Practical information

How to apply

The application period runs from 1 April – 4 August 2017; please send an e-mail in order to obtain additional information or use the electronic application form provided to apply. This will be sent automatically to the organization together with the applicable attachments. No more than 25 participants will be admitted.

The ideal candidate will have completed a five- or at least a three-year long university program in law, political science, international relations, maritime studies, marine science, maritime economy or equivalent.
Students enrolled in a University program lasting longer than three years, who are at least in their fourth year and with an interest in the field will also be considered.
Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers and young professionals in any of the above areas are encouraged to apply.
The working language of the summer school is English; a good command of English is therefore essential and evidence of proficiency may be requested.

Teaching period

The summer school will be held from 28 August – 8 September 2017.
It will consist of 54 hours of teaching activities inclusive of traditional ex cathedra lectures, classroom training and workgroups, a study visit to the Italian Navy’s Hydrographic Institute and a half-day workshop.


The main venue will be the state-of-the-art training center of the Genoa Bar Association. The precise address is Via XII Ottobre, 3 – 16121 Genova (second floor). Some of the activities will take place in other locations, to be advised in due course, including the University of Genoa main building and the premises of the Italian Navy’s Hydrographic Institute.

The training center of the Genoa Bar Association is located in front of the Genoa Courthouse, one minute away (by foot) from Genoa’s landmark street Via XX Settembre and iconic Piazza De Ferrari.

Certificate and accreditation

Participants who actively participate in the whole course and successfully complete the assigned coursework will be issued with a certificate of attendance.
The course has been credited by the Department of Law of the University of Genoa with 9 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits.

Fee and payment:

  • Regular fee: € 750.00.
  • “Early bird” fee: € 500.00 for successful applications received on or before 16 June 2017.

The fees indicated above cover tuition and study materials only. Travel, accommodation and all other contingent costs (including insurance coverage) will have to be born by the individual participants directly.
Registration fees will not be reimbursed in case of cancellation or no show. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to offer scholarships or full or partial fee waivers.

Admission procedure

Applications will be examined on a rolling basis and interested candidates are therefore invited to apply as soon as possible. Applications received on or before 2 June 2017 will be examined on or before 9 June 2017 and, when successful, in order to benefit of the “early bird” rate, will have to be followed by dispatch of proof of payment to no later than on 16 June 2017.

Unless all available places are taken earlier, the admission process will end on 4 August 2017, all applicants will receive feedback as soon as possible and on 11 August 2017 at the latest. In order to be admitted, successful applicants will have to show proof of payment by sending it to by 18 August 2017.

Payments will have to me made to the University of Genoa’s bank account whose details are as follows:

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 000015016X74
IBAN IT29O0569601400000015016X74

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