Regional MA Programme in Human Rights and Democratization in the Caucasus

Deadline:  30 June, 2019
Open to:  Applicants from the Post-Soviet Republics/Eastern Partnership Region
Venue:  1st semester – Centre for European Studies, YSU (Armenia)

 The 2nd semester takes places in one of the host universities of the programme.

  • Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus)
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine)
  • Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Scholarships: Up to 22 fully funded scholarships



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. 



In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognized higher education institution. In case if applicant has not yet received diploma, they should provide documentation stating indicative date for receiving degree/ diploma from the institution and transcript of grades
  • Equally fluent in English and Russian.
  • Have Professional and/or research interest in human rights and democratization issues.

Please note, that applicants with academic and/or professional experience in above-mentioned fields will have advantage.



Selected participants of the MA programme will be provided with the following:

Up to 22 full scholarships, which cover, tuition, travel expenses (to/from home country to Armenia, to/from home country to partner country and thesis defence travel) and provides monthly stipend.  Scholarships will be provided only to non-resident students, studying in countries other than their country of residency.

Participants will cover the following:

We also offer partial scholarships. In case of receiving a partial scholarship the students have to cover all the cost related to 2nd semester at the Host University.

For self-financing applicants, the tuition for students from Armenia is equal to 800.000 AMD and the tuition fee for foreign students is 1.040.000 AMD (around 2000 EUR). 


The selection of the MA programme participants will be based on  following criteria:

  • Academic merit (Educational background, CV)
  • Motivation: Interest in human rights and democratization issues
  • Experience in relevant fields.
  • Commitment to idea of voluntarism and social involvement
  • Provided written paper

All successful candidates will be shortlisted and invited for interviews.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:

The official web-page

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