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Penn Law Graduate Programs Scholarships

Penn Law Merit Scholarships:

In an effort to sustain the exceptional diversity and quality of our LLM program, Penn Law has set aside Regional Merit Scholarship funds for outstanding candidates with first law degrees from the following countries and regions: Africa (Imasogie and Duke Scholarships); Australia, Brazil, Canada, China (PRC), European Union, Israel, Japan.* 

In addition, we consider all applicants from other countries/regions for General Merit Scholarships. 

*To allow for maximum diversity and excellence in the entering class, the Admissions Committee considers all applicants who indicate an interest in Regional Scholarships for an award.  However, we do not necessarily provide a scholarship to each region each year as it depends on the depth and quality of the applicant pool.

Human Rights Scholarships:

Penn Law offers human rights scholarships for outstanding students with a substantial, demonstrated commitment to human rights.  Our application requires an additional essay for students interested in applying for a human rights scholarship.  We offer one or two of these scholarships each year, depending upon the depth of the applicant pool.

Fulbright Partnerships:

In addition, Penn Law has partnered to offer a $25,000 grant in partnership with Fulbright, which will also offer the successful candidate a travel stipend, sickness and accident insurance, J-visa sponsorship, access to global Fulbright programming, and in some cases, additional scholarship funding.  All applicants seeking a Fulbright-Penn Fulbright Scholarship must apply and be selected by both to Penn Law and to Fulbright.

Partner Country Fulbright Deadline More Information
Belgium December 1 Application Information and Details
France December 1 Application Information and Details 
Ireland October 30 Application Information and Details

Other Penn Law Scholarships:

Kübler Scholarship, In conjunction with Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Penn Law school offers the Friedrich Kübler Scholarship for students who have received, or will be receiving, their first state’s examination grade following their studies in law at Goethe.  This $40,000 - $50,000 scholarship is available to go toward the payment of tuition and, in part, other related expenses. There is not a separate application for this award, but successful recipients of this scholarship will have demonstrated in their application materials a high level of academic achievement and/or professional experience in law.  This award was founded in memory of Friedrich K. Kübler an internationally recognized expert on corporations, banking and mass media and a beloved faculty member for many years at both Goethe and Penn Law.

The Thouron Award, established in 1960, is a graduate exchange program between British universities and the University of Pennsylvania.  Conceived to reinforce the “special relationship” between the U.S. and the U.K., it sought to create an ever-growing number of leading citizens of these two countries who would have a thorough understanding of their trans-Atlantic counterparts. Today it is a leading international scholarship program and experience in friendship, with more than 700 alumni.  Students receive full support - tuition and generous stipends - to pursue the graduate degrees of their choice. They are also encouraged to travel and immerse themselves in the life of their host countries. With opportunity comes a new perspective and, perhaps, even more opportunity. Please note the Law School does not administer this program, however many Penn Law LLMs have benefited from this generous scholarship. Eligibility and Application Information

Post Graduate Scholarships:  

LLM Rule of Law and Human Rights Fellowship

This fellowship allows an LLM graduate to pursue a post-graduate fellowship with a government agency, non-governmental organization, multilateral agency, or academic or research institution promoting rule of law and human rights in the United States or globally.

The Law School will provide up to $6,000 to support a student working in the United States or abroad on any aspect of rule of law and human rights development and reform. Preference will be given to proposals that involve an internship or fellowship with a government agency, non-governmental organization or multilateral agency.