As an international student planning to study law at Saint Louis University, financial arrangements must be met before studies begin.
If you need assistance with financing your educational expenses, there are three sources of funding to explore: private scholarships for international students, private student loans, and possibly federal student loans. Review the eligibility criteria for each funding source below to determine if you qualify before completing an application.
Saint Louis University School of Law (SLU LAW) is pleased to announce the LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers scholarships for law students and legal professionals from traditionally disadvantaged and marginalized groups (such as LGBTI, persons with disabilities, refugees, asylees in the U.S., indigenous people and national and religious minorities).
SLU LAW will award one full-tuition scholarship and three 30% reduced tuition scholarships to extraordinary LL.M. applicants who meet the SLU LAW admission requirements and who successfully explain, in a 500-word essay, how their identity affected their lives and future plans. Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship should submit their application by May 1 for an August start and by November 1 for a January start of the LL.M. program.
Private Scholarships for International Students
Many national and international organizations sponsor scholarships for international students who have the desire to continue their education in the United States. Scholarships are funds that do not require repayment.
Saint Louis University has compiled a listing of scholarships available to international students. SLU does not administer these programs. The awarding organizations determine requirements and deadlines. If interested in applying for a scholarship, contact the organization as early as possible for applications, deadlines and requirements.
Please note, this should not be considered a comprehensive listing; additional private scholarships might be available to you. Check information online, but use caution. Remember that you don’t have to pay to find scholarships and other financial aid. Find further information here to avoid scams.
American and foreign students are invited to review these international scholarship opportunities. Please contact the listed reference for additional information.
Applicant must be a citizen of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Purpose
of award is to encourage advanced study and research and increase understanding between
the U.S. and Scandinavia. Contact the ASF's cooperating organizations for specific
information regarding eligibility, award size and application deadlines. See Web site
for ASF for organization links.
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 879-9779
Email: American-Scandinavian Foundation
Web: American Foundation Awards
P.E.O International Peace Scholarship Fund
P.E.O Executive Office
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: (515) 255-3153
Web: P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
Sons of Norway Foundation
Sons of Norway
1455 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Email: Sons of Norway Foundation
Web: Sons of Norway Foundation
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
National Educational Foundation
1734 New Hampshire, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Web: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Private Student Loans
A private loan is an educational loan for credit-worthy borrowers (student, parent or other) that is offered by banks and other organizations. You may borrow from any lender you choose and are not required to use a lender on Saint Louis University’s preferred lender list. Saint Louis University will process loans from any lender without delay. Saint Louis University recommends reviewing your options, including federal loans before applying for private loans.
By clicking on the following link, you will be directed away from SLU's website. Review SLU's preferred lender list for international students: International Student Loan Preferred Lender List.
Federal Student Loans
International students on an F1 or F2 student visa, J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa or a G series visa do not qualify for federal student loans. However, the U.S. Department of Education offers federal student loans to some eligible non-citizens. Find more information about eligibility criteria for non-citizens.
For more information, either contact the awarding organization directly or call the Office of Student Financial Services at the School of Law at 314-977-3369 or via email.
The School of Law has a long-standing commitment to the study and practice of international and comparative law. Through the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL), our faculty and students engage in a wide range of international activities. Contact CICL for information regarding admission into the LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers or two-year J.D. for Foreign Lawyers programs.
For information regarding admission to the J.D. program, contact SLU LAW's Office of Admission.