At The University of Law, we aim to support more students from across a variety of backgrounds than ever before to achieve their career ambitions. We are offering a comprehensive range of scholarships and law bursary schemes with a fund of £600,000 available for all our 2017/18 courses.
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 between January 2017 and September 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.
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 email@example.com
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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.
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:
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).
On receipt of your scholarship application, you will be invited to complete and successfully pass an online skills assessment.
The application deadline for September 2017 entry is: 3 July 2017
The online skills assessment deadline is: 6 July 2017
The deadline for submitting the short essay is: 14 July 2017
Successful candidates will be notified by: 25 August 2017
We are offering a number of awards to the brightest postgraduate students starting our GDL or LPC in September 2017:
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:
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.
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.
If you have been offered a place in the second round, note our Advocacy Scholarships may have already been awarded, contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
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The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award is offering 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 in July 2017 who can demonstrate strong academic credentials. Each award is worth between £1,000 - £3,000.
To be eligible for these awards, you must obtain a minimum of a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent).
As part of the bursary application process, you will be required to successfully complete an online skills assessment.
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.
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.
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
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:
The Rice-Jones Scholarship ('the Scholarship') is open to any individual studying at our Chester and Manchester centres who can demonstrate academic promise, commitment to the
legal profession and financial need. It
is expected that entrants will have accepted a place to study a postgraduate
law course, including but not limited to the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal
Practice Course (LPC), Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Master of Laws (LLM). Applicants should be intending to enrol on
the course in the academic year following the year in which the application is
made. The award can be from £1,000 to
full course fees and maintenance provisions.
To apply for the scholarship, please complete the application form and return via e-mail to email@example.com or by post to Jonathan Riley, Michelmores LLP, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter EX2 5WR.
To be considered applications must be received before Sunday 1 May 2017. Short-listed applicants will then be invited
to attend interview week commencing 26
The following websites contain information about financial awards that may assist you with funding your postgraduate studies:
If you are an aspiring barrister, the Inns of Court offer scholarships and financial awards to GDL and BPTC students. You can find helpful information on the following websites with details on what is available:
For information about other ways to fund your course, visit our postgraduate funding page. You can also find helpful information on the following websites:
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