2019 Practical Information

The 2019 Session of the Arbitration Academy will be held in Paris during the first three weeks of July (from July 1, 2019 through July 19, 2019).  

The registration period to submit an application to attend the 2019 session starts on January 7, 2019. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2019, 23:50 hrs. Paris time (GMT+1). 

All information will be provided online on this page. 


The Arbitration Academy is designed to provide advanced courses in arbitration law to students, government officials and practitioners who have already a general knowledge of arbitration law.

Your application is considered received once an automatic confirmation has been sent to you by email.


Applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee’s decision regarding their application by April 12, 2019. The Selection Committee will base its decision on academic criteria and on the documents submitted along with the application.
Upon receipt of the notification, applicants are encouraged to begin their visa application process immediately, as the deadline to register to the Arbitration Academy is May 24, 2019 (a candidate who has been accepted by the Selection Committee, and who has paid his registration fees or who has been granted a scholarship, is considered as registered to the 2019 Session Arbitration Academy).

Who can apply?

  • Students: a person who can prove his/her affiliation to a higher education Institution during at least the first semester of the current year is considered a student.
  • Professionals: a person engaged in a specified activity as one’s main paid occupation is considered a professional.
  • Government officials: a person who is involved in public administration or government, through either election, appointment, selection, or employment is considered a Government official.

Registration Fees

Students: EUR 900 (for applicants affiliated with a university – Scholarships will be available to students).
Government officials/international Organizations: EUR 900.
Practitioners: EUR 2,700.

Required documents

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • A personal statement explaining your interest in the program (1-2 pages, typewritten, in English);
  • Certified copies of diplomas and transcripts (accompanied by a translation in English or in French if necessary);
  • If you are a Student: a proof of enrolment from your university in 2019;
  • If you are a Government official: a document certifying your current affiliation;
  • A color picture, in JPG format with a resolution of 110 KB minimum.


Scholarships are available only for students, and are valued at EUR 2,000 (from which the tuition fee of EUR 900 will be deducted). Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.
Scholarships will cover the Academy’s tuition and/or accommodation and will be available to applicants who demonstrate a need for financial aid. Selection criteria will also include academic excellence and extra-curricular activities.

Students applying for a scholarship must provide the following additional documents:

  • a statement explaining the reasons for the request, 1-2 pages, typewritten, in English. (This statement is different from the personal statement required for the application);
  • a letter of recommendation (in English or French);
  • a copy of an official identity document with a photograph;
  • any other documents justifying the need and/or suitability for a scholarship.

Decisions on scholarships will be made by the Selection Committee and are independent of the decision on the candidate’s admission to the Academy. Applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee’s decision regarding their scholarship application by April 12, 2019.


Participants admitted to attend the 2019 Arbitration Academy will be expected to attend all courses, seminars, and workshops. If a participant is absent from three or more courses without acceptable justification they will be precluded from receiving a certificate of participation at the end of the Session.


Applicants admitted to attend the program consent to have their photograph and curriculum vitae posted on the Academy’s website. In addition, all participants in the Academy’s 2019 session consent to have photos or videos taken during the course of the program published on the Academy’s website.


The Arbitration Academy does not provide accommodation. Students requiring accommodation in Paris may find information here. They may also apply for summer residence at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris here.


The Courses and events will take place in several locations, the details of which will be specified below. The Calendar, setting out the location for each week of classes, will be provided in advance of the Session to all admitted students.

Dress code

No formal dress code is required during the courses.
However, please note that formal business attire is required during our special lectures and events.


Courses will be taught in English.

Transportation maps

Detailed Bus Map
Detailed Metro Map
Detailed Night Bus Map (Noctilien)

Get cycling! Velib Historical Paris Stations Map (bike-sharing)

Arrival & Departures by Air: Access to Parisian Airports Map and detailed information | Information to Beauvais Airport (lowcost flights: Ryanair, WIZZ AIR, Blue Air) – All information here.

Recommended Subscription for your month in Paris: Pass Navigo Découverte

Subscription for a global access to public transportation in Paris (zones 1-2).
Ask for a “Pass Navigo Découverte” in any station (read conditions)
You should have with you an ID card or Passport and an ID picture (25x30mm).
Caution: if you want to move outside of Paris, you will have to buy an additional ticket.

Bikers: You could add a “Velib” weekly subscription on your Navigo Pass (in any Velib Station) – Information here.


For further information, please contact secretariat@arbitrationacademy.org

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