Application Process

Important Dates - 2017 Program

Application Opens Dec 1, 2016

Application Deadline*

May 1, 2017

Course Fees Due

May 19, 2017


May 29, 2017

Classes Begin

May 30, 2017

Classes End

June 16, 2017

Reading Period June 17 - 23, 2017

Exam Period

June 24 - August 3, 2017

Please read this before applying:

We will begin accepting application as of December 1, 2016. Application review starts on January 16, 2017.

Please try to use Internet Explorer when applying.

You must fill out the online application

Please be sure to attach the following to your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (max 3 pages)
  • Letter of Interest (max 1 page)

You will be able to pay the application fee with a credit card: $70



Only complete and paid applications will be reviewed. We will confirm receipt of your application within 2 business days. If you do not receive the email confirmation, please contact us at


*Applications received after this date (11:59PM EST) will be assessed a $100 application fee. After this date, we will only accept applications of individuals who already have a visa or do not need one. If you need a visa, please consult with the embassy in your country to determine if you have sufficient time for your visa to be processed.

*American University law students do not need to apply to the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. They are eligible to register for the courses as though they are registering for their other courses. The summer registration period opens in April.