MIREES is a joint program offered by the University of Bologna, Italy, together with the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas (Lithuania) and St. Petersburg State University (Russia).Enrolled students spend the first year in Forlì. In the second year a minimum of 5 months will be spent at one of the Partner Universities or, in particular cases, at other Mirees associated Universities (Universities of Zagreb, University of Ljubljana, Corvinus University, Comenius University). A mobility grant is offered to all enrolled students, thanks to Erasmus + or the MIREES mobility scheme.
MIREES is taught entirely in English (120 ECTS). The curriculum offers interdisciplinary, in-depth knowledge of post-socialist countries in transition, new EU member states, and new East-European neighbor countries. Students develop language skills by learning one Eastern European language (3 levels of Russian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovak; Hungarian and Lithuanian are available in the second year.
The degree programme is suited for students with a BA in Economics, Politics, International Relations, History, Languages and cultural studies in general as well as for prospective PhD students. It is designed to train analysts, area experts, consultants and mediators, to meet the needs of research institutes, the European Commission, international agencies, voluntary organizations and NGO’s, public administration, managers, corporations and banks active in the Baltic sea region, East-Central Europe and the Balkans. Most of our alumni have found employment in these fields or are attending doctorate programmes at prestigious academic institutions.
I would be extremely grateful if you could encourage interested students willing to connect language skills with an in-depth knowledge on the Baltic Sea region, Russia, Central Europe and the Balkans to consider applying.
The number of available places for the academic year 2018/2019 is 50, of which 20 for Non-EU candidates.
The admission requirements and the documents to be provided for application are available on the program website at http://corsi.unibo.it/2Cycle/mirees/Pages/callforapplication.aspx , as well as detailed information on teaching plan and Faculty. Two evaluation sessions are scheduled: the first one, with deadline May, 18th 2018, is open to all candidates; the second one, with deadline September, 4th 2018 is for EU students and non-EU students with equivalent status.
Scholarships and benefits
- The Regional Authority for the Right to Education (Ergo) and the University of Bologna offer study grants and partial or total tuition fee reductions assigned on the basis of the personal income and the academic performance. Information on the application procedure and deadlines of Ergo benefits is available at www.er-go.it (the call, available also in English, is expected to be published in July 2018).
- The Collegio Superiore of the University of Bologna (website: http://www.collegio.unibo.it/en ) will publish a call for admission of master level for the academic year 2018/2019, open to Italian and international candidates.
- Information on available scholarships, loans and other forms of financial aid for students can be found at:
Should you need any further information, please feel free to contact
Sanja Kajinic, PhD
Mirees Academic tutor