Applications for our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law are Open!

Students of the MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law during a class Students of the MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law during a class

Our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) is a unique and innovative programme that combines high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law. One of the very few courses on this subject worldwide, it focuses on strengthening interdisciplinary knowledge and preparing students for future professional activities.

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

This one-year full-time postgraduate degree course (60 ECTS) is designed for highly qualified and open-minded candidates interested in acquiring high-level academic education and practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law. Combining theoretical knowledge with an ongoing focus on practice and an interdisciplinary approach, the programme focuses on developing practical skills to address current challenges in this field.

Besides core courses that provide a firm grounding in the central theoretical and practical transitional justice issues and a Spring School that addresses topical transitional justice issues , three different tracks – Thematic Focus, Clinical Work or Academic Research – allow students to pursue their particular interests during the Spring Semester.

Faculty

Our MTJ is organized around a small and intimate learning community and our students have the opportunity to be taught by leading academics and practitioners in the field of transitional justice.

MTJ 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 MTJ, we only provide full and partial scholarships for citizens of non-western countries. Partial scholarships cover tuition fees. Full scholarships cover tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.

Campus Life

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

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 MTJ, the admission procedure and living in Geneva!

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