LL.M. in Human Rights

Degree requirements

Applicants for the LL.M. in Human Rights program must have completed their undergraduate studies in law before enrolling to the program. A law degree will be considered as adequate if in a given country it presents sufficient academic requirements for taking the Bar exam.

Application requirements

Complete applications must be submitted by the deadline. 

Required documents for online application:

o   Curriculum Vitae

o   Copy of passport containing the applicant's ID photo

o   Proof of English proficiency (for applicant not taking the CEU-administered TOEFL exam)

o   Certified English version of full transcripts

o   Certified English version of diploma(s), or official documentation indicating the expected date of graduation

o   Two academic referees / One academic and one professional referee if the candidate has more than three years of work experience (email addresses directly uploaded to Embark)

o    1500-word essay on a topic specified by the respective programs

NOTE: Late submission of required documents is not possible, and incomplete applications may lead to early stage rejection.


The Legal Studies admissions examination is composed of the following:

  • Review of application packages
  • Telephone/Skype interview offered to selected applicants on the basis of their application package 

Candidates applying to the Human Rights Program are invited to read the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as well as a State Party report prepared in the context of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the Human Rights Council, discussing the candidate's country of residence or a country of interest. UPR-related documents are available on the website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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