Tuition and Scholarships
|2019-20 Academic Year|
|Estimated expenses for Academic Year 2019-2020 are provided below. Tuition will not be finalized for Academic Year 2020-2021 until July 2020 after Board of Trustees approval. Students should expect an increase to tuition each year.|
|Health Insurance *||$3,400|
|Other Estimated Expenses:|
|Books & Supplies **||$1,932|
|Other Miscellaneous Expenses ***||$3,648|
|Total Estimated Costs||$77,436|
* The health insurance expense amount covers the cost for the student only. Dependents would be an additional cost. ** Expected books and supplies expenses are calculated at $192 per 3 credit hours. *** The miscellaneous expenses amount includes allowances for clothing, laundry, medical expenses, recreation, and personal care.
We award merit-based scholarships to outstanding LL.M. applicants. Typical awards range from $5,000 to $30,000. All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships and no separate form is required. No special application is required, but applicants may be required to provide financial information to determine the award. Scholarship awards are based on several criteria, including: 1) academic performance, 2) professional experience, 3) financial need, and 4) other professional and personal experience (e.g., volunteer activities and initiatives demonstrating exceptional leadership skills).
Non-U.S. residents usually do not qualify for U.S. government-sponsored student financial aid. However, many privately funded scholarship sources are available to international students. Students are strongly encouraged to begin the scholarship search as soon as possible in order to meet application deadlines. Our LL.M. Admissions Office maintains a listing of private scholarship information, which is available upon request.
Here's a list of our current scholarship opportunities:
The Fulbright Belgium-Luxembourg LL.M. Award at Penn State Law
Penn State Law's Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program has partnered with Fulbright Belgium-Luxembourg to offer a $20,000 grant for eligible students to pursue an LL.M. degree at Penn State Law. Eligible students must be a citizen of Belgium or Luxembourg, and must hold a first degree in law from a foreign (non-U.S.) jurisdiction. Fulbright will also offer the successful candidate a travel stipend, sickness and accident insurance, J-visa sponsorship adn access to global Fulbright programming in Belgium and the United States.
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst German Exchange Service
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Penn State Law collaborate on an LL.M. tuition scholarship for lawyers who have successfully passed their first state law exam in Germany. A student who has been admitted to Penn State Law LL.M. program and subsequently been awarded by a DAAD scholarship will receive a scholarship jointly from both insitutions. Selection for the DAAD scholarship lies within the purview of the DAAD and is independent from the LL.M. admission process at Penn State Law.
Becas Chile Scholarship & Penn State Law Chile Scholarship
Ecuador — Universidades de Excelencia Program
Penn State Law also partners with Postgrad Solutions which offers LL.M. need-based scholarships. You can find more information here. Postgrad Solutions is offering two Global LL.M. Study Bursaries and two U.S. LL.M. Study Bursaries. They are open to international students and aim to help students fund their chosen master of laws program.
Italian Student Loan Fund (Fondo per Studenti Italiani)
The Italian Student Loan Fund (Fondo per Studenti Italiani) grants financial assistance to Italian graduate students seeking to apply to LL.M. programs.
COLFUTURO Scholarship Program oriented to students from Columbia