Criminal Justice Fellowship in International and Comparative Law (LLM)

No new intakes for fall 2019.

The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) is pleased to announce the criminal justice fellowship in the international and comparative law program with the goal of offering Egyptian magistrates and judges and court administrators from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) an understanding of international legal standards and best practices in criminal justice as well as in-depth research and scholarship necessary for the formulation of new public policy directives. The fellowship provides both full and partial tuition fees coverage for the LLM program. Applicants must have a strong academic record and exhibit promise in their professional development.


  • Egyptian nationals who are magistrates, judges or court administrators
  • For new graduate degree-seeking students; satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirements
  • Full or provisional admission in International and Comparative Law program (LL.M.)
  • For continuing students; to retain the fellowship, the recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.2 
  • Financial need


Two academic years and the intervening summer session, with a review every semester for satisfactory academic performance.


  • Up to 75 percent of tuition fees coverage per semester
  • May cover remedial English courses and legal English training

Responsibilities of Fellows

  • Attend short training courses and workshops during the academic year
  • Participate in a one-week summer school intensive course on democratic practices of criminal justice and public law
  • Attend conferences and publish research papers
  • Be committed to remain at the Ministry of Justice for five years after degree completion or return the tuition fees covered by the fellowship
  • By accepting this externally funded fellowship, the fellowship recipient agrees to respond to any reporting requests received from AUC by the deadlines communicated to the awarded fellow. This may include a request for photos or academic progress information to be used for reporting purposes, or attendance of fellowship events including any meetings or events with donors as requested by the relevant university entities
  • A Teaching Assistantship mandatory training must be completed if the fellow is involved in teaching assistantship duties
  • For details and more information about Teaching Assistantships, click here

To Apply

Step 1:  Check how to apply and submit the online application
Step 2: Complete and submit the online fellowship application

Deadlines: April 15 for the fall semester and October 15 for the spring semester.
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