Call for applications for International Winter Course on Human Rights and Asia 2019 at Seoul National University, South Korea. This two-week intensive course was launched in 2014 and is now awaiting participants for its sixth year.

This human rights and Asia course intends to allow participants to think about the universality of human rights in particular contexts of Asia and to gain a deepened understanding of human rights issues in this region.

A special lecture on the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Asia’ will mark the 70th anniversary of the UDHR. A cross-cutting theme of this upcoming course is economic and social rights. Participants will examine economic and social rights in relation to gender, refugees, and in the context of corporate responsibility.

International Winter Course Details:

Host Country:
  • South Korea
Host University:
  • Seoul National University
Program Duration:
  • Two Weeks
Program Dates:
  • 06 January,2019 to 20 January,2019
Scholarship Value:
  • Airfare (if applicable)
  • Visa fee (if applicable)
  • On-Campus accommodation (See 5 below.)
They do not provide stipend, breakfast, dinner during the weekdays and meals during the weekend.
No. of Participants:
  • The number of participants is limited to 20 and participants will be selected in a way to ensure the diversity within participants in terms of professional and academic background, region and field of interests. The selected participants will be expected to attend all the sessions throughout the course and actively contribute to discussions.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • This course is designed for postgraduate students, junior researchers, activists, lawyers and national and international civil servants from all countries around the world who demonstrate a high level of interest in human rights and Asia, and this year’s special theme, economic and social rights.
  • The entire course is taught in English. Fluency in oral and written English is therefore required.
Required Documents:
  • A Copy of Your Valid Passport(contain your photo)
  • Application Documents:
    • Application form
    • Motivation Letter
    • Research/Advocacy Plan 
    • Article Review 
  • CV
  • A Letter of Recommendation

How to Apply for International Winter Course 2019?
  • Step 1. Complete the following Application Documents contained in the annexes below and save this document under the file name: [Family Name & Given Name – Application 2019.docx].
  • Step 2. Save your CV under the file name: [Family Name & Given Name – CV 2019]
  • Step 3. Send all files (Application Documents, CV and, a Copy of your passport) to with the subject line: [Family Name & Given Name – 2019]
  • Step 4. A Letter of Recommendation
    • In the recommendation letter, the referee must indicate his/her full title, name, affiliated organization, and email address. The letter should be signed and sent personally as a PDF file to
    • The name of the letter of recommendation file and the subject line of the e-mail should be [Family Name & Given Name of the Applicant – Recommendation 2019]. Please make sure the recommendation letter also meets the deadline below.
    • Applicants must fill out the name of their referee in their application form.

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Applicaton Deadline:
  • Friday, 12 October 2018, 18:00 (Korea Standard Time: GMT +09:00)


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