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Admission and selection

Admission requirements

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.

Selection and admission procedure

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 letters of reference from people in a position to judge the applicant's professional and/or academic abilities.
The 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 MCR. If there is disagreement with the Scientific Committee's decision, the applicant may appeal to the Scientific Committee, whose decisions are final.


A limited number of auditors will be allowed to attend one or several individual module(s) of the Master of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights. Auditors pay a fee of 2'000 CHF (approximately 1'665 Euros / 2'100 USD) per module and receive a certificate of attendance for the (specified) module(s).

Applications as auditor, using the MCR Auditor application form, have to be submitted at least one month before the start of the module for which the candidate applies and should include:
a motivation letter
a short curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages)

Applications as auditor will be handled on a first come first served basis, taking into account the interdisciplinary and international features of the programme.

MCR Auditor application form : pdf


The application form and all accompanying letters and documents must be submitted in English to the following address:

Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB)
MAS in Children's Rights
P.O. Box 4176
CH – 1950 Sion 4

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