Lund - International Human Rights Law


Hi guys,

I wanted some feedback at the admission criteria for the International Human Rights Law at Lund University.

Particularly, there's any brazilians that are/were enrolled at course?

My situation is a little bit complicated. I'm a lawyer and a graduate from a good College (not University), I believe it to be on the top 10 from Brazil. My grades were relatively poor, 75%, wich I'm not sure if it's considered a 2.1 or a 2.2 (I've seen both, but I believe it's closer to a 2.2).

In addition, I'm a specialist on Criminal Sciences (by the same University), and I'm about to finish a specialization on International Law in one of Brazil's most prestigious Universities.

I'm about to go the Hague Academy of International Law's summer course, and finally, I have an intership experience at the Attorney General's Office, prosecuting among other things Human Rights violations.

My fear is that my poor grade, most probably a "high" 2.2, will simply scratch me of any eligibility list. Since specializations count for almost nothing, I guess I'm counting solely on my grades and my mild work experience.

For those who have been approved at Lund, do I have a real chance or I'm just wasting my time? Additionally, do I have a real chance on any one of these: Leiden (International Law/ any advanced studies in International Law), Tilburg (International Law), Utrecht (International Law of Human Rights and Criminal Justice/ International Law), Essex (International Human Rights Law), Galway (International Human Rights Law), KCL (Master of Laws), QMUL and UCL (Human Rights Law)?

Sorry for the gigantic post!

Hi guys,

I wanted some feedback at the admission criteria for the International Human Rights Law at Lund University.

Particularly, there's any brazilians that are/were enrolled at course?

My situation is a little bit complicated. I'm a lawyer and a graduate from a good College (not University), I believe it to be on the top 10 from Brazil. My grades were relatively poor, 75%, wich I'm not sure if it's considered a 2.1 or a 2.2 (I've seen both, but I believe it's closer to a 2.2).

In addition, I'm a specialist on Criminal Sciences (by the same University), and I'm about to finish a specialization on International Law in one of Brazil's most prestigious Universities.

I'm about to go the Hague Academy of International Law's summer course, and finally, I have an intership experience at the Attorney General's Office, prosecuting among other things Human Rights violations.

My fear is that my poor grade, most probably a "high" 2.2, will simply scratch me of any eligibility list. Since specializations count for almost nothing, I guess I'm counting solely on my grades and my mild work experience.

For those who have been approved at Lund, do I have a real chance or I'm just wasting my time? Additionally, do I have a real chance on any one of these: Leiden (International Law/ any advanced studies in International Law), Tilburg (International Law), Utrecht (International Law of Human Rights and Criminal Justice/ International Law), Essex (International Human Rights Law), Galway (International Human Rights Law), KCL (Master of Laws), QMUL and UCL (Human Rights Law)?

Sorry for the gigantic post!
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Eno27

Hey Carlos J.
I applied in January for the Master on International Law at Lund University, as well.
However, although I meet the formal requirements (Master's degree in Law overall 2.5 points besides some work-experience abroad), I have NOT been admitted.
I feel quite surprised but I guess they usually give much priority to Chinese, Asian, Black, African, and Gypsy people, as well as disabled people, women and students from poor or in-conflict countries.
Kind of a paradox because it is the so-called "positive discrimination" in EU Equality Law.
In my opinion, If I were you and if you can afford to it, you should definitely try Leiden/Tilburg/Utrecht Universities. These Dutch Universities are among the best Law schools in Europe, and they have got a stand tradition in teaching International Law, and what is more important for me, their application-procedure is not that complicated (unlike for Sweden, where there are a kind of 2-3 filters via the Swedish Education Office).
Kind Regards.
Good luck & Congratulations.!

Hey Carlos J.
I applied in January for the Master on International Law at Lund University, as well.
However, although I meet the formal requirements (Master's degree in Law overall 2.5 points besides some work-experience abroad), I have NOT been admitted.
I feel quite surprised but I guess they usually give much priority to Chinese, Asian, Black, African, and Gypsy people, as well as disabled people, women and students from poor or in-conflict countries.
Kind of a paradox because it is the so-called "positive discrimination" in EU Equality Law.
In my opinion, If I were you and if you can afford to it, you should definitely try Leiden/Tilburg/Utrecht Universities. These Dutch Universities are among the best Law schools in Europe, and they have got a stand tradition in teaching International Law, and what is more important for me, their application-procedure is not that complicated (unlike for Sweden, where there are a kind of 2-3 filters via the Swedish Education Office).
Kind Regards.
Good luck & Congratulations.!
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Taniaforsh

Hey Carlos,
Regarding the Dutch Universities which are counted to be very good in Human Rights I can advise you the following.
I was admitted to all 4 I tried (Leiden- Advanced studies PIL in which I am finally enrolling, Utrecht- HR, Tillburg and Maastricht), and didn't really believe I would.
I am a fresh (11/12) graduate (LLB) of an Israeli University, which is ranked as 3rd (well its out of 5 ;-). With as little as 78% final grade, a year of internship in the state's Public Defender Office, which will afford me the option to try BAR exam in October.
Anyhow this was to illustrate that grades are not everything for them, if your motivation letter is good and you show high interest (in your cv) in the topic I think you have a chance. Moreover they are very much into international students.
But, maybe you will not get a scholarship then, I didn't... :-(

Though I think the application for internationals is closed now, isn't it?


Best,
Tania

Hey Carlos,
Regarding the Dutch Universities which are counted to be very good in Human Rights I can advise you the following.
I was admitted to all 4 I tried (Leiden- Advanced studies PIL in which I am finally enrolling, Utrecht- HR, Tillburg and Maastricht), and didn't really believe I would.
I am a fresh (11/12) graduate (LLB) of an Israeli University, which is ranked as 3rd (well its out of 5 ;-). With as little as 78% final grade, a year of internship in the state's Public Defender Office, which will afford me the option to try BAR exam in October.
Anyhow this was to illustrate that grades are not everything for them, if your motivation letter is good and you show high interest (in your cv) in the topic I think you have a chance. Moreover they are very much into international students.
But, maybe you will not get a scholarship then, I didn't... :-(

Though I think the application for internationals is closed now, isn't it?



Best,
Tania
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tvh2005

Hi Carlos,

I think you have a good chance. The grades become less important the more other things you do. I would apply to both Essex and Galway in addition to Lund; I think you would have reasonable shots at both of them. I don't know about the other universities.

Eno,

Perhaps you don't want to jump to a conclusion about why you didn't get in. You may want to ask for information about that.

Hi Carlos,

I think you have a good chance. The grades become less important the more other things you do. I would apply to both Essex and Galway in addition to Lund; I think you would have reasonable shots at both of them. I don't know about the other universities.

Eno,

Perhaps you don't want to jump to a conclusion about why you didn't get in. You may want to ask for information about that.
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