2015 United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme – The Hague, the Netherlands

2015 United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme – The Hague, the Netherlands

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Applications for the 2015 International Law Fellowship Programme are currently being accepted.  The Fellowship Programme consists of an annual six-week summer course at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands. It provides high-quality training by leading scholars and practitioners on a broad range of core subjects of international law. In addition, the interactive nature of the training allows the participants to share experiences and exchange ideas, which promotes greater understanding and cooperation on contemporary issues of international law.

The Fellowship Programme accommodates up to 30 participants. and 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 United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme is organized by the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.


The Fellowship Programme is also open to academia and professionals from intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and similar institutions engaged in international law activities in the relevant countries.

  • Candidates should be between 24 and 45 years of age at the beginning of the Fellowship Programme.
  • Candidates must have a legal background with professional experience in the field of international law.
  • 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.
  • Current staff members of the United Nations are not however eligible for fellowships, but on an exceptional basis, may be considered for attendance on a self-funded basis.
  • Candidates who are not government officials can be nominated by the institution which they work for or with which they are affiliated.

The 2015 Fellowship Programme will be conducted in English. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

For more information, visit International Law Fellowship.