I have the citizenship of Canada (e.g.). Can I apply for the ERMA programme?
Yes. As a citizen of Canada you belong to a Target Group III of the programme. Students of this group are self-funded. Please note that the costs of the MA programme for students from this group are cca 5150 EURO for: Tuition fee (2000€), costs of Term III (cca 3.150€). ERMA does not cover travel and living costs for students of this TG, therefore you should budget accordingly.
I have the citizenship of Kosovo. Can I apply for the ERMA programme?
As a citizen of Kosovo, you belong to the Target Group I of the programme. Bosnia and Herzegovina does not recognize Kosovo, therefore citizens of Kosovo cannot be registered as students at local Universities. You may apply for the programme, however, if you are holding a passport of a country recognised by Bosnia and Herzegovina.
I have finished a three year BA and a one year MA with a total of 240 ECTS. Am I eligible for the programme?
No. Applicants who have obtained their 240 ECTS though 3+1 studies are not eligible for ERMA programme. According to the National legislation on Higher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, access to the two semesters (1year / 60ECTS) long second cycle programmes is available to applicants holding a degree earned during studies which lasted for 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.
I will defend my thesis soon after the application deadline. Am I eligible to apply?
Eligible candidates are only those who have finalised their previous studies prior to the application deadline. There are no exceptions to this rule.
I have defended my MA thesis but the diploma is still in the process of issuing by my university. Can I still apply for the programme?
Yes. ERMA will accept another graduation certificate from your respective University. In case of acceptance to the programme you will be obliged to provide a certified copy (and a translation if needed) of your Diploma after you receive it.
I have an academic background in natural sciences. Can I apply for erma?
ERMA Selection Committee will not be able to consider your application. As per the rules of the University of Bologna and the ERMA programme, candidates must hold a university degree in disciplines relevant to human rights; in particular law, social, political sciences and humanities from an accredited university to be considered.
Do I have to have work experience before I apply?
It is generally desirable for the applicants to have some activist/ volunteer/ professional experience in the field of human rights and democratisation of SEE, but it is not mandatory.
I have a degree in english language and literature. Do I need to submit a proof of english language proficiency?
Students with a degree in English language and literature do not need to submit language test results. Their diploma and transcript is considered a valid proof of the fluency in the English language.
Can I submitt the language test certificate after the deadline?
It should be provided within the application deadline. Exceptionally, if you are to receive the TOEFL/ IELTS / CAE test results within max 5 days after the deadline, you can send the screenshot of the e-results to firstname.lastname@example.org the purpose of the application. If admitted to the programme, you will have to provide the original or certified copy of the test results afterwards.