Geneva Academy LLM Scholarship for Law Students Worldwide, 2021

Applications are open for the 2021/22 scholarship of the academic year of LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (LLM) Geneva Academy, Switzerland.

LLM is one of the most innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights offered today.  This one-year postgraduate degree course focuses primarily on all rules applicable to armed conflicts, and their interaction, and promotes both academic excellence and independent critical thinking.

The LLM is organized around small and intimate learning communities. This creates an exceptional learning environment where some of the most experienced and academically qualified students from all over the world gain access to a world-renowned faculty at the cutting edge of IHL, international human rights law, international criminal law, and international refugee law. As an IHL and human rights hub, Geneva offers a broad range of conferences and public events featuring key experts and topics, as well as providing access to leading actors in the field.

Duration: 1 year

The LLM scholarship covers tuition fees and living expenses in Geneva for 10 months.


To be eligible for the LLM scholarship, applicants must:

  • have a strong academic record.
  • A full degree in law (received by June at the latest) enabling the applicant to sit the bar exam in the relevant country.
  • A demonstrable interest in the subject matter of the program
  • A sound command of English.
  • A passive knowledge of French is an asset as students might have to attend conferences and class presentations in French.
Application Process

In applying for the LLM scholarship, each application is considered in its entirety, including:

  • academic transcripts,
  • extracurricular and voluntary activities,
  • work experience,
  • personal background,
  • letters of recommendation,
  • personal statement and language skills.
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Deadline: January 29, 2021

For more information visit the official site.