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Associated Award Penn Law School


  • Law
  • Student
  • Ireland to U.S.
  • LL.M. program
  • For Irish/E.U. Citizen


The Fulbright Commission and Penn Law are offering this unique opportunity for an Irish student to travel to the U.S. to study for a general LL.M. at one of the leading universities in the U.S.
Penn Law's program allows recipients to design their own curriculum, but students may choose to focus on a particular topic. Additionally, students will have the ability to participate in exceptional additional programs, including the Wharton Business and Law Certificate, the LL.M. Public Service Program, and Clinical Programs. The Fulbright Commission is seeking excellent applicants with strong leadership potential and a commitment to the ethos of being a Fulbrighter.


  • Must be an Irish Citizen, or an E.U. citizen who has lived in the Republic of Ireland for 3+ years
  • Must be a prospective postgraduate student with a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree in Law and a clear course of study
  • Leadership qualities and potential are essential, as well as a clear understanding of what it means to be a Fulbrighter
  • Must not be a dual U.S.-Irish citizen, green card holder, or currently living in the U.S.
  • Must not already have extensive experience of studying or living in the U.S


If you meet the above criteria, you can then register your interest to be notified when the awards are open, typically awards open on August 31st.

Once the awards are open, we can then send you a link to the online application system and the Irish application guidelines.

Review the application instructions and then apply to and be accepted by Penn Law.


A $30,000 grant from the University of Pennsylvania for its LL.M. program. You must be able to complete the entire length of the LLM. program. (Penn Law's grant is contingent on accepting the Fulbright)

Monetary grant from the Fulbright Commission, plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and J-1 visa administration from the Fulbright Program


All successful applicants must comply with the two-year home rule, which means that awardees will not be eligible for U.S. residency or a visa until the two-year home rule in Ireland is complete.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the remaining tuition and fees.