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Full and Partial Postgraduate LLM Scholarships at Geneva Academy in Switzerland, 2019/20

Applications are now open for LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (2018–2019) Scholarships at Geneva Academy in Switzerland. The academy offers partial and full scholarships for our LLM. partial awards cover tuition fees. fully-funded programmes cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.

This one-year postgraduate degree course provides advanced, comprehensive and practical training in IHL, international human rights law (IHRL), international criminal law, as well as the interplay between them.

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The Geneva Academy is a leading research and education institution in international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights (HR). Students enrolled at the Geneva Academy have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics in the field.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: Application ends on March 1, 2019 and Application end (with scholarship) February 1, 2019.
  • Course Level: The studentships are available to study Postgraduate programme.
  • Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
  • Scholarship Award: The academy offers partial and full scholarships for our LLM. partial awards cover tuition fees. fully-funded programmes cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.
  • Nationality: The studentships are available for International students.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: The studentships are available for International students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Candidates must have:

  • full degree in law (received by June at the latest) enabling the applicant to sit the bar exam in the relevant country; or another degree if the applicant has a significant amount of training in public international law and courses related to our programme (e.g. international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law)
  • strong academic record
  • demonstrable interest in the subject matter of the programme (e.g. professional experience, internships, summer school, conferences attended, publications, etc.)
  • sound command of English. You must be able to show, via a recognized test, that your English is of a high enough standard to successfully engage with and complete your course at the Geneva Academy. This requirement does not apply if (1) your mother tongue is English; (2) you have taken an English-taught bachelor’s or master’s degree; (3) you have at least two years’ professional or academic experience in an English-speaking environment
  • passive knowledge of French is an asset as students might have to attend conferences and class presentations in French

English Language Requirements: sound command of English. You must be able to show, via a recognized test, that your English is of a high enough standard to successfully engage with and complete your course at the Geneva Academy. This requirement does not apply if (1) your mother tongue is English; (2) you have taken an English-taught bachelor’s or master’s degree; (3) you have at least two years’ professional or academic experience in an English-speaking environment.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: You can apply via a straightforward online form. The online application is divided into the following four steps:

  1. Decide whether to apply (1) without scholarship, (2) with fully-funded position; (3) with partial award
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Attach the required documents
  4. Submit your application

Make sure you have all the requested information and documents before starting your application!

Scholarship Link