Click here to complete an application for the 2019 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 application deadline for “Early Notification” (response by February 8, 2019) is January 18, 2019. Students who apply by January 18, 2019 and are accepted will receive $200 off the program fee.
The final application deadline for all other applications is May 3, 2019.
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 March 15, 2019.