Tuition and Aid
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.
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
- eduPASS: Financial aid information for foreign students who plan to pursue higher education in the U.S.
- foreignborn.com: Information on financial aid, scholarships, grants and loans for foreign students seeking to study in the U.S.
- Institute of International Education: Offers foreign students a “toolkit” for seeking funding for graduate study in the U.S.
- internationalstudentloan.com: Loan information for foreign students to fund education in the U.S.
- International Student Organization in the USA: Comprehensive list of organizations offering scholarships and grants to foreign students.
- Fulbright Foreign Student Program: Brings foreign students to the United States for graduate study.
- Golden Key National Honor Society Member Scholarships: Scholarships of various types, including support of postgraduate study abroad.
- Postgrad Solutions Global LL.M. Study Bursary: Study bursaries available to students who have been accepted to an LL.M. program in the U.S. or abroad.
- American Association of University Women: International Fellowships available to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents for full-time study in the U.S.
- Philanthropic Educational Organization International: Scholarships for foreign women to study in Canada and the U.S.
- Australian Federation of University Women Scholarships: Funding for Australian women to pursue postgraduate study.
Bridgat Technology Limited: Merit-based scholarships available for Asian citizens pursing an advanced degree at an accredited Canadian or U.S. institution.
The Belgium American Educational Foundation: Grants available to Belgian citizens for one academic year of graduate study in the U.S.
- 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.
- Aide Financière Aux Études: Loans and bursaries for residents of Quebec for full-time study in or outside of Canada.
- Mackenzie King Scholarships for Canadians: Scholarships for Canadian university graduates to pursue graduate study at home or abroad.
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.
White & Case Annual Business Law Scholarship: Scholarship for economically disadvantaged law students in France to study abroad.
- ASLA-ALMA Joint Scholarship: Scholarships for Italian law graduates seeking to pursue an LL.M. in the United States.
- Italian Student Loan Fund (Fondo per Studenti Italiani): Financial assistance for Italian university graduates who seek to pursue a higher degree in the U.S.
Latin America and the Caribbean
- COLFUTURO: Scholarships and loans for Colombian citizens pursuing postgraduate study abroad.
- The Rowe Fund (Organization of American States): Interest-free loans to assist citizens from Latin America and Caribbean OAS member states to finance study in the U.S.
WilWeg: Lists a variety of scholarship and grant opportunities for Dutch students to pursue postgraduate study at home and abroad.
Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowships & Grants for Polish Citizens: Funding for Poles residing in Poland who seek to pursue postgraduate studies abroad.
- American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF): Funding for citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden to pursue study in the U.S.
- NORAM Scholarships: Funding for Norwegian citizens for graduate study in the U.S.
St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York: Funding for Scottish graduate students to pursue study in the U.S.
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.
Fundación Rafael del Pino: Scholarships for Spanish graduate students who plan to pursue graduate-level study in Spain or abroad.
WorldWideStudies Scholarship: Scholarship for Ukrainian citizens under the age of 35 to pursue a Master’s degree abroad.
British Universities North America Club: Scholarships for UK citizens seeking to undertake postgraduate study in Canada or the U.S.