Financial Information

Tuition and Expenses

The 2013-14 semester per credit hour tuition/fee for entering LL.M. in Comparative Law Program students is $739.37 (26 hours = $19,223.62) for Florida residents and $1,384.86 (26 hours = $36,006.36) for non-residents.

In addition to tuition, the following is included in the Cost of Attendance budget for Fall/Spring 2013-14 (please take note that these are estimates, actual costs can vary considerably):

 

Books/Supplies $1080
Clothing/Maintenance $730
Computer $1380
Food $4,130
Personal $1,460
Room $6,420
Transportation $540
TOTAL $15,740

Linkage Institute Programs

The state of Florida has established linkage institute programs for several countries and regions. A limited number of well-qualified students who are citizens of “linkage” countries are given a financial award to cover the difference between non-resident and Florida-resident tuition rates for a specified number of credit hours. Linkage programs currently exist for the following countries and regions: Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, China, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, France, Israel, Japan, Mexico, and West Africa

Announcing the Michael W. Gordon Latin America Scholarship

Thanks to a generous series of gifts by Levin College of Law Alumnus Jorge F. Ramírez (who holds an LL.M. in Comparative Law and an LL.M. in Taxation) the LL.M. in Comparative Law Program has an endowed scholarship program that we will use to award one or more Latin America Scholarships every year. The scholarships have the same requirements as other Latin American Scholarships, but these awards are directly controlled by the LL.M. in Comparative Law Program. Awardees will be chosen by the Program Director shortly before the start of the Summer Program.

The scholarship is named after Professor Emeritus Michael W. Gordon at the request of Mr. Ramirez.

Latin American-Caribbean Scholarships

Students from Latin America and the Caribbean may qualify for a partial scholarship to be used to pay a portion of their tuition. In addition, students who receive the scholarship will qualify for in-state tuition.

For details, see the International Student web page for Latin American-Caribbean Scholarships.
(Please be advised that only one scholarship remains funded for the current fiscal year and none are funded for future terms.)

Computer Requirement

UF policy requires all new students to have access to, and on-going use of a computer in order to complete a degree program successfully. Competency in the basic use of a computer is a requirement for graduation. Current recommendations are available on the Technology Services Web site.

Insurance

Prior to registration at the University of Florida, all foreign students must purchase health and accident insurance. Upon acceptance into the LL.M. in Comparative Law Program, additional information regarding this insurance will be sent by the UF International Center.

Housing

Most College of Law students live in off-campus apartments. Information about on-campus and off-campus housing can be obtained from the University of Florida Division of Housing, P.O. Box 112110, Gainesville, Fla., 32611.

Please do no sign a lease to rent an apartment/house before contacting the LL.M. in Comparative Law office.