Tuition and Aid

Tuition

Tuition for the LL.M. program is an annual fee of $55,233.50

Other official fees to attend UCI include premiums for the Student Health Insurance Plan, which are approximately $4,300 per year. (The health insurance premiums may be waived for qualified students; click here for more information about health insurance fees and waivers.) Additionally, the university estimates that a student can expect to incur living expenses of approximately $20,000 for the year. Note that costs and fees vary according to individual circumstances and are subject to change.

Financial Aid

Students are primarily responsible for funding their own LL.M. degrees. Financial aid funds offered by the Law School are extremely limited. Partial scholarships based on merit may be offered to a few very outstanding LL.M. applicants each year.  Limited partial scholarships may also be available to qualified LL.M. applicants from less developed countries. There is no process for applying for these scholarships. If you are offered a scholarship, this information will be included in your admission offer.

Applicants are encouraged to research and apply for outside scholarships to help defray the cost of attending the LL.M. program. Below is information we have gathered about possible funding sources. This list is not exhaustive, and we strongly encourage applicants to conduct their own research and explore funding in their home countries.

Please note that the outside funding organizations listed below are neither affiliated with nor endorsed by UCI School of Law.

Information on Financial Aid for Foreign Students

General

Women

Asia

Bridgat Technology Limited:  Merit-based scholarships available for Asian citizens pursing an advanced degree at an accredited Canadian or U.S. institution.

Belgium

The Belgium American Educational Foundation:  Grants available to Belgian citizens for one academic year of graduate study in the U.S.

Brazil

  • Fundação Estudar:  Scholarships for Brazilian students or nationals to pursue graduate or undergraduate study in Brazil or abroad.
  • Instituto Ling:  Need-based partial scholarships for Brazilians who have been accepted in an LL.M. program in the United States or Europe.

Canada

Finland

Finlandia Foundation National P.J.C. Lindfors Legal Studies Fund:  Awards for citizens of Finland who have applied to, been accepted to or are enrolled in an ABA-approved U.S. law school.

France

White & Case Annual Business Law Scholarship:  Scholarship for economically disadvantaged law students in France to study abroad.

Italy

Latin America and the Caribbean

Netherlands

WilWeg:  Lists a variety of scholarship and grant opportunities for Dutch students to pursue postgraduate study at home and abroad.

Poland

Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowships & Grants for Polish Citizens:  Funding for Poles residing in Poland who seek to pursue postgraduate studies abroad.

Scandinavia

Scotland

St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York:  Funding for Scottish graduate students to pursue study in the U.S.

Singapore

Kathryn Aguirre Worth Memorial Scholarship:  Scholarship open to National University of Singapore LL.B. graduates who plan to pursue an LL.M. degree in the United States.

Spain

Fundación Rafael del Pino:  Scholarships for Spanish graduate students who plan to pursue graduate-level study in Spain or abroad.

Ukraine

WorldWideStudies Scholarship:  Scholarship for Ukrainian citizens under the age of 35 to pursue a Master’s degree abroad.

United Kingdom

British Universities North America Club: Scholarships for UK citizens seeking to undertake postgraduate study in Canada or the U.S.