Top 10 Budget LL.M. Programs in France

For lawyers looking to accelerate their careers or specialize in specific areas of law, an LL.M. degree can be a good investment. France, with its storied legal heritage and renowned educational institutions, is an appealing destination for many international students seeking both affordability and academic excellence in their choice of LL.M. program.

Below, we aim to provide prospective LL.M. students with insights into the 10 of the most budget-friendly LL.M. programs offered by top law schools in France. Our selection is based on a methodology that takes into account several crucial factors. These include tuition fees, scholarship opportunities, the cost of living, the diversity of program offerings, and the overall reputation of the universities.

This list should help you navigate your options effectively, ensuring that you can embark on your LL.M. in France without incurring an excessive financial burden.

Additionally, this list is designed to cater to a wide array of interests, providing valuable insights into the institutions and programs that can facilitate your educational aspirations while keeping your budget in check. After all, the world of law is diverse and multifaceted, encompassing fields such as international law, human rights, business law, and beyond.

Paris, France 94 Followers 79 Discussions
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Pantheon-Sorbonne is known for its prestigious reputation in law education. It offers a wide range of LL.M. programs, including International Business Law, European Law, and Human Rights Law. It’s also a public university with comparatively affordable tuition fees, especially for E.U. students. There are scholarships, too, such as the Eiffel Scholarship for international law students.

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Lyon Cedex 08, France 52 Followers 18 Discussions
Lyon Law School

Lyon’s law school, known as the “Faculté de Droit de Lyon”, is world renowned for the high quality its legal education. The school offers LL.M. programs in fields like International Business Law. Lyon generally provides a lower cost of living compared to major cities like Paris.

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Strasbourg, France 44 Followers 17 Discussions
CEIPI - Strasbourg

Strasbourg is a prominent hub for European and international law. The University of Strasbourg provides LL.M. programs in European Law and Comparative Law. As a public university, it offers reasonable tuition fees for international students. The cost of living in Strasbourg is also relatively moderate.

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Bordeaux, France 0 Followers 0 Discussions

Bordeaux’s law school is known for its global perspective in legal education. The University offers numerous highly-ranked LL.M. programs, including International Business Law. Tuition fees at public universities like Bordeaux are typically more affordable for international students. University of Bordeaux is located in a beautiful city with a relatively low cost of living.

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Lille, France 27 Followers 1 Discussion
Université Catholique de Lille

Lille’s law school is known for its good quality education and diverse student body. It’s also a public university with reasonable tuition fees. The LL.M. programs cover a range of fields, including Public International Law. Lille, near the Belgian border, provides a multicultural environment.

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Toulouse Cedex, France 54 Followers 14 Discussions
Université Toulouse Capitole - European School of Law

The University of Toulouse is recognized around the world for its LL.M. programs, with a focus on international law and aviation law. It offers competitive tuition fees for international students and as well as that, Toulouse itself is a hub for the aerospace industry and offers a moderate cost of living.

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Nantes, France 0 Followers 0 Discussions

Nantes University is a public university with low-cost tuition fees. It offers LL.M. programs in various and popular fields, including Human Rights Law and International Business Law. Nantes is considered one of the more affordable cities in France.

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Montpellier, France 0 Followers 0 Discussions

One of Europe’s oldest universities with a strong emphasis on legal education, the University of Montpellier provides LL.M. programs in various legal disciplines, including the increasingly vital field of Environmental Law. It’s a public university with competitive tuition rates and the cost of living in Montpellier as a city is generally manageable.

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Aix-en-Provence, France 21 Followers 9 Discussions

The University of Aix-Marseille runs well-regarded LL.M. programs, including in Public Law and Private International Law. The university is government-funded and has low tuition rates, while also being located in the picturesque Provence region, offering a unique cultural experience to LL.M. candidates.

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Grenoble, France 0 Followers 0 Discussions

The University of Grenoble provides LL.M. programs with a focus on European and International Law. It’s also a state-funded university with reasonable tuition fees. An additional perk is that the city of Grenoble is surrounded by the French Alps, providing opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

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