Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies 2017, University of Graz and the University of Belgrade, Austria and Serbia


Deadline:

June 14, 2017


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Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies

University of Graz and University of Belgrade

The University of Graz and the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (FPS) are pleased to announce the call for applications for the remaining places for the academic year 2017/2018 for the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies.

This two year MA program is conducted in English as a joint degree between our universities, and the seventh generation commences in October 2017.

Students enroll in and spend the first year at the chosen home university (Graz or Belgrade). In the second year, students spend at least one semester on mobility at a partner university. The list of partner universities includes:

  • Babes-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca (Romania).
  • Central European University (Hungary)
  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)
  • South East European University, Tetovo (Macedonia)
  • Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje (Macedonia)
  • University of Bologna (Italy)
  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • University of Novi Sad (Serbia)
  • University of Regensburg (Germany)
  • University of Rijeka (Croatia)
  • University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • University of Zagreb (Croatia)

Students from Graz can also spend their mobility semester in Belgrade and those from Belgrade in Graz.

Content of the Programme

The Interdisciplinary Joint Master in Southeastern European Studies is an international and interdisciplinary programme in social sciences and humanities of the highest quality which enables participants to effectively understand the interrelationship between law, politics, economics and culture with an emphasis on Southeastern Europe. The programme prepares students for doctoral studies and professional life in a variety of other fields including work in international, local governmental and non-governmental organizations, journalism, business, scientific research and consultancy.

In the first year students take core courses which include an introduction to multidisciplinary approaches in the study of Southeastern Europe, public law, political science, history, economics and cultural studies. In the summer after the first year, a joint summer school is held in Hvar, Croatia, for all students from the participating universities to complete the compulsory core modules. In the second year, students attend one of the partner universities and specialize in their desired field. There are also optional provisions in place to offer students professional trainings and internship positions. In the final semester students write a master thesis reflecting their capacity to work on a scientific subject independently.

All compulsory courses are conducted in English, but students are able to take classes in other languages. Language acquisition is an important key aspect of the joint degree and students are expected to learn a regional language and/or the predominant language of their mobility institution.

Academic Degree

Students completing the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies earn the degree “Master of Arts”, abbreviated MA.

Admission

The Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies welcomes applicants who hold an academic degree of at least 180 ECTS credits (bachelor’s degree or equivalent), who can demonstrate their basic knowledge of social sciences or humanities -- law, political, social, cultural or economic sciences -- and who have general insight and interest in Southeastern Europe. Please note that only full-time students will be accepted, who can commit themselves to regular attendance of classes.

The APPLICATION should consist of:

  1. completed online application form
  2.  at least one letter of recommendation (preferably from a university professor or employer, in English)
  3.  certificate/diploma obtained at the undergraduate level (for Graz: translated into English or German; for Belgrade: translated into English if it is not in Serbian)
  4. transcript of records obtained at the undergraduate level (for Graz: translated into English or German; for Belgrade: translated into English if it is not in Serbian)
  5. letter of motivation (English)
  6. curriculum vitae (English)
  7. proof of proficiency in English language: IELTS (required minimum score: 6.0), a TOEFL (required minimum score: 210 on the computerised test, 547 on the paper based test, 78 on the internet based test), a Cambridge Exam (required level: FCE) or an equivalent certificate. Students who have completed their BA in English are not required to provide this proof of proficiency but may be interviewed.

Tuition Fee

UNIVERSITY OF GRAZ

Tuition fees are waived for Austrian/EU students. Tuition costs approximately €745 per semester for citizens of other states but can usually be fully refunded upon successful completion of each semester for citizens of Albania, Belarus Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

For enquiries about the admission procedure, tuition fees and refund process at the University of Graz please contact Thomas Mairunteregger, thomas.mairunteregger@uni-graz.at at the Office for International Relations. Please note that the University of Graz does not provide financial support – no scholarships are currently available but we encourage students to seek available funding from third parties. However, limited number of students will get a chance for a paid internship at the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz. 

UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE

€3,900 EUR (or counter value in Serbian dinars), including ALL costs of a four-semester studying, costs of recognition of foreign BA degrees and the ten-day Summer School at the island of Hvar, Croatia (full boards and transportation) – payable in ten installments – for citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.

€4,900 EUR  (or counter value in Serbian dinars), including ALL costs of a four-semester studying, costs of recognition of foreign BA degrees and the ten-day Summer School at the island of Hvar, Croatia (full boards and transportation) – payable in ten installments – for citizens of all other countries.

Please note that the University of Belgrade is not in a position to provide financial support, but we encourage students to seek available funding from third parties. For more information, please contact gordana.ristic@fpn.bg.ac.rs and  
jovan.teokarevic@fpn.bg.ac.rs.

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Publish Date
April 27, 2017
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