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Call for applications Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA)

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HUMAN RIGHT ; Applications are currently invited from Individuals from all African countries to apply for admission to study for the Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

The LLM/MPhil in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA) is a prestigious one-year intensive course where 25-30 exceptional individuals spend six months in Pretoria and six months at one of the 12 partner universities all over Africa.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Host Institution(s): University of Pretoria, South Africa

Scholarship Worth: Funded

Number of Awards: 25-30

Study Level: Masters

Nationality: African Students

Application Deadline: July 31, 2023


Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil) in Human Rights | DETAILS

The HRDA programme at the Centre for Human Rights is the hub of the African regional programme under the Global Campus.

The Global Campus  is an EU-funded global network of universities based on cooperation between seven Regional Programmes which are based in Venice for Europe, in Sarajevo/Bologna for South East Europe, in Yerevan for the Caucasus, in Pretoria for Africa, in Bangkok for Asia-Pacific, in Buenos Aires for Latin America and the Caribbean, and in Beirut for the Arab world. 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Call for applications Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA), applicants must meet these criteria:

  • Applicants must come from African region
  • Applicants for Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil)
  • Applicants must be ready to enrol in full-time program
  • Graduates become members of the HRDA Alumni Association whose 537 members are currently active in the full spectrum of work
  • Applicants must be in possession of the first degree in Law (LLB, licence en droit or licenciatura em direito) or an Honours degree and democratisation.
  • Applicants from all African countries are invited to apply for admission to study for the Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil)  and Democratisation in Africa, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Program Aim and Benefits

Applicants for the Call for applications Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA) will have these benefits:

  • To train human rights experts who can be employed in government ministries, and other national, international and regional bodies concerned with human rights and democracy;
  • Expand collaboration among African universities;
  • Develop a relationship between the African Masters and the other regional masters.


Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Applications for the programme to study at the University of Pretoria are fully online. All applications are handled via the online system Submittable. All documents uploaded must be typewritten.

The following documents will be requested during your application:

    • Previous academic records/transcripts
    • Previous degree certificate(s)
    • Copy of bio-data page of passport
    • A good quality photograph of yourself
    • For applicants who did not obtain their qualifications in English: TOEFL, SAT1 or IELTS Test certificate. 


Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA)


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