We draw the applicants’ special attention to the Competition Rules. By submitting an application to participate in the Competition, you are indicating to the Organising Committee that you have read and understood the Rules.
Only one team per university will be admitted to participate in the Competition. The team must be a minimum of two students and a maximum of four. Each team can be accompanied by one or two coaches—although it is not mandatory to have a coach.
The Competition is open to students currently enrolled in a college or university. While students of all disciplines may participate, taking on role of the Client, it is imperative that the role of the Counsel be taken by a law student. We strongly encourage business majors to apply.
Please note that pursuant to the Rules, students who have already participated in the ICC Mediation Competition are prohibited to compete for a second time.
The online application for universities opens in July 2017—with two application periods to account for different school schedules throughout the world. The application periods will be announced later in the year.
In each application period, ten places are reserved for universities that have not yet participated in the Competition. Should places for universities applying for the first time not be filled, the remaining places will be offered to returning universities. Universities that have not participated during the two last Competitions (2016 and 2017) will be considered as not having previously participated.
The registration fee per team is calculated according to the number of team members.
University teams with:
- two students: EUR€500
- three students: EUR€650
- four students: EUR€800
- One coach: Free of charge
- Second coach: EUR€150
It is mandatory that the full registration fee payment is made prior to the Competition. Teams that do not proceed with the payment of the registration fee within the given timeframe will not be admitted to the Competition.
Each team is responsible for their own expenses—ICC will not cover costs for travel and hotel accommodation.
The basic team registration fee is not refundable. The fee for additional team members (i.e., students or coaches), observers and guests will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before December 2017. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded.
Please note that we reserve the right to cancel this event at any point in time. In the unlikely event of cancellation, paying participants will be offered a full refund of their registration fees. However, the ICC International Centre for ADR will not be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant, such as (but not limited to) travel and accommodation costs.
The application period for the next Competition is not yet open.