Global Campus Europe


By joining the EMA Programme, you are joining a global network of students, alumni and faculty who strongly believe in the power of education as a force for positive change in the world.

How to apply

The call for applications for the academic year 2024/2025 is now open!

Applications are accepted and processed on a rolling basis. Before applying, please carefully read the admission requirements set out in the Call for Applications.

Deadline for non-EU Candidates, EU Candidates, and all candidates who wish to be considered for financial assistance:

Deadline: 12 February 2024

Deadline for EU citizens (Requests for financial assistance will not be considered in this call):

Deadline: 16 April 2024

Who can apply?

EMA accepts a maximum of 90 students from EU and non-EU countries each year. Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Hold a university degree of a high standard in a field relevant to human rights, including disciplines in Law, Social Sciences and Humanities, and must have a minimum of 180 ECTS (Bachelor/General Degree).
  • Have certified knowledge of English at least at level B2. Accepted certificates are IELTS (min. score 6), TOEFL (min. 80 for the IBT) and Cambridge exams (min. score 160-179), obtained no more than 3 years before the start of the programme.
Applications will be assessed against the following selection criteria:
  • Academic ability and background (i.e. university final grade, relevance of the degree and thesis subject)
  • Relevant additional academic work, courses or publications
  • Relevant practical experience
  • Motivation

Fees and scholarships

The tuition fee for the EMA programme is 5.650 Euro (€), payable in two installments.

The tuition fee covers attendance costs and participation in the field trip, learning materials, canteen service (on class and exam days), and access to the Global Campus library resources.

All travel, visa and accommodation costs encurred during the first and second semester are the responsibility of the  student. Further information on living costs in Venice can be found at this link.

The Global Campus of Human Rights does not offer full scholarships. However, nine scholarships in total are available for qualified candidates. Two of these scholarships are reserved for qualified candidates who commit to researching issues related to Children’s Rights for their thesis project. Support for these scholarships is provided by the Right Livelihood. A further scholarship is reserved for a qualified candidate who commits to researching a topic related to Information Technology and Human Rights. The remaining six scholarships are open to all qualified candidates regardless of their research interest.

The allocation of scholarships will be determined by the EMA Executive Committee on the basis of merit.

Candidates who wish to apply for these scholarships should do so by the 12 February 2024.