LL.M. Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition for the 2021–2022 Academic Year

LL.M. in Transnational Legal Practice or U.S. Legal Studies 

$2,728 per credit (before scholarship)
$65,472 for 24 credits* 

LL.M. in Bankruptcy

$2,183 per credit (before scholarship)
$52,392 for 24 credits* 

*This degree requires completion of 24-credits at minimum; many students choose to complete between 24-30 credits. 

All applicants are considered for partial, merit-based scholarships. 

All applicants are considered for partial, merit-based scholarships.

No separate application is needed. Scholarship criteria include academic performance, experience in practice (where applicable), and published and unpublished written work. Emphasis will be placed on the applicant having achieved an outstanding academic record in law school, on the applicant's employment history, and the unique experiences the student will contribute to the law school community.  If admitted, applicants will be notified of their scholarship award, if any, at the time of admission. 

Applicants from international partners with whom St. John’s has a formal partnership agreement will be eligible for scholarships according to the agreement between the two institutions.

An LL.M. degree is significant financial investment. Prospective students should consider both the costs and the possible benefits. While St. John’s considers all applicants for partial, merit-based scholarships, applicants should expect to take responsibility for financing their degree.  

    • Payment plans: The university Office of Student Financial Services offers payment plans, which allow students to pay tuition in several installments throughout a semester. 
    • Federal financial aid and loans: U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for federal financial aid. The Office of Student Financial Services works with students on these matters. 
    • Working on campus: Opportunities to work on campus are limited. Students should not expect to be able to support themselves financially by working on campus. Additionally, nearly all on campus employment opportunities are limited to students who are a U.S. citizens or permanent resident.
    • External funding: Students should explore all financing options available, including grants or scholarships offered by organizations in the student’s home country or country of residence, or organizations related to their area of interest.
      • Lists of scholarship opportunities, not affiliated with St. John's, can be found here and here.
      • Admitted students can apply for a 500 GBP bursary through Postgraduate Solutions - apply by September 30, 2021.

    The following are provided for estimation purposes only. Tuition is charged on a per-credit basis and therefore may vary by semester, depending on the  number of credits in which a student enrolls.

    Estimated Expenses for F-1 & J-1 International Students

    U.S. Legal Studies & Transnational Legal Practice (Full-Time)

    2020-2021 School Year

    The International Student & Scholar Services Office (ISSSO) sets these amounts in compliance with applicable federal immigration rules and regulations. International students must enroll on a full-time basis. Admitted students should pay close attention to communications from ISSSO and contact ISSSO with questions.

    Tuition, Fees & Insurance

    *Before scholarship, minimum 24 credits

    $66,024*

    Living Expenses

    $20,795

    Total to Show for Student Visa Purposes for First Year

    $86,819*

    *If scholarship is awarded, the estimated tuition amount will be reduced by the amount of the scholarship. All applicants are considered for partial, merit-based scholarships. Single semester exchange students will need to demonstrate financial means for approximately half the listed amount.

     

    Estimated Expenses for Domestic Students

    U.S. Legal Studies & Transnational Legal Practice LL.M.

    2020-2021 School Year

    Tuition

    *Before scholarship

    Full-Time, 12 credits per semester: $63,264* 

    Part-Time, 9 credits per semester: $47,448*

    Fees

    $200/semester

    Insurance

    Required if student is not covered otherwise

    $1,180/semester

    Living Expenses

    See this chart for reference

    Varies: $9,900- $29,400

    *If scholarship is awarded, the tuition amount will be reduced by the amount of the scholarship. All applicants are considered for partial, merit-based scholarships.

     

    Estimated Annual Expenses for Domestic Students

    Bankruptcy LL.M.

    2020-2021 School Year

    Tuition

    *Before scholarship

    Full-Time, 12 credits per semester: $51,616*

    Part-Time, 6 credits per semester: $24,308*

    Fees

    $200/semester

    Insurance

    Required if student is not covered otherwise

    $1,180/semester

    Living Expenses

    See this chart for reference

    Varies: $9,900- $29,400

    *If scholarship is awarded, the tuition amount will be reduced by the amount of the scholarship. All applicants are considered for partial, merit-based scholarships.