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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.

Course language: All courses will be taught in English. It is, therefore, indispensable that all participants understand and speak English without any difficulty.

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

Participants 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 of at least one year in one of these fields in an international or non-governmental organisation,


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

EIUC aims to give participants as much time as possible for the organisation of visa, travelling and accommodation (see also: Practical Information).

Applicant 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 Venice Academy at least 4 months prior the beginning of the Academy with full payment. Following notification of admission, the Academy 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 Venice Academy in order to appeal any refusals.

Please visit this website for more information about visa requirements http://www.esteri.it/visti/index_eng.asp

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