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Application Process

What qualifications are needed to be admitted to this program?

  • Recognized law degree (including Sharia)
  • Evidenced commitment to governance and rule of law in Afghanistan
    • Minimum two years experience in government, academic or civil society organization
    • Demonstrated commitment to return to Afghanistan to apply newly learned skills and knowledge
    • Clearly articulated vision of the applicant’s future role in Afghan reforms
    • Compelling letters of reference
  • Adequate written and spoken English-language skills
    • TOEFL minimum 460 or equivalent, IELTS 4.0 (We will accept test scores that are still valid on September 1, 2016); your score must be reported to Ohio Northern directly from the testing institution; Ohio Northern's institution code is 1591
  • Commitment to intensive English-language study
  • Readiness to move to the U.S. in January 2017

How do I apply?

  • Promptly submit a statement of interest and a copy of your current CV to the Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law at
  • Complete and sign the application form, answering all of the questions
  • Submit the form along with the other required documents to the Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law at ONU
    • Documents may be submitted electronically via email to
    • They also may be sent by FAX to 01-419-772-3585
  • All documents must be in English or accompanied by translations
  • A representative of the Center will be in contact if there are missing documents or omitted responses to questions
  • Your completed application package will be reviewed, and an interview will be scheduled for those applicants who will receive further consideration
  • Applications are due September 1, 2016
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