Yuill Scholarship to Support the International Court of Justice Traineeship Program


The Yuill Scholarship has been established by the University to provide funding to support participation in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Traineeship Program. The purpose of the scholarship is to defray the living expenses of the successful applicant while undertaking the traineeship. The ANU College of Law currently offers one scholarship a year in accordance with the program dates of the Court.

Field of study



  • The scholarship applicant must be:
  • a final year student in a Bachelor of Laws program in the ANU College of Law; or
  • a final year student in a Juris Doctor program in the ANU College of Law; or
  • enrolled in a Master of Laws program in the ANU College of Law; or
  • a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor or Master of Laws program from the ANU College of Law.

The Bachelor of Laws program may be undertaken as a single or a combined degree.

Selection Criteria

  • Completion of the ICJ internship application form.
  • Provision of a current CV
  • Inclusion of a cover letter with your application
  • Provision of at least two letters of reference for each applicant, preferably from individuals who can attest to their abilities in the field of international law.
  • Writing sample from each applicant of no more than 15 typewritten pages that has either been submitted for publication or is of similar publishable quality. The ICJ sets great store by this part of the candidate's application.
  • Proficiency in one of the Court's official languages (either French or English) and a very good working knowledge of the other.
  • Excellent academic record in courses relating to public international law, and proven research and writing skills.
  • Related achievements or experience, including work experience, international engagement, or contribution to the wider community.


The value of the scholarship is $25,000 which is intended to contribute towards the applicant's expenses (e.g. airfare, accommodation, insurance) for the nine-month period while undertaking the traineeship. It is anticipated that the value of the scholarship should cover most of the costs, but any excess will need to be funded by the successful applicant.

How to apply

Interested students can obtain an application form from Bea Hogan in the ANU College of Law (see email address on the right hand side of this page).  Applications close Thursday 19 January 2017.

Electronic applications can be sent to the email address listed to the right on this page.  Hard copy applications should be mailed to:

Office of the Dean of Law ANU College of Law Building 5, Law School The Australian National University Acton, ACT 2601

Further information

The ICJ appears to favour recent graduates.

The 2016-2017 Traineeship Program will run from 1 September 2017 to 30 June 2018.