June 17-28, 2019, NEW YORK

Fees & Policies


The Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI) is open to students and professionals from around the world with an interest in international human rights law. There are no specific academic requirements to participate in this program. All program courses and activities will be conducted in English, but no language assessment or scores are required.

Registrants are accepted into the program on a rolling basis, in the order in which registrations materials and program fees are received. Registrants will receive formal confirmation of registration within 3 to 5 business days of receipt of their registration materials. Space is limited and we expect the program to fill up well before the June 1 deadline, so interested participants are encouraged to register early.


All participants are required to submit a non-refundable $50 Registration Fee. 

The program fee schedule is as follows:

Program Fees & Deadlines
$1,200 – Early Registration Cycle I by December 31 2018
$1,500 – Early Registration Cycle II by February 28 2019
$1,900 – Early Registration Cycle III by 30 April 2019
$2,300 – Regular Registration on or before June 1 2019

The program fees covers tuition for approximately 60 hours of instruction, course materials, lunch on weekdays and extracurricular activities.

Please note that the program fee does not cover housing, which participants arrange separately. Please see the Accommodations page for more information.
The $50 Registration Fee and Program Fee may be paid using our online credit card system, or by check, money order or wire transfer. Detailed instructions for making payment will be attached to the email confirming provisional registration.

A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available to students who demonstrate need. To inquire about the application process, please contact leitnercenter@law.fordham.edu.

The final deadline to register is June 1, 2019, after which participants will only be accepted if space is available.


Discounted early registration fees are refundable, up to the corresponding fee deadline, after which no fees will be refunded. Registrants who withdraw prior to the applicable fee deadline will receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable $50 registration fee.  Registrants who apply after the regular registration cycle i.e. after June 1 will not be eligible for any refunds.


SHRI strongly recommends that all participants arrange for health insurance coverage for their time in the United States.  Participants are encouraged to check with their current provider to see if coverage extends to their stay in New York.

Participants who are not covered are strongly urged to purchase insurance.  Please note that participants are not automatically covered by Fordham University’s health insurance, and may be held liable for any emergency medical expenses they incur during their time in the United States.

International participants are invited to purchase basic health insurance coverage offered through Collegiate Insurance Resources via Fordham University’s Office for International Services. For information on benefits and coverage, participants should contact Malinda Townsend at 610-537-9461.

Please note that this coverage is only available to international, or “non-immigrant” students.  This coverage is not available to U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or permanent residents.

*All payments must be made in USD.


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