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.
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.
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.
McGill University Information
Founded in 1821, McGill University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Montréal (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Quebec. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur, Québec (Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Quebec), McGill University is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. McGill University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 198 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.