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.
We are continuing to offer discretionary financial awards for July 2016 applicants with strong academic credentials. The available funds for such awards are limited and are awarded on the basis of merit and need.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.
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:
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 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.
We are offering over £70,000 worth of merit-based awards to candidates commencing the BPTC in our Leeds, London and Birmingham centres in September 2016. Our prestigious Advocacy Scholarships are reserved for those 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): £8,500 - Birmingham Senior Scholar: £5,000 - Leeds Senior Scholar: £5,000 - Minimum of 14 Advocacy Scholars (across all centres): £4,000Entry 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:Please bring a CV (max 2 pages) and cover letter (max 1 page) to your selection event in February and hand them to the tutor assessing your advocacy assessment. This should cover your public speaking and mooting experiences to date, as well as any examples of your leadership and organisational ability.
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.
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:
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.
Applications for September 2016 have now closed.
more information, visit lawsociety.org.uk/das or e-mail email@example.com
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
Winning the scholarship to study for my GDL has been truly life-changing
Manon Elise Sel, GDL scholarship winner
Winning the scholarship to study for my GDL has been truly life-changing
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