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We seek to integrate around 37 participants. We have approximately 25 places available without scholarships and 12 places available with scholarships (partial or full). Please refer to the application page for further information.

 

 

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

 

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Full degree in law, enabling the applicant to sit the bar exam in the relevant country. The degree must be received by June at the latest. (A minimum of 4 years of university studies is required).

 

NOTA BENE: We accept candidates with degrees other than in law only if they have a significant amount of training in public international law and courses related to our programme (international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, etc.).

 

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High academic records

 

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A demonstrated interest in the subject matters of the programme (i.e., internships, summer school, conferences attended, etc.)

 

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A good background in public international law is strongly recommended

 

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English Language Proficiency
 

  •  Native English Speakers: No proof of proficiency in the language is required.

 

  • Non Native English Speakers: TOEFL scores of 600 in the paper-based test or 100 in the Internet-based test; minimum overall IELTS score of 6,5; or a Cambridge Advanced Certificate, grade B. Furthermore, they are expected to possess a sufficient passive knowledge of French; if they don't possess this skill, they are encouraged to take French courses before coming to Geneva and during their period of residence.

Non native English applicants who have two years of academic or professional experience in an English context qualify for a waiver for the language requirement (please refer to the application form).

 

alt French Language Abilities:  a passive knowledge of French is an asset as students might have to attend conferences or in class presentations in French.
 

Note for native French speakers: Core courses are taught in English. Exams can be taken in English or French and questions in class may be asked using either language. The LL.M. paper can be written in French.

 

     

 

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