The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is offering a limited number of full and/or partial scholarships for Italian and international students.  These scholarships will be awarded to pursue LL.M in Transnational Crime and Justice.

UNICRI’s programmes aim to promote national self-reliance and the development of institutional capabilities. To this end, UNICRI provides a one-stop facility offering high-level expertise in crime prevention and criminal justice problems.

UNICRI is a United Nations entity established in 1965 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing LLM programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the fields of comparative criminal law, humanitarian law, human rights law, transnational crimes and transitional justice. 

Worth of Award

A limited number of full and/or partial scholarships covering tuition fees may be available. Students, however, will be responsible for all other additional expenses. Scholarships will be awarded preferably to women and candidates from developing countries on a merit-based criteria.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold at least a 3-year university degree issued by an internationally recognised university in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Criminology, Social Sciences, Economics, or equivalent academic subjects;
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken English. Please note that a good command of English is essential. During the course students will be asked to actively engage in class activities, draft documents, analyse case files and legal documents, discuss practical scenarios and work in groups. 

How to Apply

Applicants will need to submit a duly completed application form (in MS Word format only – click here to download) together with all the documents listed below:

  • Motivation letter, a personal statement explaining why you are interested in this particular programme and outlining any relevant experience you have. The statement should be written in English and not exceed one page.
  • Curriculum Vitae in English
  • Scanned copy of passport reproducing only the personal details and photo page(s).
  • Official English certificate if available (see section on entry requirements).
  • An official copy of the Bachelor’s (or higher) diploma(s) in its original language issued by the competent University.
  • A translation of the above diploma(s) into English if the original document(s) is issued in another language.
  • An official copy of the university transcript(s) of records of all the university studies completed or on-going in the original language issued by the competent University (ies). The official transcript of records must include the following information: full titles of all the courses completed throughout the degree; dates of completion of each course (or at the very least the overall time spent to complete the entire programme); grades obtained; credits awarded; and information on the grading scale.
  • A translation of the above transcript(s) of records into English if the original document(s) is issued in another language.
  • If already available, legalised copy of the diploma(s), legalised copy of the transcript(s) of records and Declaration of Value (DOV) 

Deadline: The application deadline is 30th September 2016.

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