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.

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.

The deadline to apply for the master's degree is December 1 of each year. To apply for the scholarship, all scholarship applications must be received with documentation of admission to the master’s degree program by November 1 of each year.

Tuition Remission Scholarship

Tuition Remission Scholarship Information

Partial tuition scholarships are available for a limited number of candidates. All applications will be reviewed.

 

Application Deadline

The application must be submitted together with your application to LL.M. Deadline by November 1 of each year.

 

Requirements

The enrollment admission awards are based on high academic merit and those applicants that demonstrate financial need.

This scholarship will be disbursed throughout the master's degree program.

 

How to apply

Download the tuition remission application.

 

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

The LL.M. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will offer a scholarship to a student who has completed the Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law of the Academy. This scholarship will cover up to 12 credits for the selected candidate. The applicant must meet the eligibility requirements. This scholarship is granted only to a beneficiary.

 

Application Deadline

The application must be submitted together with your application to the LL.M. The deadline for submission is November 1 of each year.

 

Requirements

Participant 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 Grant.”

 

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

 

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

 

Application Deadline

The application must be submitted together with your application to the LL.M. program. The deadline is November 1 of each year

 

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: “Request to the LL.M. and Essay for the Contest Grant.”

 

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

The LL.M. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will offer a scholarship that covers up to 12 credits for a member of civil society who meets the requirements of scholarship eligibility. Participants must be actively involved in an organization within civil society. This scholarship will be granted only to a beneficiary.

 

Application Deadline

The application must be submitted together with your application to LL.M. Deadline is November 1 of each year.

 

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: "Request to the LL.M. and Essay for the Civil Society Grant."

 

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

 

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