The Geneva Academy provides post-graduate education, conducts academic legal research and policy studies, and organizes training courses and expert meetings.
Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
Applications close: January 31, 2018
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded for LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (LLM) and Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (M TJ).
Scholarship Award: University offers partial and full scholarships for both programmes. Partial scholarships cover tuition fees. Full scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.
Number of Scholarships: There are 2 full scholarships and 3 partial scholarships.
Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply. Applicants from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and Western Europe can only be considered for partial scholarships.
LLM Programme: The LLM is open to candidates who have a full degree in law; a demonstrable interest in IHL and HR (i.e. internships, summer school, conferences attended, etc.); a good background in public international law and a sound command of English. A passive knowledge of French is an asset.
MTJ Programme: University is looking for students who possess a law degree or an equivalent degree relevant to transitional justice (such as international relations, political science, sociology, anthropology or history); have a demonstrable interest in legal issues related to transitional justice and are proficient in English. Practical experience and a command of French are an asset.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
Scholarship requests must be submitted with the candidate’s application. When applying, you must choose between two tracks: application with scholarship (partial or full) or application without the scholarship. If you apply to both tracks, your application will be considered under the non-scholarship track.
How to Apply:
Students can apply via a straightforward online form. Once students have chosen the programme they want to apply for, the online application is divided into the following four steps:
- Decide whether to apply (1) without scholarship, (2) with full scholarship; (3) with partial scholarship
- Complete the application form
- Attach the required documents
- Submit your application