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Scholarships and funding

Edinburgh Law School offers a range of scholarships for our on-campus LLM and MSc programmes. The University also offers many scholarships and provides information about additional sources of funding.

Scholarship and funding opportunities for 2024-25 entry are listed below.

Scholarship Application deadline
GREAT Scholarship 2024 - Mexico 30 April 2024
Tercentenary Award for Excellence 01 May 2024
Edinburgh Law School Kenya Award 01 May 2024
Ewen Cameron Scholarship in Comparative and European Private Law 01 May 2024
Edinburgh Law School LLM in European Law Scholarship 01 May 2024

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of Edinburgh will be offering one scholarships for students from Mexico applying for an eligible one-year postgraduate Masters programme for the 2024-2025 academic session.

Award amount: £10,000 which will be deducted from your tuition fees and will be tenable for one academic year.

Eligibility

At the University of Edinburgh, the Scholarships will be awarded to a national and resident of Mexico who is accepted for admission on a full-time basis for an eligible one-year on campus postgraduate Masters programme of study which includes all taught masters programmes at Edinburgh Law School.

Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the overseas equivalent of a UK first-class honours degree.

Find out more about the scholarship and application process

This award is open to all applicants who have applied to a taught LLM or MSc programme starting in the 2024-25 academic year at Edinburgh Law School.

Award Amount

Three awards of £5,000 to be used towards tuition fees

Eligibility

All applicants who are accepted for admission to any taught LLM or MSc programmes offered by the School (including Online Learning programmes) starting in the 2024-25 academic year.

Award criteria

The award will be made on the basis of academic merit and the strength of a personal statement. Within your personal statement please include:

  • the specific elements of the LLM or MSc programme that attracted you to the University of Edinburgh and why these are meaningful to you; and
  • explain how successful completion of this programme will benefit your career, personal development and / or enable you to contribute to your community/region or country?

Priority will be given to those who have not had the opportunity to study at masters level previously.

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.

Application Information

Application deadline: 01 May 2024

Applicants must first apply online for a relevant taught LLM or MSc degree programme. Please ensure that you reference on your application that you are applying for the relevant scholarship.

Once you have applied for admission, complete the Edinburgh Law School Scholarship Application Form and send it to pg.law.enquiries@ed.ac.uk

Download scholarship application form [Word doc]

After you have applied you will receive an email notification to confirm receipt of your application form. You will not receive any further communications until the deadline for the scholarship has passed and all the applications have been assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of June 2024 at the latest.

The Law School is delighted to offer one award for nationals from Kenya applying to any on-campus taught LLM or MSc programme at Edinburgh Law School starting in the 2024-25 academic year.

Award Amount

£5,000 to be used towards tuition fees

Eligibility

At the University of Edinburgh, the Scholarship will be awarded to a national and resident of Kenya who is accepted for admission on any on-campus taught LLM or MSc programme, on a full-time basis, at Edinburgh Law School starting in the 2024-25 academic year. 

Award criteria

The award will be made on the basis of academic merit and the strength of a personal statement. Within your personal statement please include:

  • the specific elements of the LLM or MSc programme that attracted you to the University of Edinburgh and why these are meaningful to you; and
  • explain how successful completion of this programme will benefit your career, personal development and / or enable you to contribute to your community/region or country?

Priority will be given to those who have not had the opportunity to study at masters level previously.

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.

Application Information

Application deadline: 01 May 2024

Applicants must first apply online for an eligible taught LLM or MSc degree programme. Please ensure that you reference on your application that you are applying for the relevant scholarship.

Once you have applied for admission, complete the Edinburgh Law School Kenya Award Scholarship Application Form and send it to pg.law.enquiries@ed.ac.uk

Download scholarship application form [Word doc]

After you have applied you will receive an email notification to confirm receipt of your application form. You will not receive any further communications until the deadline for the scholarship has passed and all the applications have been assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of June 2024 at the latest.

One partial scholarship to be allocated to any applicant on the LLM in Comparative and European Private Law starting in September 2024. This award has been made possible thanks to the generous legacy of Edinburgh Law School alumnus Ewen Cameron. 

Award amount

The scholarship will offer £5,000 to the successful candidate to be redeemed against tuition fees.

Eligibility

Any applicant who is accepted for admission to the full-time LLM in Comparative and European Private Law starting in the 2024-25 academic year.

Please note that you must already have applied to study the LLM in Comparative and European Private Law before applying for this scholarship.

Award criteria

The award will be made on the basis of academic merit and the strength of a personal statement. Within your personal statement please include:

  • the specific elements of the LLM or MSc programme that attracted you to the University of Edinburgh and why these are meaningful to you; and
  • explain how successful completion of this programme will benefit your career, personal development and / or enable you to contribute to your community/region or country?

Priority will be given to those who have not had the opportunity to study at masters level previously.

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.

Application information

Application deadline: 01 May 2024

Apply online to the relevant programme. Ensure that you reference on your application that you are applying for the relevant scholarship.

Once you have applied, complete the Law School Scholarship Application Form and send the completed form to pg.law.enquiries@ed.ac.uk

Download scholarship application form [Word doc]

After you have applied you will receive an email notification of your scholarship application. You will not receive any further communications until the deadline for the scholarship has passed and all the applications have been assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of June 2024 at the latest.

Edinburgh Law School wants to assure all students and staff of its commitment to EU Law teaching and to all of our staff, students, and visitors from the EU. We are a European Law School and remain devoted in our support of all who wish to study with us. As such we are delighted to be able to offer a scholarship for applicants to the LLM in European Law for 2024-25.

Award amount

One award to cover the full Home (UK) or International/EU tuition fee rate for 2024-25 (tuition fees only). 

Eligibility

Any applicant who is accepted for admission to the full-time LLM in European Law starting in the 2024-25 academic year.

Please note that you must already have applied to study the LLM in European Law before applying for this scholarship.

Award criteria

The award will be made on the basis of academic merit and the strength of a personal statement. Within your personal statement please include:

  • the specific elements of the LLM or MSc programme that attracted you to the University of Edinburgh and why these are meaningful to you; and
  • explain how successful completion of this programme will benefit your career, personal development and / or enable you to contribute to your community/region or country?

Priority will be given to those who have not had the opportunity to study at masters level previously.

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.

Application information

Application deadline: 01 May 2024

Applicants must first apply online for the LLM in European Law. Please ensure that you reference on your application that you are applying for the relevant scholarship.

Once you have applied for admission, complete the Edinburgh Law School Scholarship Application Form and send it to pg.law.enquiries@ed.ac.uk.

Download scholarship application form [Word doc]

After you have applied you will receive an email notification to confirm receipt of your application form. You will not receive any further communications until the deadline for the scholarship has passed and all the applications have been assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of June 2024 at the latest.

The University of Edinburgh offers a 30% reduction in tuition fees for up to 12 DAAD-funded masters students.

Full details are available from the DAAD website

Visit DAAD website

The University of Edinburgh offers many scholarships for postgraduate study. You should consult the University Scholarship pages for further information on these and other sources of funding that may be available.

Find out more about the range of scholarships offered by the University of Edinburgh

If you are looking for funding to support your postgraduate studies, the University of Edinburgh subscribes to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, a resource external to the University, helping you explore alternative sources of funding. It contains a database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance and tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.

Find out how to access the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

Contact us

If you have any questions about our scholarships please don't hesitate to contact us.

pg.law.enquiries@ed.ac.uk