The International Children's Rights (Advanced) programme from Leiden University offers a multi-layered study (covering international, regional and national legal systems), as well as an interdisciplinary scope, to examine the most relevant issues impacting children worldwide. what are the rights of the child when it comes to forced marriages or protection against violence or exploitation? Which rights do refugee children have in their host communities? How do we balance between the rights of children, parents and the state? And how can children’s rights be legally enforced in various countries across the globe?Reasons to choose International Children’s Rights at Leiden University?
When you graduate, you will have the skills and expertise for a career as a children’s rights specialist and to promote child-friendly policies, legal reform and advocacy on various issues that impact children worldwide.
This program aims to nurture a new generation of scholars and practitioners, and prepare its students to address the issues impacting the rights and interests of children across the globe.
Our graduates meet the requirements for a range of positions including:
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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UK/EU - €8,750 per year.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Financial aid can be an indispensable resource to help you cover the costs of your education. Before starting your studies, make sure to thoroughly research all the funding opportunities available to you. Whether this be a scholarship provided by Leiden University or another organisation, a student loan, or a fellowship programme. There are many options available.
Leiden University has a number of scholarship programmes for international students. There are also a range of scholarships offered by Dutch governmental and EU organisations.
There are a number of student loans available from EU, national and private organisations.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.