How to apply: Class of 2017 - LLM (International Trade and Investment Law in Africa)
Applications: Class of 2017 - LLM (International Trade and Investment Law in Africa)
Who can apply?
Individuals from all African countries are invited to apply for admission to study for the Master’s Degree (LLM) in International Trade and Investment Law in Africa at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
The minimum requirement is a LLB degree (or its equivalent) with an overall mean of 60 - 65 (second class pass) and on exceptional occassion it is the mean of 55 plus ten years relevant work experience in the relevant field(s). Applicants must motivate why they believe their experience will help them in their LLM performance.
Please note: Scholarships for this programme are limited and admission to the programme does not guarantee the award of a scholarship
There are two ways to apply for this programme.
- Online Application Form - (Deadline: 31 July 2016)
- Applications via Post - (Deadline: 31 July 2016)
Admission is on a competitive basis. The minimum requirement is a LLB degree (or its equivalent) with an overall mean of 60 - 65 (second class pass) and on exceptional occassion it is the mean of 55 plus ten years relevant work experience in the relevant field(s). Applicants must motivate why they believe their experience will help them in their LLM performance.
Students must be in possession of an LLB degree or its equivalent and should submit the following documentation:
- Statement of motivation: a covering letter stating why you would like to do the course.
- Curriculum vitae (CV): (including your full particulars: name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail contacts).
- Academic Transcript: detailed academic record (all subjects taken and marks obtained). If you are still studying, please provide the most up-to-date academic record and indicate when you expect to finish your course.
Degree certificates: Certified copies of degree certificates (do not send originals).
Letters of recommendation: two letters of recommendation/support from people who can attest to your academic and professional (where applicable) competence.
Financial position: a note on your financial position indicating whether and to what extent you would need assistance, and if so, why.
Bank statement: your latest bank statement if you are in need of financial assistance
English proficiency: if you did not do your undergraduate studies in English, proof of your proficiency in English (from the Public Affairs Section at the American Embassy or the British Council in your country).
- Photograph: a recent photograph (black or colour, passport-size or full length).
All documents uploaded must be typewritten.
Please ensure that your documents for each of the 10 document upload fields in Section B are saved as one file (in other words: you will upload a maximum of 10 files in total, irrespective of the number of pages)
PDF files are preferred BUT should NOT exceed 8MB per grouped document (file) for each of the 10 categories.
Deadline for receipt of applications for the 2017 class is 31 JULY 2016
All applicants will be notified whether they were successful or not by 31 October 2016
A SAQA certificate or proof of payment of application for such certificate (only applicable to students with foreign qualifications) may be required and will be communicated to you in due course.
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If you are experiencing problems with the Online Application Form, please submit your application via post.