Parasol Foundation Trust International LLM

Tel Aviv University

Program Description

Parasol Foundation Trust International LLM

Tel Aviv University

The Parasol Foundation Trust International LL.M. program at Tel Aviv University attracts outstanding law students to study and collaborate with Israel's elite legal academia, students and legal professionals.

Through a wide range of classes taught by world-renowned professors, international students have the opportunity to study for their advanced academic law degree at Israel's leading law faculty.

The rigorous academic curriculum is based on innovative approaches to legal theory, providing law students analytical tools and skills to engage in serious academic research and practical insights. More than 50 classes, taught entirely in English, explore contemporary challenges to law that stem from processes of globalization, the Israeli legal and social systems, the complexities of the Middle East region and the technological and entrepreneurial dynamism of the "Start-up Nation." The 10-month program provides numerous opportunities for networking and professional development. LL.M. candidates will be eligible to apply for conditional admittance to the PhD Program at the Faculty of Law, following the successful completion of the LL.M. degree.

*Ranked #1 in Israel and #1 outside the US and UK, Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Law has the greatest scientific research impact factor and highest citations per paper (2013 QS World University Rankings). Substantial fellowships will be offered to promising candidates according to needs and academic qualifications, and in order to promote diversity.

Testimonials:

Testimony from a Brazilian student in the International LL.M. Program at Tel Aviv University:

Sarah B.R. - Montreal, Canada - Class of 2014

"I really valued the intellectual rigour of the class discussions in the faculty seminars and workshops. Having the opportunity to discuss issues of contemporary significance while reviewing cutting-edge research with Israeli and international scholars at the masters and doctoral level was something new for me. I learned how to engage directly with scholars and provide constructive feedback in real time…I appreciated the condensed mini-semester at the beginning of the year during which time a strong sense of community among the International LL.M. students was created."

Lisa S.C. - Washington, D.C., USA - Class of 2014

"The LLM has been academically rigorous, and people feel challenged and that they’re getting a lot out of it. The other students are quite bright, and people come well-prepared for class discussion. Everyone draws on a lot of their own personal backgrounds when discussing certain topics, which means that the classes are always interesting and there is a lot of dialogue. The professors have been really good – they’re from all over the world and have amazing credentials.”

Curriculum

The International LL.M. program at Tel Aviv University attracts outstanding law students to study and collaborate with Israel's elite legal academia, students and legal professionals. Through a wide range of classes taught by world-renowned professors, international students have the opportunity to study for their advanced academic law degree at Israel's leading law faculty.

*Ranked #1 in Israel and #1 outside the US and UK, Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Law has the greatest scientific research impact factor and highest citations per paper (2013 QS World University Rankings). The rigorous academic curriculum is based on innovative approaches to legal theory, providing law students analytical tools and skills to engage in serious academic research and practical insights. Almost 50 classes, taught entirely in English, explore contemporary challenges to law that stem from processes of globalization, the Israeli legal and social systems, the complexities of the Middle East region and the technological and entrepreneurial dynamism of the "Start-up Nation."

Students may pursue a general course of study, or may choose to concentrate their courses in one of the following areas:

  • Law and Business
  • Law and Technology
  • Global Governance and Human Rights
  • State and Religion

The 10-month program provides numerous opportunities for networking and professional development. LL.M. candidates will be eligible to apply for conditional admittance to the PhD Program at the Faculty of Law, following the successful completion of the Master's of Law degree.

Admissions

2017-2018 APPLICATIONS NOW EXTENDED!

Scholarships are limited and early applications will be considered first.

Applicants must have completed a first degree in law in order to be eligible to enroll in the International LL.M. program. Students who are in their final year of their first degree in law are encouraged to apply. Their acceptance will be conditional providing they complete their first degree studies by July 2017 in good standing.

Use Tel Aviv University International's Application System to submit the following:

  • CV or resume
  • Law degree transcript(s) & diploma(s)
  • Transcripts must show all courses and grades obtained, and should be submitted with the corresponding diploma. Please provide a letter from your law school indicating your individual rank in your class, if available.
  • Transcripts may have to be officially translated at the applicant's expense to be reviewed by the Registrar's Office.
  • Law school ranking
  • If available, please ask your law school to provide a letter indicating your individual law school ranking.
  • Personal Statement (essay)
  • Your personal statement should be no more than 500 words and should describe your background, your academic or professional interests and goals, and your motivation to study in the International LL.M program.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Recommendation letters should written by law professors or legal employment supervisors.
  • TOEFL or IELTS score
  • An English-language proficiency exam must be taken before July 1, 2017, and official scores must be sent directly to the TAU International office by the testing agency. TAU International's ETS code is 7704. TOEFL test minimum scores: written 582, computer-based 223, or internet-based 89. The minimum overall bandwith score for the IELTS test is 7. Exemptions may be granted - please inquire with the Admissions Director.
  • The TAU International online application section on language proficiency refers to English and Hebrew. Please note that LL.M. students do not need Hebrew skills for the program.
  • Completed online application form
  • Make sure to complete the program-related questions on the application portal.
  • $100 application fee

The "health declaration" and "medical examination form" found on TAU International's website should be submitted AFTER your application has been accepted. These are not required documents during the application process, and you are discouraged from submitting them before your complete application has been reviewed.

Costs & Funding

Tuition for 2017-2018 academic year is $20,000.

Returning to study for a Master's level degree is an expense for which you must plan accordingly. Students should be cognizant of their spending habits and budget accordingly for the duration of the program. While the degree is an excellent investment in yourself and your career, it is important to adequately prepare for the financial events related to being a student, including tuition, housing, transportation and basic necessities.

Tuition fees include administration fees, health insurance, access to university libraries, and a number of social events and trips.

Housing, meals, transportation and incidentals are not included in the tuition fees. Merit-based scholarships will be offered to promising candidates according to needs and academic qualifications, and in order to promote diversity. Applicants to the International LL.M. program will be automatically considered for scholarships based on prior academic and professional achievement. Accepted students to the International LL.M. program can also apply for need-based aid. Return the following documents to the Admissions Director:

  • completed financial history excel document
  • financial assistance declaration
  • the last three months of your bank statements

Applicants should be aware that decisions about scholarships and financial aid are made independently. Your acceptance to the International LL.M. program is based entirely on the application documents you provide.

Asper Foundation Scholarships for Canadian Students

We are honored that The Asper Foundation, in collaboration with Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University, has created the Asper International LL.M. Scholarship Fund for Canadian students participating in the International LL.M. program at the Buchmann Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University.

There are two full tuition scholarships available for Canadian students. The scholarship covers the tuition fee which includes study materials, administration fees, health insurance, access to university libraries, and social events and trips. The deadline for the Asper International LL.M. Scholarship is July 1, 2017.

"The Asper Foundation is proud to align itself with The Buchmann Faculty of Law, one of Israel's leading law schools, in making the International LL.M. program accessible to Canadian students," said David Asper, Chair and Trustee of The Asper Foundation. "We look forward to seeing the impact the Asper Scholars will have in Israel, Canada and around the world."

The International LL.M. program's rigorous academic curriculum is based on innovative approaches to legal theory, providing law students analytical tools and skills to engage in serious academic research and practical insights. More than 50 classes, taught entirely in English, explore contemporary challenges to law that stem from processes of globalization, the Israeli legal and social systems, the complexities of the Middle East region and the technological and entrepreneurial dynamism of the "Start-up Nation."

Students from the United States

There are a number of sources for financial aid specifically for students with American citizenship. Applicants are strongly encouraged to research financial options on their own.

Please contact each institution for application and qualification information.

  • Fulbright Program - U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • GI Bill - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Federal Student Aid - U.S. Department of Education

Students Making Aliyah

The Student Authority was founded in 1968 as a joint body of the State of Israel through the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption and the Aliyah Division of the Jewish Agency. The Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption has since assumed full responsibility for the budget and activities of the Authority.

The Student Authority’s activities are promoted through four main channels:

  • Encouraging Aliyah, Advice, and Guidance – information about study options in Israel, registration and acceptance conditions, and advice about choosing an area of study. Services are to candidates both in Israel and overseas.
  • Assistance (psychological, social welfare, academic) – psychological services to those who require them, social-welfare services, tutoring and academic support.
  • Integration and Social Absorption – individual guidance from a counselor, familiarization trips throughout the country, seminars about Zionism, Jewish heritage and citizenship, community volunteering, vocational preparation, activities for integration into Israeli society and culture.
  • Financial Assistance – funding for tuition fees, and subsistence allowances for those who require them. Student Authority staff guide immigrant students throughout their period of study, during ulpan studies, in preparatory courses, and during studies in various educational institutions.

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship

Basic Requirements:

  • The applicant should hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement.
  • The applicant should be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the scholarship and be under the age of 35 (at the beginning of the academic year).
  • Proof of English or Hebrew language proficiency.
  • The applicant should meet the academic requirements of the Israeli University to which he/she applies. A scholarship will be granted only after the required institute approves the acceptance of the candidate.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Terms and conditions of the scholarship may change from year to year according to the annual budget.
  • Either a full or partial scholarship may be granted.

Full scholarship includes:

  • Tuition fee
  • Monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only)
  • Basic health insurance*

Partial scholarship includes:

  • Part of the tuition fee
  • Monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only)
  • Basic health insurance*

Students from the following countries are eligible to apply:

  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada (Quebec Province)
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • Turkey

MASA grant & scholarship

The International LL.M. Program at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law is a recognized MASA program. Quite a number of our alumni and current students have received financial aid from MASA. Contact MASA directly to apply for their application and to confirm your eligibility.

Masa Israel Journey is a top notch international experience connecting young Jewish adults (18-30) to the right study abroad, internship, service learning, or Jewish studies program to help you grow – as a person, a professional, and a leader. We help you develop your global network, your knowledge base, and your life skills, together with thousands of other young people from around the world, and we set the industry standard for mid-to-long-term Israel experience programming. We provide you with generous grants and non- stop experiences for your mind, body, and soul.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 26, 2017
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10 months
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20,000 USD
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Israel - Tel Aviv
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