Application procedure

To apply to the program, applicants must submit a complete application file, containing all the following documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. A completed application form;

  2. An up-to-date curriculum vitae/résumé;

  3. A personal statement/essay demonstrating the applicant's interest in the field of dispute settlement, including concrete examples if possible (Max. 800 words).

  4. At least two recent letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional teachers/supervisors (one of each if possible). Scanned copies are accepted;

  5. Copies of relevant degrees and diplomas, with an officially certified translation into English, or French, when they are not originally in either English, French, German, Italian or Spanish;

  6. Copies of official transcripts/records of university courses/examinations attempted and grades obtained, with the same need for translation as above;

  7. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores;

  8. Photocopy of passport;
  9. Optional: the table of contents and 10-page excerpt of the most important papers written in the course of university studies if such exist, and when available in either English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

Online application will be open as of mid-October. There is no application fee. Additional information about the application process will be available in due time.

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Application Deadline

For the 2020-2021 program, the deadline for application is 19 December 2019. It is the applicant's responsibility to make certain that all items are delivered to our offices on or before the application deadline.