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Criteria

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The 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.

Any student who is interested in enrolling in the master’s programme has to go through a selection procedure.

General conditions

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 their basic knowledge of social sciences or humanities, in either law, political, social, cultural or economic sciences, and who have a general insight into the subject of South-Eastern Europe.

 

English

As the programme is conducted in English, the Selection Committee requires proof of the applicant’s proficiency in English. The applicant must submit an original and recent certificate of 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. Students with a test after the deadline for application but before the date of admission can be conditionally accepted to the programme. Applicants who are English native speakers and those who successfully completed an English-taught bachelor programme do not have to undergo a test.

Important note: If you apply for University of Graz as entrance university, you need to hand in the following certificates and minimum scores at the time of admission (2nd step after successful selection by the consortium):

Toefl internet based: 95; IELTS 7; Cambridge Certificates (CAE grade7/180 points, CPE level 1 ; CEF grade A); 8 school years at an English-speaking school, 4 years English in an Austrian secondary school and final examination in English (Reifeprüfung) in English, completion of a study programme fully taught in English;

The certificate should not be older than 2 years at the time of admission to the programme (May/June)

 

Selection criteria

Applicants are selected based on the following criteria:

  • bachelor or equivalent degree
  • grade point average (GPA) or average mark
  • motivation letter
  • recommendation letter
  • professional experience (not compulsory but an advantage)

Successful candidates will be offered a place at a home university during the summer months (beginning in July). Students who accept this offer and wish to enroll at their chosen university are required to register according to the practice of the institution and its state rules (i.e. according to the Austrian or Serbian system). Students shall remain registered at this home university for the duration of their two year studies, including the mobility periods at partner universities. Assistance will be given to students by the partner institutions to ensure the registration process goes as smoothly as possible.

Please note: unfortunately the MA programme is not in a position to offer financial assistance but we encourage students to seek external sources of funding where available.

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Administrative Coordination

University of Graz

Joint Degree Administration
Office of International Relations


Academic Coordination

University of Graz

Center for South-Eastern European Studies


Academic Advisor - History Focus
Prof.

Karl Kaser

Department of History


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