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Funding the LL.M. Program: Student Loans & Partnership Opportunities

Student & Private Loans

For the purposes of obtaining a student visa, international students interested in attending the LLM program at Syracuse University College of Law are expected to have sufficient funding to finance the entire course of study. Candidates who are either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S. are eligible to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), in order to determine eligibility for Federal Direct Student Loans.

Candidates may investigate private funding opportunities through outside scholarships or your home country. Additionally, you can search for private educational loans for international students who are matriculated into degree granting programs in the United States. Private student loans typically have variable interest rates, do not require payments while students are in school, and can cover the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses for students who are enrolled in an LLM program. It is likely that most private student loans require the international student to have a credit worthy co-signer who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States. We suggest that you search the internet for private loan options if you plan on financing an LLM program by borrowing. Review the terms of the loans carefully before you apply for any private educational loan. Syracuse University is not affiliated with any private loan nor do we endorse any particular private loan.

Partnership Opportunities

Open Society Foundation Fellowship

The College of Law is a host institution for the Open Society Foundation’s Disability Rights Scholarship Program (DRSP) and the Civil Society Leadership Award (CSLA).  For information regarding eligibility specifications and application procedures, please visit the Open Society Foundation’s website.

Fulbright Fellowship Program

The College of Law will work with The Fulbright Commission, Fulbright field offices, and Fulbright scholars around the world to host Fulbright Fellows. For information about a Fulbright office near you, please visit the Fulbright Commission’s website.

Outside Opportunities


TOEFL Scholarship

Iranian-American Bar Association Scholarship

American Association of University Women – International Fellowships

Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program

Australian Federation of Women Scholarships & Fellowships

DAAD Scholarships & Grants for German Students

Edmund S. Muskie Fellowships for Graduate Study

Golden Key Scholarships & Awards

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

International Federation of University Women Fellowships

Kosciuszcko Foundation Fellowships

W.L. Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship

Organization of American States (OAS) Scholarships

Organization of Istanbul Armenians Scholarship

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund for Women

Rotary Foundation Global Grants

For More Information:

Andrew S. Horsfall, Esq '05 L'10
Associate Director of Admissions
Assistant Director of the LL.M. Program

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