Financial assistance through the University is only open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents, but the Law School may grant some financial assistance on the basis of need and merit. is a website that provides useful information about scholarships for LLM candidates at:

The East-West Center, an independent organization that is located on the University of Hawai‘i campus, offers scholarships and fellowships to international students. Keep in mind that most of their deadlines are November 1. Below are two excellent fellowship opportunities for prospective LLM students who meet their qualifications. For a full list of East-West Center scholarships, click here:

East-West Center Opportunities for Study and Scholarships .pdf

  • Asian Development Bank and East-West Center Fellowships: Qualified applicants from Asia and the Pacific, including Russia, are eligible to apply for an East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship, which would cover at least part of the cost of study at the Law School. If you are a citizen of a developing country member of the Asian Development Bank, you are also eligible to apply for one of the East-West Center's ADB-Japan fellowships, which cover all expenses for your study here. You can read more about the requirements of both grants at the Center's website. You can also download applications from the website. Applications must be returned to the East-West Center and postmarked by November 1.
  • Fulbright Fellowships: For information on the Fulbright Fellowships, go to: Fulbright scholarships provide a stipend and a significant contribution toward tuition and fees. The selection process varies from country to country, so you will have to check with the Fulbright Commission in your country. You may also wish to consult the U.S. Embassy, Consulate or Educational Exchange Commission for information about Fulbright travel grants and other fellowship opportunities, such as World Bank or Asian Development Bank fellowships.


East-West Center

East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96848