Application deadline:

23 May 2018

Early Bird: Enrol by 11 April 2018 to receive a 15% discount!

Admission Requirements

Target: Participation is open to academics, practitioners, Ph.D./J.S.D. and master students from all countries of the world with an advanced knowledge of human rights. In the selection of participants, the Academy puts great emphasis on fostering interdisciplinarity and securing gender equality.

Eligibility: The Academy is an intensive programme of high standard and applicants should be confident that they are academically and linguistically prepared.

Participant must:

  • hold a LLM/MA or PhD/JSD or be currently enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme in human rights, international law, political science, international relations, philosophy, sociology or related subjects,


  • have work experience in one of these fields in an international or non-governmental organisation,


  • work on human rights issues for a government authority or in academia.

Course language: All courses will be taught in English. It is, therefore, indispensable that all participants understand and speak English fluently.

Certificate: All participants attending the course will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the course.

Selection: EIUC will review applications on an on-going basis. This way, EIUC aims to give participants as much time as possible for the organisation of visa, travelling and accommodation (see also: Practical Information).

Applicants Requiring Visas

Non-EU applicants require a Visa to access Italy.
Students requiring Visas usually need to produce an official letter of invitation from the course to the Visa Office. As these are only issued upon receipt of full payment, we encourage non-EU applicants to apply to the summer school at least 4 months prior the beginning of the school with full payment. Following notification of admission, the school will provide you with an invitation letter confirming that you are offered a place in the programme and the fees are paid.

Visa application process can take several months, we strongly recommend applicants to apply as soon as you receive the invitation letter from the Summer School in order to appeal any refusals.

Please visit this website for more information about visa requirements.