Scholarship for LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in Switzerland

Each year, a number of scholarships are provided to support students pursuing LLM Programme in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights at Geneva Academy in Switzerland. Students from all over the world are welcome to apply. The deadline is updated every year.

Scholarship Description
The programme (60 ECTS) allows students to tailor their studies according to their particular interests. Core courses provide a firm grounding in public international law, IHL, IHRL, international refugee law and international criminal law. Optional courses allow students to deepen their expertise in a particular issue such as the counter-terrorism, armed non-state actors, transitional justice, the rules governing the conduct of hostilities or the work of international courts and tribunals.

Award Value
The academy offers partial and full scholarships for our LLM. Partial scholarships cover tuition fees. Full scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.

Level and Area of Studies
Master degree in law subjects (LLM)

Place of Study
The study will be taken in Switzerland.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • A 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)
  • A strong academic record
  • A demonstrable interest in the subject matter of the programme (e.g. professional experience, internships, summer school, conferences attended, publications, etc.)
  • A 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
  • A passive knowledge of French is an asset as students might have to attend conferences and class presentations in French

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Submission Deadline
Updated every year.

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