LLM scholarships and bursaries

Read on for details of the following LLM scholarships and bursaries:

 

Postgrad Solutions Global and US LLM Study Bursaries (2 x £500) PGS logo

Postgrad Solutions Ltd is offering two Global and US LLM Study Bursaries, each to the value of £500. They are open to students of all nationalities, and aim to help students fund their chosen Master of Laws programme. To apply for a Global or US LLM Study Bursary, you have to be a member of the free-of-charge Postgrad Solutions Student Service, and you have to be starting any LLM degree anywhere in the world/United States in 2014.

Payment of the award will be made direct to your institution, and will be discounted from your fees as appropriate. You may only apply for a bursary after you have accepted an offer of a place at your chosen institution. .

Visit the LLM Study Bursaries page on this site for further information.

University of Birmingham, Birmingham Law School

Birmingham Law School Scholarships

Value: Up to £5,000 for international students (Non EU). Up to £2,000 for UK/EU students.

Number of funded places: Up to 5 for International students, Up to 5 for UK/EU students.

Eligibility requirements: For 2012-2013 Birmingham Law School will be offering a number of scholarships to applicants for its taught LLM programmes.

Criteria: Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Applicants must already have applied for admission to the LLM degree.

Application instructions: Applicants are required to send a letter of motivation  to Mrs Sharon Jones at Law-LLM@bham.ac.uk addressing the twin requirements of academic merit and financial need.

Deadline: The closing date for the receipt of Scholarship applications is June 2014.

Additional information: Successful applicants will be notified in July 2012. Scholarships are not payable directly to successful applicants but are set off against the University fee invoice for 2012-2013 and will be transferred once successful applicants have paid the balance owed by them to the University.

BPP Law SchoolBPP Law School

Director of LLM Programmes’ Scholarships: LLM (Commercial Law), LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) and the LLM (International Business Law)
BPP will soon be offering the LLM (Comparative Law)* from January 2012 and scholarships will be available for this programme. *subject to validation.

Value: Scholarships of up to £2,000 are available

Number of funded places: Generous – the actual number will depend on the calibre of applicants.

Eligibility requirements: All applicants are considered on an individual basis for suitability.

Application instructions: To apply for a scholarship, please complete the application form at the BPP Law School website.

Additional information: As there are a high number of scholarships available, it is recommended that you apply for a scholarship at the same time as applying for the programme. BPP guarantees that you will know if you have been awarded a scholarship before you have to accept your LLM offer.

Visit the BPP Law School website for further information.

LLM in Professional Legal Practice Scholarships  

Value: Scholarships of up to £1,000 are available to students

Number of funded places: Generous – the actual number will depend on the calibre of applicants.

Eligibility requirements: To apply for this scholarship, you must:
• start the LLM in 2014 
• not have a training contract starting in 2014 
• outline a clear financial need
• have done your LPC or BVC at BPP.

Application instructions: To apply for a scholarship, please complete the application form at the BPP Law School website.

Additional information: As there are a high number of scholarships available, it is recommended that you apply for a scholarship at the same time as applying for the programme. BPP guarantees that you will know if you have been awarded a scholarship before you have to accept your LLM offer.

Visit the BPP Law School website for further information.

Bucerius Law School

Value: Full tuition (22,000 Euros) scholarships

Eligibilty requirements: 
You are eligible to apply for a full tuition scholarship if you are:

A student from a Mercosur member country
A student from a country associated with Mercosur
A student from Mexico, Central America or the Caribbean
A student from (Eastern) Central or Eastern Europe
A student from South Eastern Europe
                                                                          A student from China
                                                                          A graduate from a German university abroad
                                                                          A graduate of a German school abroad with a first university degree

Additional information: Terms and conditions, as well as further information, can be found at www.bucerius.whu.edu

Charlotte School of Law

Charlotte School of LawCharlotte School of Law Ambassador Scholarship

Value: $26,132.00 USD 

Full tuition scholarship for foreign trained attorneys studying the LLM in American Legal Studies.

The Ambassador Scholarship is for outstanding students and awarded on the basis of academic excellence and proven commitment to law and service.

Find out more about Charlotte School of Law.

 

Cincinnati

Cincinnati Law School

Cincinnati Law School Scholarships

Value: $3,000-$16,000 
Number available: Generous, amount awarded will depend on caliber of applications. We recommend applying early while dollars are still available.  
Eligibility Requirements: English language proficiency must be proven by TOEFL 90 or IELTS 7.0. 
Additional Information: Please note that we have also LOWERED our tuition. We anticipate non-resident tuition for 2014/2015 will be approximately $29,000.  

Our LLM program is one of the most affordable in the US!

Find out more information about Cincinnati Law School

Duisenberg

Duisenberg School of Finance

The tuition fee for all Duisenberg School of Finance masters programmes are:

EEA/EEU students: € 18,000; Non-EEA students: € 29,000.

All accepted non-EU student will be considered for a merit tuition fee waiver based on his/her personal application and admissions interview. All accepted students are also eligible for a guaranteed ING Bank Loan to cover ALL TUITION FEES. All accepted students must pay a €1,000 tuition deposit upon registration to secure his/her seat on the programme. All accepted students with a GMAT/GRE quantitative score (math section) in the top 10%, will receive a €250 waiver on the tuition fee to cover the cost of the test.

Duisenberg School of Finance Merit Scholarships will be awarded in three categories dependent on the merit:

30% - remainder tuition fee €19,600
50% - remainder tuition fee €14,000
70% - remainder tuition fee €8,400

*non-refundable tuition fee deposit (€1,000 registration fee) is not included in your merit tuition fee waiver

Every non-EEA accepted student will be considered for a merit-based scholarship. Students will be evaluated for a merit tuition fee waiver the moment you apply to any one of DSF's Master's programmes.  There is no separate application for this merit tuition fee waiver.

Find out more about Duisenberg School of Finance

University of East Anglia Law School

University of East AngliaLLM Academic Excellence Scholarships

Value: Worth between £1,000 and £4,000

Number of funded places: Up to 10 scholarships to well-qualified applicants on the basis of academic excellence.

Eligibility requirements: All offer-holders

Application instructions: All eligible candidates to whom the School has made an offer will automatically be invited to apply for the Scholarship by completing and submitting a short Application Form. As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early.

10% Early Application Scholarship

Value: 10% tuition fee bursary

Number of funded places: Not applicable

Eligibility: All offer-holders

Application instructions: Automatic for International offer-holders who have paid their deposits by 4 April 2014 and to all Home/EU offer-holders who have accepted their offer of a place on the LLM programme by 4 April 2014.

Scholarships for Current UEA Students

Value: Bursary worth 10% of LLM tuition fees for non-law students, bursary worth 20% for UEA LLB students, and bursary worth 30% for LLM Employment Law studentsNumber of funded places: Not applicable

Eligibility: All current or recently graduated UEA students (including those from Law Schools in the Erasmus partnership).

Application instructions: All eligible candidates to whom the School have made an offer are automatically assigned the scholarship. To qualify for these scholarships, applications must be received by 1 July 2014.

Yeditepe University (Turkey) full-fee Scholarship

Value: Full scholarship

Number of funded places: One

Eligibility: Students who are currently studying at or have recently graduated from Yeditepe University Law School.

Application instructions: To be considered for this scholarship, LLM applicants should approach the Dean of Yeditepe with their request for consideration. Applications supported by the Dean’s recommendation must be received by 1 July 2014.

Thammasat University (Thailand) Scholarships

Value: Scholarships worth 10% of LLM tuition fees and one full scholarship

Number of funded places: Not applicable

Eligibility: Students who are currently studying at or have recently graduated from Thammasat University Law School.

Application instructions: To be considered for this scholarship. LLM applicants should approach the Dean of Thammasat Law School with their request for consideration. Applications supported by the Dean’s recommendation must be received by 1 July 2014.

FFA Scholarships

Value: Bursary worth 20% of LLM fees and granting of 40 credits as accredited prior learning

Number of funded places: Not applicable

Eligibility: Students from Trier University Law School or Muenster University School in Germany holding the recognised “FFA” qualification.Application instructions: All eligible candidates will automatically qualify.

 

  University of Edinburgh 

Online Distance Learning Masters Scholarships

Number of funded places: 10

Eligibility: The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto distance learning Master's programmes at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in one of the countries listed on the Scholarships webpage.

Eligibility  requirements: Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.

Criteria: The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.

Application procedure: Eligible applicants  wishing to apply for a scholarship for session 2014-2015 should complete an online application. When completing the personal statement of the scholarship application form, please indicate why Distance Learning suits your particular circumstances making reference to both online learning and distance learning. Alternatively applicants can request a paper application form from:

The Scholarships and Student Finance Office
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL

E-mail: scholarships@ed.ac.uk 

Telephone: +44 131 651 4070

Completed application forms must be received by the Scholarships and Student Finance Office no later than Tuesday 29th May 2014.

Additional information: A Selection Committee will meet in June 2014 to select the scholarship holders. The winners of the scholarships will be announced by the end of June 2014.

For further information please see the Scholarships and Student Finance webpage


University of Glasgow, School of LawUniversity of Glasgow, School of Law

Funding for nationals of Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein

Value: £2,500

Number of funded places: Unlimited.

Eligibility requirements: EEA nationals who are not EU nationals.

Additional information: Restricted to nationals of Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein and to be set against the overseas fee charged for the LLM, which will be approximately £9,400.

Find out more about the postgraduate study opportunities on offer at the School of Law by visiting the University of Glasgow website.

HM Hubbard Law Scholarship

Value: £15,000

Number of funded places: 1

Eligibility requirements: The HM Hubbard Law Scholarship offers a year's funded study in Canada, France or Spain to trainee solicitors or solicitors in England and Wales within three years of admission.

Additional information: The allocation of scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the trustees. Final selections will be made at interview, and if you are invited to an interview you will need to explain why you believe you should receive a scholarship.

Click here for more information on the application process.

For an application form and further information contact the trust administrator, Vince Cheshire of TMF Managment (UK) Limited, on +44 (0)1582 439270 or via email at vince.cheshire@TMF-Group.com.



IE Law SchoolIE Law School

Jose Maria Cervelló Scholarships

Value: Between 50% and 100% of the total fees of the October 2012 or February 2013 intake.

Number of funded places: Four to five.

Eligibility requirements: 
•  Law degree with outstanding academic results
•  Admission to one of the following IE Law School programmes: 
   –  Master of Laws (LLM) in International Legal Practice 
   –  Master en Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas (LLM)
   –  Master en Asesoría Fiscal de Empresas (LLM)

Application instructions: Candidates should send the following documentation to the admissions department of IE Law School by 10 June 2012, for the attention of Camila Uribe:
•  A description of the candidate, including how he/she fulfils the scholarship requirements and the reasons he/she considers him/herself to be the ideal candidate for the scholarship.                                  
•  Letter of Admission to IE Law School for one of the following programmes: Master of Laws (LLM) in International Legal Practice, Master en Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas (LLM), Master en Asesoría Fiscal de Empresas (LLM)
•  Two letters of recommendation by people in an academic or professional environments who can testify to your worth as a candidate for the scholarship.
•  Statement of income for the previous year. Students with no income in the previous year will be required to present a statement of income for the head of their family.

In order to obtain the scholarship, candidates must have successfully completed the admissions process for an IE Law School programme.

Additional information: The Scholarship Committee will base their decision on whether or not a candidate should receive the José María Cervelló Chair scholarship on the extent to which his/her profile fits the selected programme, academic records, and his/her financial position. 

Candidates will be informed of all decisions made by the Scholarship Committee on 3 July 2012. 

For more information, email catedra.cervello@ie.edu.

Visit the IE Law School website for more information.

 

IE Foundation Scholarships

Value: Scholarships cover up to 20% of the programme's fee.

Eligibility requirements: Admission to one of IE Law School programmes.

Application instructions: Submit the following documentation to financialaid@ie.edu:
1. CV/Resume (1 page). 

2. Two essays (each min. 250, max. 500 words) on the following topics:
2a. In your opinion, how important is management education to the development of
your region over the next 10 years?
2b. Why should you be granted a scholarship? What responsibilities come along with
being a scholarship recipient? Please include a financial plan explaining how you intend
to finance the programme and living costs, if applicable a) with the scholarship award
and b) without the scholarship award. 

3. Obligatory documents:
3a. Last three payslips of the scholarship applicant or the person who will be paying the
programme fees.
3b. Bank statements from the bank his/her payslip is paid into, signed and stamped by
said bank. 

4. Recommended documents:
4a. Bank statements and/or latest tax return of the applicant or the person who will be
paying the programme tuition fees.
4b. Any other document that could provide further evidence of the fulfillment of the
criteria on the basis of which the scholarship is awarded.

* In order to clarify any aspect of the scholarship application, IE will decide the need of
a further interview by phone or in person subsequent to the sending of the required
documentation.

Additional information: Contact financialaid@ie.edu for more information.

Visit the IE Law School website for more information.

Institute of European Studies

LLM International and European Law

IES Scholarships

The programme itself offers a limited number of scholarships that take the form of a reduced tuition fee (full or partial waiver). Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and demonstrated need. Students have to apply for the tuition waiver when applying for the programme. Click here for more details.

University Scholarships

The Academic Board of the programme expects the University to be able to award a very limited number of scholarships for candidates from developing countries, covering tuition and part of the living expenses. However, candidates must above all explore the possibilities of obtaining financial assistance in their home countries. Click here for more details.

Leiden University
Leiden University

 Scholarship for Master’s of Advanced Legal Studies

Value: €5,000

Number of funded places: Three.

Eligibility requirements: Candidates will need to fulfill the entry requirements for the relevant programme, and will need to submit an additional essay.

Application instructions: Mention the scholarship name and the deadline of the scholarship clearly in a cover letter which accompanies your application for admission. All the information on how to apply for a degree course is available online.

Additional information: All six scholarships are awarded on academic merit.

Visit the Leiden University website for more information.

National University of Ireland Galway, School of Law 

LLM in Law Technology and Governance: RDJ Scholarship

Number of funded places: One

Value: €7,500

Eligibility requirements: Only candidates offered a place on the LLM in Law Technology and Governance are eligible.

Criteria: Award of the RDJ Scholarship is based on academic merit, taking the following into account. A CV and a certified academic transcript; two academic references; a 300-word statement of study objective outlining how completion of the LLM will further the student’s academic and career goals; a  300-word personal statement.

Click here for full details.

 

NTU logoNottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University

Masters Scholarships

Value: Worth up to £2,000.

Number of scholarships: Five

Eligibility requirements: These are open to UK and EU students.  Applicants have to have been offered a place on an elgible programme. They must have received a 2.1 or above in their first degree.

Application instructions: Please click here for an application form.

Deadline: Application forms must be received by 19th August 2012.

Visit the Nottingham Law School website for further information.

LLM International Scholarships Scheme

Value: Worth up to £2,000.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible you must be holding an offer for Autumn 2012 entry and be an international student (classified as 'overseas' for fee purposes).

Application instructions: Visit the Nottingham Law School website.

Selection criteria: Your application will be primarily judged on academic merit (the academic transcripts and certificates submitted with your degree course application will be assessed by the Scholarship Panel). You will also be assessed on your answers to the two questions on the scholarship application form.

Deadline: Apply as early as possible, however the formal application deadline is 31st July 2012 (for Autumn start courses).

University of Nottingham, School of LawUniversity of Nottingham, School of Law

School of Law Competitive Scholarship

Value: Full fees (HEO or OS).

Number of funded places: Varies.

Eligibility requirements: Offer of a place for one of the School’s LLM programmes.

Application instructions: To apply for one of these scholarships, you must mark clearly on your application form that you wish to be considered for a School of Law bursary in your 'personal statement'. Please note we are only able to enter an applicant into the competition for these bursaries if their complete application arrives at the University before 31 May in the year they wish to be admitted.

Additional information: Awarded on academic merit only. No separate application required. Applicants for the above awards will be notified at the end of June if they have been successful.

Visit the Nottingham, School of Law website for more information.

 

Centre for Environmental Law Scholarships

Value: 1 full HEU fees scholarship and 1 £1,000 bursary.

Number of funded places: Two.

Eligibility requirements: Offer of a place on either the LLM Environmental Law or MSc Law and Environmental Science.

Application instructions: All students holding an offer for one of the above programmes on or before 31 May will be automatically considered.

Additional information: Awarded on academic merit only. No separate application required. Applicants for the above awards will be notified at the end of June if they have been successful.

Visit the Nottingham, School of Law website for more information.

 

School of Law Non-Competitive Scholarship

Value: 20% reduction in OS fees.

Number of funded places: Varies.

Eligibility requirements: Offer of a place for one of the School’s LLM programmes.

Application instructions: The School of Law currently offers scholarships to the total value of 20% reduction in fees to graduates of the following institutions: 
•  Peking University 
•  South West University of Political Science and Law 

To qualify for one of the above scholarships you must have been offered a place on one of the School of Law’s Taught Masters programmes, and show original documentary evidence that you are a graduate of either university at the time of your registration. 

Additional information: 
No separate application required.

Visit the Nottingham, School of Law website for more information.

 

OxBPP logoford Brookes University, School of Social Sciences and Law

John Henry Brookes Scholarships

Master of Laws programmes

Two scholarships of £1,000 each will be awarded towards the full-time tuition fees of a UK, EU or international student.

One scholarship of £2,000 will be awarded towards the full-time tuition fees of an international student.

Number of funded places: Three.

Eligibility requirements: Full-time, home, EU or international students, applying for one of the following LLMs:

  • LLM in International Trade and Commercial Law
  • LLM in International Human Rights Law
  • LLM in International Economic Law
  • LLM in Public International Law
  • LLM in International Law
  • LLM in WTO Law

Download a PDF for further information.

Application instructions: Download an application form (Word document).

Deadline: Thursday 28th June, 2012.

Visit the Oxford Brookes University, School of Social Sciences and Law website for further information.


Santander Scholarship 

Value: Four awards of £5,000 each are available to full-time EU and international students who are graduating or have graduated from named institutions in Spain, Portugal and Central/South America for September 2011 entry.

Number of funded places: Four.

 

Eligibility requirements: Santander is awarding postgraduate scholarships to new Masters students (not law specific - but LLM students can apply) at Oxford Brookes on an annual basis. Successful applicants will also receive a further 10% discount on their tuition fees from Oxford Brookes. The scholarship fund aims to reward the most academically gifted students from Universities in Spain, Portugal and Latin-America that are supported by the Santander Universidades Scheme. To apply you must be from
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay or Venezuela.

Deadline: Friday 29th June, 2012.

Click here for more information and to download an application form.


QML logoSchool of Law, Queen Mary, University of London

Non Commercial Law LLM Scholarships for Home/EU students

Value: £5,500 for Home/EU students (tuition fee waiver).

Number of funded places: Up to four in total.

Eligibility requirements: Must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for specific specialist LLM. Open to students applying for the following courses: human rights, medical law, legal theory and history, European law, competition law, public international law, public law.

Application instructions: Complete appropriate application form located on website.

Visit the School of Law, Queen Mary website for further information.

Non Commercial Law LLM Scholarships for international (non-EU) students

Value: £11,000 for International students (tuition fee waiver).

Number of funded places: Up to two in total.

Eligibility requirements: Must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for specific specialist LLM. Open to students applying for the following courses: human rights, medical law, legal theory and history, European law, competition law, public international law, public law.

Application instructions: Complete appropriate application form located on website.

Visit the School of Law, Queen Mary website for further information.

Commercial Law LLM Scholarships for Home/EU students

Value: £5,500 for Home/EU students (tuition fee waiver).

Number of funded places: Up to three in total.

Eligibility requirements: Must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for specific specialist LLM. Open to students applying for the following courses: banking and finance law, tax law, international business law, intellectual property law, economic regulation, computer and communications law, comparative and international dispute resolution, commercial and corporate law, law and development.

Application instructions: Complete appropriate application form located on website.

Visit the School of Law, Queen Mary website for further information.


Commercial Law LLM Scholarships for international (non EU) students

Value: £11,000 for International students (tuition fee waiver).

Number of funded places: Up to five.

Eligibility requirements: Must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for specific specialist LLM. Open to students applying for the following courses:  banking and finance law, tax law, international business law, intellectual property law, economic regulation, computer and communications law, comparative and international dispute resolution, commercial and corporate law, law and development.

Application instructions: Complete appropriate application form located on website.

Visit the School of Law, Queen Mary website for further information.


University of ReadingUniversity of Reading, School of Law

European Union ENP scholarships for the LLM European Union Law

Value: Up to €24,000.

Number of funded places: Up to three.

Eligibility requirements: Among the key eligibility requirements, applicants must be a national of and resident in one of the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Russia, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.

Application instructions: For an information pack and application form, applicants should check the “Postgraduate Taught - Fees and Funding” section of the Reading, School of Law website.  

Felix Scholarship

Value: Approximately £22,500 which covers fees at the international rate and provides a stipend of around £12,500.

Number of funded places: Up to three for Law School applicants.

Eligibility requirements: Among the key eligibility requirements, applicants must be either Indian nationals, or are from sub-Saharan Africa, and who are under 30 years of age, have at least a First class in their first degree.

Application instructions: For an information pack and application form, applicants should check the “Postgraduate Taught - Fees and Funding” section of the Reading, School of Law website.

Additional information: The competition is open to students’ applying for either taught Masters or Research degrees.

Visit the Reading, School of Law website for more information.

Schoool of Law LLM Scholarships

Value: Up to £1,000

Number of funded places: Up to eight.

Eligibility requirements: Students must have received an offer of a place in any of the Law School’s LLM programmes.

Application instructions: For information and application instructions applicants should check the “Postgraduate Taught - Fees and Funding” section of the Reading, School of Law website.

School of Law Master of Research Scholarships

Value: Up to £3,500

Number of funded places: Up to three for Law School applicants.

Eligibility requirements: Students must have received an offer of a place in any of the Law School’s three Master of Research programmes: M Res (Law); M Res (Law & Society); MA (Res) Legal History.

Application instructions: For information and application instructions applicants should check the “Postgraduate Taught - Fees and Funding” section of the Reading, School of Law website.

University of Strathclyde

Scotland–USA Graduate Scholarships

Value: £2,000

Number of funded places: Three.

Eligibility requirements: The scholarship will be awarded to three US citizens who are normally resident in the USA, and who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Masters programme at Strathclyde. Applicants should have already been given a conditional or unconditional offer, and should have firmly accepted that offer or intend to do so. Please note that the scholarships are not available to US citizens who have already completed their undergraduate studies at an institution in Scotland.

The scholarships will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit with candidates requiring a GPA of 3.5 or above from a recognised American university. 

Application instructions: 
A completed Scotland–USA Graduate Scholarships application form (click here to download the form as a PDF) together with a copy of your degree transcript and two academic references, should be received at the International and Graduate Office.

Send your application to:

International and Graduate Office
Re: Scotland USA Graduate Scholarship
Level 4, Graham Hills Building
50 George St
Glasgow G1 1QE
Tel: +44 (0)141 548 2913
Fax: +44 (0)141 5527493
international@strath.ac.uk 

Visit the University of Strathclyde website for more information.


Tilburg University, Faculty of Law

Tilburg University Scholarship Programme

Value: Partial tution waiver + €5000 (for living expenses)

Number of funded places: 50.

Eligibility requirements: Excellent international students who are admitted to a Master’s programme at Tilburg University.

Application instructions: Normal application + motivation letter + two letters of reference.

Additional information: Deadline for application: 15 April every year for starting the master’s programme in August.

Visit the Tilburg University, Faculty of Law website for more information.

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