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  • Our commitment to widening participation to those wishing to study law is highlighted in our newly launched 100% for You campaign.

    Learn more about our 100% for You initiative.

    We guarantee you our 100% support by offering you a comprehensive range of scholarships and law bursary schemes with a fund of more than £600,000 for our 2017 postgraduate courses. We aim to support more students from across a variety of backgrounds than ever before to achieve their career ambitions.

    Financial contributions are available towards all postgraduate course fees and are available to those whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from entering the legal profession. This may include those who do not possess the traditional qualifications or means to study at university.

    How to Apply for a Scholarship or Bursary

    You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less. For more information on calculating your household income, download our factsheet. The exception is our Advocacy Scholarships, which are solely merit based.

    For courses starting in January or July 2017, register your interest using the button below and you’ll receive an email to confirm your registration and to explain the next steps of the application process.  As part of the application, you will be required to successfully complete an online skills assessment.

    For courses starting in September 2017, register your interest and when applications open you will receive an email explaining the next steps.

    Note, that by registering your interest below and depending on your eligibility, you could be put forward for multiple scholarships and bursaries. Successful applicants will only be eligible for one award.

    Any queries about the scholarships and bursaries available should be directed to our scholarships team via scholarships@law.ac.uk

    We wish you the best of luck.

    • Choose Law Scholarships available for January 2017 entry
      Choose Law Scholarships available for September 2017 entry


      January 2017 entry

      We are offering two full-fee scholarships to students wishing to study our GDL or LPC in January 2017, giving you the opportunity to choose law.

      Entry criteria: 

      You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree or international equivalent.

      You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.

      Personal information required: 

      • Full name
      • Name of institution studying / have studied with
      • Confirmation have obtained (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent)
      • Household income in the last 12 months

      Process: 

      On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to take an online skills assessment and if successful, you will be required to submit a short essay on a law related topic. 

      Students who submit an essay but are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for the one runner up award, worth £2,000.

      Deadlines:

      On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to complete and successfully pass an online skills assessment.

      Applications for January 2017 entry have now closed.

      The deadline for submitting the short essay is: 9 December 2016.

      Successful candidates will be notified by: 20 December 2016.

    • September 2017 entry

      We are offering four full-fee scholarships to students wishing to study our GDL or LPC in September 2017, giving you the opportunity to choose law.

      Entry criteria: 

      You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree or international equivalent.

      You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.

      Personal information required: 

      • Full name
      • Name of institution studying / have studied with
      • Confirmation have obtained (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent)
      • Household income in the last 12 months

      Process: 

      On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to take an online skills assessment and if successful, you will be required to submit a short essay on a law related topic. 

      Students who submit an essay but are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for the runner up award, worth £2,000 (four runner up awards available).

      Deadline:

      On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to take an online skills assessment. The deadline for successfully completing the online skills assessment is in July 2017.  The exact date will be confirmed imminently.


    • We are offering a number of awards to the brightest postgraduate students starting our GDL or LPC in September 2017:

      • GDL - 20 awards of £5,000

        Please note that these awards will be made up of a £3,000 award offset against the GDL course fee and a further award of £2,000 offset against either the LPC or BPTC when you continue your studies at The University of Law.

      • LPC - 10 awards of £5,000

      Entry criteria:

      You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.

      To be eligible for the GDL award, you must obtain (or expect to be awarded) a First Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) or a Distinction at Masters level.

      To be eligible for the LPC award, you must obtain (or expect to be awarded) a First Class Honours degree (or international equivalent), a Distinction at Masters level or a Distinction for the GDL.

      Personal information required:

      • Full name
      • Name of institution studying / have studied with
      • Confirmation have obtained (or expect to be awarded) a First Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) or a Distinction at Masters Level (or for the LPC award, a Distinction for the Graduate Diploma in Law)
      • Household income in the last 12 months

      Process: 

      On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to complete and successfully pass an online skills assessment. 

      Applications deadline: 1 September 2017

      Online assessment to be successfully completed by: 4 September 2017.

      Successful candidates will be notified by: 8 September 2017.

    • We are offering over £50,000 worth of merit-based awards to candidates commencing the BPTC in our Leeds, London and Birmingham centres in September 2017.

      Our prestigious scholarships are reserved for BPTC candidates who demonstrate an exceptional talent for advocacy during our unique Selection Process, as well as clear leadership and organisational skills.

      The awards:

      • Master / Mistress of the Moots (London only): £6,500
      • Senior Scholar (Birmingham): £4,000
      • Senior Scholar (Leeds): £4,000
      • 12 Advocacy Scholars (London only): £2,500
      • 6 Advocacy Scholars (Birmingham and Leeds): £2,000

      Entry criteria:

      We are looking for talented advocates with exceptional leadership and organisational skills. As an Advocacy Scholar, you will judge moots; organise entry into international and national competitions; liaise with members of the Bar to organise workshops and internal competitions and provide guidance and support to current students. 

      You will be judged primarily on your performance in the advocacy portion of our Selection Events, as well as any previous experience which demonstrates your leadership and organisational skills. We are not looking for polished performances but will focus on your raw talent and potential.

      How to apply:

      When booking your Selection Event, please click on the ‘Advocacy Scholarship’ tick box and upload your CV (max 2 pages) and cover letter. These should cover your public speaking and mooting experiences to date, as well as any examples of your leadership and organisation ability.

    • Courses starting January – July 2017
      Courses starting September 2017


      Courses starting January – July 2017

      The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award is offering up to 20 bursaries to students whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from completing their legal studies and entering the legal profession.

      We offer these awards to postgraduate students (excluding sponsored students) wishing to undertake our postgraduate courses, between January and July 2017 who can demonstrate strong academic credentials. Each award is worth between £1,000 - £3,000.

      Entry criteria:

      You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.

      To be eligible for these awards, you must obtain a minimum of a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent).

      Process:

      As part of the bursary application process, you will be required to successfully complete an online skills assessment.

      Course start date: January 2017 March 2017 July 2017
      Application Deadline Closed 24 February 2017 23 June 2017
      Online assessment to be completed by 9 December 2016 27 February 2017 26 June 2017
      Successful candidates notified by 20 December 2016 10 March 2017 30 June 2017
    • Courses starting September 2017

      The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award is offering up to 100 bursaries to students whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from completing their legal studies and entering the legal profession.

      We offer these awards to all postgraduate students (excluding sponsored students) wishing to undertake our GDL, LPC, BPTC or Online LLMs who can demonstrate strong academic credentials. Each award is worth between £1,000 - £3,000.

      Entry criteria:

      You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.

      To be eligible for this award, you must obtain a minimum of a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent). For more information on the award criteria, download the factsheet.

      Process:

      As part of the bursary application process, you will be required to take an online skills assessment.

      Application deadline: 15 September 2017

      Online assessment to be completed by: 18 September 2017

      Successful candidates will be notified by: 22 September 2017

    • As a part of the Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme (DAS), we are offering a full fee scholarship award to an LPC student studying with us in September 2017. Not only does the scheme offer funding for up to the full cost of the student's LPC fees, but also provides the awardee with:

      • Professional contacts: a professional mentor to help answer questions about starting a career in law
      • Work experience opportunities: work experience placements, brokered through the Law Society

      The DAS has already assisted over 170 students who did not otherwise have the financial means to complete their legal studies. Without the DAS award, students would not have been in a position to join the legal profession.

      You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less. 

      You will need to apply directly to the Law Society and Application forms, eligibility criteria and guidance will be published in early 2017.  In the meantime you can register your interest on our website and we will inform you when applications are open.  

      If you have any queries, contact The Law Society at: diversityaccessscheme@lawsociety.org.uk

    • The following websites contain information about financial awards that may assist you with funding your postgraduate studies:

      For information about other ways to fund your course, visit our postgraduate funding page. You can also find helpful information on the following websites:

  • Read the Terms and Conditions for each of our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship and Bursary awards.
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    Manon Elise Sel, GDL scholarship winner
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