18 months
3266 EUR/year
3266 EUR/year
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Human Rights from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) addresses the growing importance of human rights in all areas of society and academia, covering fundamental challenges as well as current issues.


Human Rights from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is covering human rights in their legal, political and philosophical dimensions.

Students at Human Rights from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) will:

  • be equipped with theoretical and practical skills to pursue professional activities in human rights contexts.
  • enrol in three compulsory modules covering political, philosophical, and legal  foundations of human rights respectively. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; 
  • Human Rights and International Economic Law; 
  • Freedom of Religion and Belief; 
  • Gender and Human Rights; 
  • International Criminal Law; 
  • Transitional Justice;  
  • Human Rights of Refugees and Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Please note that in some cases, processing visa applications may take several months. We advise applicants who require a visa to apply by the end of February.




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A university degree based on at least 3.5 years of full-time studies (equivalent to 210 ECTS credits)
  • At least one year of professional experience in the area of human rights or one year of professional experience in another field in combination with practical experience in human rights work on a volunteer basis.
  • Your English skills have to be in line with level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • Previous university degree(s),
  • Proof of your professional and voluntary experiences,
  • A short application essay (appr. 1–3 pages) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3266 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4900 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3266 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4900 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • In addition, students are required by law to pay a fee for the student union and the semester ticket.

Living costs for Erlangen

730 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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