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    Specialized Courses on 'Human Rights and Conflict Resolution'; General Course on 'Reimagining Law, Human Rights and War'.

Information for Applicants



Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic and the difficulties of international travel, the 2021 courses will be in online format. 

Please read the information below carefully, and then click on 'APPLICATION FORM' to submit your application and upload your CV via the interactive online application form. 

There are two steps in the application process:

STEP 1: Register as soon as possible

Register and insert your personal details and your referee’s contact details. This allows sufficient time for your referee to submit a reference letter for you. 

When you register your referee’s contact details , an email requesting a reference on your behalf is automatically sent to the referee you have nominated. Nevertheless, it is your responsibility to contact your referee directly to inform him/her of your request, to verify that the email request was received, and to ensure that he/she submits the reference by the deadline.

STEP 2: Complete and submit your application 

After you have registered, you may continue to work on your application. Submit the application only when you have filled in all the information correctly and have successfully uploaded your CV.  




These courses are for advanced students of law or related fields, lawyers, specialists, practitioners, professors, and researchers.

Applicants should have completed at least:

  • 3 years of a law degree, or
  • 4 years of university studies, including courses on international law and/or EU Law (to be listed on the application form)

Applicants of all nationalities are eligible.

All classes are in English and participants therefore need to have a strong command of English (level B2 of the Common European Framework Guidelines is recommended as a minimum requirement). No language certificate is required.

Admission is based on merit. Candidates will be notified of successful admission on a 'first come first served' basis. Places on the courses are limited and candidates are advised to apply early to avoid disappointment. 



The course fee is €500 for one course.

Selected participants from low-income countries may apply for a reduced fee of €100. 

The fee covers:

  • tuition
  • reading materials
  • networking opportunities
  • the opportunity to take the Diploma examination

Cancellation: a refund of 75% of the fee can be requested for cancellations up to 4 weeks before the course starts. After that time, refunds will be given only in exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the Academy directors.


Applicants from low-income countries may make a request to pay a reduced fee of 100 EUR. 

If you study / work in any of the listed countries, please send an email to [email protected] explaining why you need financial assistance in order to participate in the online summer course. 




Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Places on the courses are limited and you are advised to apply early to avoid disappointment. After you receive an offer of a place on a course, your place is secured only when you have paid the course fee. 




Required classes are scheduled from Monday to Friday, usually between 11.30-13.00 and 14.30-16.00 (Italy time).

Optional classes will be added to the schedule too. The optional Diploma examination is on the last day (Friday) of each course; there are no other classes that day. 


Note: The final timetable and the Zoom links will be sent to course participants about one month before the course. 


Applications are considered on a rolling basis. All applications will be considered as soon as they are received. The Academy staff will let you know as soon as possible whether you have been offered a place. (However, if you have not heard anything from us within three weeks of submitting your application, please get in touch).

When you receive the offer of a place on the course, you have 5 days to reply to the offer - indicating 'yes' or 'no'. 

To guarantee your place on the course, the fee payment must be made within 10 days of accepting a place. If you have not paid the fee within 10 days, the place may be offered to someone else. 



After you have paid the course fee, you will receive a link to access the online reading materials. 


There is a Diploma examination on the last day of the course. You can choose to take this examination but you do not have to. About 25% of course participants choose to take the examination. 

The Diploma is awarded to course participants who submit an excellent examination paper at the end of the course. Each year, the Diploma is usually awarded to 2 - 5 participants on each course. 

More information about the Diploma here.   



A certificate of attendance is given at the end of the course to those participants who have attended all the classes.


The EUI does not operate the ECTS system. Upon request, we can issue a certificate specifying the number of hours/ workload of the course you have attended.
Some of our past participants have used this certification to obtain credits from their home universities.


Please read our website carefully as you will find a lot of information here. If you have any further questions about your application, you can contact the administrative staff.

Academy of European Law
European University Institute
Villa Salviati
Via Bolognese 156
50139 Firenze, Italy

Email: [email protected]


Personal data will be processed in accordance with the EUI’s Data Protection Policy (President Decision No. 10/2019 of 18 February 2019 regarding Data Protection at the EUI) as well as under the specific modalities outlined in the Privacy Statement for the Academy of European Law Summer School.


Page last updated on 19 March 2021

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