Course structure

The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme consists of a six-week summer course at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands. During three weeks, the participants attend the public international law session at The Hague Academy of International Law in the mornings, and lectures and seminars organized by the Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs in the afternoons. During the remaining three weeks, the participants attend lectures and seminars organized by the Codification Division in the mornings and afternoons.

A number of study visits are also arranged to international institutions located in The Hague.

The Fellowship Programme is conducted in the form of interactive seminars and discussions to allow a maximum exchange of views. The participants are required to contribute to the discussions on the various topics included in the curriculum of the Fellowship Programme.

A comprehensive set of training materials is provided for each participant at the beginning of the Fellowship Programme.

Certificates are awarded only to those participants who have completed the Fellowship Programme in its entirety.


International Court of Justice
Brochure (English | French)
Application Form (French only)
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