United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme 2014

Deadline Extended: December 1, 2013

Applications for the 2014 United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme are currently being accepted. The Fellowship Programme is a six-week summer course at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands that provides high-quality training by leading scholars and practitioners on a broad range of core subjects of international law.  The Fellowship Programme is intended to enable qualified professionals, in particular government officials and teachers of international law from developing countries and countries with emerging economies, to deepen their knowledge of international law and of the legal work of the United Nations and its associated bodies.


The fellowships cover the fellowship recipient’s travel costs in economy class, accommodation, medical insurance, participation in the Fellowship Programme, the training material and the registration fee for The Hague Academy of International Law. Participants will also receive a stipend to cover other living expenses.

Qualified candidates may also apply for self-funded positions. Self-funded participants bear all costs associated with their participation (travel, accommodation, living expenses and registration fee for The Hague Academy of International Law). Training materials are provided to all self-funded participants free of charge.


To qualify for the Fellowship Programme,

  • Candidates should be between 24 and 45 years of age at the beginning of the Fellowship Programme.
  • They must have a legal background with professional experience in the field of international law.
  • The selected participants are required to submit a medical certificate of good health and to certify that they are able to attend the entire course period.

The 2014 Fellowship Programme will be conducted in French. Fluency in spoken and written French is required.

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