Scholarships for LLM Students

Cincinnati Law offers honor scholarships to highly qualified LLM candidates and partner scholarships to students admitted from specific universities and to Fulbright scholars.

There is no separate application process for scholarships. Please simply check the box on your application at to be considered for a scholarship. You can visit our Tuition & Cost of Attendance page for more details on Financial Aid.


LLM Students now have the opportunity to participate in one of the most sough-after opportunities at UC—the Ohio Innocence Project. Since 2003, OIP fellows have worked to achieve the release of inmates who were innocent of their alleged crimes.

Supervised by seasoned clinical professors, OIP fellows do the work of real lawyers—from interviewing witnesses and drafting motions to collecting evidence and seeking DNA testing on behalf of their clients.

Many cite their time spent in OIP as the most meaningful and memorable experience they had in law school.


Founded in 1979, the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights is the first endowed institute devoted to international human rights law at a U.S. law school.

UMI Students:

  • Work on the Human Rights Quarterly, the leading academic journal in the human rights field
  • Network with local lawyers, judges, and business leaders as well as distinguished legal professionals from around the world

Fellowships are available to students studying in the areas of criminal law and international human rights. These fellowships are awarded in late spring and do not increase previously awarded scholarships.

Additional Scholarship Options

Loan Options

  • International Student Loan Center 
    • Offers access to a range of international student loans, foreign-enrolled loans and study abroad loans to international students and Canadian students in the USA and for US students studying abroad around the world 
  • Global Student Loan Corporation  
    • Comprehensive education loan for international and distance learning students that does not require a co-signer in the host country 
  • Sallie Mae  
    • Student loans for foreign nationals studying in the United States 
    • Loan options include: 
      • Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan
      • Sallie Mae Bar Study Loan 
  • eduPASS 
    • General information on financing for higher education for international students
    • Has various links to various loan options for international students
  • Prodigy Finance

General Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships

  • American Association of University Women 
    • Offers the International Fellowship 
      • Awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents 
      • Support graduate or postgraduate studies at accredited institutions 
      • Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls 
  • Foreign Fulbright Student Program 
    • Administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies
    • Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country, so must visit their site to determinations of eligibility
    • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State
  • International Federation of University Women 
    • Grants are offered for any postgraduate program 
    • Grants are open to women graduates who are members of IFUW’s national federations and associations
  • The World Bank Scholarship
    • Provides scholarships for graduate and postgraduate studies leading to master’s and doctoral degrees in development-related fields for mid-career professionals
  • Golden Key 
    • Has recognized more than 10 million undergraduate and graduate students for their intellectual achievements 
    • Has awarded $8 million in scholarships and awards to members in all fields of study
    • Scholarships and awards are given to members, membership prerequisites: 
      • Studying for a master’s degree at an accredited institution 
      • A graduate student o G.P.A. is 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Learn more about UC Law's LLM Program

The University of Cincinnati’s Master of Laws in U.S. Law program provides real-world experience, a highly regarded education, and the opportunity to graduate in nine months. Interested in learning more? Request information today! Read to take the next step? Start your application now!