Only one team per university can 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.
Each university can choose in its total discretion which students to select to be part of the team that is going to represent it, as long as the selected students are all eligible according to the Competition Rules.
Please note that starting in the 2019 edition, only full-time students below 30 years of age were eligible to participate. The Working Group on Rules is currently debating whether or not to maintain this limitation. Further updates will be available in due course.
The Competition is open to students of all disciplines, but only law students may take the role of counsel in the sessions. Accordingly, at least one member of each team must be a law student.
Two universities may apply together to create one joint team to participate in the Competition. Please note that pursuant to the Rules, students who have already participated in the ICC Mediation Competition are prohibited from competing for a second time.
Application and selection process
The application period is now closed. The application for universities opens every year in July and runs until early October—with two application periods to account for different school schedules throughout the world.
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 in the last two Competitions (2019 and 2018) will be considered as not having previously participated.
The Organising Committee selects universities based on the following criteria, in no particular order:
- preference is given to universities who have an alternative dispute resolution curriculum (special focus on mediation is an advantage);
- performance in previous ICC Mediation Competitions (if applicable);
- representation of cultural and regional diversity amongst the selected universities.
In the event that the above selection criteria are insufficient to make a selection between two universities, the Organising Committee makes a choice in its absolute discretion.
By submitting an application to participate in the Competition, you will need to indicate to the Organising Committee that you have read and understood the 2020 Competition Rules. As these are not available yet, you can get acquainted with the event through the 2019 Competition Rules. Nevertheless, please note that some significant changes may occur.
The registration fee per team is calculated according to the number of team members.
|University teams||Two students:|
|Free of charge|
Only selected universities will be asked to pay the registration fee.
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. There are no scholarship nor registration waivers available for this programme.
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