Yuill Scholarship to Support the International Court of Justice Judicial Fellows Programme


The Yuill Scholarship has been established by the University to provide funding to support participation in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Judicial Fellows Programme. 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 Judicial Fellows Programme 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 award is stated in the letter of offer. The award is paid in one instalment prior to the commencement of the Judicial Fellows Programme, unless otherwise stated in the letter of offer. The recipient is responsible for organising their passport, visa and insurance, and other costs involved in travel.

How to apply

Interested applicants can submit their application from the top-right hand side of this page. Applications close 31 January 2020.

Further information

The 2020-2021 Judicial Fellows Programme will run from September 2020 to June/July 2021.