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Tuition and Scholarships

2021-22 Academic Year
Estimated expenses for Academic Year 2020-2021 are provided below. Tuition will not be finalized for Academic Year 2021-2022 until July 2021 after Board of Trustees approval. Students should expect an increase in tuition each year.
Direct Expenses:  
  Tuition    $51,143
  Fees      $1,084
Other Estimated Expenses:  
  Health Insurance *      $3,336
  Books & Supplies **      $2,000
  Housing      $8,000
  Food      $5,200
  Utilities      $2,600
  Other Miscellaneous Expenses ***      $3,568
  Transportation      $2,400
Total Estimated Costs    $79,331

* 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.  

Scholarship Opportunities

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.

Here's a list of our current scholarship opportunities:


The Fulbright Belgium-Luxembourg LL.M. Award at Penn State Law

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 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

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Penn State Law will award one $15,000 tuition scholarship to an admitted student from Chile for either Spring 2014 or Fall 2015 semester. No special application is required.

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Penn State University is one of only a few Law Schools approved for the Becas Chile scholarship. The scholarship program includes funding for tuition, fees, and many expenses.

Ecuador — Universidades de Excelencia Program 



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Penn State University is one of only a few Law Schools approved through the Universidades de Excelencia program. The scholarship program includes funding for tuition, fees, and many expenses. Please contact us if you have any questions about applying to Penn State Law at



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)

Italian Student Loan Fund logoThe Italian Student Loan Fund (Fondo per Studenti Italiani) grants financial assistance to Italian graduate students seeking to apply to LL.M. programs.



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Through the Taiwan Ministry of Education several Taiwanese cities fund interest-free student loans for study abroad starting in 2013. The funds can be used for study at Penn State Law. The purpose of the interest-free loan program is to encourage Taiwanese students from 20 to 40 years old to pursue advanced and professional studies overseas. More information can be found here.

The city of Changhua has announced its own program, which will distribute approximately $150 million USD to local students in the next 12 years, with no payback for 3 years plus an extended payment period of up to 16 years. More information can be found here.


COLFUTURO Scholarship Program oriented to students from Columbia