Estimated LLM Student Costs (2023-2024)



Tuition and Fees


Other Expenses (detailed below)


Rent, Utilities, and Food


Books and Supplies




(Please see the note about health insurance below.)

Personal Expenses

(clothing, laundry, recreation, entertainment, phone, etc.)


Local Transportation


Loan Origination Fees



Health Insurance

Please note that the University of Michigan requires students with F-1 or J-1 status to have health insurance coverage for themselves and any dependents while they are at the University.

Scholarships and Funding

LLM students at the University of Michigan Law School have several financial aid opportunities at their disposal to help defray the cost of attendance.

Please note that applying for financial aid from Michigan Law does not affect a candidate’s admissions decision. Once admissions decisions have been made, all admitted students who requested financial aid will be automatically considered for all available scholarships.

  • International and Comparative Law Scholarships

    Each year, Michigan Law is proud to award several scholarships, formerly called Michigan Grotius Fellowships, of varying amounts. The scholarships recognize superior academic and professional achievements in all areas of law and recognize the promise of distinguished legal careers after graduation.

    All admitted students who request consideration for financial aid in their LLM admissions applications are automatically considered for this award.

  • Additional Named Fellowships

    Thanks to generous donors across the globe, Michigan Law typically has additional scholarships to award to exemplary students. Financial need, academic excellence, seriousness and depth of purpose, and professional promise are some of the important factors considered. 

    All admitted students who request consideration for financial aid in their LLM admissions applications are automatically considered for these awards.

  • Weiser Emerging Democracy Fellowships

    The University of Michigan’s Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies provides scholarships for admitted students interested in the legal aspects of emerging democracy, past or present.

    Admitted students who request consideration for financial aid in their  LLM admissions applications and demonstrate a genuine interest in this area are automatically nominated by the Law School for this award.

    If you are an admitted student who would like to be considered for the Weiser Emerging Democracy Fellowships, you are welcome to email us to indicate your interest.

    Read about Weiser Emerging Democracy Fellowships

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  • External Funding

    Due to the many outstanding applications we receive, the demand for financial aid always exceeds Michigan Law’s fellowship budget. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to seek public and private funding outside the University of Michigan.

    Deadlines for external fellowships and scholarships are normally much earlier than the Law School’s deadlines. We recommend applying for external support at least one year prior to your anticipated enrollment in the LLM program.

  • Employment

    Employment, especially during the first semester, is highly discouraged. However, sometimes Michigan Law LLM students do obtain part-time employment on campus, usually as research assistants for Michigan Law faculty. Research assistant positions are solicited by individual professors and are normally not advertised until September or later.