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Application Procedure

To apply to the program, applicants must submit a complete application file, containing all the following documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. A completed application form;
  2. Photocopy of passport;
  3. An up-to-date curriculum vitae/résumé;
  4. A personal statement/essay demonstrating the applicant's interest in the field of dispute settlement, including concrete examples if possible (Max. 800 words).
  5. At least two recent letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional teachers/supervisors (one of each if possible). Scanned copies are accepted;
  6. Copies of relevant degrees and diplomas, with an officially certified translation into English, or French, when they are not originally in either English, French, German, Italian or Spanish;
  7. Copies of official transcripts/records of university courses/examinations attempted and grades obtained, with the same need for translation as above;
  8. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores;
  9. Optional: the table of contents and 10-page excerpt of the most important papers written in the course of university studies if such exist, and when available in either English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

    There is no application fee.

    If you are not sure which documents to translate, check with our admissions office first, to save unnecessary costs.

    The application form can be completed and submitted online.

    We prefer to receive documents via e-mail. If you choose postal mail, please do not staple or bind the pages of your application. Please do not send original documents since all submitted materials become the property of the LL.M. program upon receipt and will be neither returned to the applicant nor forwarded to other schools or agencies.

    Please submit your application materials to: info(at)mids(dot)ch

    Or by postal mail to our address:


    MIDS - Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement
    Villa Moynier
    PO Box 67
    Rue de Lausanne 120 B
    1211 Geneva 21
    Switzerland

    Application Deadline

    For the 2017-2018 program, the deadline for application is 3 February 2017. It is the applicant's responsibility to make certain that all items are delivered to our offices on or before the application deadline.

    Online application will be open from mid-October onwards.