Funding and Entrance Fellowships
Support for incoming graduate students comes in various forms: Faculty Fellowships, awards established by alumni, Graduate Excellence Fellowships, major competitive fellowships, awards to reduce international fees (differential fee waivers), and research assistantships with professors and research centres. While funding is guaranteed to incoming DCL students, there are limited funding opportunities for LLM students.
As of Fall 2020, all students will receive funding equivalent to their tuition plus $17,500 CAD for three years. Students are responsible for paying all other student fees (student society fees, student services charges, copyright fee, dental insurance, health insurance, etc.).
Funding for LLM students is limited and will not be sufficient to cover tuition, fees, and living expenses. Funding decisions are only made after admission; requests for funding are not considered in making admission decisions.
Any student who wishes to be considered for funding must indicate so on their application. Once funding decisions are made in the spring, no further funding will be available to students. Fellowship recipients are selected by the Graduate Studies Admissions Committee, Fellowships Selection Committees, and the Associate Dean on the basis of academic excellence. As funding is very limited, you should plan your affairs on the basis that you will not receive funding.
All graduate students are encouraged and expected to apply for all external scholarships and fellowships for which they are eligible. For a list of graduate student funding opportunities, consult McGill University's Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.
- Candidates must be registered in the LLM or DCL program in the Faculty of Law of McGill University in the academic year.
- Only candidates with an outstanding academic record will be considered.
- There is no restriction based on citizenship or age.
- Academic excellence.
- Originality of the proposed research in the field of human rights and legal pluralism.
- Availability of supervision in the Faculty of Law.
- Diversity of candidates and topics.
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