University diploma; academic records / transcript; citizenship certificate; birth certificate; passport photocopy; Curriculum Vitae (CV); two recommendation letters; English language certificate ).

Tuition fee

Students coming from the countries of the Target Group I: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and citizens of Kosovo (holders of passports of countries recognized by Bosnia and Herzegovina) are exempted from the tuition fee and are required to cover solely the enrolment costs in the amount of 200€. Students of the Target Group II: citizens of the EU countries, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Russian Federation, and Target Group III: citizens of other countries, shall pay the 2000€ tuition fee.

Thanks to the comprehensive scholarship scheme, made possible by the EU and the Italian Government, students from the countries of the Target Group I and II receive study grants covering regular living costs (November to July) in the amount of 4.500€ gross. Costs of their lodging and dining are covered during the thesis-writing period in Italy. Reimbursements (travel, health, insurance, etc.) in the overall amount of 1.200€ are also secured for students of these target groups. Students coming from other countries have the status of self-funding students and are therefore encouraged to apply for other sources of funding.