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Scholarship for International Leaders

Delaware Law offers the Scholarship for International Leaders to high-achieving, international students who wish to pursue a Masters of Law (LLM), Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), or Master of Jurisprudence (MJ). The scholarship is based on academic excellence and financial need. Selected scholars must be dedicated to contributing positive international relationships in business, compliance, or other legal practices.


Applying to MJ Applying to LLM Applying to SJD
Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree program at a non-U.S. institution (U.S. bachelor’s level equivalent). The degree does not need to be a first degree in law.

GPA:  equivalent to 3.0

TOELF/IELTS:  83/6.5
Applicant must have completed a first degree in law from a non-US law school that fulfills the academic requirements for the practice of law in that country.

GPA: equivalent to 3.0

TOELF/IELTS:  83/6.5
Applicant must have completed a U.S. ABA-approved LLM program or a non-U.S. law school master’s level program with equivalent standards and degree requirements. If an applicant completed a U.S. ABA-approved LLM program, their first degree in law must be completed at a non-U.S. law school that fulfills the academic requirements for the practice of law in that country.

GPA:  equivalent to 3.3
TOELF/IELTS*:  94/7.0

*English proficiency scores are not required for graduates of a U.S. ABA-approved LLM program

In addition, candidates must:

  • apply to a Delaware Law School MJ, LLM or SJD program by submitting a fully completed application package containing all required supporting materials. University partnership degree programs (such as dual degrees) are ineligible for the Scholarship for International Leaders.
  • demonstrate a strong desire to study in the United States and a history of community service, leadership, and volunteerism in his/her respective country
  • have excellent oral and written communication skills as demonstrated through a committee interview (which may be completed virtually) and submission of a writing sample.

All students will be evaluated on the basis of merit and need for scholarships. We offer tuition scholarships on a limited basis to qualified candidates, but these do NOT cover the costs of housing, transportation, books, travel or other expenses.

Students should check with the scholarships and other resources available in their home countries for available funding for study in the United States. The best place to start is by contacting the office of EducationUSA in their home country. EducationUSA is a part of the U.S. State Department, and assists students in finding and applying for funding for their studies. For more information, visit EducationUSA's web site at

Visit the Cost of Attendance page for tuition rates and other fees. Students* must have money to cover living expenses such as rent, food, books, health insurance, and other costs, and fund their travel to Delaware. We recommend that LLM and SJD students budget approximately $50,000 in living expenses for each academic year in which they are enrolled in an on-campus program. NOTE: these expenses are in addition to tuition and fees.

*Does not apply to students in the online LLM or online MJ program.




To request an application form for the Scholarship for International Leaders, please email [email protected].

*Scholarship requests will be considered only after receipt of a fully completed application package (including all supporting materials, such as transcripts, letters or recommendations, personal statements, etc.)* 

Scholarship awards are limited and available one time per eligible student. Meeting the above criteria does not guarantee a scholarship will be granted. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.