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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. Financial contributions are available for many of our courses, including some full-fee scholarships.

Our scholarships are awarded based on merit, need 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 some of our scholarships, this may include having a household income of £25,000 or less, or meeting other criteria based on widening participation.

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 with strong academic achievement, find out more about our international scholarships.

Important Information

Please note we have a different application process for the Career Changer scholarship which is detailed below. With all other awards, 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

To support those whose careers have been impacted by COVID-19 and want to ease their path back into education and re-train in a career in law, our Career Changer scholarships will provide up to 10 full-fee and 300 partial-fee scholarships (worth up to £2,000), to cover all or some of the course fees.

Our scholarships will provide applicants with an opportunity to study a number of our wide ranging courses, including our Undergraduate Law, Policing and Criminology courses.

Entry criteria

  • You must have a minimum of 3 year’s full time work experience.
  • You must have received an offer for a place on our Undergraduate Law, Policing and Criminology courses starting in September 2020 to study within the UK or online.

Students who are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for the partial-fee scholarships.

Process

  • If you meet the entry criteria above, email us at careerchangers@law.ac.uk.
  • One of our team of Programme Consultants will be in touch to discuss the award and run through the criteria. If we believe you’re a strong candidate for the award we’ll send you an application form.
  • As part of the application process you will be required to complete the registration form and submit a short essay (approx. 400 words) before the application deadlines below.
  • If you’re successful you’ll only receive one award, not multiple.
  • If you are unsuccessful with our Career Changer scholarships, check out our alternative scholarships and bursaries. Please register for these via our scholarship form at the bottom of this page.

Application deadlines

So you can secure one of our scholarships early, we have a number of application deadlines to suit you:

  • First round scholarship deadline: Apply by 1 June 2020
  • Second round scholarship deadline: Apply by 1 July 2020
  • Final round scholarship deadline: Apply by 1 August 2020

Career Changer Scholarship Terms and Conditions apply

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

We offer these awards to undergraduate students who can demonstrate good academic credentials. Up to 25 awards of £1,000 or more are available.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our undergraduate criminiology, law or policing courses and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

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.

Application deadlines
Undergraduate Criminology, Law and Policing courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 11 July 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. 10 awards of £2,000 are available.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for our LLB and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

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.

Application deadlines
LLB courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 11 July 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 criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

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. Successful applicants will be shortlisted and be asked to submit an essay.

Application deadlines
Undergraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 11 July 2020

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 criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

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

Application deadlines
Undergraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 11 July 2020.

Postgraduate Law courses

To support those whose careers have been impacted by COVID-19 and want to ease their path back into education and re-train in a career in law, our Career Changer scholarships will provide up to 10 full-fee and 300 partial-fee scholarships (worth up to £2,000), to cover all or some of the course fees.

Our scholarships will provide applicants with an opportunity to study a number of our wide ranging courses, including our GDL or MA Law, LPC, BPC or LLM.

Entry criteria

  • You must have a minimum of 1 year’s professional experience in business or industry which is not in the legal sector.
  • You must have received an offer for a place on our GDL or MA Law, LPC, BPC or LLM courses starting in September 2020 to study within the UK or online.

Students who are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for the partial-fee scholarships.

Process

  • If you meet the entry criteria above, email us at careerchangers@law.ac.uk.
  • One of our team of Programme Consultants will be in touch to discuss the award and run through the criteria. If we believe you’re a strong candidate for the award we’ll send you an application form.
  • As part of the application process you will be required to complete the registration form and submit a short essay (approx. 400 words) before the application deadlines below.
  • If you’re successful you’ll only receive one award, not multiple.
  • If you are unsuccessful with our Career Changer scholarships, check out our alternative scholarships and bursaries. Please register for these via our scholarship form at the bottom of this page.

Application deadlines

So you can secure one of our scholarships early, we have a number of application deadlines to suit you:

  • Second round scholarship deadline: Apply by 1 July 2020
  • Final round scholarship deadline: Apply by 1 August 2020

Career Changer Scholarship Terms and Conditions apply

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 all postgraduate law students (excluding sponsored students) who can demonstrate strong academic credentials. Over 100 awards of £1,000 are available.

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

To be eligible for this award, you must obtain a minimum of a Lower Second Class degree (or international equivalent).

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines

  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 1 August 2020
  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 20 October 2020

We are offering three full-fee scholarships to students wishing to study our postgraduate law courses, giving you the opportunity to choose law.

Entry criteria
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 meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

Students who are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for the runner up award, worth £2,000.

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines

  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 1 August 2020
  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 20 October 2020

We are offering full-fee scholarships to students wishing to study our postgraduate law courses, which have been endorsed by and named after two of our most illustrious alumni.

The Sadiq Khan and the Baroness Sayeeda Warsi Set for Success scholarships offer full-fee scholarships to students wishing to study our postgraduate law courses.

Entry criteria
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 meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

Students who are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for the runner up award, worth £2,000.

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines
Postgraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 1 August 2020.

We are offering a number of awards to the brightest postgraduate law students starting our GDL, MA Law or LPC.

  • GDL or MA Law - 50 awards of £3,000
  • LPC - 50 awards of £5,000

Entry criteria
You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses.

To be eligible for the GDL or MA Law 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.

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines

  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 1 August 2020
  • Postgraduate Law courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 20 October 2020

We are offering over 150 awards worth £2,000 to students wishing to study our LPC, giving you the opportunity to succeed in a career in law.

Entry criteria
You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least a Lower Second Class degree, or international equivalent, and have received an offer for our LPC.

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines

  • LPC courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 1 August 2020
  • LPC courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 20 October 2020

Stewarts, through the Stewarts Foundation, would like to offer a student with a disability*, who has accepted a place on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at The University of Law commencing in September 2020, the opportunity to obtain a full fee scholarship.

This scholarship has been established in memory of the late Daniel Turnbull. Daniel was a partner at Stewarts. He was also paraplegic, having been injured in a car accident when he was very young. He joined Stewarts in 2000 and studied for his LPC part-time whilst working full-time as a paralegal. After qualifying as a solicitor in 2008, Daniel became a partner at Stewarts in 2010. This scholarship has been established to help other students with significant physical or mental conditions realise their ambition of a career in the law.

Entry criteria

  • You must have received an offer or accepted your place on the University’s full-time, part-time or online LPC at a university campus in the United Kingdom commencing in September 2020.
  • Be able to meet all other living and other costs incurred during your course.
  • Be able to provide confirmation of your disability. Evidence will be required, for example a DSS verification of your condition and its impact, signed and stamped by your medical practitioner.

Process

As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadline

LPC courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 1 August 2020

* As that term is defined under the Equality Act 2010.

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:

  • Master / Mistress of Moots - 1 award of £4,500
  • Senior Scholars - 5 awards of £3,000
  • Advocacy Scholarships (London) - 12 awards of £2,000
  • Advocacy Scholarships (Outside of London) - 15 awards of £1,750
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement – 6 BPC Master of Laws LLMs at no extra cost (worth up to £3,000)
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence – 33 awards of £500 and a copy of either The White Book or Blackstone’s, on request
  • Dean’s Award for Achievement – 33 copies of either The White Book or Blackstone’s, on request

Entry criteria
You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) 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.

Applications are now closed for our BPC awards for courses starting in September 2020.

International law firm, Charles Russell Speechlys and The University of Law are offering a £5,000 scholarship to a student wishing to study our GDL, MA Law or LPC in September 2020.

Entry criteria
You must obtain (or expect to be awarded) at least an Upper Second Class degree or international equivalent.

You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and meet the criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.
Only students who do not already have a training contract will be able to apply.

Process
As part of the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment. Successful applicants will be shortlisted and invited to take part in an interview process.

Application deadlines
Postgraduate Law courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 1 August 2020.

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

Business courses

To support those whose careers have been impacted by COVID-19 and want to ease their path back into education and re-train in a career in business, our Career Changer scholarships will provide up to 10 full-fee and 300 partial-fee scholarships (worth up to £2,000), to cover all or some of the course fees.

Our scholarships will provide applicants with an opportunity to study a number of our wide ranging courses, including our Business MSc courses, excluding our MBA.

Entry criteria

  • 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.
  • You must have received an offer for a place on our Business MSc courses starting in September 2020 to study within the UK or online.

Students who are not awarded a full-fee scholarship, will automatically be put forward for the partial-fee scholarships.

Process

  • If you meet the entry criteria above, email us at careerchangers@law.ac.uk.
  • One of our team of Programme Consultants will be in touch to discuss the award and run through the criteria. If we believe you’re a strong candidate for the award we’ll send you an application form.
  • As part of the application process you will be required to complete the registration form and submit a short essay (approx. 400 words) before the application deadlines below.
  • If you’re successful you’ll only receive one award, not multiple.
  • If you are unsuccessful with our Career Changer scholarships, check out our alternative scholarships and bursaries. Please register for these via our scholarship form at the bottom of this page.

Application deadlines

So you can secure one of our scholarships early, we have a number of application deadlines to suit you:

  • Second round scholarship deadline: Apply by 1 July 2020
  • Final round scholarship deadline: Apply by 1 August 2020

Career Changer Scholarship Terms and Conditions apply

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

We offer these awards to undergraduate and postgraduate business students who can demonstrate good academic credentials. Over 40 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 criteria based on widening participation, which may include coming from a household with an income of £25,000 or less in accordance with the University's calculation period.

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 the scholarship and bursary application process you will be required to take an online assessment.

Application deadlines

  • Undergraduate Business courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 28 June 2020
  • Postgraduate Business courses starting in September 2020: Apply by 01 August 2020
  • Postgraduate Business courses starting in January 2021: Apply by 20 October 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.

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