PROLAW students come from developed countries as well as countries in transition or development. Loyola recognizes that because of the unique composition of PROLAW’s student body and the service-oriented nature of the rule of law profession, our students may have some unique financial challenges, and a number of scholarship opportunities exist for students from all countries. We welcome your inquiries at prolaw@luc.edu.

PROLAW Scholarships

Dean’s PROLAW Scholarships
The School of Law is offering a 50% tuition award to all alumni and current students of Loyola University Chicago that are admitted to the PROLAW LLM or MJ programs. The aim of the scholarships is to support Loyola alumni and students that are seeking an international career in advancing social justice and the rule of law. The scholarships awardees will also receive a fellowship stipend of $3,000 to support them undertaking an internship in the rule of law field.

Tuition Scholarships
PROLAW offers a limited number of tuition awards for exceptionally qualified students of any nationality, who demonstrate outstanding academic or professional merit, and financial need. Both partial and full tuition awards are available. The application form can be found here: PROLAW Scholarship Application.

PROLAW Mexico Scholarship
PROLAW is offering a full scholarship to an applicant from Mexico for the LLM in Rule of Law for Development. The scholarship will cover all tuition and student fees, as well as a stipend towards living costs in Rome. Eligible candidates for this scholarship are Mexican legal professionals with at least two years’ work experience and with a demonstrated interest in rule of law. Applicants should submit their applications through the normal PROLAW LLM application process, ensuring to include a detailed Statement of Purpose that outlines their merits for the scholarship award. 

Academic Fellowships
PROLAW offers an academic fellowship position which receives a tuition award. The description of this position and how to apply can be found here: PROLAW Administrative Fellow.

Financial Aid Programs for US Citizens and Permanent Residents
If you are a U.S. citizen and/or U.S. permanent resident, you may qualify for one of the different financial aid programs offered by the Loyola University Chicago, Please consult the webpages of the Loyola University Chicago Financial Aid Office for further details and contacts. Loyola offers numerous scholarship resources for veterans and military students, see further information here

External Funding Sources
Applicants seeking financial assistance should investigate funding sources in their home countries well in advance. Examples of potential funding sources include employers, government agencies, foundations and other organizations that provide resources for post-graduate studies and that promote strengthening of governance and the rule of law:

  • Investigate funding opportunities provided by employer;
  • Investigate funding opportunities provided by local government, usually accessible through the ministry for foreign affairs, the ministry of the interior or the ministry for education;
  • Investigate funding opportunities provided by the U.S. government, usually accessible through the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate; and
  • Investigate funding opportunities provided by international and local foundations and charities, as well as the student’s alma mater.

We welcome your inquiries at prolaw@luc.edu.

Estimated Living Costs in Rome

The table below provides a general guideline for estimated basic living costs during the studies in Rome. Note that the estimate does not include costs for tuition and fees, travel to and from Italy, visa and application costs and any unforeseen or extraordinary cost items. Individual needs and choices will determine the budget required for living costs for each student. Significant cost savings can be achieved by e.g. cooking at home, sharing a room, and limiting personal spending.


Per Month

Rent (single room in shared apartment close to campus)


Food (campus canteen meals)


Local transport


Books and supplies


Personal expenses


Total living costs per month