Application Guidelines – Centre

Participation is free of charge. Each selected participant receives a partial reimbursement of travel expenses to and from The Hague.

Candidates wishing to apply for the Centre should upload the following documents to the online registration form:

  • A copy of your valid passport or ID;
  • An identity photograph;
  • A copy of your highest degree certificate or an official document from your university certifying that you are preparing to obtain a degree (official transcripts are accepted as well). If the original document isn’t in English or French, please add a translation. You can translate the document into English or French yourself, as long as you add a sworn statement to it, certifying its accuracy and adding the date, place, your name and signature;
  • A curriculum vitae with, if applicable, a list of publications;
  • A short letter giving reasons for the application (1-2 pages);
  • A recommendation letter from a professor of international law.

The results of the selection of participants for the 2022 edition of the Centre will be communicated by e-mail to applicants in October 2021.

Instructions for having the recommendation letter sent by your referee:
In the recommendation letter the professor must indicate his/her full title, name, university/company and email address. References must be written in English or French.

They should be signed and sent personally as PDF files to Please don’t ask your referee to send a hard copy.

Applicants are required to fill out the name of their referee in their registration form. Recommendation letters received by the Academy will be added to the applicant’s dossier.