The Graduate Scholarships in Women’s Rights, in varying amounts are open to law graduates from Africa.
Students in both the LLM and the SJD programmes are encouraged to choose from a wide range of courses relating to the protection of women’s rights including courses on feminist theory, family law, constitutional law, labour law and international women’s rights.
Given the Faculty’s support of interdisciplinary approaches to legal scholarship, students holding this scholarship may also register for courses in other departments of the university and for courses in Women’s Studies through the Collaborative Programme.
In addition to formal courses, students are encouraged to participate in workshops held at the Faculty of Law, such as the Feminism and the Law Workshop series.
Students are also encouraged to undertake an internship related to their research for approximately 10 weeks with a relevant organisation, arranged through the Faculty’s International Human Rights Program.
After completion of their Fellowship, a Fellow must return to their home country and reside there for a minimum of two years.
The purpose of the two-year home residency requirement is to ensure that Fellows fulfill the objective the Fellowship programme, the international protection and promotion of women’s human rights.
Applications to the university MUST be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) using an online application which is housed on a secure server at the University of Toronto.
Applicants can edit an in-progress application and check the status of all documents submitted using a secure password and Userid.
A valid email account is needed to complete the online application, as the University will correspond with applicants using email.
Applications are considered complete and can be reviewed only after all documentation is received by the graduate unit (this includes letters of reference submitted online by referees and official transcripts sent by mail).
All documentation must be received at the Graduate Unit by the document deadline date.
If you have questions, please contact; law.graduate[at]utoronto.ca
Please mail your application to:
Faculty of Law,
Faculty of Law,
78 Queens Park,
M5S 2C5, SGS.
For more information see; Graduate Scholarships in Womens Rights