UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS)
Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific
UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS) aims to be a regional centre of excellence through undertaking research works and offering post‐graduate education in South Asian law and human rights. Its mission is to further the potential of South Asia in legal education, research and scholarship and to impart knowledge and the skills that are necessary to confront the new challenges of this era. It is sponsored by the South Asia Foundation (SAF), which is founded by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh. SAF has been recognized as an Apex Body of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC). SAF Bangladesh Chapter is headed by Eminent Jurist Dr. Kamal Hossain. The UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS) at South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS), Dhaka, Bangladesh is pleased to announce the Madanjeet Singh scholarship for one year Master of Laws (LLM) program to be undertaken at Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific (UAP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh from December 2020 to December 2021. The citizens of all SAARC countries are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
About the University
University of Asia Pacific (UAP) was established in 1996 with a vision to enhance the opportunity for higher education in Bangladesh. The University, under the Private University Act 1992, started its operation in 1996 by offering four-year Bachelor Degree Program in Computer Science & Technology and Business Administration only. Now the UAP offers undergraduate programs in eight disciplines. Its curricula have been approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
The duration of the LLM program is one‐year and students are required to complete 33 credits in order to finish the program. There will be opportunities for national and international students to get admission in the program. In the initial batches, UMSAILS plans to offer 8 (1 nationals and 7 international) full scholarships to students (one for each SAARC member countries). Those who do not get scholarship can also be admitted. Applicants must fulfill the following criteria for the Master of Laws (LLM) program:
The scholarship will cover:
SAARC member countries
Documents to submit
The candidates applying for UMSAILS scholarship program should submit the following documents to the respective SAF offices:
A copy of documents for the selected candidates should be sent to the office of SAF Bangladesh for final assessment and acceptance into the program. All the accepted candidates should produce original documents at the time of admission at Department of Law and Human Rights of University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
SAF Bangladesh Chapter: www.southasiafoundation.org
30 September 2020: All the required documents of the selected candidate should reach the office of Program Coordinator, UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS), Dhaka, Bangladesh. The document should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
07 October 2020: Selected candidates will give interview via skype.
10 October 2020: Candidate shall be informed on the selection results via e-mail or phone calls. Accepted students shall be informed on legal and travel documents required.
31 October 2020: Last date for selected scholarship student to send copy of Passport and other required documents.
13 December 2020: Student should arrive in Bangladesh to process all immigration formalities.
14 December 2020: Reporting and enrolment to the Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific.
19 December 2020: Orientation program.
20 December 2020: Class starts.