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Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies

Venues: Belgrade (Serbia), Graz (Austria), Skopje (Macedonia), Zagreb (Croatia).
Period(s): Oct. 1, 2011 - Oct. 1, 2013
Application deadline: Jun. 30, 2011

In the first year at the home university (Graz, Zagreb, Belgrade or Skopje) enrolled students shall take compulsory core courses which include an introduction to multidisciplinary approaches to South-East Europe, public law, politics, economics and cultural studies. Students also take electives which reflect their chosen disciplinary specialisation. In the summer after the first year a joint summer school is held for all students from the four universities to complete the compulsory core modules. In the second year, students attend one of the partner universities and further specialise in their desired field. There are also optional provisions in place to offer students professional training and internship positions.
All compulsory subjects are conducted in English though students are able to take classes in other languages depending on availability and level of competency. Language acquisition is an important aspect of the joint degree and students are expected to learn a regional language and/or the predominant language of their institution.

How to apply to the MA Program


The Interdisciplinary Joint Master's Programme in South-Eastern European Studies welcomes individuals holding an academic degree of at least 180 ECTS credits (bachelor's degree or equivalent programme of at least 180 ECTS) who can demonstrate a grounding in social sciences or humanities, (e.g., law, political science, sociology...) and who have some general insight in South-Eastern Europe (the Balkans).

Application Procedure

The full application should consist of:
- completed application form (available at:
- at least one letter of recommendation (preferable from a university professor or employer)
- certificate/diploma obtained at the undergraduate level (notarised translation into English)
- transcript of records obtained at the undergraduate level (notarised translation into English)
- letter of motivation (statement of purpose)
- proof of proficiency in English language: IELTS (required minimum score: 6.0), a TOEFL (required minimum score: 210 on the computerized test, 547 on the paper test, 78 on the Internet test), a Cambridge Exam (required level: FCE) or an equivalent certificate



Information & contacts

Rory Archer
Centre for Southeast European Studies
Karl-Franzens University of Graz
address: RESOWI K3 Universitäts str. 15
A-8010 Graz Austria
tel.: +43-316-380-6824


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