Applicants are required to hold a university degree (or judged equivalent), and are expected to have at least two years of professional experience relevant to the programme.
Applicants must have a very good working knowledge of English in order to participate actively in the modules.
Applications using the MCR application form should include:
- a letter of motivation;
- copies of degrees and diplomas;
- a curriculum vitae that includes career details and work experience in children's rights;
- two reference letters from people in a position to judge the applicant's professional and/or academic abilities;
- the proof of payment of the registration fee.
The MCR Scientific Committee will examine applications. If necessary, they may seek additional information from the referees or invite the candidate for an interview.
All candidates shall be notified of the decision regarding their acceptance to the Master of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights (MCR) two weeks after the finalization of the application. If there is disagreement with the Scientific Committee's decision, the applicant may appeal to the Scientific Committee, whose decisions are final.
Fees and expenses
From February 2019 to November 2020
7 weeks on 2 years
60 ECTS Credits
Cancellations prior to the sixth module will be charged (cancellation costs between 15% and 25% of the total tuition fee + auditor's fee per module attended).
The total tuition fee for the two-year programme is CHF 15000 (approximately 13.730,5 EUR / 15.208,7 USD).
This sum is for the MCR Programme and does not include travel or living expenses.
Single module students (certificate of attendance): 2000 CHF.
Two Modules with two exams and final paper (12 ECTS Credits) Certificate of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights (CAS): 5000 CHF. Online application .
Costs of living
The following table gives an estimation of the average costs of living for a participant following the 7 mandatory modules during the two-year period.
- Housing (7 x 7 = 49 nights x ~70.00) : CHF 3’430.00
- Meals (14 x 7 = 98 x ~20.00) : CHF 1'960.00
- Others, pocket money (7 x 300.00) : CHF 2'100.00
Total: ~CHF 7'490.00
Currency: Swiss francs (CHF, Sfr. or Fr.)
10 CHF = approximately 9,20 Euro = approximately 10,30$
Unfortunately, the MCR programme cannot provide fellowships, We strongly recommend to look for financial assistance to authorities, institutes or NGOs in your own country, as these offer the highest chances to obtain positive results (for example national grant authorities, local governmental or non-governmental child rights agencies, international organisations or private foundations that consider individual requests for fellowships).