The application process for the 2018 International Law Fellowship Programme has concluded. Selected candidates have been contacted.

Application process

To qualify for the Fellowship Programme, candidates 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 2018 Fellowship Programme will be conducted in French. Fluency in spoken and written French is required.

Complete the two parts of the application form in French. The first part should preferably be completed directly on the computer in PDF format; the second part can be completed in Word, but the original signed version must be scanned and sent in PDF or JPG format. Answers should be clear and as detailed as possible. If you need extra space, you may attach additional pages. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

The “Letter of Transmission” must be completed and signed by a senior official of the institution that is presenting the candidate’s application.

A candidate whose mother tongue or language of instruction is not French must submit evidence of his/her ability to attend and participate in lectures and seminars conducted in French (e.g., diploma of courses conducted in French, language test certificate, extensive work experience in French).

The two completed application forms should be sent by email to:

Two parts of the application form must be submitted:
(1) Electronic version (PDF) of Part I (to be completed directly on a computer);
(2) Scanned version of the signed original of Part II (for example in PDF or JPG)

The deadline for applications is 29 January 2018. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Selection process
When selecting participants for the Fellowship Programme, due consideration is given to the candidates' qualifications, to the scope of their professional duties, to the relevance of the training to their professional duties, geographical distribution and gender balance. Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Due consideration will also be given to candidates from Member States from which there has been no recent fellowship recipient for the International Law Fellowship Programme.


International Court of Justice
Brochure (English | French)
The Hague Academy
Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law
Regional Courses in International Law
Audiovisual Library of international law