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COVID-19 Update


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Canadian institutions and international travel, the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (a division of the Zoryan Institute) has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Genocide and Human Rights University Program hosted at the University of Toronto.

Please stay tuned for online learning opportunities in the coming months. We look forward to hosting the program again in Toronto in 2021.

For students who have already applied to this year’s program, we will keep your application documents on file for the 2021 year. If you do not want your application transferred to 2021, please let us know and we will reimburse the $25 application fee through PayPal.

We truly appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Institute at 


The IIGHRS team


Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree.
All complete applications are reviewed in June by the Admissions Committee, consisting of university professors and IIGHRS Academic Board members. Because of the seminar nature of the course, only a limited number of applicants are admitted to the program. Selection will be based on a combination of strength of interest, scholastic aptitude, and relevance of the course to the candidate's future.  
International students should apply as early as possible due to potential complications with obtaining a visa.


Students interested in applying to the GHRUP program must download and complete the application form below and submit the following:


  • Most recent university transcripts

  • 2 letters of recommendation

  • Resume

  • Application essay: a personal narrative on your passion for making a difference and how you envision that fits with the GHRUP program (maximum 2 pages)


Please send all completed forms, with the exception of the Recommendation Form that will be e-mailed directly by your referee, to



Application Deadline: May 30, 2020

255 Duncan Mill Rd., Suite 310 
Toronto, ON M3B 3H9 Canada

1 416 250 9807

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