June 25 - July 6, 2018, 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.

Registration is done on a rolling basis and registrants may expect to receive confirmation that they have been provisionally registered, pending payment of the registration and program fees, via email within 3 to 5 business days of receipt of their registration materials. Registration fees must be paid in full within two weeks of that email, or the spot will be released to free up space for other registrants.

Health Insurance and Precautions

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.


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 $100 registration fee. Registrants who apply in the regular registration cycle (on or before June 1) and withdraw from the program between June 1 and July 1, 2018 will be charged an additional $500 withdrawal fee. After July 2, 2018, no fees will be refunded.


All participants are required to submit a non-refundable $100 Registration Fee. The program fee is $2950, and 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. Limited space is available in Fordham’s 12-story McKeon Hall residence, which is located in the same building in which Institute classes are held, for a flat fee of $1365. Participants are also free to stay off-campus. Please see the Accommodations page for more information.
The $100 Registration Fee, Program Fee, and optional Housing 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.

The final deadline to register is June 1, 2018, after which participants will only be accepted if space is available.

*All payments must be made in USD.


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