The Global Campus South East Europe – European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe (GC SEE / ERMA) is a one year, full time, interdisciplinary programme, lasting from November until October. Its aim is the development of democracy and human rights in South East Europe. It is a joint initiative by the University of Sarajevo, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) and the University of Bologna, Department of Political and Social Sciences. GC SEE/ERMA is co-financed by the European Union through the Global Campus of Human Rights and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, via the Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation (AICS), with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Italy to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Programme is awarding students with 60 ECTS and a double-degree diploma of both founding universities (UNSA and UNIBO).

GC SEE/ERMA is an academic educational activity intended for students who wish to combine studies with practical and field research experience in the field of human rights and democratization. Recognizing that human rights are a crosscutting theme among different disciplines of study, such as political science, social sciences, law, sociology and philosophy, ERMA fosters an interdisciplinary approach. Enrolled students have the benefit of studying in a highly international environment together with colleagues from all over the region, European Union and rest of the world, attending lectures and workshops held by around 40 professors and experts from 12 partner universities:  University of Bologna, Italy;  University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, University of Belgrade, Serbia; Karl Franzens University of  Graz, Austria; University of the Ruhr, Germany; University of Peloponnese, Greece; University of Zagreb, Croatia; New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria; University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Republic of North Macedonia; Higher School of Economics – National Research University, Moscow, Russian Federation; and University of Pristina, Kosovo[1].

All interested in studying human rights and democracy in South East Europe, in a dynamic and international educational setting, can apply from June 7 until September 13, 2019.

DEADLINE             13th of September 2019

STUDENTS           36 students will be selected, in the last week of September 2019, from the following target groups:

  • Target group I (25 places): Citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and citizens of Kosovo (holders of passports of countries recognized by BiH)
  • Target group II (5 places): Citizens of the European Union countries, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and the Russian Federation
  • Target group III (6 places): Citizens of other countries


SCHOLARSHIPS       All students from TGI and TGII  have the following financial support during their studies:

  1. Study grants covering regular living costs (November to July) in the amount of 4.500€ gross.
  2. Costs of lodging and dining (full board) covered by the programme during the term in Italy.
  3. Reimbursements (travel, health etc.) in the overall amount of 1.200€.

Students of TG III are self-funded and expected to cover living and travel expenses as well as the costs of  lodging  during the Term III in Italy (3150 Euros). They are also encouraged to apply for the funding through other available sources.



TG I:   No tuition fee. Enrollment costs 200€.

TG II:  2.000€.

TG III: 2.000€.




The university degree of the applicants must be earned during studies lasting either 4 or 5 years within the former undergraduate studies provisions, or 5 years (3+2) within I and II cycle studies provisions in accordance with the Bologna process with minimum of 240 ECTS earned. Candidates must hold a university degree in social sciences and humanities, from an accredited university, particularly in disciplines relevant to human rights: law, political sciences, international relations, etc. 


Applicants with English as their mother tongue and those who had previous university education in English language will provide competency through their transcripts or certificates issued by the respective universities only.

Others have to provide evidence of their English language proficiency. The Master Programme recognizes the following international English Language certificates:

  1. TOEFL – minimum score of 560 paper-based, 220 computer based, IBT not less than 83;
  2. British Council’s IELTS – minimum band 6.5 and no less than 6.0 in any of its subsections;
  3. CAE and CPE Cambridge exams.


HOW TO APPLY?       


2. Deliver all required documents in hard copies to the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Sarajevo via regular/express/priority mail or in person. (Address: Zmaja od Bosne 8, UNSA Campus, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina).Both steps have to be finalized by the 13th of September 2019.

NB: Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.



All documents must be submitted in English language.  Only originals (in English) or certified copies and translations will be considered valid. Translation to English language of all documents issued in other languages must be provided by an official translation service ( with stamp ) or your university/college.

  1.  ERMA APPLICATION FORM 2019-20 (download, print and fill out)
  2. University diploma  – certified copy and translation
  3. Academic records / transcript – original or a certified copy and translation
  4. Citizenship certificate – original or a certified copy and translation
  5. Birth certificate  – original or a certified copy and translation
  6. Passport photocopy   – pages with personal info and expiry date of the document
  7. Curriculum Vitae (CV)   – European format (Europass)
  8. Two recommendation letters  – with stamp/signature, contact details clearly indicated
  9. English language certificate – original or a certified copy


  1. All diplomas issued by universities from countries other than Bosnia and Herzegovina need to be recognized at the University of Sarajevo. The process should be started at the moment of acceptance to the Programme at the latest.
  2. Obtaining a temporary residence permit within 90 days from entering Bosnia and Herzegovina is obligatory for all foreign students.

For further information browse other ERMA related pages on our website or contact info@erma-programme.eu


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[1] This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.