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NYU Doctoral Research Program in USA – 2020/2021.


Application for the NYU Doctoral Research Program in USA – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the Utrecht University in USA. New York University School of Law


NYU Law is a leader in law and business, global, public interest, and clinical legal education with innovative programmes that prepare students to enter the legal job market ready to succeed. Following benefits will be provided: Affiliation
VDRs may wish to affiliate with one of the specialized centers or institutes at NYU School of Law.  Affiliation means the student is included in the center or institute’s activities and may be given an affiliated title, such as the Global Emile Noel Research Fellow, for affiliation with the Jean Monnet Center.  Applicants interested in affiliating with a center or institute, should indicate thusly on the application.


Health Insurance
All participants must have adequate health insurance to cover them and any family members who will accompany them during their stay in the United States.  Neither NYU School of Law nor the United States government will provide health insurance.  Participants must make arrangements for health insurance before they arrive in the United States so that they are covered as from their date of arrival.  The programme will provide information on obtaining local coverage following admission to the programme.

Visa Information
The J.S.D. Programme at NYU School of Law will sponsor the relevant visa to enter US and remain here for the duration of the appointment.  It is important to note that, in such cases, proof of funding or assets in the amount of US$2,000 per month of residence in the US will be required. Visas can be issued to spouses and children, provided that fellows can demonstrate they possess US$650/month to support the spouse and US$300/month per child for the duration of the visit.  Further information regarding visa requirements will be provided following admission to the J.S.D. Programme.

NYU School of Law offers a host of scholarships to both incoming and current students. Once on campus, students can apply to other opportunities for both financial and programmatic support.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.


Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • The US and foreign applicants are eligible to apply for this programme.
  • The Visiting Doctoral Researcher position within the J.S.D. Programme is open to foreign nationals studying in or outside of the U.S. and to U.S. and dual-nationality citizens who are studying outside of the U.S.
  • Doctoral students must be at least in the second year of their studies at the time of their visit.  Students entering their first year are not eligible.
  • Students must be able to visit for the academic year.
  • The Visiting Doctoral Researcher position within the J.S.D. Programme is open to foreign nationals studying in or outside of the U.S. and to U.S. and dual-nationality citizens who are studying outside of the U.S.
  • Applicants are expected to have a level of English language proficiency sufficient to write a publishable piece in English and participate in the J.S.D. Forum and other discussions.  Command of the English language is vital to active participation in the programme.  All students are expected to be able to read, write, speak, and comprehend English to the degree that they are able to interact with colleagues, provide feedback, and present.
  • For all other applicants from non-English speaking countries, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required.  Please contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for information on scheduling a test date: Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Service. For purposes of application to the Visiting Doctoral Researcher position in the J.S.D. Programme, the school will accept unofficial copies of the applicant’s TOEFL Score Report.


Letters of recommendation can be sent to the following:

J.S.D. Program
NYU School of Law
22 Washington Square North
New York, NY 10011
Fax: 1-212-995-4538
Email: [email protected]


Application Form Link

Application must include:

  • Completed online application form
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Research proposal with one-page abstract
  • TOEFL score/statement of English language proficiency
  • A recent publication in English
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before February 15, 2020  will be considered.

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