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OAS Scholarship: Masters of Laws in Syracuse University

Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA)


  • Provide an Admission Letter to Syracuse University College of Law

  • Submit a complete scholarship application with all supporting.

  • Have not received other scholarship from the OAS for the same level of studies and/or program of study as.

  • Be a citizen and/or permanent legal resident of any OAS member state, except the United States.

  • Not be an OAS staff or individual who maintains employment contracts with the OAS or a staff of a Permanent Mission to the OAS or immediate relatives of a staff of a Permanent Mission to the OAS.


The Organization of American States (OAS), through the Department of Human Development, Education and Employement (DHDEE) and the Syracuse University College of Law are offering scholarships to qualified candidates of the Americas to participate in its Master of Laws program.

The scholarship includes 50% reduction of tuition fee as offered by Syracuse University and a one-time allowance to the top ranked candidates as offered by the OAS.

Program: Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Law Program for Foreign Law Graduates

Modality: Onsite in Syracuse, New York, United States

Language: English

Duration: 1 year


Fall 2016:

  • Admission deadline: May 15th, 2016
  • Scholarship Deadline: May 31st, 2016

Spring 2017:

  • Admission deadline: October 15th, 2016
  • Scholarship deadline: October 31st, 2016

Start date:

Fall: August 2016 / Spring: January 2017

End date:

If Enrolled in Fall: August 2017 / If Enrolled in Spring: December 2017

Conditional Admission Program: The College of Law offers conditional admission to students who may benefit from additional English language instruction at Syracuse University’s English Language Institute (ELI) before starting the LL.M. program.

“Legal English” Summer Session: The intense “Legal English” summer session at ELI is a 6-week program that focuses on legal reading and writing; listening and speaking skills; and an introduction to the U.S. legal system, legal procedures, and legal terminology. Additional scholarships may be provided.


Please note the following:

a) Students whose native language is not English will be required to submit one of the following as proof of English proficiency:

  • An official transcript verifying completion of studies in an English speaking university in the last five years;
  • A test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 570 or higher for the paper based test, 230 for computer-based test, or an internet-based TOEFL (IBT) score of at least 89;
  • IELTS 6.5, or the equivalent The date stated on the TOEFL or IELTS certificate must be within two years of your proposed start date.

b) Proof that you have sufficient funds to cover remaining tuition and fees and other costs not covered by the scholarship by including one, or a combination, of the following documents with your scholarship application:

  • a copy of a rental agreement on property showing you as the property owner;
  • a copy of a bank statement or bank letter;
  • a letter from an employer showing a monthly or yearly salary;
  • a letter showing a student loan or additional scholarship(s), grants, financial aid.

c) One of the letters of recommendation should be provided by a university professor and the other should be provided by your current or most recent employer that includes: the letterhead of the University/Institution, the Professor’s/Employer’s position within the University/Institution, date and signature.

d) Please note that you will be required to write two essays in the scholarship application form. The essays should be written in English. Each essay should have a minimum of 800 characters (not words) and a maximum of 2900 characters, including spaces.

Essay 1: Describe how acquiring this academic degree will directly impact and enhance your professional skills in your current job position or future career.

Essay 2: Explain how you intend to apply the acquired knowledge and experience in the specific field of study that you will pursue to the development of your country or region.


University Contact Information: For more information on the admission process please visit or contact Andrew Horsfall at

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