French Language Scholarship

2020 - 2021

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies French Language Scholarship ordinarily covers the full amount of the tuition fees payable by the recipient to a French-language European university and includes an allowance to cover a portion of living expenses and reasonable travel expenses to and from the European university, subject to any other awards received by the successful candidate. The Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies shall determine each year the maximum amount of the scholarship, up to an amount of $20,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and in so doing will take into account the tuition fees as well as the anticipated living expenses and travel expenses of the successful candidate.


The Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies annually awards a scholarship for graduate studies in law toward a second cycle or third cycle diploma (the equivalent of a Master's or Doctoral degree from a Canadian university), at a European university for a program of study that is conducted principally in the French language, to a person who has, in the four years before the candidate will commence the proposed studies been awarded a bachelor's degree in law from a Canadian university.

An applicant must be accepted into a French-language European university for graduate studies in law in order to receive this Scholarship, although such acceptance need not be confirmed at the time of the application for the Scholarship or at the time that the Institute provides the candidate with notice that he or she has been selected to receive the Scholarship.


Applications must include:

  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. A personal statement indicating why the applicant wishes to undertake graduate studies in law and why the applicant is suited to undertake such studies, as well as an undertaking that the proposed program study is conducted principally in the French language;
  3. A copy of transcripts for undergraduate and graduate studies, for studies in law or for a Bar Admission Course, as applicable;
  4. A maximum of three letters of reference; and
  5. A statement of tuition fees and anticipated living and travel expenses

Applications may be submitted by mail, fax or electronic mail and must be received NO LATER THAN December 31, 2019.

Anne Thomas, Vice-President
Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies
P.O.Box 43538, Leaside Post Office
1601 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 4G8
Telephone:416 429 3292
Fax:416 429 9805


A selection committee will be established annually by the Institute for this purpose and will examine applications, having regard, in particular, to the applicant's academic record and the proposed program of study. The awarding of the Scholarship is conditional upon establishing, to the satisfaction of the Institute, that the recipient has successfully graduated from a law school in Canada and has been accepted by a European university where instruction is given in French in graduate studies in law toward a second cycle or third cycle diploma (the equivalent of an LL.M. or LL.D. at a Canadian university). The selection committee reserves the right not to award the Scholarship in the event that no applicants are considered to be qualified. Decisions of the selection committee are final.


Successful applicants will be notified by April 15, 2020.

Scholarship Recipients

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