Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs / International Law Fellowship Programme

Application process

Qualifications
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 entirety of the course on a full time basis.

Application
Complete the application form in French, typewritten. 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 application should be sent by email to: ilfp@un.org

Two versions of the application form must be submitted:
(1) One scanned copy of the signed original (for example in PDF or JPG)
(2) One electronic MS Word version (or equivalent) of the application

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the application and selection process and does not require information with respect to candidates’ bank accounts.

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 the member States from which there has been no recent fellowship recipient for the International Law Fellowship Programme.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

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