Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

US citizens and permanent residents in the US can apply for federal financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This request must be submitted before March 1 of each year. It is not necessary to wait for confirmation of admission to the master's degree (LL.M) to apply for financial aid. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply for a loan of up to $ 25,500.00 USD per year in combination with the Ford Federal Direct Loan program, subsidized or unsubsidized. Other aid programs and private loan programs are also available for interested students. The total financial aid for one year may not exceed the established cost of attendance, which includes: tuition, fees, books and living expenses. International students who have a guarantor who is a US citizen may apply for an education loan through private financial entities. For more information about scholarships, you can contact the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarship Opportunities for the Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

The objective of these scholarships is to help professionals who demonstrate financial need, high academic merit and qualify for any of the following categories. Because funds are limited, scholarships will be awarded primarily to applicants that apply early. Candidates may apply for only one scholarship category.

Scholarship Policies:

The beneficiaries of the master's degree (LL.M.) scholarships in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law may assign the scholarship credits only towards the second consecutive program period. Under certain circumstances, students may request authorization to apply for a maximum of 3 credits during the first year of the program. All applications will be reviewed by the Human Rights and Humanitarian Law program on a rolling basis.

Please note that the scholarship application must be submitted together with the application documents for the master's degree in order to be taken into consideration. Candidates can apply only to one of the scholarship categories. These scholarships only apply to tuition costs, so they cannot be used to cover the cost of accommodation, food, transportation, among others. The funds are limited.

Tuition Remission Scholarship

Types of Tuition Remission Scholarship

Partial tuition scholarships are available for a limited number of candidates.

Application Deadline

The application must be submitted together with your application to the LL.M. Deadline.

Requirements

All applicants to the LL.M. can apply to be considered for this scholarship. Preference will be given to those applicants with a strong academic performance in law school, and/or prior legal work experience.

How to apply

Submit an essay along with your complete LL.M. program application addressing the following:

Describe how the LL.M. program can help you prepare for a global legal career, and how you will utilize your skills as a global lawyer to contribute to WCL. The essay should not exceed 500 words. Please indicate in the subject of the email: "Application to the LL.M. and Essay for the Partial Tuition Remission Scholarship".

Send application to: llm@wcl.american.edu and humanrightsllm@wcl.american.edu

The LL.M. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will offer two scholarships to two students who have completed the Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law of the Academy. This scholarship will cover 12 credits for the selected candidates. The applicants must meet the eligibility requirements. This scholarship is granted only to two beneficiaries.

 

Application Deadline

The application must be submitted together with your application to the LL.M. 

 

Requirements

Participants of the Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law.

 

How to apply

Send an essay and a complete application for the LL.M. The essay should address the following topic: briefly describe a specific human rights problem of international, regional or national scope and offer a solution to that problem. The essay should not exceed 750 words. Please indicate in the subject of the email: "Application to the LL.M. and Essay for the Summer Program Scholarship.”

 

Send application to: llm@wcl.american.edu and humanrightsllm@wcl.american.edu

The LL.M. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will offer two scholarships to a former participants (Judge, Team Member, Observer, Trainer or Court Official) of the Inter-American Human Rights Contest. This scholarship will cover 12 credits awarded to the selected candidates. The students must meet the eligibility requirements. This scholarship is granted only to two beneficiaries.

 

Application Deadline

The application must be submitted together with your application to the LL.M. program. 

 

Requirements

Participant (Judge, Team Member, Observer, Trainer or Court Official) of the Inter-American Human Rights Contest.

 

How to apply

Send an essay along with the complete application for the LL.M. program that addresses the following topic: your experience in the contest and explain why you want to take the LL.M. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The essay should not exceed 750 words. Please indicate in the subject of the email: “Application to the LL.M. and Essay for the Inter-American Moot Court Scholarship”

 

Send application to: llm@wcl.american.edu and humanrightsllm@wcl.american.edu

The LL.M. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will offer two scholarships that cover 12 credits for two members of civil society who meet the requirements of scholarship eligibility. Participants must be actively involved in an organization within civil society. This scholarship will be granted only to two beneficiaries.

 

Application Deadline

The application must be submitted together with your application to LL.M.

Requirements

Active member of a Civil Society organization

 

How to apply

Send an essay along with the complete application for the LL.M. program, which addresses the following topic: describe the work in which you are currently participating and explain why you want to take the LL.M. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The essay should not exceed 750 words. The organization must send a letter of recommendation certifying the participation of the applicant within that organization. Please indicate in the subject of the email: "Application to the LL.M. and Essay for the Civil Society Scholarship."

Send application to: llm@wcl.american.edu and humanrightsllm@wcl.american.edu

The LL.M. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will offers 10 scholarships covering 50% of the student´s tuition. These scholarships are open to new applicants who are from OAS member states, except the United States, and are not current OAS-AUWCL scholarship recipients.

 

Application Deadline

Early August. Exact date TBC

Requirements

You must be a citizen and/or permanent legal resident of any OAS Member State, except the United States. Applicants from Argentina must fill out a required form through the following link: http://www.oas.org/en/scholarships/PAEC/2018/NOTA-SOLICITUD-DGCIN-2017.doc and send it to the National Liaison Office (ONE) in Argentina. You must be admitted to the Program first in order to apply.

 

How to apply

Submit a complete scholarship application with all the required supporting documents. The following link will provide you with further details on the application process. After receiving the admission letter from AUWCL, please email a copy of the admission letter and request access to the OAS online scholarship application form via email at scholarships@oas.org. Please Note: To apply to this scholarship you must be admitted into the LL.M. first.