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Admission to Master’s Degree Programme in International Law and Human Rights

Admission to Master’s Degree Programme in International Law and Human Rights

Programme specific admission requirements

The programme is open to all applicants holding a Bachelor’s degree in law or another Bachelor’s degree with at least 45 ECTS in law or other relevant subject(s). The applicants should be familiar with the basics of public international law and/or constitutional law.

In case the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma does not contain an evaluation of the academic merits of the applicant’s Bachelor’s thesis, a separate letter of evaluation by the thesis supervisor should be attached to the application. If the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree does not contain a graded Bachelor’s thesis or another equivalent academic research essay, it is recommended that the applicant supplements her/his application with a letter where a professor assesses the applicant’s academic writing abilities. Please note that a Bachelor’s thesis is not a requirement for applying to the programme.

Eligible applicants are assessed on the basis of:

  1. their academic merits in relevant subjects (transcript of records including the evaluation of the bachelor’s thesis/other academic research essay and academic recommendations), 0-10 points
  2. their suitability and motivation for studying in the programme, 0-5 points.

Applicants with the total amount of points below 11 are not admitted to the programme.

Applicants to the Master’s degree programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language and fulfill the general academic requirements.

Regarding the Master’s Degree Programme in International Law and Human Rights, an applicant who has completed her/his Bachelor’s degree in English at the Faculty of Law/School of Law at any of the programme’s cooperation universities (such as Addis Ababa University, Makerere University, University of Nairobi, University of Pretoria, University of Stellenbosch) can be considered for the programme without submitting any of the required English language tests. Such students need to include in their application a letter from their teacher assessing the applicant’s skills in the English language.

Updated 16.9.2022