Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies – University of Graz and University of Belgrade
Deadline: June 15, 2019
The University of Graz and the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (FPS) are pleased to announce the call for applications for the academic year 2019/2020 for the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies (www.seestudies.eu) for the remaining places at the University of Belgrade.
This two year MA program is conducted in English as a joint degree between our universities, and the ninth generation commences in October 2019.
Students enroll in and spend the first year at the chosen home university (Graz or Belgrade). In the second year, students spend at least one semester on mobility at a partner university. The list of partner universities includes:
- Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje (Macedonia)
- University of Bologna (Italy)
- University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
- University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- University of Zagreb (Croatia)
Students from Graz can also spend their mobility semester in Belgrade and those from Belgrade in Graz.
Why Southeastern European Studies in Belgrade?
First of all, you will be studying Southeastern Europe in its very centre. In this way, you will be able not only to better understand your chosen field of interest, but also to learn one or more languages of the region. Secondly, you will profit learning from a group of outstanding FPS and foreign professors, with excellent academic records and long-time expertise in Southeastern Europe. Last but not least, as part of an academic community with strong international character, you’ll enjoy the exciting social life in Belgrade, too.
Check some impressions of our previous generation of students: http://www.seestudies.eu/node/48.
During two semesters in Belgrade you will also be able to get involved in the work of the FPS Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on the Balkans (CisBalk). As an extension of the Master Program and a focus point of cooperation of Serbian and international experts dealing with Southeastern Europe, the Centre offers ample possibilities for engagement in research projects, workshops and numerous public events it organizes.
Content of the Programme
The Interdisciplinary Joint Master in Southeastern European Studies is an international and interdisciplinary programme in social sciences and humanities of the highest quality which enables participants to effectively understand the interrelationship between law, politics, economics and culture with an emphasis on Southeastern Europe. The programme prepares students for doctoral studies and professional life in a variety of other fields including work in international, local governmental and non-governmental organizations, journalism, business, scientific research and consultancy.
In the first year students take core courses which include an introduction to multidisciplinary approaches in the study of Southeastern Europe, public law, political science, history, economics and cultural studies. In the summer after the first year, a joint summer school is held in Hvar, Croatia, for all students from the participating universities to complete the compulsory core modules. In the second year, students attend one of the partner universities and specialize in their desired field. There are also optional provisions in place to offer students professional trainings and internship positions. In the final semester students write a master thesis reflecting their capacity to work on a scientific subject independently.
All compulsory courses are conducted in English, but students are able to take classes in other languages. Language acquisition is an important key aspect of the joint degree and students are expected to learn a regional language and/or the predominant language of their mobility institution.
Students completing the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies earn the degree “Master of Arts”, abbreviated MA.
The Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies welcomes applicants who hold an academic degree of at least 180 ECTS credits (bachelor’s degree or equivalent), who can demonstrate their basic knowledge of social sciences or humanities — law, political, social, cultural or economic sciences — and who have general insight and interest in Southeastern Europe.
The APPLICATION should consist of:
- At least one letter of recommendation (preferably from a university professor or employer, in English)
- Certificate/diploma obtained at the undergraduate level (for Graz: translated into English or German; for Belgrade: translated into English if it is not in Serbian)
- Transcript of records obtained at the undergraduate level (for Graz: translated into English or German; for Belgrade: translated into English if it is not in Serbian)
- Letter of motivation (English)
- Curriculum vitae (English)
- Proof of proficiency in English language: IELTS (required minimum score: 6.0), a TOEFL (required minimum score: 210 on the computerised test, 547 on the paper based test, 78 on the internet based test), a Cambridge Exam (required level: FCE) or an equivalent certificate. Students who have completed their BA in English are not required to provide this proof of proficiency but may be interviewed.
For enrolling at the University of Belgrade, certified translation of diploma and transcript of records into Serbian shall be required additionally.
Applicants should apply online via this platform:
UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
€3,900 EUR (or counter value in Serbian dinars), including ALL costs of a four-semester studying, costs of recognition of foreign BA degrees and the ten-day Summer School at the island of Hvar, Croatia (full boards and transportation) – payable in five installments during the first year of studies – for citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.
€4,900 EUR (or counter value in Serbian dinars), including ALL costs of a four-semester studying, costs of recognition of foreign BA degrees and the ten-day Summer School at the island of Hvar, Croatia (full boards and transportation) – payable in five installments during the first year of studies – for citizens of all other countries.
Please note that the University of Belgrade is not in a position to provide financial support, but we encourage students to seek available funding from third parties. For all enquiries about enrolling the programme at the University of Belgrade, please contact email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is June 15th, 2019.