EMA is both a residential and an exchange programme. The first semester from September 2021 to January 2022 is organised at the Global Campus of Human Rights premises in Venice and the second semester from February to July 2022 takes place in one of the 42 participating universities within the member states of the European Union plus the UKand Switzerland. The multidisciplinary EMA Programme includes lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, skill-building sessions and individual research.
EMA is open to EU and non-EU citizens. The criteria adopted during the selection process are: academic ability and background, relevant additional academic work, courses or publications, relevant practical experience, motivation, and language competence. Applicants are required to 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). Certified fluency in English is an admission requirement to the programme.