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Second Round of Applications: MA in Human Rights and Democratisation – Asia Pacific Regional Programme (APMA), 2018 Intake



MA in Human Rights and Democratisation (APMA) Programme

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University

Academic Year 2018-2019


The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratisation – Asia Pacific Regional Programme (APMA) is based at Mahidol University’s Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP). With partial funding from the European Commission, the APMA partnership has been running for eight years and has graduated over 140 students. The degree has contributed much to the capacity of emerging leaders in the Asia Pacific region who protect and promote human rights and democracy. Many of those coming into the degree will already be working in the field of human rights, democratization or related sectors such as development, peace, humanitarian, democracy, and environment. It is anticipated that the research and advocacy skills, as well as the expanded knowledge base that students will acquire through the degree, will significantly assist graduates when working in the internationalized context of rights and democracy. Graduates will be qualified to work in policy, advocacy, and research positions in non-governmental, governmental, and inter-governmental organisations. The university partners are:

  • Ateneo de Manila Law School (the Philippines)
  • Kathmandu School of Law (Nepal)
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)
  • University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

APMA Programme Details, Cost, and Application Form

The comprehensive APMA Programme Information-Application Kit for the 2018 Intake can be downloaded at The Programme costs approximately 5,500 euros. Complete and full application documents must be sent either by email to or by post to:

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies
Panyaphiphat Building, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus,
999 Phutthamonthon 4 Road, Nakhon Pathom 73170 THAILAND


Extended Deadline for Submission of Application

The Second Round of Applications is only for non-scholarship applicants. The closing date for this round is now extended to 25 June 2018. Applicants will be notified of their results a week after their application submission has been received.

Application Requirements
In order to be eligible for the APMA Programme, applicants must:

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree in any field, with a minimum GPA of 2.50 (or the equivalent).
  2. Have an English language proficiency, with either one of the following scores: a) IELTS Academic Module Overall score of 6.0, b) TOEFL PBT score of 550, c) TOEFL Internet-based Test score of 61, or d) TOEFL CBT score of 213.


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