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International Joint Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES)

Venues: Forlì Campus, University of Bologna
Period: Academic year 2016/2017
Application deadline: September 15th, 2016

Study, research and live in Italy and Eastern Europe. Shape your future as an area expert!

Brief description
:  The degree programme is taught entirely in English (120 ECTS) and offers interdisciplinary, in-depth knowledge of post-socialist countries in transition, new EU member states, and new East-European neighbor countries. MIREES is suited for students with a BA in Economics, Politics, International Relations, History, Languages, agricultural studies and cultural studies in general as well as for prospective PhD students. Students develop language skills by learning one Eastern European language (3 levels of Russian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Slovak; Hungarian is available in the second year).

Enrolled students spend the first year in Forlì. In the second year a minimum of 5 months will be spent at one of the Partner Universities or, in particular cases, at other Mirees associated Universities (Universities of Zagreb and Ljubljana, Bogazici in Istanbul and ADA in Baku). Mobility grant is offered to all enrolled students, thanks to Erasmus +  or the MIREES mobility scheme.

Detailed information on teaching plan and Faculty can be found at

How to apply to the Master of Arts


Application Procedure

The admission requirements and the documents to be provided for application are available on the program website at the following link.

Two evaluation sessions are scheduled: the first one, with deadline May, 13th 2016, is open to all candidates; the second one, with deadline September, 15th 2016 is for EU students and non-EU students with equivalent status.
Non EU candidates residing abroad must normally apply only for the 1st evaluation session. However, they are allowed to apply for the 2nd evaluation session if there available places after the conclusion of the 1st evaluation session and provided that they have complied with the pre-enrolment procedure at the Italian Embassy-Consulate.


Scholarships and benefits

The Regional Authority for the Right to Education (Ergo) and the University of Bologna offer study grants and partial or total tuition fee reductions assigned on the basis of the  personal income and the academic performance. Information on the application procedure and deadlines of Ergo benefits is available at (the call, available also in English, is expected to be published in July 2016).

Information on available scholarships, loans and other forms of financial aid for students can be found  at:
- International Students: how to prepare for enrollment
- Services and opportunities
- International

The University of Bologna offers study grants for deserving international students enrolling to a master programme (UNIBO Action 2) according to the score of the GRE test (application deadline: by 31st  March 2016 h 17:00 Italian time)

The Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES) will assign n. 5 benefits of Euro 2.000 per academic year to international students who enrol in the 1st year of the academic year 2016/2017. The criteria and method of assignment of the fee waivers will be published at

The Collegio Superiore of the University of Bologna (website: ) will publish a call for admission of master level for the academic year 2016/2017, open to Italian and international candidates.

Tuition fees
The cost of the annual tuition fee is about € 4.369, which can be paid in three instalments or in one single payment of € 4.282.


Information & contacts

Should you need any further information, please feel free to contact

Ms Elisa Landi
Administrative programme coordinator

tel.: +39.0543.374149

Ms Sanja Kajinic, PhD

Mirees Academic tutor


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