The Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) believes that the next generation of legal professionals has an important role to play in contributing to the promotion and protection of human rights in Cambodia. RWI therefore focuses its Cambodia programme on improving the quality of human rights education at academic institutions and increasing Cambodian students opportunities to study human rights.
Additionally, RWI has an interest in promoting the role of women in Cambodia’s legal profession, both as a means of correcting the current imbalance and to support female victims of gender-based violence and other socio-legal problems disproportionately effecting women.
RWI, with funding from Swedish Development Cooperation, therefore for the seventh time announces eight (8) scholarships for female students, who have already completed their foundation year at a Cambodian University, to enroll in the English Language Based Bachelor of Law program (ELBBL) at the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). In addition to the regular courses at ELBBL, the scholarship holders are offered a series of human rights seminars organised by RWI.
Selection criteria for the scholarships:
• Be a female law student
• Completed a foundation year at a Cambodian University or hold a bachelor degree in another major. Students holding a foundation year in a non-law major are required to take an intensive law course if selected.
• Pass the English Proficiency Test and other requirements for admission (as provided by ELBBL).
• Has commitment to human rights and interest in a human rights career (as demonstrated in a one-page essay through an essay writing test).
• Be willing to attend a series of human rights seminars, meetings and courses in addition to the ELBBL classes
• Priorities are given to students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds