E.MA 2008/2009 - deadline for applications 28 March 2008

tl_files/EIUC MEDIA/News Files/28.gifEIUC is happy to announce the launch of the advertising campaign for the academic year 2008/2009 of the European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA). The deadline for application is 28 March 2008.






28 MARCH 2008

For application materials and further information, please contact any of the participating universities or visit the EIUC or E.MA websites. Candidates for admission should send two completed application forms (available on-line) to the EIUC Secretariat by 28 March 2008 (date of receipt of the application materials in Venice).
The applications collected will be sent, according to the candidate’s nationality, to the corresponding National Co-ordinating University, which will then make a preliminary selection. The Executive Committee of the European Master’s Degree will select non-EU candidates.

The final list of admitted students will be decided by the Executive Committee. Only short listed candidates will be contacted in May 2008.

Admission requirements

Applicants are required to hold a university degree of a high standard and must have 240 ECTS credits (with a 180 ECTS minimum university title/degree), normally in a field relevant to human rights, including disciplines in law, social sciences, and the humanities. The additional 60 ECTS credits will normally be obtained through regular university studies but can in exceptional circumstances also be obtained through documented prior learning components that are related to the E.MA curriculum and include a minimum structure of: a) independent project research and/or b) supervised academic learning. The applicant has to carry a workload approximately equivalent to one academic year. The decision whether the applicant meets the 240 ECTS credits will be taken on a case by case basis by the Executive Committee.
Applicants completing the degree entry requirements subsequently to the application deadline are requested to provide a current transcript of exams. Eventual admittance into the Programme will be conditional upon documentation of completed degree prior to the beginning of the academic year.
Fluency in English and the ability to understand lectures and read academic texts in French are required, as the programme is bilingual. Practical experience in the area of human rights in inter-governmental, governmental, or non-governmental organisations is helpful.

The criteria used during the selection process are: academic ability and background, experience, motivation, and language competence.

E.MA is open to EU and non-EU citizens. All selected candidates who hold a non-EU degree are required to produce upon admission a “declaration of value“ of their degree. Non-EU applicants are moreover required to obtain a study visa which must cover the entire duration of the academic year (September 2008 - September 2009). Both the study visa and the “declaration of value“ are preconditions for enrolment and should be requested from the Italian Embassy in the applicant‘s home country.

Registration fee: 3.300 Euro • Enrolment fee: 100 Euro

Only a very limited number of students might benefit from modest financial support in the form of a partial contribution towards living expenses and/or a full or partial tuition waiver. If participation in the E.MA Programme is conditional upon receiving financial support, this must be clearly indicated in the application form. E.MA does not provide full scholarships. Students bear the responsibility to secure their full living and housing expenses prior to their arrival in Venice.
Students are responsible for their own accommodation both during first semester in Venice and second semester at the hosting university. With regard to the first semester in Venice, they can receive assistance in finding accommodation or may choose to arrange this by themselves.

the document with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the E.MA 2008/2009

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