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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 2014)
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 (LL.M.)
Eligibility Criteria
  • Hold an undergraduate law degree from a foreign university with a minimum grade point average equivalent to a “B” (70%) based on final marks at the end of the fourth year of study;
  • Fluency in either French or English, with a certificate confirming language proficiency (TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS or CANTEST).
Application Procedure
Each scholarship candidate must submit the following documentation for consideration:
  1. a completed scholarship application form;
  2. official transcripts covering all previous university studies (accompanied by an official English or French translation);
  3. a curriculum vitae;
  4. one letter of support from an academic source; 
  5. a personal statement of why you are applying;
  6. a description of your proposed research topic; and
  7. proof of proficiency in English (TOEFL) or French (TFI).
IMPORTANT:  The applicant must also submit a complete application for admission to one of the four programs listed above in the Graduate Studies in Law Program at the University of Ottawa by January 30, 2014.  Visit for more information.
Application Deadline
January 30, 2014
Scholarship Applications and Information
Click here for a Scholarship Application Form. 
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Completed scholarship applications should be submitted by mail to:
Andrew Kuntze
Manager, Marketing and Communications
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
57 Louis-Pasteur
Ottawa, ON  K1N 6N5