Application deadline: 15 September 2022 

ERMA is a one year interdisciplinary Master’s programme coordinated by the University of Sarajevo (UNSA), Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) and the University of Bologna (UNIBO), Department of Political and Social Sciences. Our students have the benefit of studying in a highly international environment, attending lectures and workshops held by over 40 professors and experts from 11 partner universities and other partner organisations from the SEE region and European Union. The programme is intended for students who wish to combine studies with practical and field research experience in human rights and democratization issues. Human rights and democracy are cross-cutting themes among different disciplines of study, such as political science, social sciences, law, sociology, and philosophy, therefore ERMA fosters an interdisciplinary approach within all the subjects studied. Programme covers topics such as Foundations of human rights; Nationalism, identity and conflict; Democratisation and EU integration; International human rights norms and standards, Mechanisms of human rights protection and implementation as well as Research methodologies. Aside from attending lectures at the University of Sarajevo, students serve a 6 week internship and spend one month at the University of Bologna, Italy. The Programme awards students with 60 ECTS and a double-degree diploma of both founding universities.

Up to 36 students are selected every year from the following target groups:


TG1: 25 South East Europe 

TG2:   5 European Union, Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation 

TG3:   6 from other countries 

GCSEE is a part of the Global Campus of Human Rights (GCHR), a unique network of universities, seeking to advance human rights and democracy through regional and global cooperation. The Programme is co-financed by the European Union. Thanks to its longstanding support, 30 scholarships for students from TG1 and TG2 are offered every year.

Since the year 2000, over 600 graduates have successfully finalized the ERMA programme. If you wish to join them do not hesitate and APPLY by 15 September 2022!




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