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    EUROPEAN REGIONAL MASTER S DEGREE IN DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTH EAST EUROPE General description of the programme The European Regional Master’s
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      EUROPEAN REGIONAL MASTER'S DEGREE IN DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTH
      EAST EUROPE



      General description of the programme

      The European Regional Master’s Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in
      South East Europe (ERMA), is a unique regional interdisciplinary one ­ year
      full time MA programme. It is established in 2000, through the joint
      efforts of eleven participating universities and research centers,
      coordinated by the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies of the
      University of Sarajevo in cooperation with the University of Bologna
      through its Istituto per l’Europa Centro ­ Orientale e Balcanica.

      The ERMA Master’s Programme participating universities are:

      University of Bologna and its Istituto per l’Europa Centro ­ Orientale e
      Balcanica
      University of Sarajevo and its Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate
      Studies
      University of Belgrade
      University of Graz
      London School of Economics and Political Science and its Centre for the
      Study of Global Governance
      New Bulgarian University
      University of Peloponnese
      University of Podgorica
      University of Prishtina
      University of the Ruhr
      University Ss. Cyril and Methodius
      University of Zagreb.

      The programme is co-financed by the European Commission and the Italian
      Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

      The ERMA is an educational activity intended for students that would
      combine practical experience in human rights issues with further academic
      study. After recognizing that human rights go across the disciplines of
      study, as political science, law, sociology, philosophy and social sciences
      in general, the Programme has adopted an interdisciplinary approach.
      The MA Programme promotes development and realisation of young generation
      of officials for state management, inter-governmental and non-governmental
      organisations, for universities and think tanks in Albania, Bosnia &
      Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo as well as
      in the countries belonging to the EU, the rest of Europe, and worldwide.
      The structure of the lectures, the access to internships and the Faculty
      are defined in order to emphasise among the participants a shared
      consciousness that the democratic development and human rights promotion,
      protection and implementation in the region depend on plurality of factors.
      Most of the relevant issues in the SEE stability, democracy, and
      development are mutually correlated and influence each other. Thus, a
      common regional effort in achieving them will have more chance for success
      in a context of inclusive policies and in the framework of a rapid European
      Union integration process.

      For the full course of study, the programme awards a total of 120 ECTS and
      it can be taken only as a full time study.

      In the first term, from November to June, students are taught together in
      Sarajevo by lecturers and tutors from the participating universities
      members of the "International Network Europe and the Balkans" and experts
      from IGOs and NGOs. The language of instruction is English and attendance
      is compulsory. The academic programme is structured in five clusters and
      two short seminars. In addition there is a mid-term exam, which takes place
      in the last week of the first term. It is not by chance that the programme
      has been established in Sarajevo. The city offers to the students a unique
      multi-cultural environment. Bosnia and Herzegovina itself provides a
      glaring example of many of the problems faced by the different countries in
      the region and the region of South East Europe itself.

      In the second term, during summertime, students take up seven-week assessed
      internships at selected IGOs, NGOs, think tanks and research institutes
      across South East Europe. The students cannot serve the Internships in
      their country of origin.

      During the third term of the programme, in autumn, students write up their
      Master Thesis in Italy accommodated at premises offered by the University
      of Bologna. The class stays together in order to emphasise the community
      building element of the programme. There is a short seminar course aimed at
      addressing particular issues of interest.

      The final examination, which is an oral defence of the thesis, takes place
      in Sarajevo, B&H at the end of October followed by the diploma awarding
      ceremony. The successful students receive the European Regional Master’s
      Degree Diploma in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe, issued
      jointly by the University of Bologna and the University of Sarajevo.

      EUROPEAN REGIONAL MASTER'S DEGREE IN DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTH
      EAST EUROPE
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      ACADEMIC YEAR 2008/2009

      Admission Requirements

      PLEASE NOTE ­ DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR 2008/2009: 7 SEPTEMBER 2008.

      ERMA offers a limited number of places therefore it is a highly competitive
      programme. It is open to candidates who hold a high standard university
      degree in disciplines relevant to human rights, in particular law, social
      and political sciences and humanities from an accredited university.

      Fluency in English is a necessary prerequisite for admission, as the
      Programme language is English. Therefore the students must have sufficient
      language skills and provide evidence for their proficiency. The MA
      Programme recognizes the following international English Language
      proficiency certificates:

      1. TOEFL ­ minimum score of 550 paper-based or for computer based TOEFL
      is 213

      2. British Council’s IELTS <http://www.ielts.org/> - minimum band 6.5
      and no less than 6.0 in any of its subsections.

      3. Applicants with English as native language or applicants who had
      previous university education in English language need to provide proof of
      competency through their transcripts or certificates issued by the
      respective universities.

      The upper age limit of potential applicants is 35 years of age.

      Currently, twenty-five (25) places are reserved for citizens of the
      countries of South East Europe involved in the program - Albania; Bosnia
      and Herzegovina; Croatia; Macedonia; Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. Five
      (5) places are reserved for citizens of the European Union countries.

      The selection of candidates will be performed by the Executive Board of
      this MA Program on the basis of submitted applications and required
      documents in English (filled in application form, university
      diploma-certified copy; academic record/transcripts-original or certified
      copy; documentary evidence (certificate of proficiency etc.) of the
      knowledge of the English language; passport photocopy; certificate of
      citizenship; birth certificate; Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English, and two
      recommendation letters (to be submitted in sealed envelopes in English).

      Tuition Fees and Scholarships

      Tuition fee is determined for each academic year by the Executive Board of
      the programme. In the academic year 2008/2009, the tuition fee is 1000 EURO.

      Full tuition fee waiver is available for the citizens of the countries of
      South East Europe involved in the programme (Albania, Bosnia and
      Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo). The
      students from the EU are not offered tuition fee waiver.

      The students from the SEE countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
      Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo) as well as the EU
      citizens are eligible for students’ maintenance grants in the amount 400€
      per month for the first and second term while the third term is covered by
      the Programme.

      For the non ­ EU and non ­ SEE students unfortunately the Programme cannot
      offer any financial support - scholarship or tuition fee waiver.

      PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE 2008/2009 APPLICATION FORM
      HERE





      EUROPEAN REGIONAL MASTER’S DEGREE IN DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTH
      EAST EUROPE




      Application Form










      Academic Year 2008/2009




      Available to download at http://www.cps.edu.ba or http://www.eurobalk.net/




      I. Guidelines

      Please read these guidelines carefully. Failure to follow them may result
      in suspending your application from the selection process.

      1. Type or print in blank ink only and provide all requested
      information in English. All documents issued in another language must be
      translated into English by either an official translation service or your
      university/college.
      2. All sections of the application must be completed. Make sure you
      send all required documentation.

      II. Application Materials
      · Completed Application Form
      · Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
      · Two Letters of Recommendation, in English
      Your letters of recommendation must be completed by people who are familiar
      with your academic or professional abilities and character (e.g. a faculty
      member or a job supervisor).
      · A certified copy of your official degree or diploma
      Please note that the degree or diploma must be translated into English by
      either an official translation service or your university/college.
      · Transcript or mark sheet
      A transcript or mark sheet is an official document issued by your
      university/college, which lists courses taken and grades received. Please
      note that the transcript must be translated into English by either an
      official translation service or your university/college and certified.
      · Certificate of proficiency in English in the form of standardized
      English test scores
      TOEFL or an equivalent (e.g. IELTS) scores if your native language or
      language of first degree university education is not English.
      · Birth certificate ­ original or certified photocopy, translated
      into English
      · Citizenship certificate ­ original or certified photocopy,
      translated into English
      · Photocopy of the passport (the page containing your data and photo).
      We do not consider incomplete applications.

      Please return the completed application form with full documentation to:

      Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies,
      University of Sarajevo,
      Zmaja od Bosne 8 (Students Campus)
      71 000 Sarajevo
      Bosnia and Herzegovina

      Your application and all required documentation must be received no later
      than September 7, 2008.

      Applications should be received by regular mail. If you email or fax your
      filled in application form, please make sure your references, university
      diplomas and transcripts, and English proficiency certificates reach us by
      regular mail within the deadline.

      All documentation should clearly indicate the applicant’s name and contact
      address.

      Please retain a copy of your application package for your personal records.
      Applications received by us will be retained in the Center’s archive.











      European Regional Master’s Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South
      East Europe
      Application Form
      Academic Year 2008/2009
      Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies, University of Sarajevo
      Zmaja od Bosne 8, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
      Tel: +387 33 668685 • Fax: +387 33 668683 • Email: coordination@...,
      mariana@...
      http://www.cps.edu.ba; http://www.eurobalk.net/


      A. Personal Data Please attach a recent passport-size photograph


      1. Name

      family name first
      name middle initial

      2. Permanent Address

      Street and number

      City,
      Postcode Country

      Telephone number: _____________________________________________________
      Fax number: ___________________________________________________________

      3. Mailing Address (if different from above) Valid from
      __________ until _________
      mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy

      Street and number

      City,
      Postcode Country

      Phone number:__________________________________________________________
      Fax number:____________________________________________________________

      4. Email address: _______________________________________________________

      5. Place of birth:_______________________________________________________

      Date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy): ____________________________________________

      Citizenship:_________________________________________________________

      Sex: ______________

      Passport Number: _______________ Expiry
      Date:____________

      B. Education

      Please list all post-secondary education (university or equivalent) in
      reverse chronological order:

      Institution/Country
      Degree obtained
      Duration
      from/until
      Grade or G.P.A.

















      Please note that translated and certified copies of post-secondary
      education diplomas should be enclosed with your application.

      C. Employment

      Please list all relevant work experience in reverse chronological order
      (internships and volunteer experience should be included):

      Employer
      Position
      Country
      Duration
      from/until


















      D. Language Proficiency

      Which is your mother tongue? _____________________________________________

      1. Please indicate your proficiency level in English and in any other
      language you use as “excellent”, “very good”, “good” or “satisfactory”.

      Language
      Reading
      Speaking
      Writing
      English




















      2. English Language Tests
      All non-native English speakers must submit one of the following English
      test scores. If tests results are going to be known after September 7, 2008
      please send us a written explanation and arrange for certificates to be
      sent to the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies as soon as
      they are available.

      Test
      Date and Place of Testing
      Score
      TOEFL


      IELTS


      Other:







      E. Motivation
      Please answer the following question, within the space provided. DO NOT
      attach additional sheets.

      Why do you want to participate in the European Regional Master’s Degree in
      Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe?
      __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      F. General Information

      You learnt about the European Regional Master’s Degree in Democracy and
      Human Rights in South East Europe through:
      · the brochure
      · announcement in the newspaper(s)
      · announcement on the TV/radio
      · the Internet
      · colleagues
      · other _______________________________________________________________



      G. Letter of Recommendation
      Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies, University of Sarajevo,
      Zmaja od Bosne 8, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
      Tel: +387 33 668685 • Fax: +387 33 668683 • Email: coordination@...,
      mariana@...
      http://www.cps.edu.ba

      Preferably type, or print clearly

      TO BE COMPLETED Name of Applicant _______________________________________
      BY THE APPLICANT Name of Referee _________________________________________
      Position ________________________________________________
      Institution
      ______________________________________________

      TO THE REFEREE
      Your assessment of the applicant named above will greatly assist the
      Admission Board. Your report will be used for the purpose of determining
      whether or not, in the Board’s best judgement, the candidate should be
      admitted to the European Regional Master’s Degree in Democracy and Human
      Rights in South East Europe. No application documentation is accessible to
      the applicants.
      After completing this form please place it in an envelope, seal it and sign
      across the seal. Return it to the applicant who will forward it to the
      Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies with the application
      materials. Thank you for your cooperation.

      TO BE COMPLETED
      BY THE REFEREE
      We would appreciate a statement from you concerning the applicant’s
      academic and professional abilities, previous academic performance,
      personality and character. Please indicate how long and in what capacity
      you have known the applicant. Where possible, comment on his/her command of
      English in academic work. Please include in the reference your assessment
      of both the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses. If additional space is
      required, use a separate sheet.







      Name and Title _________________________________________________________

      Institution ______________________________________________________________

      Address _______________________________________________________________

      Contact information (telephone and email) ____________________________________

      Signature _______________________________ Date _______________________




      H. Verification of Authenticity

      By signing below I attest that, to the best of my knowledge, all
      information provided in this application and its supporting documentation
      is true and accurate. I understand that misrepresentation in these
      documents may cause the disqualification of my application.


      ________________________________________ ____________________________
      Signature
      Date (dd/mm/yyyy)
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