The University of Miami School of Law is dedicated to helping international students meet their educational expenses through loans, grants and scholarships. In addition to scholarships from home country sources, international students have the opportunity to be considered for the following sources of funding:

Dean’s Merit Scholarships: The University of Miami School of Law awards partial scholarships each year to entering LL.M. students with excellent academic records and other outstanding qualifications for the post-graduate study of law. Dean’s Scholarships are available to LL.M. students and are awarded separately at the time of admission to an LL.M. program. No separate application is required for the Dean’s Scholarships; all admitted students are automatically considered for them.

Privately Funded Awards: The law school also has the ability to offer awards that are privately funded by our alumni and others to help with financial support for foreign graduate students. Awards are based on merit, need, and other factors.  Some awards are designated for specific LL.M. programs as indicated below:

Half Scholarships: There are also a multitude of opportunities to receive half-scholarships through one of our various organization and foreign law school partnerships.

Research Assistant Program: LL.M. students can be selected to serve as Research Assistants to international faculty during the academic year. This position requires a commitment of 10 hours per week. To be considered for a Research Assistant position at the School of Law, please complete a Research Assistant Request Form and submit it with an application to the International Graduate Law Program office. Miami Law encourages students to apply early if they wish to be considered for a research assistant position.

Application Deadline

Applications for admissions and scholarships will be considered on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of February 15. However, we encourage interested students to apply even after our priority deadline of February 15. We will accept applications for admission up until the beginning of the program in early August, and scholarships may still be available at a later time.

For Information

Please contact Miami Law’s LLM Operations Manager, Lorrie Capps at or the program coordinator for your specific LL.M. program of interest.