The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) offers a research scholarship programme for applicants from developing and emerging economies to conduct research at the Institute in the fields of uniform law and comparative private law.
Its purpose is to study needs and methods for modernising, harmonising and coordinating private and in particular commercial law as between States and groups of States and to formulate uniform law instruments, principles and rules to achieve those objectives.
The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) is an independent intergovernmental Organisation with its seat in the Villa Aldobrandini in Rome.
The official languages of UNIDROIT are English, French, German, Italian and Spanish; its working languages are English and French.
- Application Deadline: October 31, 2018
- Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing research programme.
- Study Subject: The subject of the candidate’s research project, which must be related to uniform law / international private law.
- Award: A scholarship (average duration: two months, minimum duration: six weeks, depending also on the special terms and conditions attached to each scholarship) may cover all or part of the cost of living in Rome for the designated period, but beneficiaries are in principle expected to cover their own travel expenses and their medical insurance for the duration of their scholarship.
- Number of Awards: Between 15 and 20 opportunities are awarded each year for an average period of two months.
- Nationality: International students
- The award can be taken in Italy
- Eligible Countries: International students can apply for these endowments. Special attention will be given to applicants from developing and emerging countries.
- Entrance Requirements: The studentships are awarded to applicants with outstanding qualifications according to the following criteria, subject to any specific requirements on the part of donors:
-The subject of the candidate’s research project, which must be related to uniform law / international private law (see details of the holdings of the UNIDROIT Library indicated in the Library’s online catalogue). Priority is given to the topics that correspond with the Organisation’s Work Programme;
-The project’s potential for practical application in the beneficiary’s country of origin. Priority is given to projects relating to the drafting of national laws or those aiming at promoting the study, implementation or adoption of uniform law instruments;
– The candidate must be a post-graduate, academic, civil servant, judge, practitioner or other, with outstanding academic credentials.
- English Language Requirements: A good working knowledge of English and/or French is a prerequisite (please attach a certificate of proficiency (i.e. TOEFL / DELF level)).