Scholarships

Scholarships

Students may be eligible for financial support provided by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in collaboration with the Faculty of Law.  To learn more about eligibility and funding for the program that interests you, please consult the Scholarship Potential Profile at http://www.grad.uottawa.ca/Default.aspx?tabid=1458.

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The Kololian Family Scholarship for International Law Students

This scholarship enables two law graduates – one ethnic Chinese from China, and one ethnic Tibetan from either China or from the Tibetan community outside of China – to travel to Canada for a 12-month period to earn a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) at the University of Ottawa.  A condition of the scholarship is the desire to work with the other recipient on a specific project.  Applicants’ personal statements and research proposals will be the determining factors.

Applicants are required to pursue studies in one of the following four concentrations:

  • International Humanitarian and Security Law 
  • International Trade and Investment Law 
  • Global Sustainability and Environmental Law 
  • Law and Technology 

Mr. Vahan Kololian is the Co-Founder and Volunteer Chair of the Mosaic Institute, based in Toronto, which collaborates with Canada’s ethno-cultural communities whose homelands are in conflict to advance the cause of peace and reduce conflict internationally.  The Institute encourages Canadians to become active “global citizens” committed to promoting pluralism, human rights, the rule of law, and effective governance in societies around the world.  Every year, the University of Ottawa’s Common Law Section, in collaboration with the donor, will specify those countries or regions from which the scholarship’s applicants must either come or to which they must have both a personal and a historical connection as a member of a designated ethno-cultural or diasporic community.

Number of Awards

Two (Commencing in September 2015)

Value of the Awards

CDN $40,000 each, disbursed for travel costs, full tuition, books, health insurance, accommodations and meals and some miscellaneous expenses.

Level of Scholarship

Graduate Level (LLM)

Eligibility Criteria

The successful applicant must:

  1. be admitted as a full-time student to the LLM program at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa;
  2. hold an undergraduate law degree from a foreign university before beginning studies at the University of Ottawa and have a minimum grade point average equivalent to a “B” (70%) based on final marks at the end of the fourth year of study;
  3. be fluent in either French or English, with a certificate confirming language proficiency (TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS or CANTEST);
  4. submit a proposal detailing the research that he or she will undertake during his or her program at the University of Ottawa.

Application Procedure

Before applying to the scholarship, applicants must submit a complete application for admission to the LLM program at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa (to one of the four programs listed above) by May 1, 2015.  Visit llmphd.uottawa.ca for more information.

Scholarship applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries.  Applicants will require a uOttawa Infoweb account to access Online Scholarships and Bursaries.  Infoweb login information will be provided to applicants once they complete their application for admission.

Scholarship applications made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries should include: 

  1. the Curriculum Vitae on Online Scholarships and Bursaries;
  2. the applicant’s research proposal (max. 5 pages);
  3. one letter of support from an academic source;
  4. a personal statement of why you are applying.

Note: The Faculty of Law will take the applicant’s official transcripts covering all previous university studies and English or French proficiency test scores from their admission file.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2015

Applications and Information

For more information on the admissions process or the scholarship application procedure, please contact Ms. Florence Downing at  llmphd@uottawa.ca

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFRG)
The Asia Pacific Foundation Research Grants Program, funded through the proceeds of an endowment established by the Government of Canada, is designed to support policy research and informed discussion on Canada’s relations with Asia.
Visit the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada for more information.
Edward Barry McDougall Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Law
This scholarship was established in memory of Barry McDougall, B.A., LL.B., by his family to enable one Polish law graduate per year to travel to Canada to earn a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Common and Civil Law at the University of Ottawa.
 
An expert in energy law, Barry McDougall dedicated a great deal of his professional and personal life toward making Canadian law accessible to people in Eastern and Central Europe.

Number of annual awards

One (commencing in September 2015) 

Value of award

  • travel costs;
  • full tuition;
  • health insurance;
  • accommodations and meals;
  • books;
  • miscellaneous expenses.

Level of scholarship

Graduate Level (LL.M. degree in Common and Civil Law).

Eligibility criteria

The successful applicant must:

  1. be admitted as a full-time student to the LLM program at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa;
  2. hold a Magister in Law from a university in Poland before beginning studies at the University of Ottawa and have a minimum average of B (70%) based on final marks at the end of the fourth year of study; 
  3. be fluent in either French or English, with a certificate confirming language proficiency (TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS or CANTEST);
  4. submit a proposal detailing the research that he or she will undertake during his or her program at the University of Ottawa. 

Application procedure

Before applying to the scholarship, applicants must submit a complete application for admission to the LLM program at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa by May 1, 2015.  Visit llmphd.uottawa.ca for more information.

Scholarship applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries.  Applicants will require a uOttawa Infoweb account to access Online Scholarships and Bursaries.  Infoweb login information will be provided to applicants once they complete their application for admission.

Scholarship applications made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries should include: 

  1. the Curriculum Vitae on Online Scholarships and Bursaries;
  2. the applicant’s research proposal (max. 5 pages);
  3. one letter of support from an academic source;
  4. a personal statement of why you are applying.

Note: The Faculty of Law will take the applicant’s official transcripts covering all previous university studies and English or French proficiency test scores from their admission file.

Application deadline

May 1, 2015

Applications and Information

For more information on the admissions process or the scholarship application procedure, please contact Ms. Florence Downing at  llmphd@uottawa.ca

Gordon F. Henderson Human Rights Scholarship 2013-2014

The Gordon F. Henderson Human Rights Scholarship is awarded to a Canadian or international graduate student who wishes to pursue an LLM at the University of Ottawa. The candidate must demonstrate a significant interest in human rights which will be evident from her or his personal, professional or academic expereince. Canadian students who have received a University of Ottawa admission scholarship are not eligible. International students who have received a differential scholarship are eligible.

Value of award

$17,500 

Number of annual awards

One, non-renewable

Level of award

Master's 

Eligibility criteria

  • Admitteded as a full-time student in the LL.M. program at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of  Law;
  • Not have received a University of Ottawa admission scholarship;
  • Starting first year of study;
  • Demonstrate that the proposed research project is dealing with human rights;
  • Demonstrate academic achievement. 

Documents to be submitted by applicants

  • A cover letter demonstrating the candidate's eligibility. This letter should also explain how the candidate envisages contributing to the activities of the HRREC (max. 5 pages);
  • A research project description (max. 2 pages);
  • Official transcripts, or copies of transcripts if you have already included official transcripts in your application for admission to the LL.M. Program at the University of Ottawa;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae.

Deadline

Applications must be submitted by email to the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at hrrec@uOttawa.ca. Please indicate Gordon F. Henderson Human Rights Scholarship 2014-2015 in the subject line of your email.

The Faculty of Law Scholarship in Environment and Sustainability
The Scholarship was established as part of a generous donation of a friend (the Donor) of the University of Ottawa to assist the University’s commitment to supporting the goals of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.  The Academy is an international network of over 180 law faculties and environmental law research centers with the common aim to actively engage in teaching and research in environmental law, whether at the local, national, regional or international level.  The Secretariat of the Academy is located at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa.

Number of Annual Awards

One

Value of Award

CAD $15,000

Level of Scholarship – Master’s or Doctoral Students

The Scholarship will be available for one year to a master’s student or for two one-year periods for a doctoral student pursuing graduate studies at the University of Ottawa (not restricted to Law).  The Scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the Donor’s non-exclusive preference that the Scholarship be used to support students from developing countries and from member institutions of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (for a list of member institutions, please consult the Academy’s website: http://www.iucnael.org/).

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must submit a complete application and be accepted into a graduate studies program at the University of Ottawa.

The applicant must demonstrate academic excellence and propose a suitable area of study that is generally consistent with the aims and objectives of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.

Scholarship Application Procedure

Scholarship applications must be sent to the Manager, Marketing and Communications, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section and include:

  1. A copy of the applicant’s academic transcript.
  2. A copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae.
  3. Two (2) typed letters of support from academic sources.
  4. A letter from the applicant addressed to the Selection Committee and detailing the proposed program of study (research paper or thesis).

IMPORTANT:  Applicants must also submit a complete application for admission to the Graduate Studies in Law Program at the University of Ottawa by March 1, 2015.  The awarding of the scholarship is conditional on acceptance to the program.  For more information on applying for admission, please visit llmphd.uottawa.ca.

Scholarship Application Contact:

Andrew Kuntze
Manager, Marketing and Communications
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
57 Louis-Pasteur
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Andrew.Kuntze@uOttawa.ca 

Scholarship Application Deadline: 

April 1, 2015

Nicole Senécal Graduate Scholarship in International Law

The Nicole Senécal Graduate Scholarship in International Law was set up in 2006 by Nicole Senécal on the 40th anniversary of her graduation from the LL.L. program in the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. Nicole Senécal also holds a Diplôme d’études supérieures in public international law from the University of Nice, in France. She was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1967. During her long career in the Canadian public service, Ms. Senécal held important positions in foreign affairs, international cooperation, communications and public management. Until recently she was a board member of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, the World Vegetable Center in Taiwan and Vice-Present of the Friends of Library and Archives Canada. She is currently an external member of CIDA Audit Committee.

The scholarship is aimed at students who plan to conduct field research in a developing country, and international students who come from a developing country. 

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:
  1. be registered in a Masters or PhD program at the Faculty of Law. Please note that you must be registering for the Fall 2014 session;
  2. specialize in international law; and
  3. a) submit a proposal for field research in a developing country. A strong preference will be given to the area of good governance. The applicant could use his or her knowledge to provide a support role to strengthen an organization whose mission is to promote and protect women’s rights and, as the case may be, children’s rights; OR 
    b) be an international student from a developing country registered in a Masters or PhD program at the Faculty of Law. 

Application procedure

Applications must be made to the Admissions Officer, Graduate Studies, of the Faculty of Law and should include:

  1. a copy of the applicant's academic transcript;
  2. a copy of the applicant't curriculum vitae;
  3. a letter from the applicant addressed to the selection committee detailing his/her interest in the scholarship; and
  4. a research proposal, detailing any field research if applicable.  

Value of the Award

Variable

Number of annual awards

One  

Deadline

30 September 2014

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