Centre for European Studies of Yerevan State University starts call for applications for Regional Master's Pogramme in Human Rights and Democratization in the Caucasus



The Application for the programme should be submitted online within indicated peiod. Alongside with the Application form, prospective students are required to submit necessary documents for application package. Before applying please make sure that you have prepared all necessary documents beforehand.



  • A full Curriculum Vita (Europass CV available at:, and scanned copy of passport
  • Motivation Letters (max 1000-1500 characters) both in English and Russian, where the first one will reflect applicant's motivation to apply while the second one should concentrate on 
  • Essay (min. 1500-2000 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, postgarduate department might require translation of the documents into Armenian, about which applicants will be notified in advance)
  • Academic Transcripts (please not in specific cases, postgarduate department might require translation of the documents into Armenian, about which applicants will be notified in advance)

Additionally, those who have taken English language proficiency tests may indicate thei score and include Certificate(s) 

  • English Proficiency Test Score- TOEFL (PBT 525-600; IBT 75-95) or IELTS (6.0-7.0)*

*The consortium reserves the right to request evidence of English language proficiency



The applicant needs to:

  • Fill in the online application form: Parts A and B;
  • Fill in Part C uploading CV, Motivation Letters, Essay, contact details of 2 poeple who can provide reference letters, scanned university diploma/diplomas, university transcripts and English Language Proficiency Test Score (Optional)

Upon successful submission of the application,  confimation letter will be sent to an e-mail address indicated in the application.



The Enrollment shall be undertaken in 3 stages:

  • Stage 1- Submission of Application and Required Documents -May 15, 2018 - June 30, 2018
  • Stage 2- Evaluation of applications and interviews with shortlisted candidates - July 3-28, 2018*
  • Stage 3- Official Invitation - end of July - August 10, 2018

We encourage all applicants to apply as early as possible.

* Please note that inteviews with applicants from partner counties (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, and Ukraine) might take place in their countries or via skype interviews. In case if applicant is unable to participate in an inteview, a phone call can be arranged.  if a shortlisted applicant is outside of partner countries, they will  be interviewed via phone call or skype interview.



A selection panel will review all applications and evaluate them against the following selection criteria:

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

All successful candidates will be shortlisted and invited for interviews.




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This project is implemented
by the YSU Centre for European Studies
Yerevan State
Taras Shevchenko
National University
of Kyiv
Belarusian State
University of European
Political and Economic
Studies (USPEE)
European Inter
University Centre