Please note that deadlines have been adjusted due to the change in format and situation surrounding COVID-19. These adjusted deadlines are posted below.
Click here to complete an application for the 2020 Institute.
To apply, you will need the following:
- Completed Online Application Form
- Application Essay - What is your interest in studying international human rights? (750 words)
- Academic Record/Transcript
- $50 non-refundable application fee
The final application deadline for all other applications is May 22, 2020.
Scholarship Opportunity & Financial Aid
The Institute is offering two full-tuition scholarships to eligible students, as well as a limited amount of financial aid to qualified applicants. Selection will be based on financial need and the scholarship essay. The topic for the scholarship essay (750 words or less) is:
Globalization has highlighted the conflict between specific cultural norms and the idea of human rights as a universal truth. How can pluralism and diversity be reconciled with the traditional idea of the universality of human rights?
Interested students should apply normally, then email the scholarship essay and a brief statement of financial need in Word or PDF format to GIHR@law.upenn.edu.
The final deadline for scholarship applicants and financial aid is April 30, 2020.