LLM (Master of Laws) scholarships and bursaries

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

 

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

Postgrad Solutions Ltd is offering two Global LLM Study Bursaries, each to the value of £500. They are open to students of all nationalities and aim to help them fund their chosen Master of Laws program at any rocgnised law school in the world. To apply for a Global  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 September/October 2020 or January 2021.

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

Kalisher Trust LLM Scholarship

The University of Birmingham is offering a scholarship for students on the LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice pathway or the LLM General pathway. 

Value: This scholarship will cover the cost of tuition fees and provide a generous contribution of £6,000 towards maintenance costs. 

Number of funded places: One for UK resident.

Eligibility: As well as meeting the academic entry requirements of the Birmingham LLM, applicants for this scholarship must also meet the following eligibility criteria: 

You must be resident in the UK and classed as UK/EU for fee purposes;
You must demonstrate intellectual ability – through academic performance, employment, and/or other experiences.
You must demonstrate motivation to succeed at the Criminal Bar
You must demonstrate potential as an advocate – both in oral and written skills
You must demonstrate financial need, specifically outlining the impact of the scholarship on your aspirations to undertake the LLM program or to pursue a career at the Bar.
You must be self-funded, and not be in receipt of any other sources of funding
The award is for one year only and cannot be deferred
You must have applied for a place on our LLM General pathway with the intention of completing the LLM General or the LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice before applying for the scholarship.

Applying instructions: Applicants are required to submit an application form which includes an 800 word statement asking to be considered for the scholarship and explaining why they believe they meet the selection criteria below. Applicants should complete the Kalisher Trust LLM Scholarship Application form and submit this and a CV to calpg-research@contacts.bham.ac.uk stating "Kalisher Trust LLM Scholarship Application" and your student ID number in the email subject. 

Deadline: The closing date for applications is no later than 5pm on Friday 31 May 2019.

Additional Information: Please do not apply unless you are holding an offer for the Birmingham LLM as your application won't be considered.

Visit the Birmingham Law School website for further information.

 

BPP Law SchoolBPP Law School

Career Commitment Scholarship 

Value: £2,000

Number of funded places: 10

Application details: Applications will need to demonstrate one or more of the following:

Aptitude for a legal career 
Strong work ethic 
Commitment to the legal profession 
Academic excellence 
Personal background – BPP Law School welcomes candidates from backgrounds traditionally under represented in law, first generation students, or those who have experienced hardship

Visit the BPP Law School website for further information and to apply for a scholarship.

Full fee scholarships

Value: Full tuition fees

Number of funded places: Up to 10 full-fee scholarships to highly committed individuals.

Application details: Shortlisted candidates will be awarded a Career Commitment scholarship before being contacted directly and invited to complete an additional assessment to be considered for one of the following full fees scholarships:

Dean of the Law School Scholarship for high achieving students who can demonstrate an outstanding standard of academic achievement and commitment to their legal career.

Future Leader Scholarship for those showcasing outstanding leadership skills or innovation ability, with the drive and ambition to become a future leader within the legal profession.

Chancellors Scholarship for those who demonstrate a unique and inspiring legal career journey - overcoming obstacles or providing outstanding contribution to charitable causes.

Visit the BPP Law School website for further information and to apply for a scholarship.

 

Bucerius Law School

Value: Full tuition (€22,000) 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 here.

 

Cincinnati

Cincinnati Law School

Cincinnati Law School Scholarships

Value: $2,500-$20,000 USD

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. Our non-resident tuition is currently approximately $29,000.  

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

Visit Cincinnati Law School for more funding information. 

 

Duisenberg

Duisenberg School of Finance

The tuition fee for all Duisenberg School of Finance masters programs 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 program. 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 Masters programs.  There is no separate application for this merit tuition fee waiver.

Find out more about Duisenberg School of Finance

 

University of East AngliaUniversity of East Anglia Law School

LLM Academic Excellence Scholarships

Value: Between £1,000 and £3,000 to well-qualified LLM applicants on the basis of academic excellence.

Number of awards: Up to 10.

Eligibility: All UEA LLM program offer-holders.

Deadline: There is no deadline to be considered for these scholarships, but applications will be considered regularly and Scholarships will be granted on a rolling basis. The School will withdraw the offer as and when the Academic Excellence Scholarship fund has been used. 

Find out more at UEA Law School.

LLM International Commercial Dispute Resolution Scholarship

Value: 25% Academic Fee scholarships 

Number of awards: Two.

Eligibility requirements: In support of the efforts of the SCCA in developing the capacities of Saudi Arabian law students in the field of international commercial law and international dispute resolution, including its sponsorship of the 2019/20 SCCA Arabic Moot, UEA Law School is delighted to offer these scholarships to well qualified applicants who are participating in the SCCA Arabic Moot and who apply to complete the new LLM in International Commercial Dispute Resolution.

Further details: Please contact Dr Youseph Farah at Y.farah@uea.ac.uk or Jacqui Longman at Jacqueline.longman@uea.ac.uk for further information.


The University of Economics and Law Vietnam National University Scholarships

Value: Automatic 10% tuition fee bursary and two x 50% scholarships.

No of awards: Three. 

Eligibility: To be eligible for one of these scholarships students must be studying a postgraduate taught LLM. Plus they should be currently studying at or have recently graduated from The University of Economics and Law Vietnam National University.

Find out more at UEA Law School.


Vis Moot Scholarships

Value: One 50% tuition fees scholarship (one £8,050 for international students or up to two £3850 for home/EU students) to well-qualified LLM applicants, on the basis of academic excellence.

Eligibility: Any participant (student, coach, arbitrator) of the Vis Moot (Vienna or Hong Kong) in 2019 or prior years who has been offered a place on the UEA LLM program in International Commercial Dispute Resolution. 

Find out more at UEA Law School.


10% Early Application Scholarship

To encourage early applications, UEA is offering an automatic 10% tuition fee bursary to all International offer-holders who have paid their deposits by 9 April 2019.

Value: 10% off international student LLM tuition fees.

Eligibility: All International offer-holders

Application deadline: Deposits and acceptances must be received by 9 April 2019 to qualify for this scholarship.

Find out more at UEA Law School.


Scholarships for Current & Returning UEA LLM Students

All UEA LLB students (including Erasmus Law undergraduate students returning to UEA to complete a Law Masters) accepted onto one of our LLM courses will be automatically assigned a scholarship worth 20% of LLM tuition fees. All non-law UEA students and all applicants from Law Schools in the Erasmus partnership accepted onto either the GDL or one of our LLM courses will be automatically assigned a bursary worth 10% of LLM tuition fees.

Value: 10% or 20% of LLM tuition fees,

Eligibility: All current or recently graduated UEA Students.

Application deadline: To qualify for these scholarships, applications should be received by 1 July 2019.

Find out more at UEA Law School.


Yeditepe University (Turkey) Full-Fee Scholarship

In recognition of the close relationship between the Law School and Yeditepe University, UEA Law School will consider offering one full scholarship to the best performing applicant recommended by the Dean of Yeditepe Law School.

Value: Full-Fee Scholarship

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

Application deadline: Applications supported by the Dean's recommendation must be received by 1 July 2019.

Find out more at UEA Law School.


Thammasat University (Thailand) Scholarships

In recognition of the close relationship between the Law School and Thammasat University, UEA LawSchool will automatically grant LLM scholarships worth 10% of LLM tuition fees* to all successful applicants who have graduated from Thammasat University Law School. UEA Law School will also consider offering two 50% scholarships to student(s) recommended by the Dean of Thammasat Law School.

Value: 10% and 50% of international LLM tuition fees.

Eligibility for 50% Scholarship: Students who are currently studying at or have recently graduated from Thammasat University Law School.

Application deadline: Applications supported by the Dean's recommendation must be received by 1 June 2019.

Find out more at UEA Law School.


FFA Scholarships

Value: Automatic 20% tuition fee bursary.

Eligibility: Open to students from Trier University Law School or Muenster University Law School in Germany holding the recognised "FFA" qualification.

Find out more at UEA Law School.

 

  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 masters programs 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 2020-21 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 1st June 2020.

Additional information: A Selection Committee will meet in June 2020 to select the scholarship holders. The winners of the scholarships will be announced by the end of August 2020.

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

IE Law School Dean’s Award

The Dean’s Award is for law school candidates with an excellent academic record studying an IR Law School Masters Degree.

Value: 50% tuition fees.

Number of awards: One scholarship per intake.

Application deadline: For LLM programs that begin in the fall intake (September-November) application deadline is 1st April. For programs that begin in the spring intake (January-June) application deadline is 1st July.

Find out more at IE Law School.

 

Institute of European Studies

LLM International and European Law IES Scholarships

The program 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 program. Click here for more details.

University Scholarships

The Academic Board of the program 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 program, 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

Postgraduate Masters Scholarships January 2020

Value: 25% or 50% of tuition fee

Eligibility: Open to all international and EU postgraduate taught course offer holders for courses starting in January 2020.

Application deadlines: Monday 14 October 2019 16:00 GMT (4pm)
Final deadline: Monday 11 November 2019 16:00 GMT (4pm)

Find out more at Nottingham Trent University Law School.

International Scholarships January 2020

Value: £2,000

Eligibility: Open to all international postgraduate taught course offer holders for courses starting in January 2020.

Application deadlines: Monday 14 October 2019 16:00 GMT (4pm)
Final deadline: Monday 11 November 2019 16:00 GMT (4pm)

 

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 programs.

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 programs.

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 programs, 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 programs

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

Deadline: June 2019.

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


QMUL
School 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.



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.



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.

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.

 


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 programs.

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.

 

Stetson Law

 Stetson Law

LLM in International Law Scholarships

Scholarships are available for outstanding students interested in international law. The Scholarship Application PDF must be submitted to the attention of the Director of International Programs, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, Florida 33707 or via email at international@law.stetson.edu.

Applicants must submit a one-page, double-spaced statement indicating the reasons for applying for an LLM in International Law scholarship. Please include financial, academic, and personal information relevant to your request. Applicants will not be considered until their completed application for Stetson’s Master of Laws (LLM) program in International Law has been received.

Other useful resources specifically for international students:

 

 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 program 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 Program

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

Number of funded places: 50.

Eligibility requirements: Excellent international students who are admitted to a masters program 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 masters program in August.

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

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