The MHRD brings the study of human rights and democracy to life.

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The MHRD is a unique degree that seeks to develop the capacity of emerging leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to protect and promote human rights. After attaining foundational knowledge and skills at the prestigious University of Sydney, all students undertake their regional study elective stream at one of the leading human rights educational institutions in the region* - Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia, the Kathmandu School of Law in Nepal or the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka. *Partner universities may be subject to change.

Scholars of the MHRD choose either an experiential or research-based elective stream where they either gain professional experience with an in-country human rights or democracy organisation or conduct substantial independent field research for a dissertation.

At the end of the program, students graduate with a firm grounding in the philosophical, political, institutional, legal, sociological and cultural dimension of human rights and democratisation.

To apply for the MHRD, download and complete the Supplementary Application Form by the following deadlines:

  • Applications for the MHRD Scholarship close on 3 December 2013.
  • Applications for full-fee paying study in the MHRD close on 31 May 2014 and are considered upon receipt.

All application information is available in the Supplementary Application Form.

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