The programme, which follows closely the structure of the Institute’s LL.M. programme, will consolidate further IMLI’s efforts to establish itself as an international post-graduate education and research centre for specialists in maritime law and the development and dissemination of knowledge and expertise in international maritime law and the general law of the sea, with special reference to the international rules, regulations and procedures for the safety, security and efficiency of international shipping, protection of the marine environment and rights of seafarers, in particular those developed under the auspices of IMO. As a requirement for the completion of the programme, candidates, in addition to other academic requirements – including but not limited to – the preparation of a maritime legislation drafting project, examinations in law of the sea and shipping law, will be required to complete a project presenting a comprehensive and objective assessment of how effectively the candidate’s country administers and implements IMO instruments and other internationally agreed maritime legal standards and proposing a roadmap, or plan of action, for the development of national legislation for the effective implementation of such instruments or standards.
All candidates must complete the Application Form. This form must be accompanied by:
(a) the Nomination Form duly completed, signed and stamped by the nominating authority (in case of a nominated candidate);
(b) copies of the University degrees held by the candidate officially authenticated by the University concerned;
(c) a copy of the certificate of proficiency in English held by the candidate from either the International English Language testing System (IELTS); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or a statement by the candidate explaining the reasons why he deems he should be exempt from presenting such certificate;
(d) the Medical Report Form duly completed by a registered Government Medical Practitioner;
(e) a letter of intent written by the candidate stating the candidate’s reasons for applying to the LL.M. programme and his/her career objective. Candidates may use the Motivation Form included in the Application Package;
(f) two letters of reference covering the candidate’s ability to undertake the Master’s programme. Referees should be persons who are not related to the candidate and who are familiar with the candidate’s character and qualifications. Referees should use, where possible, the Reference Form provided in the Application Package;
(g) a non-refundable application and processing fee of €150;
(h) candidates who require financial assistance must also submit the Fellowship Application Form duly completed and signed by the applicant and the nominating authority. Application forms wherein financial assistance is required should be accompanied by payment of a non-refundable fellowship application fee of €200 in the form of a bank draft. This fellowship application fee is in addition to the processing fee of €150 provided for in paragraph (h) above. The fellowship application fee covers all administration costs incurred in approaching potential sponsors and seeking fellowship funding for the candidates.