November 16, 2010

MA Programs at the Institute for Social and European Studies

The Institute for Social & European Studies (ISES) in Koszeg, Hungary together with Corvinus University of Budapest, offers international multidisciplinary research and educational programmes that provide young academics and thriving professionals with a diverse education in European integration and regional cooperation, international studies and cultural heritage management. 

Internationally recognized for its high level of academic achievements, ISES was awarded the designation of Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence in June 2010. This award is granted to university-level institutions by the European Commission for top quality research and innovative teaching related to European Integration.

The Institute for Social & European Studies welcomes students from around the world to immerse themselves in a highly challenging and rewarding academic experience, having applied for the following programs in 2011:

Since 2005, the Masters Programme in International Economic Relations with a special focus on European Integration Studies at ISES, has provided students from around the world with the opportunity to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of international relations and economics, regional and global studies, political science, sociology, European culture and history. 

2011 Spring Semester: 31st of December, 2010
2011 Fall Semester: 31st of July, 2011

Basic requirements for application to the program include:
  1. At least a B.A.-level diploma, preferably in related social scientific fields;
  2. Advanced level English language certificate (TOEFL 79-80 iBT/213 CBT/550 PBT points, Cambridge Advanced Certificate, IELTS min. 6.0 overall band.) or any other relevant English language diplomas;
  3. A fully completed application package.
To apply to the MA Program you will need to submit the following:
  1. A completed application form
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Copies of diplomas and transcripts (may be faxed/scanned)
  4. English language exam certificates or any other evidence of English knowledge
  5. Motivation letter (1-2 pages), indicating your fields of interest and how you hope to benefit from the program
  6. 2 passport-size photos
  7. 2 letters of recommendation (should be sent by you in a signed and sealed envelope or faxed/e-mailed by the professor)
  8. Writing sample
  9. Proof of payment of the application/registration fee
Application/registration fee: 60 EURA non-refundable application fee must be paid upon the submission of the completed application form. Proof of payment needs to be shown at the ISES office.

ISES Foundation offers a wide range of scholarships for outstanding students from all over the world, which can include the reduction of tuition fees or extra scholarships. The Institute provides partly scholarships from its own financial resources, the amount of scholarship depends on the quality of the application package and the students' achievement during the courses. Further possibilities are the Central European Initiative and International Visegrad Fund.

The Cultural Heritage Management & Sustainable Development Programme is the first of its kind in Hungary. It offers students a post graduate opportunity to examine the growing demand in Europe for trained professionals who possess the skills and education to examine the concepts and relevance of cultural heritage and the sustainable, functioning systems meant to preserve and protect cultural heritage for future generations. 

The Cultural Heritage Management Programme currently offers the following specializations:
  1. Theory of Cultural Heritage
  2. Museum and Heritage Collection
  3. Cultural Heritage Management
The development of this programme is supported by the Norwegian Grants

To learn more about the Institute, Master programs, application requirements, scholarship procdure, etc., please visit the page: 

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