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Financial Aid for LL.M. Students

Financial Aid for LL.M. Students

Vanderbilt Law School awards merit-based scholarships to LL.M. students each year. Recipients are identified during the selection process and notified after admission to the program. All admitted candidates are considered for scholarship awards. There is no application form required in order to be considered for a scholarship award.

Applicants are encouraged to investigate other sources of support, such as government or employer grants and loans, early in the application process. Non-U.S. citizens may be able to apply for a student loan, but it must be co-signed by a U.S. citizen.  

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Fulbright Belgium and France Partnership Scholarships

Vanderbilt Law has partnered with Fulbright Belgium and Fulbright France to offer $30,000 scholarships for eligible students pursuing the LL.M. degree at Vanderbilt Law School. To be eligible, a student must hold a first degree in law from a university outside the United States and Canada and gain admission to the Vanderbilt LL.M. program. For the Belgian program, an eligible student must be a citizen of Belgium or another E.U. country. For France, an eligible student must be a citizen of France. For both programs, Fulbright will also offer a successful candidate a travel stipend, sickness and accident insurance, J-visa sponsorship, and access to global Fulbright programming.

Students interested in the Fulbright Belgium scholarship link here and here for more information and application instructions.

To learn more about the Fulbright France scholarship link here and link here for application instructions.

Vanderbilt Law School - CEIPI Université de Strasbourg LL.M. Scholarship Award

In conjunction with the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies /Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg, France, Vanderbilt Law School offers this $30,000 scholarship for a student who has received, or will receive, a degree in law from CEIPI. There is no separate application for this scholarship; admitted applicants from CEIPI will be considered on the basis of their applications for admission to the LL.M. program. Recipients will have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement and/or professional experience in law. A research position working under the supervision of Professor Daniel Gervais, Director, Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program; Faculty Director, LL.M. Program, will be offered to a scholarship recipient demonstrating a high level of academic achievement and/or professional experience in the intellectual property area.

Vanderbilt Law School – Ghent University LL.M. Scholarship Award

In conjunction with Ghent University in Belgium, Vanderbilt Law School offers this $30,000 scholarship for students who have received, or will receive, a degree in law from Ghent University. There is no separate application for this scholarship; admitted applicants from Ghent University will be considered on the basis of their applications for admission to the LL.M. program. Recipients will have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement and/or professional experience in law.

Vanderbilt Law School – Jindal Global Law School LL.M. Scholarship Award

In conjunction with Jindal Global Law School in Sonipat, India, Vanderbilt Law School offers this $30,000 scholarship for students who have received, or will receive, a degree in law from  University. There is no separate application for this scholarship; all admitted applicants from  will be considered on the basis of their applications for admission to the LL.M. program. Candidates must apply to Vanderbilt through the regular LL.M. program application process outlined here. Recipients will have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement and/or professional experience in law.

Vanderbilt Law School – National Law School of India Bangalore LL.M. Scholarship Award

In conjunction with  National Law School of India University in Bangalore, Vanderbilt Law School offers this $30,000 scholarship for students who have received, or will receive, a degree in law from National Law School of India, Bangalore. There is no separate application for this scholarship; all admitted applicants from NLSIU will be considered on the basis of their applications for admission to the LL.M. program. Candidates must apply to Vanderbilt through the regular LL.M. program application process outlined here. Recipients will have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement and/or professional experience in law.

Vanderbilt Law School –  Universität Mannheim  LL.M. Scholarship Award

In conjunction with the University of Mannheim in Germany, Vanderbilt Law School offers this $30,000 scholarship for a student who has received, or will receive, a degree in law from the University of Mannheim. The scholarship recipient will have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement and/or professional experience in law. A research position working under the supervision of Professor Randall Thomas, Director of Vanderbilt’s Law & Business program, will be offered to a scholarship recipient demonstrating a high level of academic achievement and/or professional experience in the corporate law area. 

Candidates for the scholarship should contact Professor Dr. Thomas Fetzer at the University of Mannheim regarding application and selection process and must also apply to Vanderbilt through the regular LL.M. program application process outlined here.

Candidates not selected for these awards will be automatically considered for other Vanderbilt scholarships.

Questions? For more information call the Vanderbilt Law School Admissions Office at (+001) 615-322-6452  or send us an email at: llm.program@law.vanderbilt.edu.

All correspondence should be submitted to: Vanderbilt University Law School Admissions Office 131 21st Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203 USA