Requirements and application deadlines


  • A university degree based on at least 3.5 years of full-time studies (equivalent to 210 ECTS credits)
    •  If your university degree is based on less than 3.5 years of studies, you may be accepted on the basis of a special procedure determining additional qualifications.
  • At least one year of professional experience in the area of human rights,
    • or one year of professional experience in another field in combination with practical experience in human rights work on a volunteer basis.
  • Proof of English language skills

Application deadlines:

The programme only starts in the winter term. Applications are accepted between mid-February and the final deadline on 31 May. Decisions will be taken in March and June. To have your application reviewed in March, it has to reach us by the last working day of February.

Please note that in some cases, processing visa applications may take several months. We therefore strongly advise applicants who require a student visa to apply by the end of February.