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Law Scholarship – Scholarships for pursuing legal studies abroad

Law scholarship is meant to support the study of students who look up to establish a prestigious career in the field of law. Considered as one of the much-preferred career opportunities among students, a law degree programme opens a gateway to various sectors such as legal services, corporate management as well as administrative services. A law scholarship helps the aspirants to pursue their desired disciplines in the field of law at the undergraduate, postgraduate or higher level of studies. There are a number of institutions as well as international universities that offer law scholarships for students willing to pursue a degree programme in law or its related fields.

How many law scholarships are available for prospective students? Which are the organisations/institutions offering such scholarships? How and when can a student apply for a law scholarship? What kind of financial assistance is given to students under these scholarships? Find an answer to all these questions in this article. It provides a detailed overview of law scholarships along with their eligibility, application process and rewards.

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Law Scholarship – An Exhaustive List

Some of the renowned Indian institutions that offer law scholarship for students to pursue studies in India include Aditya Birla Group, PNB Housing Finance Limited, etc. Adding to this, there are several international universities as well that offer law scholarships for the aspirants namely, the University of Birmingham, University of Essex, University of Sussex, College of Law and Business and more. Find more about the scholarships offered by them in the table below. It contains a comprehensive list of law scholarships along with their tentative application timeline for your assistance.

The Complete List of Law Scholarship

S.No. Scholarship Name Provider Name Application Timeline*
1. University of Birmingham Law School Scholarships University of Birmingham, UK Between March and May
2. University of Essex Merit Scholarship, UK University of Essex Between March and May
3. IGLP Residential Fellowship Program, Harvard Law School, USA Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP), Harvard Law School Between December and February
4. College of Law and Business Scholarship for Indian Students, Israel College of Law and Business School, Israel Between August and October
5. Loch Law Scholarship Program Loch Employment Law Between March and July
6. Sussex Future Leaders Masters Scholarship in International Law University of Sussex, UK Between May and July
7. Sussex India Scholarship University of Sussex, UK Between April and August
8. Aditya Birla Group Scholarship Aditya Birla Group Between June and July
9. PNB Housing Finance Limited Protsahan Scholarship PNB Housing Finance Limited Between December and February
10. Kapila & Nirmal Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship Programme Kapila & Nirmal Hingorani Foundation Between November and December

*The application timeline mentioned above is tentative and may change as per the discretion of the scholarship provider.

Law Scholarship – Key Eligibility

Each law scholarship comes with a certain pre-defined set of eligibility conditions that a student needs to fulfil. These eligibility conditions vary on the basis of a student’s educational qualification, financial need and academic merit. As the name suggests, the common eligibility criteria for all law scholarships is that they are available for students who are pursuing or wish to pursue a law degree programme at a recognised institution/university. Besides this, to know specific eligibility of each scholarship, refer to the table given below.

Detailed Eligibility Criteria of Law Scholarship

S.No. Scholarship Name Study Location Eligibility
1. University of Birmingham Law School Scholarships UK
  • The students applying for the following courses can apply for this scholarship –
    • LLB
    • LLB for Graduates
    • LLB International Law and Globalisation
    • LLB with Criminology
    • LLB with Business
    • LLB with French Law
    • LLB with German Law
  • The applicants must have obtained an offer of admission for the above-mentioned courses at the University of Birmingham.
  • The students must be capable of self-funding the cost of living and other additional costs related to study in the UK.
  • They must not be an already registered student at the University of Birmingham.
2. University of Essex Merit Scholarship, UK UK
  • The students enrolling in undergraduate courses at the University of Essex must have passed class 12 examination with a minimum of 80% marks.
  • The overall IELTS score requirement for undergraduate courses is 6.0 bands with 6.0 in each component.
  • The students enrolling in postgraduate courses at the University of Essex must have passed graduation with minimum 55% marks.
  • The overall IELTS score requirement for postgraduate courses is 6.5 bands with 6.0 in each component.
3. IGLP Residential Fellowship Program, Harvard Law School, USA USA
  • This scholarship is applicable for doctoral or postdoctoral scholars who are pursuing research in areas of social justice, economic policy and global law.
4. College of Law and Business Scholarship for Indian Students, Israel Israel
  • Class 12 passed students with GPA more than 85 can apply for this scholarship.
  • They must be willing to pursue a bilingual LLB program or an English Business BA program.
5. Loch Law Scholarship Program UK
  • This scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in any part-time or full-time law programme in any university/college.
6. Sussex Future Leaders Masters Scholarship in International Law UK
  • The students having an offer of acceptance for full-time international law MA programme at the University of Sussex can apply for this scholarship.
7. Sussex India Scholarship UK
  • Indian students applying for a PG-taught course at the University of Sussex can apply for this scholarship.
  • They must have an offer of acceptance.
8. Aditya Birla Group Scholarship India
  • Students pursuing Engineering, Management and Law courses from any of the following institutions can apply for the scholarship –
    • IIMs in Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Indore, Kolkata, Shillong, Khozikode and Indore
    • XLRI in Jamshedpur
    • IITs in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati and Roorkee
    • BITS Pilani campuses
    • NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad
    • National Law School of India University in Bangalore
    • National Law University
    • The WB National University of Juridical Sciences
    • Gujarat National Law University

Note: The applications are invited only from the top 20 students as per their ranking in the entrance examination.

9. PNB Housing Finance Limited Protsahan Scholarship India
  • The scholarship is open only for students pursuing MBA (1st year) in Finance & Marketing or students who are in the third/fourth year of BA LLB programme.
  • They must be enrolled in any of the following institutions –
    • IMT, Nagpur
    • BIMTECH, Greater Noida
    • ICFAI, Hyderabad
    • Army Institute of Law, Mohali
    • Indira Institute of Management, Pune
  • The minimum percentage of marks to be obtained by the applicant should be 65% in class 12 and Graduation (first & second year).
  • The annual income of the family should be less than INR 8 Lakh.
10. Kapila & Nirmal Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship Programme UK
  • The scholarship is exclusively available for Indian citizens.
  • All the practising lawyers with a minimum of 7 years of experience can apply for this scholarship.
Also Read: MBA SCHOLARSHIP – THE COMPLETE LIST, ELIGIBILITY, APPLICATION PROCESS, AWARD DETAILS

Law Scholarship – Application Process

Whether you wish to pursue a law degree programme in India or abroad, the application process for each law scholarship is available online. The eligible students can apply for these scholarships by referring to the respective university’s/institutions’ official website. The table below provides you with in-depth information about where and how can you apply for these scholarships.

Detailed Application Process of Law Scholarship

S.No. Name of the Scholarship How to Apply?
1. University of Birmingham Law School Scholarships Apply online through the University of Birmingham Law School’s official website.
2. University of Essex Merit Scholarship, UK Apply online through Buddy4Study portal.
3. IGLP Residential Fellowship Program, Harvard Law School, USA Apply online through the official website of Harvard Law School.
4. College of Law and Business Scholarship for Indian Students, Israel Apply online through Buddy4Study portal.
5. Loch Law Scholarship Program Apply via email to scholarship@lochlaw.co.uk. Please note to include your full name, passport size photograph, enrollment proof, contact details and the essay specified in your application.
6. Sussex Future Leaders Masters Scholarship in International Law Apply online through the University of Sussex’s official website.
7. Sussex India Scholarship Apply online through the University of Sussex’s official website.
8. Aditya Birla Group Scholarship Obtain the scholarship application form from the official website of Aditya Birla Group and submit the completed application form to the Dean of your respective college/institutions.
9. PNB Housing Finance Limited Protsahan Scholarship Apply online through Buddy4Study portal.
10. Kapila & Nirmal Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship Programme Apply online through the official website of Kapila & Nirmal Hingorani Foundation.

Law Scholarship – Rewards

If you consider applying for an international law scholarship, the kind of financial assistance that you will receive can be either cash reward or in the form of tuition fee waiver. However, if you apply for a law scholarship in India, you will receive cash rewards to fund your education at renowned law schools. Know more about what kind of aid does each scholarship offer to you in the table below. It highlights complete award details of each scholarship.

Award details of Law Scholarship

S.No. Name of the Scholarship Award Details
1. University of Birmingham Law School Scholarships
  • GBP 3,000 per annum
2. University of Essex Merit Scholarship, UK
  • For undergraduate courses – GBP 3,000
  • For postgraduate courses – GBP 5,000
3. IGLP Residential Fellowship Program, Harvard Law School, USA
  • A competitive stipend
  • Access to the libraries of Law School and the libraries at Harvard
4. College of Law and Business Scholarship for Indian Students, Israel
  • Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
5. Loch Law Scholarship Program
  • USD 500 or GBP 350
6. Sussex Future Leaders Masters Scholarship in International Law
  • GBP 10,000 that includes maintenance grant and full tuition fee waiver
7. Sussex India Scholarship
  • Tuition fee reduction of GBP 3,000
8. Aditya Birla Group Scholarship
  • For students studying at IIMs/XLRI – INR 1,75,000 per annum
  • For students studying at IIT/BITS (Pilani) – INR 1,00,000 per annum
  • For students studying at top Law schools – INR 1,80,000 per annum or actual fees (whichever is lower)
9. PNB Housing Finance Limited Protsahan Scholarship
  • INR 3 Lakh per scholar
10. Kapila & Nirmal Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship Programme
  • Stipend to cover the living expenses for 8-week stay and practice in London
  • Arrangements for accommodation
Also Read: LSAT – KNOW ALL ABOUT LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST
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