Scholarships & Advanced Standing
All applicants to the LL.M. program are considered for a scholarship and special recognition as a Dean’s Scholar.
Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS):
The Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS) is a scholarship funded by a $4 International Education Fee charged to all Texas Tech students each semester. The scholarship is competitive and funding is awarded to currently-enrolled international students seeking a degree from Texas Tech University.
Award amounts vary from semester to semester, but generally range from $350-$2,000 per semester. The SACS is awarded twice a year. International students may apply more than once to receive awards. The deadline for submitting applications for the SAC Scholarship for fall semesters is generally mid to late February, while the deadline for spring semesters is generally the first week of October; BUT students should consult the SACS website for specific deadlines because there are no exceptions for late applications.
For additional information, including application requirements, visit the SACS website.
Public and Private Scholarship Opportunities:
Many public and private organizations, as well as governments may provide financial assistance to help you fund your LL.M. studies. We encourage you to explore these possibilities through your own independent research, but we have a limited number of recommendations, and we are happy to provide this list of possibilities to anyone who requests the list by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A student admitted into Texas Tech University School of Law’s LL.M. program in U.S. Legal Studies is eligible, under certain circumstances, to transfer and apply toward the LL.M. degree up to six credit hours of law school coursework taken at another institution. This advanced standing for previous coursework is possible under the following conditions:
Students who previously took courses with Texas Tech University School of Law as part of a student-exchange or summer law program may also apply for advanced standing. These students, however, may be eligible to transfer up to twelve credit hours toward their LL.M. degree.
The decision regarding advanced standing will be made before the student matriculates. Grades from the transferred courses will not be used to compute the student’s GPA at Texas Tech University School of Law.