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Scholarships and Bursaries

We’re committed to helping the brightest minds achieve their career ambitions, whatever their background. As part of our ongoing dedication to giving students every possible opportunity to succeed, we have over £2 million available across our large and generous scholarship fund to support you through your studies.

If you’re a high achiever with the drive to succeed, don’t let your circumstances or the cost of studying put you off. We may be able to help you achieve your dreams by providing support.

Our scholarships are awarded based on merit, widening participation criteria or a combination of the two. You will need to have received an offer for one of our courses and meet the entry criteria as set out for each of our scholarships below.

For the 2021/22 academic year our widening participation criteria means that applicants will need to provide evidence of one of the following widening participation characteristics:

  • Any experience in local authority care
  • Estrangement from family
  • Refugee status
  • Being the sole carer of a parent(s) or, if living away from home, the sole carer of a sibling
  • Low household income demonstrated by:
    • Being in receipt of Income Support, Job Seeker's Allowance, or Employment and Support Allowance
    • Being in receipt of Universal Credit
    • Being in receipt of, or living with a parent/Guardian in receipt of Asylum Support
    • Being in receipt of free school meals
    • Being in receipt of a 16-19 Bursary in England or EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland
    • Being in receipt of Learner Support (FE 19+) or equivalent FE funding for Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland
    • Living with a parent/Guardian in receipt of Child Tax Credit where the candidate is named on the award and the household income used to calculate the tax credits is less than £25,000.
    • Living with a parent/Guardian in receipt of Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance or Income-based Employment and Support Allowance.
    • Living with a parent/Guardian in receipt of Universal Credit, if the annual household take-home pay as stated on the award is less than £25,000.
    • Being in receipt of or living with a parent/Guardian in receipt of an equivalent means tested benefit in another EU state.

To be eligible for one of our scholarships or bursaries you'll need to have received an offer for one of our courses.

If you’re an international student you may also be interested in our provision specifically for you, including our International Bursaries.

Important Information

If you successfully pass the online assessment your application will be considered for all eligible awards. You do not need to apply again for a different scholarship or bursary. 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.

Undergraduate Criminology, Law and Policing Courses

We offer these awards to undergraduate students who can demonstrate good academic credentials along with meeting our widening participation criteria. Up to 15 awards of £1,000 are available for January 2021 entrants. Awards for September 2021 entrants are to be confirmed.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our undergraduate criminology, law or policing courses and meet the widening participation criteria.

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment, a link to which will be in your ULaw offer letter.

Application deadlines
For degree courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 27 November 2020.

The Law First programme is designed to put the best prospects first. Its focus is to give opportunity to the most talented future lawyers.

We offer these awards to LLB students who can demonstrate strong academic credentials. 5 awards of £2,000 each are available for January 2021 entrants. Awards for September 2021 entrants are to be confirmed.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for our LLB and meet the widening participation criteria.

To be eligible for this award, you must obtain a minimum of AAB at A-level (or equivalent).

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment, a link to which will be in your ULaw offer letter.

Application deadlines
For degree courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 27 November 2020.

We are offering a full-fee award to a student wishing to study one of our undergraduate law courses, which is offered in partnership with Lawyer 2B, the Lawyer's student publication, providing information and advice for anyone interested in pursuing a career in law.

This award is for £9,250 towards course fees for one year of our undergraduate law degrees starting in September 2020.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our undergraduate law courses and meet the widening participation criteria.

To be eligible for this award, you must obtain a minimum of BBB at A-level (or equivalent).

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment, a link to which will be in your ULaw offer letter. Successful applicants will be shortlisted and be asked to submit an essay.

Application deadlines
The application deadline for 2020/21 has now passed.

The Law for All Bursary has been specifically created for the schools and colleges working in partnership with The University of Law. Up to 15 awards of £1,000 are available.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our undergraduate law courses and meet the widening participation criteria.

Process
Scholarships are awarded through nomination by the partner or college.

Application deadlines
The application deadline for 2020/21 has now passed.

Postgraduate Law courses

We are offering a number of BPC awards that could help you to finance your BPC and support you in preparing for a career as a barrister. The awards include:

  • Senior Scholars - 2 awards of £2,000
  • Advocacy Scholarships (London) - 2 awards of £2,000
  • Advocacy Scholarships (Outside of London) - 2 awards of £1,750

Please note: winners of our advocacy awards and scholarships will be required to become a member of our Advocacy Committee. For more information, please contact contact study@law.ac.uk.

Entry criteria
You must obtain at least an Upper Second Class degree or international equivalent.

Process
As part of your application process you will be invited to attend a selection event. Your performance at this event will be reviewed and the various awards will be decided by the BPC selection panel.

The last selection event for BPC courses starting in January 2021 will be on Monday 7 December 2020.

Application deadline

  • BPC courses starting in January 2021: Applications have now closed.

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:

If you are an aspiring barrister, the Inns of Court offer scholarships and financial awards to GDL and BPC students. You can find helpful information on the following websites with details on what is available:

Gray's Inn

Inner Temple

Middle Temple

Lincoln’s Inn

The Rice-Jones Scholarship is open to any individual studying at our Chester and Manchester campuses 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 Practice Course (BPC) or MA Law. Applicants should be intending to enrol on the course in the academic year following the year in which the application is made.

Each award will be between £250 and £1,500 towards study expenses.

To be considered, applications must be received by 1 May 2021. Interviews will take place during w/c 24 June 2021. Following your interview, you will know within two weeks if you have been successful. Any award would be made in respect of the 2021-22 academic year only.

To apply for the scholarship, please complete the application form and return via email to james.frampton@michelmores.com with the subject line "The Rice-Jones Scholarship Application Form", or send by post to James Frampton, Michelmores LLP, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter EX2 5WR.

Rice-Jones Scholarship Application Form

Download the terms and conditions

We are offering a £1,000 Nottingham Postgraduate Award to all postgraduate students studying in January 2021, September 2021 and January 2022 at our Nottingham campus.

Download the terms and conditions

Business courses

The Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award is offering bursaries to students whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from completing their studies. 

Over 25 awards of £1,000 are available.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our undergraduate or postgraduate courses and meet the widening participation criteria:

  • To be eligible for the undergraduate award, you must obtain a minimum of BBC at A-level (or equivalent).
  • To be eligible for the postgraduate award, you must obtain a minimum of a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent).

Process
As part of your the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assesment, a link to which will be in your ULaw offer letter.

Application deadlines

  • Postgraduate Business courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 20 October 2020
  • Undergraduate Business courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 27 November 2020
  • Postgraduate Business courses starting in April 2021: Apply by 20 January 2021
  • Postgraduate Business courses starting in July 2021: Apply by 20 April 2021

The Business for All Bursary has been specifically created for the schools and colleges working in partnership with The University of Law. 15 awards of £1,000 are available.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our undergraduate business courses and meet the criteria based on widening participation.

Process
Scholarships are awarded through nomination by the partner school or college.

 

This award offers £5,000* towards fees for one of our new business Master’s courses*.

All eligible students who apply to one of the relevant courses will automatically be shortlisted for consideration for this award.

*Please note that the award for the MSc Project Management course is £3,000.

This award offers a 15% discount off the fee of our MSc Global Accounting course.

All eligible students who apply to study our MSc Global Accounting will automatically be shortlisted for consideration for this award.

We are offering a £1,000 Nottingham Postgraduate Award to all postgraduate students studying in January 2021, September 2021 and January 2022 at our Nottingham campus.

Download the terms and conditions

Register Your Interest in our Range of Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Read the Terms and Conditions for each of our scholarships and bursaries:

Terms and Conditions relevant for students studying after 1st September 2019

Terms and Conditions relevant for students studying after 1st September 2020