Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who are unable to secure the funding required to cover tuition fees and/or the cost of living in Geneva.

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What We Offer

The Geneva Academy offers partial and full scholarships for its 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). Partial scholarships cover tuition fees. Full scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.

A Competitive Process

Partial and full scholarships are allocated through a highly competitive process based on academic merit, extra-curricular achievements and the candidate’s financial needs. Applicants from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and Western Europe can only be considered for partial scholarships.

Two Application Tracks

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 scholarship. If you apply to both tracks, your application will be considered under the non-scholarship track.

Successful applicants who choose only the non-scholarship track cannot subsequently be considered for a scholarship.

Other Sources of Funding

Applicants need to make sure that they have adequate means to finance their studies. We encourage students to plan the financial aspects of their programme carefully and well in advance, and to explore all opportunities for financing their studies. These include:

  • Government loans
  • Government-related scholarship providers in your home country
  • Non-government scholarship providers in your home country, including private organizations and NGOs
  • UK, Canadian and other government loans
  • Private grant foundations in your home country
  • Loan providers, such as banks and specialized student loan companies
  • Support from your employer in the form of a loan, salary advance, grant or supported leave of absence
  • A combination of funding sources

Finding other sources of funding remains students’ own responsibility. The Geneva Academy does not provide support in this matter.

Our Masters

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LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is one of the most innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered in Europe today.

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Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is designed for young professionals who want to acquire high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

Our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered today.

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