Type of Funding
The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights offers partial and full scholarships to students who wish to undertake the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (LLM) or the Master of Advanced Studies on Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (M TJ)for AY 2018/2019. These are 1-year programmes, commencing September 2018 and ending August 2019.
Scholarships will be allocated to outstanding candidates who lack the financial resources to cover the tuition fees and/or the cost of living in Geneva.
Full scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months, whilst partial scholarships will only cover tuition fees.
Applicants from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and Western Europe will not be considered for full scholarships.
Scholarship applicants must be candidates who are outstanding students and who cannot secure the funding required to cover tuition fees and/or the cost of living in Geneva. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit, extra-curricular achievements and the candidate’s financial needs.
Applicants for the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights must possess a full degree in law enabling the applicant to sit the bar exam in the relevant country. Alternatively, they can be in possession of some other degree if they have a significant amount of training in public international law and courses related to the LLM programme (e.g. international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law). They must have a strong academic record and a demonstrable interest in the subject matter of the programme as seen in their participation in for instance, internships, summer schools, conferences, articles, etc. Candidates need to have a sound command of English. Students whose mother tongue is not English and who have not taken an English-taught Bachelors or Masters degree or who do not have at least 2 years of professional or academic experience in an English-speaking environment must provide a certificate to prove their knowledge of English. A passive knowledge of French is an asset.
Applicants for the Master on Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law must possess a solid academic record and a degree in law or an equivalent degree in a field relevant to transitional justice, such as international relations, political science, philosophy, sociology, anthropology or history. A demonstrated interest in transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law is required as evidenced by professional experience, internships, summer schools, conferences, publications, etc. Candidates must have a sound command of English. Students whose mother tongue is not English and who do not have an English-taught Bachelors or Masters degree or at least 2 years of professional or academic experience in an English-speaking environment, must provide a certificate to prove their knowledge of English.
Applications are to done online. Applications of admission with scholarship close on 31 January 2018 whilst applications for admission without scholarship close on 28 February 2018.