American University Washington College of Law- The Human Rights Essay Award

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, at the American University Washington College of Law, set up the Human Rights Essay Award to encourage the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. For the chance to receive this award, you must submit a legal essay which is no longer than 35 pages. You can view all the specifications for the essay on the application page of the website. Two awards will be granted each year, one for an essay in English and one for an essay in Spanish. With this award, you receive a full scholarship for the programme, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, as well as grants towards travel, housing and other expenses. Furthermore, you have the chance to be published in the American University International Law Review. The deadline for the essay submission is February every year.


Columbia Law School- Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship

For those who are looking to pursue a LL.M. degree at Columbia University, you have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship. This fellowship is for high achieving students who show the potential to use their education in human rights to become leaders in human rights practice or academia. It consists of a full tuition weaver and, in some cases, a living stipend depending on financial circumstances. Candidates need to demonstrate that they have experience in the field of human rights either in academia or practice. The application consists of a short essay of one or two pages demonstrating your experience and interest in human rights. You will also need letters of recommendation which show your experience and to complete an Application for Financial Assistance. The deadline is December 2018 and you can find all the information about applying on the webpage.


York University- Centre for Applied Human Rights scholarships

York University offers a scholarship for the MA in Applied Human Rights programme for EU/UK students who have already received an offer of full-time study. The value of this scholarship is £2,770. There are also a number of scholarships for International students such as the Academic Excellence Scholarship which grants up to £10,000 for the first year of study. You can see all the scholarships available to both international and EU/UK students on the web page.


Lancaster University- Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships

At Lancaster University you can study a International Human Rights Law LLM and apply for an postgraduate scholarship. The scholarship is for outstanding students, national or international, who hold an offer to study at this university in 2019-2020. There are a number of scholarships available as well as a maintenance grant of £15,000.

London School of Economics- Sir Siegmund Warburg Scholarship

This scholarship, supplied by an anonymous donor, offers Palestinian and Israeli students the opportunity to study MSc Human Rights at LSE. Candidates must be residents of Israel, Palestine/occupied territories or Palestinian camps in Syria, Jordan, or Lebanon with a formal offer to study Msc Human Rights at LSE. The value of the scholarship is expected to be £28,000 which covers the tuition fee. In order to apply you must make a formal application for the programme and, on receiving the offer, eligible students will be invited to apply for the scholarship.

London School of Economics- Marchant Foundation LLM Scholarship

This scholarship, donated by a former student, awards £10,000 to the successful applicant. For the chance to receive this scholarship, you must submit an application to an LLM programme as well as a Graduate Financial Support Application Form by April.

Regent’s University London- India Postgraduate Taught Masters scholarships

At Regent’s University you can study an MA in International Relations and, if you are from the Republic of India, you have the chance to receive this scholarship of £3,000 towards your selected MA fees. You must be an Indian national and posses an unconditional offer to study at Regent’s starting from September 2019. In addition, you will need to have achieved at least 70% in your bachelor’s degree. If you meet these criteria, you will also need to submit a 500-word personal statement containing information on why you would like to study here and how the award would help you. All the criteria for the personal statement are available on the website. The deadline for application is in July.

University of Denver- Donald W. Hoagland Endowed Scholarship Fund

The University of Denver offers a number of scholarships for human rights related programmes. For students who are dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing countries, there is the Donald W. Hoagland Endowed Scholarship Fund. Applicants are selected by the Dean based on academic merit. Scholarship amounts can range from 1,000 USD to 10,000 USD and work experience and previous academic merits will be considered in the decision-making process.

University of Denver- Jane Page Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for students who are looking to study Human Rights and Conflict Resolution who are enrolled in the Master’s International program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The Jane Page Endowed Scholarship Fund was set up to support female graduate students studying this programme. Candidates will be selected based on merits and financial need and must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the chance to be selected.

University of Denver- SIE Cheou-Kang Fellowship Fund

The SIE Cheou-Kang Fellowship Fund is available to students seeking a career in international security, diplomacy, or a related field and are pursuing studies in International Security, International Development, Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration, or International Human Rights. This award is very competitive and candidates will be required to demonstrate their interest in the field through internships or relevant work experience. The recipients will receive a full two years tuition fees.

University of Oxford- Oxford-Brunsfield ASEAN Human Rights Graduate Scholarships

Two scholarships will be awarded to students who are applying for the part-time MSt in International Human Rights Law. Candidates must be residents of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam. There is no separate application process as possible candidates just need to apply for the programme by the deadline in January and they will automatically be considered for the scholarship. The scholarship covers course fees and a study support grant which will help towards travel expenses.

University of Oxford- Alastair McBain International Human Rights Law Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to one student who is applying to study a MSt in International Human Rights Law and is a resident of one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia. This scholarship also covers course fees and a support grant, which will help towards travel expenses, and there is no separate application process. Candidates simply need to apply for the programme in accordance with the January deadline.

University of Groningen- EU Talent Grant Law

At the University of Groningen, you can study the International Human Rights Law LLM, as well as a number of other law programmes, and be eligible for the EU Talent Grant Law. Candidates must be from the EU and admitted to one of the LLM programmes. The grant amount is 500 euros and approximately 18 grants will be awarded. You will need to complete an application and provide a motivation letter as part of the application process.

Ulster University- LLM Scholarships

Ulster University offers three different scholarships to students who want to study one of their LLM programmes thanks to the Transitional Justice Institute. Particularly qualified candidates have the chance to receive the Anna Eggert bursary for Gender, Conflict and Human Rights if they are applying for the programme entitled Gender, Conflict and Human Rights LLM. The Garfield Weston trust bursary is available to students applying to any of the Human Rights LLM programmes offered at this university. And finally, the Transitional Justice Institute bursary for Human Rights and Transitional Justice is available to students who are applying to study this programme. See the website for more information on how to apply for one of these human rights courses and scholarships.

Abo Akademi University- Scholarship Programme

At this university, you can apply to study the International Law and Human Rights programme. Students from the EU will not have to pay tuition fees to study at Abo Akademi University, but for international students there is a fee. Because of this, international students will have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees. You can apply for three different scholarships depending on how much financial support you require. The first covers all tuition fees and living expenses, the second covers just tuition fees and the third covers half of the tuition fees. All scholarships are awarded for 2 years and are granted based on the academic performance of applicants as well as their answers in the application process.

Birkbeck University- Scholarships

At Birkbeck University you can apply to study either an MA or LLM in Human Rights. They also offer a number of scholarships specifically for international students. For example, the international merit scholarship is available to students from Japan, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, Latin America, South-East Asia and Taiwan and awards £2500-£5000. On receiving an offer from Birkbeck, students must email a 500-word essay with details why they should be chosen for the scholarship. Similar scholarships are offered to residents of India, Latin America and commonwealth countries. There is also a Career Experience Scholarship and World Citizen Talent Scholarship for students who can demonstrate practical experience and knowledge in the field of human rights and how they can use this experience to contribute to the classroom. You can view information about all of these scholarships on the webpage.

Lund University- Scholarships

At Lund University you can study a Master’s in International Human Rights and apply for a number of scholarships. The Lund University Global Scholarship Programme recognises top academic students form outside the EU. The Swedish Institute Scholarship also offers scholarships to international students applying to study at any level in Sweden. Furthermore, there are country-specific scholarship and funding options which have been arranged through the university’s agreements with funding bodies in countries such as Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile, as well as the US, Canada and the UK. You can see all the information about these scholarships on the webpage.

Kyung Hee University- Scholarships

Kyung Hee University in South Korea offers a Master’s Degree in the United Nations and the Art of Peace. They also offer scholarships based on academic excellence for students enrolled in this programme. Furthermore, there are Internship Subvention scholarships such as the Global Academy for Future Civilizations scholarship and the Citibank-Kyung Hee scholarship. Finally, there is also an Assistant Stipend for students working as teachers or administrative assistants whilst studying.

Leeds University- School of Law Liberty Scholarship

If you are looking to study the International Human Rights Law LLM at Leeds University, you can apply for this scholarship. The scholarship is offered to both EU/UK nationals and international students who hold an offer to study this programme. To apply, you must have strong academic results from your undergraduate degree and supporting documentation. The deadline will be in July 2019.

University of Gothenburg- Scholarships

The University of Gothenburg offers a Master’s programme in Social Work and Human Rights. Here you can apply for a number of university scholarships including The University of Gothenburg Study Scholarship which covers the full tuition fee for international students. There is also a scholarship for Syrian nationals, the Volvo Group Scholarship for citizens of the Republic of China and Republic of India, and The Richard C. Malmsten Memorial Foundation Scholarship. You can view all the scholarships and application requirements on the website.