The Kololian Family Scholarship for International Law Students

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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 2015)

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 (LLM)

Eligibility Criteria

The successful applicant must:

  1. be admitted as a full-time student to the LLM program at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa;
  2. hold an undergraduate law degree from a foreign university before beginning studies at the University of Ottawa and have a minimum grade point average equivalent to a “B” (70%) based on final marks at the end of the fourth year of study;
  3. be fluent in either French or English, with a certificate confirming language proficiency (TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS or CANTEST);
  4. submit a proposal detailing the research that he or she will undertake during his or her program at the University of Ottawa.

Application Procedure

Before applying to the scholarship, applicants must submit a complete application for admission to the LLM program at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa (to one of the four programs listed above) by March 1, 2015.  Visit for more information.

Scholarship applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries.  Applicants will require a uOttawa Infoweb account to access Online Scholarships and Bursaries.  Infoweb login information will be provided to applicants once they complete their application for admission.

Scholarship applications made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries should include: 

  1. the Curriculum Vitae on Online Scholarships and Bursaries;
  2. the applicant’s research proposal (max. 5 pages);
  3. one letter of support from an academic source;
  4. a personal statement of why you are applying.

Note: The Faculty of Law will take the applicant’s official transcripts covering all previous university studies and English or French proficiency test scores from their admission file.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2015

Applications and Information

For more information on the admissions process or the scholarship application procedure, please contact Ms. Florence Downing at

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