Master of Arts Asia Pasifik dalam Hak Asasi Manusia dan Demokratisasi (APMA)

This 12-month intensive interdisciplinary postgraduate program jointly offered by the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies at Mahidol University (Thailand), Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines, Kathmandu School of Law (Nepal), University of Colombo (Sri Lanka), and Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia). This program reflects the linkages between human rights, democracy, peace and development in the Asia Pacific region. By the end of the program, students will have:

  1. Excellent knowledge of the theory and practice of promoting and protecting human rights and democratization.
  2. Test their ability to conduct independent scientific research on current human rights and democratization issues in the Asia Pacific region;
  3. Capacity to put their academic understanding of human rights and democratization to use in real situations.

Program Structure:
Students take eight courses over two semesters. These courses include:

  1. Human Rights Norms and Mechanisms I and II
  2. Dynamics of Human Rights Violations
  3. Theory of Human Rights and Democratisation
  4. Critical and Emerging Issues in Human Rights and Democratization in Asia Pacific
  5. Research Methods on Human Rights and Democratization
  6. Human Rights Intensive Course (focus changes annually).

In January of the second semester, students take part in the Intensive Course, a series of lectures and field work on certain human rights issues that change every year. Students then move on to a partner university of their choice (Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, Kathmandu Law School in Nepal, Colombo University in Sri Lanka, or Gadjah Madah University in Indonesia), where they take the remaining courses.

Why is this program suitable to you?

  1. Full scholarship available for citizen from eligible countries covering tuition fee, stipend, travel allowance, health insurance, and thesis processing allowance.
  2. A chance to spend the first semester at Mahidol University, Thailand, and the second semester at one of the partner universities around the Asia Pacific region.
  3. Deepening your knowledge in the field of human rights and democracy through our curriculum (click here to learn more)

How to apply?

The information on each year’s intake is available Please be informed that the selection process is separated from UGM’s general admission.

Further questions?

Feel free to reach out to or


APMA MHRD Scholarship