Applications for our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights are Open!

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

This one-year postgraduate degree course provides advanced, comprehensive and practical training in IHL, international human rights law, international refugee law, international criminal law, as well as the interplay between them.

Applications for the 2019–2020 academic year are open and will close on 1st February 2019 (applications with a scholarship) and on 1st March 2019 (applications without a scholarship).

The Programme

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 conduct of hostilities, enforced disappearances in international law or the Islamic law of armed conflict.

Our LLM is also profoundly committed to developing the transferable skills necessary to succeed in the professional world and take up responsibilities in the humanitarian and human rights fields. To this end, internships with leading actors, military briefings and participation in moot courts and public pleadings provide a solid exposure to practical work and allow students to expand their network.

Faculty

Our LLM is organized around a small and intimate learning community and LLM students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics in the fields of international humanitarian law and human rights.

LLM 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 through a highly competitive process based on academic merit, extra-curricular achievements and the candidate’s financial needs.

For our LLM, we only provide full scholarships for citizens of non-western countries. Applicants from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and Western Europe cannot, therefore, be considered for a full scholarship.

We also provide, every year, a partial scholarship for EU citizens.

Campus Life

The Geneva Academy brings together a vibrant, intimate and multicultural community of around 100 talented students, leading professors and key experts in international humanitarian law, human rights, international criminal law and transitional justice.

The Campus Life section of our website provides all the relevant information regarding:

Admission

The admission section provides detailed information about:

A Four Steps Online Application Process

You can apply via a straightforward online form. The online application is divided into the following four steps:

  1. Decide whether to apply (1) without a scholarship, (2) with a full scholarship; (3) with a partial scholarship
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Attach the required documents
  4. Submit your application

Make sure you have all the requested information and documents before starting your application!

Deadlines

  • Applications with a scholarship close on 1st February 2019
  • Applications without a scholarship close on 1st March 2019 (late applications are considered until 15 March 2019)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you still have questions, our FAQ addresses the main questions related to our LLM, the admission procedure and living in Geneva.

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