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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 financial burden, which is why we offer support that could help you achieve your ambitions. Don’t let the cost of studying put you off.

Am I eligible for a scholarship or bursary?

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 2020/21 and 2021/22 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

How do I apply?

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 can be found below. These include:

  • Bar Practice Course Awards
  • Business, Criminology, Law and Policing for All Bursary
  • Career Changer Scholarship
  • Nottingham Postgraduate Award
  • Inns of Court Scholarships
  • Law Society Diversity Access Scheme
  • Rice-Jones Scholarship

Widening Participation criteria

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 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic years, our Widening Participation criteria means that applicants will need to provide evidence of one of the following:

  • 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.

What is the online assessment?

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 12. 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.

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Undergraduate

Applicable for: All undergraduate degrees, excluding apprenticeship programmes

Overview

Business degrees:

10 awards of £2,000 each are available for September 2021 entrants
2 awards of £2,000 each are available for January 2022 entrants

Criminology degrees:

2 awards of £2,000 each are available for September 2021 entrants

Law degrees:

10 awards of £2,000 each are available for September 2021 entrants
2 awards of £2,000 each are available for January 2022 entrants

Policing degrees:

2 awards of £2,000 each are available for September 2021 entrants

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 2021 – Sunday 4 July 2021 (midnight UK time)

For courses starting in January 2022 – Sunday 14 November 2021 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in September 2021 – Tuesday 10 August 2021

For courses starting in January 2022 – Tuesday 14 December 2021

Applicable for: All undergraduate degrees, excluding apprenticeship programmes

Overview

Business degrees:

15 awards of £1,000 each are available for September 2021 entrants

Criminology and Policing degrees:

15 awards of £1,000 each are available for September 2021 entrants

Law degrees:

15 awards of £1,000 each are available for September 2021 entrants

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?

For courses starting in September 2021 – Sunday 4 July 2021 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in September 2021 – Tuesday 10 August 2021

Applicable for: All undergraduate degrees, excluding apprenticeship programmes

Overview

Across undergraduate and postgraduate courses we are offering up to 12 full-fee and 350 partial Career Changer Scholarships of £2,000 for our September 2021 and January 2022 intakes to support those who want to ease their path back into education and re-train in a new career.

What are the eligibility criteria?

You need to:

  • have received an offer for one of our undergraduate degrees.
  • provide evidence of a minimum of three years full time work experience

How do I apply?

  • Email career.changers@law.ac.uk to register your interest
  • You’ll be sent a Career Changer application form where you’ll need to evidence:
    - your previous work experience
    - your transferable skills that will assist you to progress to a new career
    - motivation for a career change

All application forms are assessed by an awarding panel.

Download the Terms and Conditions

What is the application deadline?

For courses starting in September 2021 – Tuesday 1 June 2021 (midnight UK time)

For courses starting in January 2022 – Friday 1 October 2021 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in September 2021 – Thursday 1 July 2021

For courses starting in January 2022 – Wednesday 1 December 2021

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 2021.

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?

For courses starting in September 2021 – Sunday 4 July 2021 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in September 2021 – Tuesday 10 August 2021

Applicable for: All undergraduate degrees excluding apprenticeship programmes

Overview

Business, Criminology, Policing & Politics:

20 awards of £1,000 are available for September 2021 entrants
10 awards of £1,000 are available for January 2022 entrants

Law:

35 awards of £1,000 are available for September 2021 entrants
10 awards of £1,000 are available for January 2022 entrants

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 2021 – Sunday 4 July 2021 (midnight UK time)

For courses starting in January 2022 – Sunday 14 November 2021 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in September 2021 – Tuesday 10 August 2021

For courses starting in January 2022 – Tuesday 14 December 2021

Postgraduate

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

Overview

July 2021 intake:

  • 1 Advocacy Scholarship (Birmingham) - £1,750
  • 1 Advocacy Scholarship (Leeds) - £1,750
  • 3 Advocacy Scholarships (London) - £2,000 each
  • 5 Dean's Award for Excellence (any campus) - £500 fee / £250 book each
  • 5 Dean's Award for Achievement (any campus) - £250 book each

September 2021 intake:

  • Master/Mistress of Moots – 1 award of £4,500
  • Senior Scholars - 7 awards of £3,000
  • Advocacy Scholarships (London) - 14 awards of £2,000
  • Advocacy Scholarships (Outside of London) - 20 awards of £1,750
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence – 40 awards of £750 - £500 fee / £250 book
  • Dean’s Award for Achievement - 40 awards of £250 book
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement – 7 awards of £3,000

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 our Bar Practice Award winners are 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 July and September 2021 intake, you must have attended a Selection Event and uploaded your CV and covering letter by Friday 23 April 2021 (or Friday 28 May 2021 for students studying at our Liverpool campus only). 

When will the winners be announced?

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Friday 11 June 2021 (Liverpool campus only)

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

Overview

Business:

  • 10 awards of £5,000 each are available for September 2021 entrants
  • 5 awards of £5,000 each are available for January 2022 entrants
  • 4 awards of £5,000 each are available for April 2022 entrants
  • 4 awards of £5,000 each are available for July 2022 entrants

Law:

  • 40 awards of £3,000 each are available for September / October 2021 GDL, MA Law, PGDL, LLM (not including LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)) entrants
  • 50 awards of £5,000 each are available for August / September 2021 LPC and LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) entrants
  • 5 awards of £3,000 each are available for January 2022 LLM (not including LLM Legal Practice (1&2)) entrants
  • 20 awards of £5,000 each are available for January / February 2022 LPC and LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) entrants
  • 10 awards of £3,000 each are available for May 2022 PGDL and MA Law 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 August /September/October 2021 – Sunday 4 July 2021 (midnight UK time)

For courses starting in January 2022 – Sunday 14 November 2021 (midnight UK time)

For courses starting in May 2022 – Sunday 13 March 2022 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in August/September/October 2021 – Friday 30 July 2021

For courses starting in January/February 2022 – Tuesday 14 December 2021

For courses starting in May 2022 – Friday 8 April 2022

Applicable for: Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Overview

150 awards of £2,000 each are available for LPC students beginning their course in September 2021
30 awards of £2,000 each are available for LPC students beginning their course in January 2022

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 our LPC starting in September 2021 – Sunday 4 July 2021 (midnight UK time)

For our LPC starting in January 2022 – Sunday 14 November 2021 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For degree courses starting in September 2021 – Friday 30 July 2021

For degree courses starting in January 2022 – Tuesday 14 December 2021

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

Overview

Across undergraduate and postgraduate courses we are offering up to 12 full-fee and 350 partial Career Changer Scholarships of £2,000 for our September 2021 and January 2022 intakes to support those who want to ease their path back into education and re-train in a new career.

What are the eligibility criteria?

  • You will need to have received an offer for any of our postgraduate degrees.
  • For Business courses - You must have a minimum of 1 year’s professional experience in business or industry which must be gained in a sector or in a role which is different to the subject matter of the Business MSc Course for which you apply.
  • For Law courses - You must have a minimum of 1 year’s professional experience in business or industry which is not in the legal sector.

How do I apply?

  • Email career.changers@law.ac.uk to register your interest
  • You’ll be sent a Career Changer application form where you’ll need to evidence:
    - your previous work experience
    - your transferable skills that will assist you to progress to a new career
    - motivation for a career change

Download the Terms and Conditions

What is the application deadline?

For courses starting in September 2021 – Tuesday 1 June 2021 (midnight UK time)

For courses starting in January 2022 – Friday 1 October 2021 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in September 2021 – Thursday 1 July 2021

For courses starting in January 2022 – Wednesday 1 December 2021

Applicable for:

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
Postgraduate Diploma (Law Conversion) (PGDL)
Legal Practice Course (LPC)
MA Law
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 our GDL, MA Law, LPC, LLM Legal Practice or PGDL in September 2021.

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 4 July 2021 (midnight UK time)

When will the winner be announced?

Friday 30 July 2021

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

Overview

  • 2 full-fee awards for students beginning their course in August / September / October 2021. These are prestigious ‘named’ awards endorsed by two well-known alumni; Sadiq Khan and the Baroness Warsi.
  • 3 full-fee awards for students beginning their course in August / September / October 2021
  • 5 awards of £2,000 each for runners-up beginning their course in August / September / October 2021
  • 2 full-fee awards for students beginning their course in January / February 2022
  • 2 awards of £2,000 for runners-up beginning their course in January / February 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

What is the application deadline?

For postgraduate courses starting in August / September / October 2021 – Sunday 4 July 2021 (midnight UK time)

For postgraduate courses starting in January / February 2022 – Sunday 14 November 2021 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For degree courses starting in August / September / October 2021 – Friday 30 July 2021

For degree courses starting in January / February 2022 – Tuesday 14 December 2021

Applicable for: Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Overview

1 full-fee award for a student undertaking our Legal Practice Course (LPC) 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?

For our LPC starting in September 2021 – Sunday 4 July 2021 (midnight UK time)

When will the winner be announced?

Friday 30 July 2021

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)
LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

Overview

The University of Law is delighted to support the Law Society through contributions to the Law Society Diversity Access Scheme.

The Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme has several awards available for students beginning their course in September 2021.

What are the eligibility criteria?

You will 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?

Sunday 25 April 2021 (midnight UK time)

When will the winner be announced?

26 July 2021

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 July 2021 entrants
  • 10 awards of £1,000 are available for September 2021 entrants
  • 5 awards of £1,000 are available for January 2022 entrants
  • 5 awards of £1,000 are available for April 2022 entrants
  • 5 awards of £1,000 are available for May / July 2022 entrants

Law:

  • 10 awards of £1,000 are available for July 2021 entrants
  • 100 awards of £1,000 are available for August / September 2021 entrants
  • 20 awards of £1,000 are available for January / February 2022 entrants
  • 30 awards of £1,000 are available for May / July 2022 entrants

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 July 2021 - Tuesday 20 April 2021 (midnight UK time)

For courses starting in August / September 2021 – Sunday 4 July 2021 (midnight UK time)

For courses starting in January / February 2022 – Sunday 14 November 2021(midnight UK time)

For courses starting in April 2022 – Sunday 6 February 2022 (midnight UK time)

For courses starting in May / July 2022 – Sunday 13 March 2022 (midnight UK time)

When will the winners be announced?

For courses starting in July 2021 - Friday 21st May 2021

For courses starting in August / September 2021 – Friday 30 July 2021

For courses starting in January / February 2022 – Tuesday 14 December 2021

For courses starting in April 2022 – Friday 4 March 2022

For courses starting in May/July 2022 – Friday 8 April 2022

Applicable for: postgraduate law coursesNewcastle campus only (some course exclusions apply)

We are offering a £500 Newcastle Postgraduate Award to all postgraduate students studying in 2021 at our Newcastle campus.

Download the Terms and Conditions

Applicable for: All postgraduate law courses – Nottingham campus only

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

Download the Terms and Conditions

Applicable for: All postgraduate law courses – Chester and Manchester campuses only

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 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.
  • Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place week commencing 24 June 2021

Download the Terms and Conditions

What is the application deadline?

Saturday 1 May 2021

When will the winners be announced?

By Thursday 8 August 2021

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

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

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