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Geneva Academy Scholarships for International Students

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The Academy of Geneva, Switzerland, is offering partial and full scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year. If you are looking to study anything related to law or human rights in a prestigious school, this is the perfect opportunity to grab.

The Geneva Academy International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights scholarships cover the two prestigious study programs: LLM  in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, as well as the Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law.

Created in 2007 by the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the Geneva Academy has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It attracts students of high quality to its master’s and training programs.

The Geneva Academy is located at the fabulous Villa Moynier, Geneva, Switzerland
The Geneva Academy, located at the fabulous Villa Moynier, Geneva, Switzerland

About the Geneva Academy scholarships

DEADLINE : January 28, 2022.
LEVEL: LLM, Master
FIELDS : International humanitarian law, human rights, transitional justice, rule of law.
FUNDING : Fully funded (non-Western countries) and partially funded (Western countries).
TARGET GROUP : All nationalities.
COUNTRY : Switzerland.
INSTITUTE : Geneva Academy.

Advantages of the Geneva Academy scholarships

The Geneva Academy offers two types of scholarships: fully funded scholarships (for LLM and master) and  partially funded scholarships (for LLM only).

Partial scholarships cover tuition fees. Full scholarships cover tuition and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.

Eligible master’s programs

The two master’s programs eligible for Geneva Academy scholarships are:

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights : (download Flyer | Brochure) This program is eligible for partial and full scholarships.

 Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law : (download Flyer) This program is eligible for full scholarships only.

Eligibility Criteria

For the LLM, the Geneva Academy offers fully funded scholarships to citizens of non-Western countries (full list of eligible countries available here). The Academy also offers a partially funded scholarships to EU citizens.

For the Master’s program, the Geneva Academy provides fully funded scholarships only to citizens of non-Western countries (full list of eligible countries available here).

These scholarships are awarded through a highly competitive process. Candidates must have:

  • full degree in an eligible domain (received by June at the latest).
  • strong academic record
  • demonstrable interest in the subject of the program (e.g. professional experience, internships, summer school, conferences attended, publications, etc.)
  • sound command of English. 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.
  • passive knowledge of French is an asset as students might have to attend conferences and class presentations in French.

How to apply to the Geneva Academy Scholarships?

Scholarship requests must be submitted with the candidate’s application for the LLM or Master program. When applying, you must choose between two tracks: application with scholarship (partial or full) or application without a scholarship.

How to apply for a scholarship from the Geneva Academy.
How to apply for a scholarship from the Geneva Academy.

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