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Scholarships and Bursaries

Are you looking to progress in your career, but wondering how you will be able to fund your studies? We understand that studying at university can be a challenging financial commitment, which is why we offer support that could help you achieve your ambitions.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Our wide range of scholarships and bursaries are awarded based on need or merit (or a combination of the two). As the number of available awards is limited, we would recommend that you plan where possible to ensure you can meet the costs associated with your course without the need for an award. You can find more information about other funding sources on our undergraduate or postgraduate fees and funding pages.

  • The awards listed below are available for students beginning a course during the 2021/22 and 2022/23 academic years
  • Scholarships are not applicable to students studying via GISMA Business School in Berlin
  • If you’re an international applicant, take a look at our International Scholarships and Bursaries

The majority of our awards are designed so that you only need to make one scholarships application in order to be considered for all relevant awards. We’ve created a grid for you to see all of this clearly. To apply for any of these awards, you will need to have received an offer for one of our courses. To get started, simply follow the link provided in your offer letter.

Some awards have a bespoke application route and are not included in the standard process outlined above. Details on how to apply for each of these awards can be found in the ‘External Scholarships’ section of this web page.

Some of our awards are needs based and have specific Widening Participation criteria. This is to ensure awards go to students whose backgrounds are under-represented in Higher Education. When you access the scholarship application form following the link in your offer letter, you’ll be asked to confirm which of the Widening Participation criteria you possess. For the 2021/22 and 2022/23 academic years, our Widening Participation criteria means that applicants will need to provide evidence of one of the following:

  • Any experience in local authority care (under the age of 25)
  • Estrangement from family (under the age of 25)
  • Refugee status
  • Being a carer (unpaid) for a friend or family member who could not cope without your support (age 25 and under)
  • Have a registered disability
  • 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.

Later in the process you will be asked to provide evidence of this before any award is confirmed.

For some awards, we use an online assessment designed by our Academic Team and tested by a student panel in order to help us identify successful candidates. The assessment does not require any prior knowledge or preparation and is intended to provide an objective assessment of critical thinking and reasoning. It is a timed test that lasts for 30 minutes which you can sit when you are ready. For students who usually receive additional time for assessments, this can be requested via the scholarships application form link within your offer letter in advance of taking the test.

When you complete the test, you’ll be advised as to whether or not you have ‘passed’ the basic test threshold score of 10 for undergradaute or 12 for postgraduate. Students scoring below the pass mark will not be in receipt of any award that has the online assessment as one of the criteria. Passing the test does not mean that you have automatically secured an award. Instead your score, along with any other eligibility criteria will be compared to others once the application window has closed.

Stay up to date with any news or updates

Our scholarships and bursaries are usually updated annually to cover a full academic year of intakes. If you would like to sign up to receive news and updates from us, including information about your course of interest, you can do so here.

 

Undergraduate Scholarships

Applicable for: All undergraduate degrees, excluding apprenticeship programmes

Overview

  • 24 awards of £2,000 each are available for Business, Criminology, Law and Policing course starting in September 2022.
  • 4 awards of £2,000 each are available for Business and Law course starting in January 2023.

What are the eligibility criteria?

You need to:

How do I apply?

  • Follow the scholarships link in your offer letter
  • Add your Widening Participation details to the form
  • Complete the online scholarships assessment
  • We’ll add your final academic results to your submitted scholarships application when we have them

What is the application deadline?

For courses starting in September 2022 – Sunday 3 July 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in January 2023 – Sunday 13 November 2022 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in September 2022 – Thursday 18 August 2022
For courses starting in January 2023 – Tuesday 13 December 2022

Applicable for: All undergraduate degrees, excluding apprenticeship programmes

Overview

45 awards of £1,000 each are available for Business, Criminology, Law and Policing courses starting in September 2022.

What are the eligibility criteria?

You need to:

How do I apply?

Scholarships are awarded through nomination by your school or college.

What is the application deadline?

Sunday 3 July 2022 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

Thursday 18 August 2022

Applicable for: All undergraduate degrees, excluding apprenticeship programmes and LLB (Hons) Law in Legal Practice and Skills

Overview

  • 9 Full Fee and 245 Partial awards are available for Business, Criminology, Law and Policing courses starting in September 2022.
  • 3 Full Fee and 140 Partial awards are available for Business, Criminology, Law and Policing courses starting in January 2023

What are the eligibility criteria?

You need to:

  • Have received an offer for one of our undergraduate degrees
  • In the Application Form you’ll need to evidence: previous work experience, transferable skills that will assist you to progress to a new career and motivation for a career change (T&Cs).

How do I apply?

To make a Scholarship Application you must complete the Scholarship Application Form, which is an online form:

  • For courses starting in September 2022: apply here
  • For courses starting in January 2023: apply here (open from 1 July 2022)

If you have any questions, please email: [email protected]  

What is the application deadline?

  • For courses starting in September 2022: Wednesday 1 June 2022
  • For courses starting in January 2023: Tuesday 1 November 2022

When will the winners be announced?

  • For courses starting in September 2022: Friday 1 July 2022
  • For courses starting in January 2023: Thursday 1 December 2022

Terms and conditions apply

Applicable for: Qualifying Law Degrees (LLBs)

Overview

Offered in partnership with Lawyer 2B there is one award for £9,250 towards course fees for one year of our undergraduate law degrees starting in September 2022.

What are the eligibility criteria?

You need to:

How do I apply?

  • Follow the scholarships link in your offer letter
  • Add your Widening Participation details to the form
  • Complete the online scholarships assessment
  • We’ll add your final academic results to your submitted scholarships application when we have them
  • We’ll then contact a small group of shortlisted candidates who will be asked to submit an essay for Lawyer 2B to review and identify a winner.

What is the application deadline?

Sunday 3 July 2022 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

Thursday 18 August 2022

Applicable for: All undergraduate degrees excluding apprenticeship programmes

Overview

  • 55 awards of £1,000 each are available for Business, Criminology, Law, Policing and Politics courses starting in September 2022
  • 20 awards of £1,000 each are available for Business, Criminology, Law, Policing and Politics courses starting in January 2023

What are the eligibility criteria?

You need to:

How do I apply?

  • Follow the scholarships link in your offer letter
  • Add your Widening Participation details to the form
  • Complete the online scholarships assessment

What is the application deadline?

For courses starting in September 2022 – Sunday 3 July 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in January 2023 – Sunday 13 November 2022 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in September 2022 – Thursday 18 August 2022
For courses starting in January 2023 – Tuesday 13 December 2022

Applicable for: All undergraduate degrees excluding apprenticeship programmes

Overview

The Sherryl Kintu Scholarship has been set up as a tribute to, and in recognition of, the passions and interests of Sherryl Kintu. Sherryl was a dedicated employee of Global University Systems for over nine years where she rose from Executive Assistant to a Director level position.

Sherryl sadly passed away in April 2021. Sherryl was passionate about the Entrepreneurial spirit of Black women while also highly creative in the Arts. The award has been set up to support students with the same passion and ambition throughout their time at University.

What is the award amount?

1 full-fee award for a student beginning their course in September / October 2022. The award would be for the duration of the undergraduate programme.

What are the eligibility criteria?

You will need to:

  • have received an offer for one our undergraduate courses
  • meet the Widening Participation criteria
  • have the highest score in the online assessment
  • demonstrate passion, drive and business/entrepreneurial acumen through your personal statement in your course application
  • require financial support (further details/evidence may be required regarding financial need).

How do I apply?

  • Follow the scholarships link in your offer letter
  • Add your Widening Participation details to the form
  • Complete the online scholarships assessment
  • We’ll review your personal statement from your course application, so you don’t need to submit this again
  • We’ll then shortlist up to 3 candidates who will be reviewed by the Sherryl Kintu Scholarship Committee who will select a winner based on the above criteria.

What is the application deadline?

Sunday 3rd July 2022

When will the winners be announced?

Thursday 18th August 2022

Postgraduate Scholarships

Applicable for: Bar Practice Course (BPC) & LLM Bar Practice

Overview

July / September 2022 intake:

  • 1 Master / Mistress of Moots - £4,500
  • 7 Senior Scholars (1 per campus) - £3,000 each
  • 14 Advocacy Scholarships (London) - £2,000 each
  • 20 Advocacy Scholarships (All other campuses) - £1,750 each
  • 7 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement - £3,000 each
  • 40 Dean’s Award for Excellence - £500 plus a copy of White Book or Blackstone’s (worth £250)
  • 40 Dean’s Award for Achievement – a copy of White Book or Blackstone’s (worth £250)

January 2023 intake:

  • 1 Senior Scholar (Birmingham and London) - £3,000 each
  • 1 Advocacy Scholarship (Birmingham and Leeds) - £1,750
  • 2 Advocacy Scholarship (London) - £2,000 each

Please note: Winners of our advocacy awards and scholarships will be required to become a member of our Advocacy Committee. Details of roles and responsibilites can be found here.

What are the eligibility criteria?

All winners will be chosen during the Selection Event stage of the application process for our BPC and LLM Bar Practice. As such you will need to successfully pass the Selection Event stage and be in receipt of an offer to be eligible for any awards. You will also need to have submitted a CV and covering letter.

How do I apply?

When you are invited to book a slot on one of our Selection Events you will be able to upload a CV and covering letter. During the Selection Event those who deliver the strongest performances of the Plea in Mitigation will be shortlisted for the second stage. This involves reviewing CVs and covering letters to identify those with exceptional leadership skills and strong organisation ability along with mooting and / or advocacy experience to identify the winners of each respective award.

What is the application deadline?

For courses starting in July / September 2022 – Sunday 24 April 2022
For courses starting in January 2023 – Sunday 13 November 2022

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in July / September 2022 – Monday 23 May 2022
For courses starting in January 2023 – Tuesday 13 December 2022

Applicable for: All postgraduate business courses excluding apprenticeship programmes

Overview

  • 4 awards of £5,000 each for June 2022 entrants
  • 10 awards of £5,000 each for October 2022 entrants
  • 5 awards of £5,000 each for February 2023 entrant
  • 4 awards of £5,000 each for June 2023 entrants

What are the eligibility criteria?

You will need to:

How do I apply?

  • Follow the scholarships link in your offer letter
  • Complete the online scholarships assessment
  • We’ll add your final academic results to your submitted scholarships application when we have them

What is the application deadline?


For courses starting in June 2022 – Sunday 13 March 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in October 2022 – Sunday 3 July 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in February 2023 – Sunday 13 November 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in June 2023 – Sunday 16 April 2023 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?


For courses starting in June 2022 – Friday 8 April 2022
For courses starting in October 2022 – Friday 29 July 2022
For courses starting in February 2023 – Tuesday 13 December 2022
For courses starting in June 2023 - Friday 13 May 2022

Applicable for: Legal Practice Course (LPC) and LLM Legal practice (SQE1&2)

Overview

  • 150 awards of £2,000 each are available for courses starting in September 2022
  • 30 awards of £2,000 each are available for courses starting in January 2023
  • 10 awards of £2,000 each are available for courses starting in March 2023

What are the eligibility criteria?

You will need to:

How do I apply?

  • Follow the scholarships link in your offer letter
  • Complete the online scholarships assessment
  • We’ll add your final academic results to your submitted scholarships application when we have them

What is the application deadline?

For courses starting in September 2022 – Sunday 3 July 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in January 2023 – Sunday 13 November 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in March 2023 – Sunday 21 January 2023 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in September 2022 – Friday 29 July 2022
For courses starting in January 2023 – Tuesday 13 December 2022
For courses starting in March 2023 – Friday 18 February 2023

Applicable for:

  • All Postgraduate Business MSc courses
  • All of our Postgraduate Law courses excluding apprenticeship programmes, SQE1&2 Preparation, SQE1&2 Exam Preparation and SQE Law Essentials Online
  • MSc Psychology

Overview

  • 9 Full Fee and 245 Partial awards are available for courses starting between July 2022 and October 2022.
  • 3 Full Fee and 140 Partial awards are available for courses starting between January 2023 and June 2023.

What are the eligibility criteria?

You need to:

  • Have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses
  • In the Application Form you’ll need to evidence: previous work experience, transferable skills that will assist you to progress to a new career and motivation for a career change (T&Cs).

How do I apply?

To make a Scholarship Application you must complete the Scholarship Application Form, which is an online form:

  • For courses starting between July 2022 and October 2022: apply here
  • For courses starting between January 2023 and June 2023: apply here (open from 1 July 2022)

If you have any questions, please email: [email protected]  

What is the application deadline?

  • For courses starting between July 2022 and October 2022: Wednesday 1 June 2022
  • For courses starting between January 2023 and June 2023: Tuesday 1 November 2022

When will the winners be announced?

  • For courses starting between July 2022 and October 2022: Friday 1 July 2022
  • For courses starting between January 2023 and June 2023: Thursday 1 December 2022

Terms and conditions apply

Applicable for:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL)
  • MA Law (Conversion)
  • MA Law (SQE 1)
  • LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

Overview

International law firm, Charles Russell Speechlys and The University of Law are offering 1 award of £5,000 to a student wishing to study the above courses in September 2022.

What are the Eligibility criteria?

You will need to:

How do I apply?

  • Follow the scholarships link in your offer letter
  • Add your Widening Participation details to the form
  • Complete the online scholarships assessment
  • We’ll add your final academic results to your submitted scholarships application when we have them
  • We’ll then shortlist 15 candidates who will undergo a two-stage process with Charles Russell Speechlys. This includes a pre-recorded presentation and a final live skype interview

What is the application deadline?

Sunday 3 July 2022 (midnight UK time)

When will the winner be announced?

Friday 29 July 2022

Applicable for: All postgraduate law courses excluding apprenticeship programmes, SQE1&2 Preparation, SQE1&2 Exam Preparation and SQE Law Essentials Online

Overview

 

  • September 2022: 5 full-fee awards (including 2 full-fee awards endorsed by Sadiq Khan and Baroness Warsi) and 5 awards of £2,000 for runners-up.
  • January 2023: 2 full-fee awards and 2 awards of £2,000 for runners-up.
  • March 2023: 1 full-fee award and 1 award of £2,000 for runner-up.

What are the eligibility criteria?

You will need to:

How do I apply?

  • Follow the scholarships link in your offer letter
  • Add your Widening Participation details to the form
  • Complete the online scholarships assessment
  • We’ll add your final academic results to your submitted scholarships application when we have them

What is the application deadline?

For courses starting in September 2022 – Sunday 3 July 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in January 2023 – Sunday 13 November 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in March 2023 – Sunday 21 January 2023 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in September 2022 – Friday 29 July 2022
For courses starting in January 2023 – Tuesday 13 December 2022
For courses starting in March 2023 – Friday 18 February 2022

Applicable for: Legal Practice Course (LPC) and LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

Overview

1 full-fee award for a student undertaking our Legal Practice Course (LPC) or LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) in September 2022 with a disability linked to mobility.

What are the Eligibility criteria?

You will need to:

How do I apply?

  • Follow the scholarships link in your offer letter
  • Add your Widening Participation details to the form
  • Complete the online scholarships assessment
  • We’ll add your final academic results to your submitted scholarships application when we have them

What is the application deadline?

Sunday 3 July 2022 (midnight UK time)

When will the winner be announced?

Friday 29 July 2022

Applicable for: All postgraduate law courses excluding apprenticeship programmes, SQE1&2 Preparation, SQE1&2 Exam Preparation and SQE Law Essentials Online

Overview

January / March 2022:

  • 15 awards of £3,000 each are available for MA Law (Conversion), MA Law (SQE1), PGDL and LLMs.
  • 17 awards of £5,000 each are available for LPC and LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

June 2022

  • 3 awards of £5,000 each are available for LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

September 2022:

  • 40 awards of £3,000 each are available for MA Law (Conversion), MA Law (SQE1), PGDL and LLMs.
  • 50 awards of £5,000 each are available for LPC and LLM

January 2023

  • 15 awards of £3,000 each are available for MA Law (Conversion), MA Law (SQE1), PGDL and LLMs.
  • 10 awards of £5,000 each are available for LPC and LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

March 2023

  • 7 awards of £5,000 each are available for LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

June 2023

  • 3 awards of £5,000 each are available for LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

What are the eligibility criteria?

You will need to:

How do I apply?

  • Follow the scholarships link in your offer letter
  • Complete the online scholarships assessment
  • We’ll add your final academic results to your submitted scholarships application when we have them

What is the application deadline?

For courses starting in January / March 2022 – Applications are now closed
For courses starting in June 2022 – Sunday 13 March 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in September 2022 – Sunday 3 July 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in January 2023 – Sunday 13 November 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in March 2023 – Sunday 21 January 2023 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in June 2023 – Sunday 16 April 2023 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in January / March 2022 – Winners have been announced
For courses starting in June 2022 – Friday 8 April
For courses starting in September 2022 – Friday 29 July 2022
For courses starting in January 2023 – Tuesday 13 December 2022
For courses starting in March 2023 – Friday 18 February 2023
For courses starting in June 2023 – Friday 13 May 2023

Applicable for: All postgraduate courses excluding apprenticeship programmes, SQE1&2 Preparation, SQE1&2 Exam Preparation and SQE Law Essentials Online

Overview

Business:

  • 5 awards of £1,000 are available for June 2022
  • 10 awards of £1,000 are available for October 2022
  • 5 awards of £1,000 are available for February 2023
  • 5 awards of £1,000 are available for June / July 2023

Law:

  • 20 awards of £1,000 are available for January / March 2022
  • 30 awards of £1,000 are available for June / July 2022
  • 100 awards of £1,000 are available for September 2022
  • 20 awards of £1,000 are available for January 2023
  • 20 awards of £1,000 are available for March 2023
  • 10 awards of £1,000 are available for June / July 2023

What are the eligibility criteria?

You will need to:

How do I apply?

  • Follow the scholarships link in your offer letter
  • Add your Widening Participation details to the form
  • Complete the online scholarships assessment
  • We’ll add your final academic results to your submitted scholarships application when we have them

What is the application deadline?

For courses starting in January/ March 2022 – Applications are now closed
For courses starting in June / July 2022 – Sunday 13 March 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in September / October 2022 – Sunday 3 July 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in January / February 2023 – Sunday 13 November 2022 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in March 2023 – Sunday 21 January 2023 (midnight UK time)
For courses starting in June / July 2023 – Sunday 16 April 2023 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in January / March 2022 – Winners have been announced
For courses starting in June / July 2022 – Friday 8 April 2022
For courses starting in September / October 2022 – Friday 29 July 2022
For courses starting in January / February 2023 – Tuesday 13 December 2022
For courses starting in March 2023 – Friday 18 February 2023
For courses starting in June / July 2023 – Friday 13 May 2023

Applicable for: All postgraduate psychology courses

Overview

  • 10 awards of £5,000 each for October 2022 entrants

What are the eligibility criteria?

You will need to:

How do I apply?

  • Follow the scholarships link in your offer letter
  • Complete the online scholarships assessment
  • We’ll add your final academic results to your submitted scholarships application when we have them

What is the application deadline?


For courses starting in October 2022 – Sunday 3 July 2022 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?


For courses starting in October 2022 – Friday 29 July 2022

External Scholarships

Applicable for: Bar Practice Course (BPC), Legal Practice Course (LPC) or SQE programmes (excluding SQE1&2 Exam Preparation and SQE Law Essentials Online) at Chester, Liverpool and Manchester campuses only

Overview

The Anthony Walker Bursary Scheme is a Positive Action scheme for students from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background helping to address under representation of BAME staff across the North West and Mersey-Cheshire. It is a collaborative programme between the Anthony Walker Foundation, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the National Black Crown Prosecution Association (NBCPA) which aims to provide a sponsorship opportunity to postgraduate students starting their course in September 2022.

What are the award amounts?

  • Up to 50% contribution towards course fees by the CPS.
  • Support throughout your studies including a buddy provided by the NBCPA and a CPS mentor.
  • Regular communication with Brand Champion, Nathan Miebai who is a current Senior District Crown Prosecutor.
  • Access to digital tutorials on the Criminal Justice System, the Crown Prosecution Service and legal topics of interest.
  • Summer Camp during university holidays, recipients will be able to access CPS Work Experience, Shadowing of Solicitors and Barristers and Digital Court Observations.
  • Information about access routes into the CPS Legal Training Scheme.

What are the eligibility criteria?

You need to:

  • receive an offer for one of our postgraduate law degrees starting in September 2022 at our Chester, Liverpool or Manchester campuses.
  • be from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background.
  • have attained a 2:2 or above in their undergraduate degree.
  • have a keen interest in Criminal Law which will need to be demonstrated through the application process.

How do I apply?

  • You must submit a CV outlining your skills, work experience and qualifications with an accompanying Statement of Suitability outlining your motivation for applying to [email protected].
  • Successful applicants will be invited to complete a “video interview”, where you’ll be asked to record responses to strength-based questions seen on screen via an online platform.
  • If successful after this stage, you will be invited to a final interview which will include a legal assessment based on a specific legal topic. Details of this assessment will be provided at a later stage of the selection process.

Video interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place by Sunday 27 March 2022 (midnight UK time) and final interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 11 April 2022.

For further information and guidance, please see the Postgraduate Candidate Pack.

What is the application deadline?

Applications will open on Monday 7 March 2022 and the deadline to apply is 1pm on Wednesday 23 March 2022.

When will the winners be announced?

Successful applicants will be informed during the week commencing Monday 9 May 2022.

Applicable for: All postgraduate law Master's courses - UK campuses only

Overview

The scholarships are aimed at those who wish to advance in their careers and bring positive change to their communities and beyond. We invite applications from people who are dedicated to:

  • Effective Advocacy and Enhancing Public Perception – facilitating better representation and contribution of Muslims to civil society to combat Islamophobia and positively transform perceptions of British Muslims.
  • Community Service and Social Development – raising the aspirations and standards within British Muslim communities.

The aim is to support emerging leaders who have a high level of commitment to the community as well as the aspirations to lead and inspire in their respective field.

What are the award amounts?

Up to 9 full-fee awards for students beginning their course in September / October 2022.

What are the eligibility criteria?

You need to:

  • receive an offer for one of our postgraduate law Master's courses starting in September / October 2022
  • be eligible for Home fee status
  • be active within a Muslim community and demonstrate intimate knowledge of issues affecting British Muslim communities
  • demonstrate long-term commitment to community/societal development within Britain
  • show how the course will increase your effectiveness in Effective Advocacy and Enhancing Public Perception, or Community Service and Social Development relating to British Muslims.

How do I apply?

Applications are submitted online directly to the Aziz Foundation. The application form includes questions about previous education, work experience, financial means, a statement of no more than 1,000 words about how you meet the Foundation’s criteria, and the names of two referees.

If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend a 30 - 45-minute interview exploring questions around:

  • challenges facing British Muslims;
  • vision and hopes for change;
  • personal qualities needed to succeed;
  • financial barriers faced.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place between Feb - April or May - July 2022.

What is the application deadline?

Round 1 - Thursday 31 March 2022
Round 2 - Monday 11 July 2022

When will the winners be announced?

Round 1 - Mid May 2022
Round 2 - Late August 2022

Applicable for: Legal Practice Course (LPC) or SQE programmes (excluding SQE1&2 Exam Preparation and SQE Law Essentials Online)

Overview

The University of Law is delighted to support the Birmingham Law Society though contributions to the Law Society Diversity Access Scheme. This award is aimed at supporting talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and under-represented groups to pursue a career in law. In addition, the scheme aims to help talented and tenacious aspiring solicitors from less advantaged backgrounds, who would otherwise be unable to pursue a career in law.

What are the award amounts?

1 full-fee award for students beginning either an LPC or SQE post-graduate law course at The University of Law for September 2022 (Birmingham Campus only).

Successful applicants will also receive the following support via Birmingham Law Society and the scheme partners:

  • Advice on CV writing
  • Interview coaching
  • Training on presentation skills
  • Mentoring
  • A place on a vacation scheme/Assessment Centre

The selection process will include a team from Birmingham Law Society together with our partners (Gateley Legal and Higgs LLP) who will shortlist and interview the successful applicants.

What are the eligibility criteria?

You must demonstrate that you want to pursue a career in the legal profession together with the basic ability and commitment to becoming a solicitor. You must confirm that:

  • You are currently studying at a UK university towards a qualifying law degree;
  • You attended a non fee-paying junior/secondary school;

If you are unable to confirm at least one of the above criteria, you should include any exceptional circumstances that make it particularly difficult to pursue your ambition to become a solicitor. This may include (but is not limited to):

  • Gender/gender identify
  • Ethnicity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Health
  • Disability
  • Responsibilities as a carer
  • Education
  • Other personal obstacles

How do I apply?

  • Download the application form from the Diversity Access Scheme page.
  • Submit your completed form directly to the Birmingham Law Society: [email protected]
  • If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend a 30-45 minute interview with the partners of the scheme: The University of Law, Gateley Legal and Higgs LLP.
  • Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in Early July 2022.

What is the application deadline?

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 30 June 2022.

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be notified on Tuesday 26 of July 2022.

Applicable for:

  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
  • Bar Practice Course (BPC)

Overview

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

Applicable for: Legal Practice Course (LPC) or SQE programmes (excluding SQE1&2 Exam Preparation and SQE Law Essentials Online)

Overview

The University of Law is delighted to support the Law Society through contributions to the Law Society Diversity Access Scheme. This award is aimed at supporting talented and tenacious aspiring solicitors from less advantaged backgrounds, who would otherwise be unable to pursue a career in law.

What are the award amounts?

15 full-fee awards for students beginning their course either between July 2022 and October 2022 or between January 2023 and June 2023.

As part of the scheme, you’ll also be offered the chance to be matched with a professional mentor and to get work experience during your studies in a practice area that interests you.

You’ll also get access to formal soft skill support sessions, including:

  • commercial awareness training
  • advice on interview technique
  • support with training contract applications

What are the eligibility criteria?

You need to:

  • have received an offer for one of our postgraduate law courses
  • have no more than £5,000 in savings
  • have had free school meals
  • have not attended a fee-paying school
  • have been the first generation of your family to attend higher education (or exceptional circumstances)
  • be part of an under-represented target group

How do I apply?

What is the application deadline?

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 20 April 2022.

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be notified by the end of July 2022.

Applicable for: All postgraduate law students studying in the North-West of England

Overview

The Rice-Jones Charitable Trust was set up by a client of Michelmores LLP. They wanted to set up a charity to benefit postgraduate law students studying in the North-West of England; the client's late husband and her father were lawyers and this has inspired them to help students who show academic promise and a commitment to the legal profession, but who may not necessarily have the financial support to undertake their studies.

What are the award amounts?

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

Please note: The amount awarded is determined by the trustees through the application process.

What are the eligibility criteria

You will need to:

  • have received an offer for one of our postgraduate law degrees starting in the 2021/22 academic year
  • demonstrate your commitment to the legal profession through your application
  • require financial support (further details/evidence may be required regarding financial need).

How do I apply?

  • Download the application form Rice-Jones Scholarship Application Form
  • Submit your completed form to [email protected] 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.
  • Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place week commencing 20 June 2022.

Download the Terms and Conditions

What is the application deadline?

Monday 2 May 2022

When will the winners be announced?

Friday 8 July 2022

Applicable for: All undergraduate courses running at any campus

Overview

The University of Law is pleased to be participating in a scheme being run by Surrey Young People’s Fund to provide grants of up to £300 to financially disadvantaged young people looking to pursue degree level qualifications.

Please note: This grant is only available to students who are currently a resident in Surrey in the United Kingdom.

What are the award amounts?

Each award is £300 and grants are made for a specific purpose which might include travel costs or equipment, materials or clothing needed as part of your course, or to undertake an activity that will help you decide whether to proceed with the course.

What are the eligibility criteria

You must be in the process of applying for an undergraduate course at The University of Law starting in September 2022. To be eligible for a grant you must be aged 25 or under, resident in Surrey and would typically be in one of more of the following categories:

  • People who are non in full-time education (16+ hours per week)
  • People with disabilities or restricted health conditions
  • People with mental health conditions
  • People in or leaving care
  • Carers (including Surrey Youth Carers)
  • Offenders or ex-offenders
  • People who are or have been in receipt of free school meals, and/or are in receipt of college bursaries

How do I apply?

What is the application deadline?

Friday 20 May 2022

When will the winners be announced?

Late August 2022

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

Terms and Conditions relevant for students studying after 1st September 2021

Terms and Conditions relevant for students studying after 1st September 2022

 

International Awards

As part of our ongoing dedication to giving students every possible opportunity to succeed, we also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries for our international students.

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Awards by Location

Depending on where you choose to study with us, you may be eligible for money off your course. We currently offer awards for our Hong Kong, Newcastle and Nottingham campuses.

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