Scholarship Overview

  • Country: Switzerland
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based Fully Funded
  • Institutions: GENEVA Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
  • Funded by: GENEVA Academy
  • Tuition Type: Full and Partial tuition
  • Scholarship Amount: Fully Funded
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 28th January 2024
  • Subject: LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law
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Scholarship Benefits

  • Partial scholarships encompass the cost of tuition. In contrast, full scholarships provide for both tuition and the cost of living in Geneva over a period of 10 months.
  • Full scholarships are available to individuals from non-western nations (click here for a comprehensive list of qualifying countries).
  • Additionally, each year, we offer a number of partial scholarships to citizens of the European Union.
  • The allocation of these scholarships is determined by a rigorous selection procedure, adhering to criteria set forth by the scholarship benefactors. These standards prominently consider the applicant’s academic excellence, involvement in additional activities, and financial necessity.

Each year, Geneva Academy provides in excess of 25 scholarships, both partial and full, for our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Additionally, we grant full scholarships for the Master of Advanced Studies program in Transitional Justice, the Rule of Law, and Human Rights. 

Eligible Countries

All developing countries as per this list.

How to apply

For LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights:

  • Candidates must include scholarship inquiries with their application submission.
  • Applicants need to opt for one of two pathways: either applying with a scholarship request (whether partial or full) or applying independently of a scholarship.
  • Should applicants select both options, their application will default to the non-scholarship category. Those who solely apply without requesting scholarships won’t be eligible for scholarship consideration afterward.

Be aware that your application will only be processed upon the payment of a non-refundable application fee of CHF 100.

For Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice:

  • Applicants must send scholarship requests alongside their main application.
  • During the application process, you are required to select one of two options: submitting an application requesting a scholarship (either partial or full) or an application that does not seek scholarship funding.
  • If you submit applications for both categories, we will evaluate your application as if it were for the non-scholarship category. Note that candidates who initially apply only for the non-scholarship category will not have the option to be considered for a scholarship later on.

It is important to understand that a non-refundable application fee of CHF 100 is mandatory for the assessment of your application.

Find full list of scholarships in Switzerland here.

Additional Information

Applicants are responsible for ensuring they possess sufficient funds to finance their education. We urge students to meticulously and proactively plan their program’s financial requirements and to investigate all possible funding sources for their studies. These sources may be found here.

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