LLM scholarships

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Before applying for a scholarship, you must have completed an application to study an LLM course at the University of Birmingham. You should apply through your chosen LLM pathway course page and select: Apply for this course. 

Harding International Legal Scholarship

For 2019 entry Birmingham Law School are offering £5,000 scholarships to international students on the LLM programme.

Before applying to the Harding International Legal Scholarship, you must have completed an application to study the LLM at our Birmingham campus. You should apply for an LLM via the relevant pathway course page on the Birmingham LLM section of the website. 

Recipients of the Harding International Legal Scholarship are offered a tailored package to support professional and personal development.   

  • £5,000 financial scholarship as a fee waiver
  • An introductory meeting with the Head of School (or equivalent senior academic staff member) with other Harding Scholars.
  • Professional Profile on the Birmingham Law School webpages
  • Guaranteed reserved attendance to relevant CEPLER and Law School talks
  • Membership to the Birmingham Law Society
  • Extended career and development support

Eligibility and selection criteria

Scholarships are awarded based on academic and / or professional merit. To be considered for the Harding International Legal Scholarship you must be: 

An International applicant
Be classed by the University as an overseas fee payer for tuition fee purposes and be able to pay the outstanding tuition fees not covered by the scholarship.

You must be self-funding and have sufficient funds to cover the full cost of living at the University of Birmingham, plus any visa/travel expenses associated with studying in the UK. 

Applying to the LLM at our Birmingham Campus
Initially made an application to study the LLM programme. You should have applied for an LLM via the relevant pathway course page on the Birmingham LLM section of the website and be planning to study at the Birmingham campus in Edgbaston.

How to Apply

In order to apply, you must have completed an application to study. You will then need to complete our online application form. 

The deadline for applying is Friday 31 May 2019.

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. 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 below.

Applying for a scholarship

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. Those shortlisted for the scholarship may be invited for interview.


  • 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 31 May 2019.

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

College of Arts and Law Masters Scholarships

Applications for this scholarship are now closed for 2019 


Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. 

To be eligible, you need to be studying a campus-based College of Arts and Law Masters-level degree commencing in September. The award covers one year's tuition fees at UK/EU rates for full-time applicants, or two years part-time. International students can also apply, and will receive a reduction in tuition fees equivalent to the home/EU rate if successful.

You can find further information about the award on the College of Arts and Law Masters Scholarships page.

How to apply

To be considered for an award, you must have:

  • Initially made an application to study your intended programme. You should apply for an LLM via the relevant pathway course page on The Birmingham LLM section of the website.

  • Completed an online funding application form supported by two references.

You can find detailed advice at: How to apply for a College of Arts and Law scholarship.

The deadline for completion is 4pm on Friday 22 March 2019.

Have any questions?

Get in touch with us via calpg-research@contacts.bham.ac.uk.