LL.M. Programs

American University Washington College of Law is where the world meets to study law. Our dynamic LL.M. programs are at the center of policy, business, and all things international. Students, faculty, and alumni tackle pertinent legal issues in D.C. and around the world.

Financial Aid for International Students & Permanent Residents

Financial Aid for International Students & Permanent Residents

Because education in the United States is expensive, international students are encouraged to seek funding from sources in their home countries. For assistance in locating sponsoring organizations, contact the U.S. embassy, consulate, or information agency in your country. EducationUSA also provides an extensive listing of scholarships and grants directed towards international students. In the past, international students have funded their LLM studies through the following funding sources and programs.



Central America

North America

South America

Middle East


General Scholarships for International Students

Additional Funding Resources for International Students

NOTE: This list of additional resources is for reference purposes only. American University does not officially endorse any of these sources, nor can we vouch for the accuracy or quality of information. Beware of scams when researching outside funding sources.

Students applying for F-1 or J-1 visas must show sufficient funds for educational and personal expenses for each year they plan to study in the U.S. before the university will issue the necessary immigration forms. F-1 or J- 1 visas holders are not eligible for employment outside of the university. For complete information on regulations and exceptions, visit AU's Office of International Student & Scholar Services website.

Important Additional Costs

Students must be able to meet the following costs as they apply to their particular situation.

  1. Travel expenses between home country and United States during vacation periods
  2. Large purchases (such as computers, furniture, etc.)
  3. Medical expenses not covered by the University health insurance (eye care, dental care, medical problems developed before arriving at the university)