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The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA)

Global Campus of Human Rights
Training date
Registration deadline

Admissions to the 2021/2022 edition of the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) are open!

Deadline for non-EU applicants: 15 February 2021
Deadline for EU applicants: 19 April 2021

The EMA Programme is one of seven Regional Master’s Programmes organised by the Global Campus of Human Rights. It was created with the support of the European Union and 42 participating universities from all the EU member states.

Course Programme

EMA is both a residential and an exchange programme: the first semester from September 2021 to January 2022 is organised at the Global Campus premises in

Venice and the second semester from February to July 2022 takes place in one of the EMA participating universities within the member states of the European Union plus the UK and Switzerland.

Students are taught by leading academics representing the EMA universities, experts and representatives of international organisations and NGOs while studying in a multicultural environment. The curriculum prepares participants for working in national, international, governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as research institutions dealing with human rights and democratisation.

Admission Requirements

EMA is open to EU and non-EU citizens. The criteria adopted during the selection process are academic ability and background, relevant additional academic work, courses or publications, relevant practical experience, motivation and language competence. Applicants are required to hold a university degree of a high standard in a field relevant to human rights and must have a minimum of 180 ECTS (Bachelor/General Degree). Certified fluency in English is an admission requirement to the programme.

Fee information

The tuition fee for the academic year 2021/2022 is 5650.00€, payable in two instalments. Tuition fees cover all EMA courses, both in the first and second semester; reading materials for the first semester; tutoring; access to Global Campus' specialised library; lunch on class and exam days; individual access to our e-learning platform; use of available IT facilities (including wireless area and computer room), and the field trip (subject to final budgetary approval). The tuition fee does not cover accommodation and subsistence, travel costs to and from partner universities and visa expenses.

How to Register

In order to apply you should enter your application online at this link:

The following documents shall be enclosed with the application:

  • Transcript of records and degree diploma
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two reference letters (preferably one academic and one professional)
  • Copy of passport picture page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Receipt of payment of the application fee of 50 Euro

For more information, contact the Global Campus at or visit