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LLM Programme in Comparative, European and International Laws - Candidates affected by the war in Ukraine

Programme Start Date





Villa Salviati

Applications are now closed. The deadline to apply was 27 April 2022 at midnight. It is no longer possible to apply.

Selection process and Schedule

  • Late March: Application procedure opens.
  • 27 April: Deadline for applications and references. Applications are screened for completeness by Academic Service. Professors of the Department start to check the application files and to identify the most promising ones.
  • May: Applications are assessed by the departmental selection committee. Pre-selected candidates may be invited for an interview.
  • June: Candidates are informed of the selection results by e-mail.
  • Late June/July: Formal admission letters are sent by e-mail. Practical information for selected candidates is posted on the Academic Service's web pages. Reserve candidates may be contacted during this period if selected candidates withdraw. Admitted candidates are individually assisted with visa and immigration matters.
  • End of August: Registration of new researchers.
  • 1 September: Academic Year begins.


Do not contact us about the outcome of your application or interview. We will keep you informed by email of all developments in your application.


Selection criteria

Eligible candidates will be evaluated according to the following academic criteria:

  • Academic record: Candidates are expected to have sufficient background in theory and research methodology relevant to their discipline and research project.
  • Quality of the research proposal: The originality and feasibility of a PhD proposal play a crucial role for the Departments of History, Law and Political and Social Sciences whilst, applicants for the Economics Department, provide a short research statement rather than a full research proposal.
  • Potential supervision: The department carefully examines whether it can provide suitable supervision for the candidate, taking into account the profile of the department and distribution of supervision among its academic staff for the whole of the period concerned.
  • Language abilities: All candidates should have a good knowledge of English. The expected minimum level of English language proficiency is C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
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