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Scholarships and Funding – LLM

Many international students find the cost of graduate legal education at The University of Tulsa College of Law to be significantly less than at other universities, public and private.  In addition, the cost of living in Tulsa is much less than elsewhere in the United States.

Available LLM Scholarships

Full-time applicants to the LLM in Native American and Indigenous Law are eligible to apply for the College of Law’s endowed Utsey Family Scholarship.  Please contact the Office of Admissions at

Admitted TU Law students in the LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law are eligible to apply for outside scholarships which are usually announced in January and due in March or April of each year:

Third Party Funding Opportunities

  • Education USA : Based in countries around the globe, this is an excellent place to start looking for funding options for an LLM.  It is a division of the US State Department, and almost every country in the world has an EducationUSA Center.  The staff of these offices provide US-bound foreign students with information about home-country funding opportunities, as well as living expense grants and other opportunities.
  • Employers: law firms, companies, government agencies, and universities
  • Government & private scholarships: offers two small scholarships to LLM students, Fulbright, Open Society Institute, Ford Foundation, Rotary International, Edward S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship, AMIDEAST, Inter-American Foundation, PEO, International Peace Scholarships, American Association of University Women Scholarships, Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship
  • Private lenders: Global Student Loan Corporation, International Student Loan Program, Sallie Mae. Please note: U Law does not endorse any particular loan organization.
  • Latin American students should explore the OAS Rowe Fund for interest free loan options.

Funding Resources

  • Institute for International Education (IIE) publishes “Funding for US Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals,” among other information on scholarships and fellowships available to non-US students.
  • offers a list of potential funding sources.
  • International Legal Exchange Program (ILEP) is an American Bar Association program for international students interested in internships at US law firms.


If you are unsure whether your US legal status will permit you to obtain financial aid or support, read more at