Scholarships (Becas) for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

 En Español: Becas para Estudiantes Internacionales

La Escuela de Leyes de la Universidad de Miami está comprometida a apoyar a los estudiantes internacionales a cubrir sus gastos educativos a través de préstamos, subsidios y becas. Además de becas con fondos del país de origen, los estudiantes internacionales tienen la oportunidad de ser considerados para las siguientes fuentes de financiación:

Becas de Mérito de la Decanatura:

Cada año la Escuela de Leyes de la Universidad de Miami otorga becas parciales a estudiantes que empiezan la Maestría (LL.M.) con excelente rendimiento académico y otras credenciales excepcionales para el estudio de posgrado de derecho. Las Becas de Mérito de la Decanatura están disponibles para estudiantes de la Maestría (LL.M.) y se otorgan por separado en el momento de admisión. No se requiere una solicitud por separado para la Beca de Mérito, todos los estudiantes admitidos a la Maestría son automáticamente considerados para la beca.

Becas de Media Matricula:

Hay multitud de oportunidades para recibir media beca a través de organizaciones y mediante convenios con Escuelas de Leyes en el extranjero. Éstos incluyen:

Vis Moot: una beca de media matrícula está disponible para un estudiante, entrenador o árbitro participante presente o anterior en: Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Competition en Viena, Austria o Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot (Este) Competencia en Hong Kong, SAR China.
UBA-Rosario Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje: una beca de media matrícula está disponible para un estudiante presente o pasado participante, entrenador o árbitro en el .UBA-Rosario Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje.
FDI Foreign Direct Investment Moot (Moot de Inversión Extranjera Directa): una beca de media matrícula está disponible para un estudiante, entrenador o árbitro presente o pasado en la competencia FDI Moot.
AIJA .: una beca de media matrícula está disponible para ser otorgada a un miembro para White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. programa.
e-Fellows :, una beca de media matrícula está disponible para un participante presente o anterior de E-fellows LL.M. Día en Berlín, Frankfurt o Munich, Alemania.
Moot Madrid, una beca de media matrícula está disponible para un participante presente o pasado de la competencia.

Becas Financiadas con Fondos Privados:

La Escuela de Leyes concede becas que son financiadas por nuestros graduados y otras personas que desean ayudar con apoyo financiero a estudiantes extranjeros de posgrado. Las becas se otorgan con base en mérito, necesidad y otros  factores. Algunas becas son designadas para un programa de Maestría (LL.M.) especifica como se indica a continuación:

Acuerdos de Becas con Instituciones Internacionales:

Miami Law está comprometida en atraer las mentes legales más sobresalientes del extranjero y fortalecer la cooperación bilateral en educación legal. En un esfuerzo por promover lazos más fuertes con las facultades de leyes e instituciones en el extranjero, hemos celebrado diversos acuerdos de cooperación. Los acuerdos ofrecen una beca de $15,000 USD para los programas de LL.M. que aceptan abogados extranjeros los cuales se descuentan del valor de la matrícula. Hasta cuatro graduados de derecho que se hayan destacado académicamente de cada facultad o cuatro miembros destacados de cada institución son elegibles. Miami Law se reserva el derecho de admitir o rechazar a un aplicante. Los beneficiarios son nominados por cada una de las facultades de
derecho e instituciones extranjeras. Miami Law evaluará y otorgará la beca a los beneficiarios considerando sus habilidades y logros.

Universidades e instituciones con acuerdos vigentes:

Los nominados deben solicitar la admisión al programa de LL.M. y cumplir con todos los procedimientos de solicitud establecidos y requisitos de admisión. Las solicitudes se consideran de forma continua con una fecha límite de prioridad Mayo 1 y son revisadas por el Comité de Admisiones tan pronto como se reciban todos los documentos requeridos.

Para obtener mayor información

Sobre Acuerdos de Becas con Instituciones Internacionales, comuníquese con Yasmina Assis, Associate Director International Graduate Law Programs and Lecturer in Law a su dirección electrónica yassis@law.miami.edu

Para otras becas, favor contactar a intl-llm@law.miami.edu o al Coordinador del programa de Maestría (LL.M.) de su interés.  



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 various 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 Scholarships

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:

  • International Arbitration Institute Scholarship - one or more partial tuition scholarships to study in the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. program.
  • Young ICCA Scholarship - one full-tuition scholarship to study in the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. program.
  • White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship - one full-tuition scholarship to study in the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. program.
  • Cobb Family Fellowship: The Scholarship provides a living stipend for a graduate of the University of Iceland to study at the University of Miami for one year. The Cobb Fellowship was created by Charles E. Cobb, Jr., former Ambassador to Iceland and member of the University's Board of Trustees.

Half Scholarships

There are also a multitude of opportunities to receive half-scholarships through one of our various organization partnerships. These include:

Vis Moot: one half-tuition scholarship is available for a present or past student participant, coach or arbitrator in the: Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in Vienna, Austria or the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (East) Competition in Hong Kong, SAR China.
UBA-Rosario Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje: one half-tuition scholarship is available for a present or past student participant, coach or arbitrator in the .UBA-Rosario Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moot Scholarship: one half-tuition scholarship is available for a present or past student participant, coach or arbitrator in the FDI Moot competition.
AIJA: one half-tuition scholarship is available to be awarded to a member.
e-Fellows:, one half-tuition scholarship is available for a present or past participant of the E-fellows LL.M. Day in Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich, Germany.
Moot Madrid: one half-tuition scholarship is available for a present or past participant of the competition.


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.


Scholarship Agreements with International Institutions

Miami Law is committed to attracting the brightest legal minds abroad and strengthening bilateral cooperation in legal education. In an effort to promote stronger ties with foreign law schools and associations we have entered into various cooperation agreements with institutions abroad. The agreements offer a $15,000 USD scholarship toward LL.M. tuition fees for all LL.M. programs that accept foreign-trained lawyers. Up to four outstanding law graduates from each school or four outstanding members of each organization are eligible. Miami Law reserves the right to admit or reject an applicant. Recipients are nominated by each of the foreign law schools or associations. Miami Law will evaluate and award applicants on the basis of their skills and achievements. Universities and Organizations with current agreements:

Nominees must apply for admission to the LL.M. Program and follow all established application procedures and meet standard admissions requirements. Applications are considered on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of May 1 and are reviewed by the Admissions Committee as soon as all required documents are received.

For information On These University Partnerships: Please contact  Yasmina Assis, Associate Director, International Graduate Law Programs & Lecturer in Law at: yassis@law.miami.edu


Other Sources of Funding

Alba Dushi and Eva BaldursdottirRead:  "Fulbright Scholars from Iceland and Kosovo Choose Miami Law to Pursue LL.M. Degrees"

Additional scholarships may be available through United States governmental or international organizations, such as the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program for U.S. veterans, the Fulbright Graduate Student Scholarship Program and Education USA for international students, the Organization of American States (OAS) Scholarship 

Program for nationals of OAS member states, the Margaret McNamara Education Grant, and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship Program. In addition, funding for international students may be available in their home countries, such as through the  Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (Germany), BECAS (Chile), the Yamaguchi Foundation (Japan), the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACAM) or World Wide Studies (Ukraine); similar programs exist in many other countries.
 


For More Information

For more information on Scholarship Agreements with International Institutions, contact Yasmina Assis, Associate Director International Graduate Law Programs and Lecturer in Law at yassis@law.miami.edu

For all other scholarships, please contact intl-llm@law.miami.edu or the Master's Program (LL.M.) of your interest.