Training Agency:Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Registration deadline:01 Mar 2019
Training date:01 Sep 2019to01 Aug 2020—
Our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) is one of the very few courses on this subject worldwide. It is structured around the following five components.
Core coursesare mandatory and are spread over the two semesters. They are structured in six modules that cover central theoretical and practical issues in the fields of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.
SPRING TERM TRACKS
During the Spring Semester, three different tracks –Thematic Focus, Clinical Work or Academic Research– allow students to tailor their studies according to their particular interests. Allocation of places in the different tracks is based on a competitive selection process.
TheTransitional Justice Spring School, a special one-week course, discusses cutting-edge issues in transitional justice. It is held in Spring Semester and is also open to external participants.
Themaster’s papergives students an opportunity to investigate a subject of special interest to them, deepening their knowledge and expertise through research as well as exchanges with experts, scholars and practitioners.
In the second semester students have the opportunity to go on astudy tripto familiarize with the history of transitional justice.
The tuition fee for the Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is to 18,000 Swiss Francs. To confirm their admission, students must pay a non-refundable deposit of 3,000 Swiss Francs within a month of receiving an offer. The remaining balance is payable in three equal instalments of 5,000 Swiss Francs, due no later than 1 September, 1 December and 1 February respectively. Details of how to pay will be included in the admission letter.
You can apply for the Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) via a straightforward,online form. If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate tocontact us.
Please read the information in this section carefully before starting an application, as it will help ensure a quick and smooth application process.
Two Application Tracks
There are two tracks through which you can apply:
- Without scholarship
- With scholarship (partial or full:see further information on scholarships)
Please note that you must choose one track or the other. If you apply through both, your application will be considered under the non-scholarship track. Successful applicants who applied without requesting a scholarship cannot subsequently be considered for a scholarship.
Four Simple Steps
The online application is divided into the following four steps:
- Decide whether apply (1) without scholarship, (2) with full scholarship or (3) with partial scholarship
- Complete the application form
- Attach the required documents
- Submit your application
Retrieving your Information
If you do not complete your application form in one go you have the following two options:
- You can copy and paste or bookmark the URL found at the bottom of the online application form. When you paste this URL into your web browser you will retrieve all the information you have entered on the form, even if you are working from a different computer.
The information you provide in the application form will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be used by the Admissions Committee and scholarship donors.
All the documents required are specified in the online application form and have to be attached to your online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please do not send original documents, as all submitted materials become the property of the Geneva Academy upon receipt. Documents cannot be returned to the applicant nor forwarded to other schools or agencies.
You will need to bring your original diplomas and transcripts to Geneva if you submit non-certified copies with your application.
The documents you have to provide with your application are:
- Yourcurriculum vitae
- Apersonal statementexplaining your interest in the programme (1–3 pages)
- Twoletters of recommendation– no specific format is required
- Certified copiesof relevant degrees and diplomas(with an officially certified translation when not in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish) – if copies are not certified, you will need to present the original documents upon your arrival in Geneva
- Certified copies of official records of university examinationstaken and grades obtained (with an officially certified translation when not in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish) – if copies are not certified, you will need to present the original documents upon your arrival in Geneva
- If you are currently enrolled in a university programme, anattestationby the relevant university of your current enrollment with an official record of the latest university examinations taken and grades obtained
- Language tests– TOEF IELTS, DALF – or verification of language skills (the Geneva Academy does not have an attributed code; please do not use the University of Geneva code, nor the Graduate Institute code)
- Acopy of your passport
If you apply for a scholarship (partial or full), you will also have to provide the following documents:
- Proof of yourcurrent income(e.g. salary statement, bank statement, tax declaration, employer’s letter) – if such proof is not available, please explain why
- Proof of yourfamily’s financial situation(e.g. salary statement, bank statement) – if such proof is not available, please explain why
- Proof, if applicable, ofany financial support you currently receive(e.g. letter from parents, sponsors, scholarship donor)
Usethis checklistto make sure you have all the requested documents ready before starting your application.