LLM scholarships

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For 2017 entry Birmingham Law School are offering a number of scholarships to applicants for its taught LLM programmes:

  • up to £10,000 for international students (Non EU) 
  • up to £2,000 for UK/EU students.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Applicants must already have applied for admission to the LLM degree in order to be considered for a scholarship. 

Applications for 2017 entry are now open. The closing date for applications has been extended and is now Friday 2 June 2017.

Applying for a scholarship

Applicants are required to complete the application form and send it to Law-LLM@bham.ac.uk. The application includes a 500 word statement, in which students should address why they should be made an award. You must include your University ID number in your letter of motivation and should also include a scanned copy of your latest academic transcript. 

Please do not submit a scholarship application before you have applied for admissions to an LLM programme. These applications will not be considered. 

Successful applicants will be notified in July 2017. Scholarships are not payable directly to successful applicants but are set off against the University fee invoice for 2017-2018 and will be transferred once successful applicants have paid the balance owed by them to the University. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants with feedback on their application. 

GREAT Scholarship Programme - India

Birmingham Law School has partnered with the British Council to offer a joint-funded scholarship for young talented Indian students wishing to study in the UK. 

The scholarship is worth £6,250 for Indian applicants applying to any of our LLM programmes. To apply for the scholarship, applicants need to write a 500 word statement detailing "what you want from your LLM programme". Applications will be assessed by a panel, taking into consideration the statement and academic merit.  Applications should be submitted to law-llm@bham.ac.uk stating "GREAT Scholarship Application" and your student ID number in the email subject.


  • You must be an Indian nationality, or domiciled in India and hold an offer of place to study on one of the LLM programmes at Birmingham Law School
  • You must be self-funding, classified as overseas for fee purposes and not be in receipt of any other funding
  • The award is for 1 year only, and cannot be deferred
  • The scholarship is set against the University tuition fee invoice 
  • Closing date for applications is 21 July 2017.

Please do not apply unless you are holding an offer as your application won't be considered.

Scholarships from The University of Birmingham

Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. To discover whether you are eligible for any award across the University, and to start your funding application, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.