Admissions are decided on the basis of the quality of the overall application file. Priority is given to academic achievement, recommendations and motivaion letter.

All complete applications will be assessed by a committee of professors. The committee's decision is final. There are no minimum requirement for grade point average but please note that the admission process is highly competitive as only less than 20% of the applicants are admitted. 

Please note that you are eligible to apply during the last year of your current study program, provided you obtain your final degree by the start of the MIDS program in September. 

Application procedure

To apply to the program, applicants must complete the online application form.

You may exit the application form and return to it later before validating it. Your information is saved automatically when you go from page to page. 

At the end of the process, you will be requested to upload all your supporting documents onto the online form; please do not send them by email or by post. Do validate your application by clicking on "Submit".


List of required documents:

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

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

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

  4. 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;

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

  6. Official TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge scores;

  7. Photocopy of passport; 

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

There is no application fee. You will be requested to pay a deposit (which will go towards your tuition fees) shortly after being admitted. This will secure your place in the program. 


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 uploaded and validated on or before the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

For any queries, please contact us at info@mids.ch. 

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