The Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies was developed as a part of the JoinSEE Tempus project and it is run by two consortium members (University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Serbia) and Karl-Franzens-University Graz (Austria)) and thirteen partners for the purpose of student (and staff) mobility: 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 College London (United Kingdom), 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).
The mission of the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies is to provide an international and interdisciplinary master’s 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 strong emphasis on the regional dimension of South-Eastern Europe. The master’s programme promotes the capacity for scientific analysis, especially by applying an inter- and transdisciplinary approach which includes areas of legal, political, economic and cultural studies. One of the aims of the programme is also to strengthen the gender sensitivity of students. The master’s programme prepares students for further PhD studies and professional life in a variety of fields.
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 online slots real money usa 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.
Students completing the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies earn the degree “Master of Arts”, abbreviated MA.
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.
The APPLICATION should consist of:
- completed online application form
- at least one letter of recommendation (preferably from a university professor or employer, in English)
- 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)
- 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)
- letter of motivation (English)
- curriculum vitae (English)
- 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.
Applicants should apply online via this platform: http://jointdegree.biobs.com/
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,firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and
Upon applying online via the platform, please also send the printed application form with all supporting documents by registered mail to Gordana Ristic, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences, Jove Ilica 165, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia. Certified translation of diploma and transcript of records into Serbian shall be required additionally.