LL.M. Students Scholarships & Funding

A post-graduate legal education is a significant investment. The University of Miami School of Law automatically considers all admitted students for scholarships based on merit, need, and available scholarship funds.

Scholarship awards are limited and competitive, hence many students combine these with aid from other sources such as employers, governments, or another third party to meet the cost of attendance.

Scholarships & Funding - All LL.M. Programs

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  • AIJA Scholarship

    One half-tuition scholarship is available to be awarded to an AIJA member to study in any LL.M. program.

    Students who submit a complete LL.M. application are automatically considered for this prestigious scholarship upon admission to the program based on academic and professional skills and achievements.

    Note: Please indicate your AIJA membership in your application materials.

  • Cobb Family Fellowship

    This Cobb Family fellowship, administered by Fulbright Iceland, provides a living stipend for a graduate of the University of Iceland to study at the University of Miami for one year in any LL.M. program.

    The Cobb Fellowship was created by Charles E. Cobb, Jr., former Ambassador to Iceland and member of the University's Board of Trustees.

  • Dean’s Merit Scholarships

    The University of Miami School of Law awards partial scholarships each year to entering LL.M. students with excellent academic records and other outstanding qualifications for the post-graduate study of law.

    Dean's Merit Scholarships are available to LL.M. students and are awarded separately at the time of admission to an LL.M. program.

    Note: No separate application is required for the Dean's Merit Scholarships; all admitted students are automatically considered for them.

  • e-Fellows Scholarship

    One half-tuition scholarship is available for a present or past participant of the e-fellows LL.M. Day in Berlin, Frankfurt, or Munich, Germany to study in any LL.M. program.

    Students who submit a complete LL.M. application are automatically considered for this prestigious scholarship upon admission to the program based on academic and professional skills and achievements.

    Note: Please indicate your e-Fellows participation in your application materials.

  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moot Scholarship

    One half-tuition scholarship is available for a present or past student participant, coach or arbitrator in the FDI Moot competition to study in any LL.M. program.

    Students who submit a complete LL.M. application are automatically considered for this prestigious scholarship upon admission to the program based on academic and professional skills and achievements.

    Note: Please indicate your participation in the FDI Moot in your application materials.

  • Moot Madrid Scholarship

    One half-tuition scholarship is available for a present or past participant of the competition to study in any LL.M. program.

    Students who submit a complete LL.M. application are automatically considered for this prestigious scholarship upon admission to the program based on academic and professional skills and achievements.

    Note: Please Indicate your participation in the Moot Madrid in your application materials.

  • UBA-Rosario Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje Scholarship

    One half-tuition scholarship is available for a present or past student participant, coach, or arbitrator in the UBA-Rosario Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje to study in any LL.M. program.

    Students who submit a complete LL.M. application are automatically considered for this prestigious scholarship upon admission to the program based on academic and professional skills and achievements.

    Note: Please indicate your participation in the UBA-Rosario competition in your application materials.

  • Vis Moot Scholarship

    One half-tuition scholarship is available for a present or past student participant, coach, or arbitrator in the: Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in Vienna, Austria, or the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (East) Competition in Hong Kong, SAR China to study in any LL.M. program.

    Students who submit a complete LL.M. application are automatically considered for this prestigious scholarship upon admission to the program based on academic and professional skills and achievements.

    Note: Please indicate your participation in the Vis Moot in your application materials.

  • Vivanco Scholarship

    The international law firm Vivanco & Vivanco will award an annual scholarship to pursue a postgraduate degree at the University of Miami School of Law. The Vivanco Foundation is offering a scholarship to a young Argentine lawyer to study an LL.M. at Miami Law. The Fulbright Commission will oversee administering the call and the selection of the finalist. Read More

  • Scholarship Agreements with Partner Universities and Organizations

    To promote stronger ties with foreign law schools and associations, we have entered into various cooperation agreements with institutions abroad.

    The agreements offer a $15,000 USD scholarship toward LL.M. tuition fees for any LL.M. program that accepts foreign-trained lawyers.

    Up to four outstanding law graduates from each school or four outstanding members of each organization are eligible.*

    Universities and Organizations with current agreements:

    * Miami Law reserves the right to admit or reject an applicant. Recipients are nominated by each of the foreign law schools or associations. Miami Law will evaluate and award applicants on the basis of their skills and achievements. Nominees must apply for admission to the LL.M. Program and follow all established application procedures and meet standard admissions requirements. Applications are considered on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of May 1 and are reviewed by the Admissions Committee as soon as all required documents are received.

Scholarships & Funding - Specific LL.M. Programs

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External Scholarship and Funding Opportunities

A great source of additional financing is through scholarship awards offered by organizations. These awards are usually limited to particular populations of students based on geography, class year, area of interest in law, or ethnic background. While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information, we encourage you to confirm details with the sponsoring organization.

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Funding from Home Countries

In addition, funding for international students may be available in their home countries, through avenues such as:


You may be surprised to learn that some law firms and in-house counsel departments offer scholarship or education opportunities to their employees. With an employer partner scholarship, you can pursue you LL.M. and gain the skills your legal employer wants you to have and will advance you professionally and meet their evolving talent needs.

On-campus Employment

The University of Miami also provides a variety of on-campus employment opportunities for domestic and international students. Learn how to become a student employee, find jobs, or get information as a current employee on the JobX platform.

Graduate Research Assistantships

Specifically, at the Law School, LL.M. students may be selected to serve as Graduate Research Assistants to individual Miami Law faculty conducting research on international or foreign law issues. In addition students in the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. can serve as research assistants for Miami Law's International Arbitration Institute. To be considered for a Graduate Research Assistant position, students should speak to their LL.M. program director.

Contact Information

For more information on LL.M. scholarships, please contact llminquiry@law.miami.edu. For any J.D. questions, contact admissions@law.miami.edu.

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