SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law.

The Research Scholarship Programme has hosted over 300 researchers from some 60 countries. It is addressed to post-graduate law students, academics, government officials etc., with special attention given to applicants from developing and emerging countries. Between 15 and 20 scholarships are awarded each year for an average period of two months.

Scholarship Description:

Application Deadline: 31 October 2018

Course Level: Research Scholar Programme.


A scholarship (average duration: two months, minimum duration: six weeks, depending also on the special terms and conditions attached to each scholarship) may cover all or part of the cost of living in Rome for the designated period, but beneficiaries are in principle expected to cover their own travel expenses and their medical insurance for the duration of their scholarship.


Scholarships are awarded to applicants with outstanding qualifications according to the following criteria, subject to any specific requirements on the part of donors:

  1. the subject of the candidate’s research project, which must be related to uniform law / international private law (see details of the holdings of the UNIDROIT Library indicated in the Library’s on-line catalogue). Priority is given to the topics that correspond with the Organisation’s Work Programme;



  1. the project’s potential for practical application in the beneficiary’s country of origin. Priority is given to projects relating to the drafting of national laws or those aiming at promoting the study, implementation or adoption of uniform law instruments;


  1. the candidate must be a post-graduate, academic, civil servant, judge, practitioner or other, with outstanding academic credentials.


  1. a good working knowledge of English and/or French is a prerequisite (please attach a certificate of proficiency (i.e. TOEFL / DELF level)).



  1. At the end of their stay, scholars are required to submit a report on the research they have carried out at UNIDROIT. Contributions of a sufficiently high scientific level may be submitted for possible publication in the Uniform Law Review / Revue de droit uniforme, subject to acceptance by its Editorial Board.


  1. Candidates who are not granted a scholarship may nevertheless be accepted for a period of independent research at their own expense.


Applications for scholarships tenable as of January 2019 are to be submitted by duly filling in the form in pdf or in Word together with the two requested letters of recommendation and the language certificates by e-mail or by post by 31 October, 2018 to:

 UNIDROIT Scholarships, To the attention of Ms Laura Tikanvaara, Via Panisperna 28, 00184 Rome, Italy. E-mail:

Application Form.




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