Graduate Admissions

Hauser and Vanderbilt Scholarships, and Dean's Graduate Awards

NYU Law offers a number of highly competitive scholarships in various amounts to full-time LLM students. Often times, admitted students who are selected to receive a scholarship from NYU combine it with other forms of financial aid—scholarships from external agencies, loans, etc.—to meet the costs associated with graduate legal studies.

Applicants must indicate on the admissions application whether they wish to be considered for NYU scholarships, if admitted. Unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description below, additional materials are not required. The priority scholarship deadline for applicants with domestic education credentials is February 1, 2021. (There is no priority deadline for spring entry or applicants with foreign education credentials.)

Admitted students selected to receive a scholarship from NYU will be notified by e-mail along with further instructions on how to accept the award. All scholarship decisions are final and non-negotiable.

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.

Candidates must apply for entry in Fall 2021 in order to be considered for this scholarship. 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.

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.