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European Regional Master in Democracy and Human Rights in South-East Europe


August 31, 2015


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ERMA is a full time, interdisciplinary program covering broad range of issues related to democracy and human rights in this region. It is a joint initiative by University of Sarajevo, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and University of Bologna-Forli’ Campus, Institute for Central Eastern and Balkan Europe, jointly co-financed since 2000/01 by the European Commission through the EIUC (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy via the Embassy of the Republic of Italy to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The program lasts for one year, awarding the students with 60 ECTS and a double-degree diploma of both founding universities (UNSA and UNIBO).


Candidates who hold a university degree (min 240 ECTS) in  disciplines relevant to human rights; in particular law, politics, social, political sciences and humanities from an accredited university.


25 places are reserved for citizens of Albania; Bosnia  and Herzegovina; FYR of Macedonia; Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. 5 places are reserved for citizens of the European Union countries, countries of the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) and Russian Federation.


The selection will take place in Mid September 2015. The academic year starts in November 2015.


All ERMA students coming from target countries receive  monthly study grants from November to July in the amount of 500 Euros gross as well as the reimbursement of travel expenses/health  insurance etc (3X up to 400 Euros per year).


ERMA offers free tuition to all students coming from the  target countries. Tuition fee of 1000 Euros is applied to students for citizens of the European Union countries, countries of the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) and Russian Federation.


Interested candidates should fill out the ONLINE Pre-Application available at<> and deliver all required documents in hard copies to the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Sarajevo via regular mail or in person by 31st of August 2015.


31st August 2015


All documents must be submitted in English language. Translation to English language of all documents issued in other languages must be provided by an official translation service/Court translator or your university/college. ONLY originals or certified translations will be considered valid.

  1. Application Form; 
  2. University diploma
  3. Academic records /transcript
  4. Citizenship certificate
  5. Birth certificate
  6. Passport photocopy
  7. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  8. Two recommendation letters
  9. English language certificate

Interested candidates must apply online HERE

For further information please contact us at:

ERMA program coordinator:

ERMA academic tutor:

ERMA is a joint cooperation of the participation universities:
University of Bologna, University of Sarajevo, University of Belgrade, University of Graz, University of the Ruhr, University of Peloponnese, University of Zagreb, New Bulgarian University, London School of Economics, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
Contact the ERMA Staff

Mariana Hadžijusufović, ERMA Coordinator:<>

Alina Trkulja, ERMA Academic Tutor:<>

Adriano Remiddi, ERMA Academic Tutor:<>

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