The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) offers research scholarship programme for applicants from developing and emerging economies to conduct research at the Institute in the fields of uniform law and comparative private law.
Its purpose is to study needs and methods for modernising, harmonising and co-ordinating private and in particular commercial law as between States and groups of States and to formulate uniform law instruments, principles and rules to achieve those objectives.
The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) is an independent intergovernmental Organisation with its seat in the Villa Aldobrandini in Rome.
The official languages of UNIDROIT are English, French, German, Italian and Spanish; its working languages are English and French.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing research programme.
Study Subject: The subject of the candidate’s research project, which must be related to uniform law / international private law.
Scholarship Award: A scholarship (average duration: two months, minimum duration: six weeks, depending also on the special terms and conditions attached to each scholarship) may cover all or part of the cost of living in Rome for the designated period, but beneficiaries are in principle expected to cover their own travel expenses.
Scholarship can be taken in the Italy
Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded according to the following criteria, subject to any specific requirements on the part of donors
The subject of the candidate’s research project, which must be related to uniform law / international private law (see details of the holdings of the UNIDROIT Library indicated in the Library’s on-line catalogue). Priority is given to subjects that fit in with the Organisation’s Work Programme;
The project’s potential for practical application in the beneficiary’s country of origin. Priority is given to projects relating to the drafting of national laws or those aiming at promoting the study, implementation or adoption of uniform law instruments;
The candidate’s qualifications (“graduate” or “post-graduate”) and position (academic, civil servant, judge, practitioner). Although it is not a decisive factor, priority may be given to member State nationals;
A good working knowledge of English and/or French is indispensable (please attach a certificate of proficiency (i.e. TOEFL / DELF level)).
Nationality: International students can apply for these scholarships. Special attention will be given to applicants from developing and emerging countries.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: The candidate’s qualifications (“graduate” or “post-graduate”) and position (academic, civil servant, judge, practitioner).
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: The official languages of UNIDROIT are English, French, German, Italian and Spanish; its working languages are English and French.
How to Apply: Applications for scholarships tenable as of January 2018 are to be submitted by duly filling in the form in pdf or in Word together with the two requested letters of recommendation and the language certificates by e-mail or by post.
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