Graduate Admissions

Hauser, Podell, and Vanderbilt Scholarships, and Dean's Graduate Awards

Admitted LLM students will be considered for the scholarships for which they indicated their intent to apply on the application form.

Hauser Global Scholars Program 
The Hauser Global Scholarship is the most prestigious honor awarded to exceptional LLM students. This merit-based scholarship provides full tuition and reasonable living expenses, such as rent, the cost of textbooks and other study materials. 

The Hauser Global Scholars reflect the breadth, diversity and achievement of NYU School of Law’s graduate student body. Scholars are chosen on the basis of their intellectual and leadership ability and their capacity to participate productively in a global community of scholars and practitioners. 

Hauser Global Scholar candidates must be graduates of a law school outside of the United States. 

In addition to completing the application for admission to the full-time LLM program (including a personal statement), candidates must electronically attach to their online application an essay of 500 to 750 words that briefly describes a current legal dilemma, controversy, or issue facing a country, a region, or the world, and suggests a strategy to address the problem.

Podell Global Graduate Legal Scholarship 
Application to the Podell Global Graduate Legal Scholarship is open to international LLM students who: demonstrate financial need and superior academic merit; and who are citizens of and reside in one of the countries listed as Low-Income or Lower-Middle-Income Economies by the World Bank.

This scholarship provides full tuition, reasonable living expenses (such as textbooks, rent, and other study supplies), and one round-trip economy airfare to and from New York.

While no financial documentation is required to apply, admitted students who are notified that they are finalists for the Podell Scholarship may be required to submit financial documentation for themselves and immediate family to demonstrate financial need.

Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarships 
The Committee on Graduate Admissions will award a limited number of merit-based, full-tuition Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarships. 

Covering the cost of tuition for the full-time master’s degree programs, the Vanderbilt Scholarship is awarded to a select group of extraordinarily talented LLM candidates who have demonstrated outstanding academic promise and/or achievement in their respective field(s) of interest. 

Dean’s Graduate Awards
The Committee offers merit-based awards in varying amounts to full-time master’s students who have demonstrated significant academic promise and/or achievement in their respective fields.