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Scholarships, funds, and bursaries

Graduate funding at the Faculty of Law is modest, given the number and quality of students in our programs. We therefore strongly recommend that applicants secure their own funding from outside sources. Please visit our sister site Graduate Studies in Law: Financial support for information about various sources of funding. For competitive entrance scholarships, see below.

Deadline to apply and complete the application for these fellowships: December 15.

Law Fellowships with a competitive selection process

O’Brien Fellowships for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

The O'Brien Fellowships were established in 2005 through a very generous gift from David O’Brien (BCL ’65), for outstanding graduate students studying in the area of human rights and legal pluralism in the Faculty of Law. For more information or to download the application forms, see the O'Brien Fellowships page.

Erin J.C. Arsenault Fellowships in Space Governance

The Arsenault Fellowships in Space Governance are available for eligible outstanding graduate students in the Master’s or Doctoral program at the Institute of Air and Space Law engaged in the research of peace and security in outer space through law, policy and global governance. For more information or to download the application forms, see the Arsenault Fellowships page.

Li Ka Shing Doctoral Fellowships in Law

These two newly-established fellowships are made possible through a generous gift by the Li Ka Shing Foundation to McGill University.  Their purpose is to support alumni of Shantou University Law School admitted to McGill’s DCL program. For more information or to download the application form, see the Li Ka Shing Fellowships page.

External Funding – SSHRC Master’s Award

Students who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents may apply for external funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This grant is for $17,500 for one year. Please see http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/funding/students-postdocs/students/tri-masters for more information.

Applications should be made online through the “Research Portal” hosted on the NSERC website.

Questions should be sent to research [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca.