Kalisher Trust LLM Scholarship

Level of study
Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area
Type of Award
Charity/Trust, External
Deadline for applying
Closed 31/05/2019 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The University of Birmingham is offering a scholarship for students on the LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice pathway or the LLM General pathway. This scholarship will cover the cost of tuition fees and provide a generous contribution of £6,000 towards maintenance costs. This scholarship is being funded by the Kalisher Trust and alumni and friends of the University of Birmingham.

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

Value of Award

Recipients of this award can receive full cover of their tuition fees as well as a generous contribution of £6,000 towards maintenance costs. 

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 – including demonstrating the steps taken to acquire the personal skills required of a Barrister and a demonstration of the will to succeed
  • 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 programme 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 1 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.
  • Closing date for applications is no later than 5pm on Friday 31st May 2019.

How to Apply

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. Applicants should complete the Kalisher Trust LLM Scholarship Application form which you can find on the scholarship page and submit this along with a CV to calpg-research@contacts.bham.ac.uk stating "Kalisher Trust LLM Scholarship Application" and your student ID number in the email subject. Those shortlisted for the scholarship may be invited for interview.

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

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


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