Arab Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights

Type: Master’s Degree

Who: Arab students, professionals and experts interested in the field of democratic governance and human rights

What: Full master’s scholarship

When: 2020-2021

Where: University of Saint Joseph, Lebanon

Program Length: 1 year

Deadline to Apply: 26 May 2019

Citizenship: Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Destination Countries: Iraq, Lebanon

Academic Subject(s): Human Rights, Law and Government

Arab Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights


The Arab Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights (ARMA) is a programme designed for students, professionals and experts who want to deepen their knowledge and develop their skills in the field of democratic governance and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa. It is part of the Global Campus of Regional Master’s in Human Rights and Democracy supported by the European Union.

The programme consists of two semesters:

The first semester: intense courses and trainings.

From September to January, students will attend seminars and workshops at Saint Joseph University in Beirut. After training in research methodology, and doing several field visits, students will conduct week-long field research on refugee issues.

The second semester: research and field experience.

From February to June, students will carry out their personal research and complete their thesis on a topic relevant to democracy and human rights. This will be done in one of our partner universities across the Arab world, according to the topic each student has chosen.


-Arab nationality

-Has at least an undergraduate degree

How to apply

1- Prepare the following documents:

-Letter of intention explaining interest in the programme and career ambitions

-Transcript of grades of your diplomas

-Copy of your diploma (High School diploma, Bachelor degree and, when applicable, post-graduate degree)

-Copy of your passport


-Digital photo

-Two letters of recommendation (at least one should be academic)

2- Fill out the online Application Form.

You will find a specific section within the Application Form for scholarship requests.

For more info, email: [email protected]

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