Financial Assistance

Financial Aid

Students in the Professional LLM program may qualify for financial aid if they meet the eligibility criteria. Please visit York’s Student Financial Services website for more information.

Royal Bank Credit Line for OsgoodePD LLM Students

Students in the Professional LLM program may qualify for Royal Bank Credit Line of up to $80,000 at a preferential interest rate.


Osgoode Professional Development bursaries are granted to Professional LLM or Graduate Diploma students with financial need. Applications for Regular bursaries are reviewed each term, and Exceptional bursaries are reviewed year-round.

Scholarships and Awards

International Student Entrance Scholarships

Qualifying students automatically entered.

Entrance scholarships are awarded to international students applying to a full-time LLM program who demonstrate the strongest academic ability and potential as indicated by their application materials. The maximum amount awarded is $5,000. All individuals who apply and have submitted all required documents by the international application deadlines (late February for the Fall intake and late July for the Winter intake) of the year in which they intend to start the program and meet the criteria are eligible for these scholarships and will automatically be considered for an entrance scholarship (see application deadlines for details). If a scholarship is awarded, it will be credited to the student’s financial account after the refund deadline of the 2nd term of study.

The Professor Marilyn L. Pilkington Award

Professor Marilyn L. Pilkington, the Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School from 1993 to 1998 and founder of Osgoode Professional Development, established this award to be given to a student pursuing studies in the LLM program. The award will be granted annually (each Fall term) to a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person, resident of Ontario, on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. Applications for the Professor Marilyn L. Pilkington are made through the Osgoode Professional Development bursary application.

Vukica and Ljubomir (Bata) Dimitrijevic Memorial Annual Award

This award is established by the granddaughter of beloved grandparents, Matata and Deda Bata, for their unconditional love from the day she was born until they passed away in 2004 and 2006, respectively. It will be given annually (in each Fall term) to a student in the Professional LLM who is an internationally-trained lawyer or law graduate pursuing their first academic program in Canada. Full-time or part-time students paying either domestic or international fees are eligible. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

Sasa Jurak Memorial Annual Award

This award is established by Katarina Jurak, the daughter of beloved father, Sasa Jurak who passed away on January 7, 2020. It will be given annually (in each Fall term) to a student in the Professional LLM in International Business Law who is paying either domestic or international fees. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

Academic Waivers

Academic Fee Waiver for Senior Citizens (Partial For OsgoodePD LLM Programs)

York University automatically applies a partial fee waiver for all Canadian citizens or permanent residents aged 60 years of age or older by:

  • May 1, for registration in the summer session; or
  • September 1, for registration in the fall/winter session (including winter term courses, which are part of the fall/winter session).

The fee waiver cannot exceed the level of tuition fees assigned to domesticnon-professional programs at York University. For the Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 terms, this means that the total amount of the fee waiver is $717.75 for part-time students, and $1,435.51 for full-time students. Students are therefore responsible for the remainder of the Professional LLM tuition fee.

The waiver covers academic fees only. Students are responsible for any additional charges including interest charges, student health and dental plans, course materials fees, supplementary fees, etc.

For more information see the Waivers and Payments by a Third Party (External Agency) page on York University’s website.

Tax Credits

Tuition and Education Tax Credit

Students may qualify for a tax credit for tuition fees and education amounts. The amount of the tax credit depends on each student’s taxable income. For information, please consult Canada Revenue Agency’s Information on Students and Income Tax.