• Postgraduate scholarships and bursaries

  • At The University of Law, we are committed to widening participation to those wishing to study law. We are offering a comprehensive range of scholarships and law bursary schemes with a fund of more than £400,000 available.

    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 the average income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.

    Register your interest in one of the awards listed below to commence the application process. 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 take an online skills assessment.

    Note that by registering your interest below, 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.

    • We are offering four full-fee scholarships to students wishing to study our GDL, BPTC or LPC in September 2016, giving you the opportunity to choose law, irrespective of your financial situation.

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

      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
      • Any challenges that the student may be facing that would not allow them to study with us

      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 one of our four runner up awards, each worth £2,000.

      Deadlines:

      • Applications for our September 2016 Full-Fee Scholarship have now closed.
      • If you have successfully completed the online skills assessment, the deadline for submitting the short essay is 30 June 2016.
      • Successful candidates will be notified by 1 August 2016.

      The deadlines for January 2017 will be published in due course. We will also be offering a full-fee scholarship for January 2017 courses. The application process will be announced in September 2016.

    • We are offering a number of awards to the brightest postgraduate students starting our GDL or LPC in September 2016:

      • 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:

      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
      • Any challenges that the student may be facing that would not allow them to study with us

      Process: 

      On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to take an online skills assessment.

      The deadline for completing the online skills assessment is 12 September 2016.

      Successful candidates will be notified by 16 September 2016.

    • The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award is offering up to 23 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: 

      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 take an online skills assessment.

      Deadlines:

      The deadline for completing the online skills assessment is 16 September 2016.

      Successful candidates will be notified by 23 September 2016.

      Bursaries are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • As a part of the Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme (DAS), we are offering one full-fee scholarship award to an LPC student studying with us in September 2016. 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.

      Application criteria

      Applications for September 2016 have now closed.

      For more information, visit lawsociety.org.uk/das or 
      e-mail diversityaccessscheme@lawsociety.org.uk

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

      - Chevening Scholarships: www.chevening.org/apply
      - European Funding Guide: www.european-funding-guide.eu
      - Snowdon Award Scheme: www.snowdontrust.org
      - The Inderpal Rahal Memorial Trust: www.gardencourtchambers.co.uk/join/inderpal-rahal-memorial-trust/

      You can also find helpful information on the following websites:

      - Find a Masters: www.findamasters.com/funding/postgraduate-masters-scholarships/
      - FindAPhD: www.findaphd.com/funding/guides/phd-funding-guide.aspx
      - Postgraduate Funding: www.postgraduatefunding.com/
      - Scholarship Search: www.scholarship-search.org.uk

  • Read the Terms and Conditions for each of our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship and Bursary awards.
  • Winning the scholarship to study for my GDL has been truly life-changing

    Manon Elise Sel, GDL scholarship winner
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