Regional Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratization in the Caucasus

Masters

Deadline: July 06, 2020

The MA in Human Rights and Democratization in the Caucasus/CES Programme/ is bilingual and innovative one-year interdisciplinary graduate programme in the region that provides knowledge and thorough training in the fields of human rights and democratization. The main aim of the programme is to support promotion of democracy, rule of law and good governance, together with strengthening Human rights protection in the region of Former Soviet Republics.

Established in 2010 under EIDHR instrument, the programme is currently part of the Global Campus of Master’s programmes and Diplomas in Human rights and Democratisation coordinated by the European Inter-University Centre in Venice-Lido. The programme serves as important hub and research/educational centre for local, regional and international stakeholders involved in promotion of democracy and protection of human rights.

The programme is realized in a consortium of four leading universities in the region: Yerevan State University (Project coordinator), Belarusian State University (Belarus), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine), and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia) as partner universities.

Benefits

  • The Regional Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in the Caucasus offers up to 22 full scholarships
  • Scholarships will cover tuition, travel expenses (to/from home country to Armenia, to/from home country to partner country and thesis defense travel) and provides monthly stipend.
  • Scholarships will be provided only to non-resident students, studying in countries other than their country of residency.

Eligibility

  • The Human Rights and Democratization programme is open to all interested applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree (at least 180-240ECTS) or an equivalent qualification from a recognized higher education institution.

  • The applicant shall also be fluent in English and Russian, have professional and/or research interest in human rights and democratization issues.

  • Academic and/or professional experience in abovementioned fields is an asset.

  • The Programme is open to citizens from EaP region, Central Asia and Russia.  Limited number of places might be available to applicants from outside of the region

Application

  • Completed Application Form 
  • A full Curriculum Vita (Europass CV ), and scanned copy of passport;
  • Motivation Letter (max 450-600 words) either/or in English and Russian;
  • Scholarship motivation letter (max. 500 words) either/or in English and Russian;
  • Essay (min. 750-1000 words) on Human Rights and Democratization related topics (more detailed information concerning the essay topics and requirements can be found in the section “Essay“);
  • Contact details for two nominees to provide Reference Letters (one from academia, and one from a current or former employer, if the applicant has work experience); 
  • Scanned University Diploma or Diplomas (please not in specific cases, postgraduate department might require translation of the documents into Armenian, about which applicants will be notified in advance);
  • Academic Transcripts (please not in specific cases, postgraduate department might require translation of the documents into Armenian, about which applicants will be notified in advance).
  • English Proficiency Test Score- TOEFL (PBT 525-600; IBT 75-95) or IELTS (6.0-7.0)

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