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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Does Penn Law provide financial aid for LLM and LLCM students?

All applicants are considered for financial assistance on a merit basis. As such, information regarding an applicant’s financial situation is not relevant in making determinations regarding financial assistance.

We are proud to offer a variety of Penn Law Graduate Program Scholarships, including:             

  • Regional Merit Scholarships              
  • General Merit Scholarships              
  • Human Rights Scholarships              
  • Fulbright Partner Scholarships
    • Belgium                  
    • Ireland                  
    • France                  
  • Kübler Scholarship              
  • Imasogie Scholarship              
  • Thouron Scholarship (University wide)              

Many of our students receive scholarships from their employers, governments, or another third party.  Other students are able to pay their expenses with their own savings or rely on family members for loans.  Still others are able to receive loans or other financial aid from their home country.   Because our ability to award assistance is  limited, we encourage prospective students to seek Other Funding Sources as early as possible. 

There are a number of factors that are considered when reviewing applications for financial aid, including each applicant’s level of academic achievement and professional experience. Please be aware there is a high degree of competition for financial assistance among admitted applicants and that merit scholarships typically cover only part of the cost of obtaining an LLM.

Does Penn Law provide financial aid for SJD students?

No, SJDs are not eligible for scholarships. Instead, we work to keep SJD tuition as low as possible.

Do you have a Human Rights Scholarship?

Yes, Penn Law School now offers financial assistance to a small number of outstanding LLM or LLCM candidates with a demonstrated commitment to human rights law.

As part of this prestigious scholarship, selected students participate in a human rights pro bono activity and serve as a research assistant for a member of Penn Law’s faculty during the academic year.

Interested applicants should check the appropriate box in the application materials and set forth in their application why they are appropriate candidates for this award.