For our undergraduates the following scholarships are available:
Ward HadawayWard Hadaway
Ward Hadaway sponsor two scholarships to students on the LLB programme within the Law School.
Each scholarship award will involve the payment of £1,000 at the beginning of Stage 2 and £1,000 at the beginning of Stage 3, as well as the entitlement to four weeks work experience with Ward Hadaway per annum.
This particular award is focused on academic high performers and those looking to continue into a law career in the North East after graduation. Ward Hadaway will be involved in the selection process, but the final decision must be agreed by the Law School.
LLB students and those taking part in the European Legal Studies stream are eligible to be considered.
Bond DickinsonBond Dickinson
Bond Dickinson will fund up to two scholarships of £500 each in the 2017/18 academic year, which will be awarded to students on the LLB programme within the Law School.
The scholarships will be awarded to students at the beginning of Stage 2, and will entitle successful applicants to a single payment of £500 and a week-long placement with Bond Dickinson LLP (at a time to be arranged with Bond Dickinson LLP).
The scholarships will be awarded to the highest-achieving students who have entered the Law School through the PARTNERS supported entry route, based on a combination of their results in Stage 1 and essay submissions.
Our Alumni Scholarships (Stage 1 Achievement through Adversity Grants and Stage 2 Alumni Scholarship) are funded by the generous gifts of the alumni of the Law School, and is in recognition of the need to reinvest and support successive groups of students studying at Newcastle as the costs of Higher Education increase.
Stage 1 Achievement Through Adversity GrantsStage 1 Achievement Through Adversity Grants
The Law School’s Achievement through Adversity Grants seek to support current Stage One students who have demonstrated a high-level of commitment to their studies (both past and current) and who continue to make significant achievements in the face of past, current or on-going adversity.
Up to 10 awards of £500 will be made at the beginning of Semester 2. These grants are designed to support you through your studies by helping with general living costs and expenses. They are non-repayable and can be spent on anything from rent and books to household bills and travel expenses. The 'Achievement through Adversity Grant' is a one-off grant and paid only in the first year of study.
In order to be eligible for one of these Grants students must:
- be a registered Stage 1 student;
- be able to demonstrate a commitment to the degree programme. The selection panel will look to a variety of factors in assessing this criterion, including e.g.: attendance; submission of formative coursework; and the academic reference, ideally one provided by a seminar leader;
- have demonstrable academic potential, as judged by pre-University qualifications and academic performance during Semester 1 at University; and
- be able to indicate in their supporting statement how they have overcome, or are overcoming adversity, and to outline how the Grant will support their studies. The grants are particularly intended to support Widening Participation students and/or those who entered University through the PARTNERS route, and preference may be given to those students.
Grant recipients will be encouraged to consider applying to become student ambassadors to assist with open day events and other recruitment activity.
Applications must be submitted by Friday 15th December 2017 to: Jasmine Winter (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a CV, supporting statement, and separately submitted academic reference.
Students intending to submit an application should approach a suitable academic referee, such as one of their seminar leaders, with sufficient notice and time to complete a reference, and the academic referee should provide the reference on the student’s behalf directly to Jasmine Winter.
Stage 2 Alumni ScholarshipsStage 2 Alumni Scholarships
The Stage 2 Scholarship will consist of two awards of £1500 to students at the beginning of Year 2 and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit as well as recognition of circumstances where a student is overcoming, or has overcome, adversity in order to pursue LLB degree studies at Newcastle.
Students are advised of the application process and deadline at the end of their first year of study.
One condition of the Stage 2 awards is that recipients will be expected to meet with donors at alumni events and, if appropriate, may be asked to provide comments and/or photographs for future publicity.
We offer a number of scholarships for both Taught and Research programmes.
Humanities and Social Science Postgraduate Excellence ScholarshipsHumanities and Social Science Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships
The Humanities and Social Science Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships are available to high achieving recent Newcastle University graduates from the UK or EU who are commencing a postgraduate taught or Master of Literature (MLitt) degree in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2017.
It offers a £2,000 tuition fee discount.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9th June 2017, 5pm. Successful candidates will be notified in early July.
International Postgraduate ScholarshipInternational Postgraduate Scholarship
The Newcastle University International Postgraduate Scholarship (NUIPS) awards are for international students from outside of the EU who enrol on any taught programme at Newcastle.
Each scholarship is for £1,500 per year, payable towards tuition fees. For more information please see our Postgraduate Funding & Finance page.
Sir Mark Waller ScholarshipSir Mark Waller Scholarship
We offer the prestigious Sir Mark Waller Postgraduate Law Scholarships awarding a nmber of scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students intending to pursue taught Postgraduate studies at Newcastle.
These scholarships range from £2,500 (home/EU) to £3,000 (International) payable towards tuition fees.
To see the criteria please visit the Postgraduate Funding page.
Scholarships to Students from Jilin university, ChinaScholarships to Students from Jilin university, China
We offer partial tuition fee scholarships of £2,000 to the top five students from Jilin University.
Candidates must have successfully completed either a four-year Bachelors programme or a Masters programme at Jilin University School of Law with a minimum average score of 85%.
If you would like more information, please contact Gemma Hayton for details.
Other FundingOther Funding
In addition, the University offers a 20% reduction in postgraduate tuition fees for all Alumni who are self-funding their study. Please see the University page on the Alumni Tuition Fee Discount for more information.
The University also has a range of other postgraduate scholarships for applicants from South and North America, Asia and Africa.
PhD Studentships in Law at Newcastle University: we invite applications for PhD studentships through two Doctoral Training Studentship schemes: the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership & the NINE Doctoral Training Studentship Competition.
Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership (NBDTP)Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership (NBDTP)
The Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership offers high-quality supervision and exceptional resources for the training and development of outstanding Arts and Humanities postgraduate researchers.
Candidates must have a first-class or good upper-second undergraduate degree and perform at or around Distinction level in a Master’s degree. Candidates with lower qualifications may be considered if they can demonstrate that relevant professional practice or work experience has equipped them with equivalent academic and research skills.
Applicants must apply to commence a programme of doctoral study in the 2018/19 academic year starting 1 October 2018. Applicants who have already commenced their doctoral studies are eligible to apply providing they will have completed no more than 18 months full-time or 36 months part-time study by 1 October 2018.
Awards are available to UK/EU applicants only. EU applicants who have not been resident in the UK for the three years prior to the start of their studentship are eligible for a fees-only award from the AHRC. Institutional funds permitting, Northern Bridge may offer maintenance awards to EU applicants selected for studentships.
Further details about the AHRC's eligibility requirements can be found in RCUK’s Training Grant Guide.
How to apply
For Standard Route studentships applicants must consult the Subject Area Contact in their prospective School to discuss their research proposal and check there are members of staff who can supervise their thesis.
For Partnership Awards, which involve collaboration with a Northern Bridge partner organisation, an initial Expression of Interest must be submitted by Friday 20 October 2018 at 5:00pm. Note that Partnership Awards are limited to only those partners participating in the scheme.
Newcastle applicants must then apply through Newcastle University’s online postgraduate application system quoting AH18 under ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference’ and ‘Who is your sponsor/funding body?’
An Application Masterclass for potential applicants will be held on Wednesday 15 November at Newcastle University.
Any queries please contact Sarah Rylance.
The NINE Doctoral Training Studentship CompetitionThe NINE Doctoral Training Studentship Competition
50 PhD studentships are being offered across the Universities of: Newcastle; Durham; Queen's Belfast; Ulster; Northumbria; Teesside; and Sunderland. 100% of UK/EU tuition fees will be paid and an annual stipend at the RCUK postgraduate rate (currently £14,553). Additional funding is available to cover costs of study abroad, conference attendance, fieldwork, attendance at NINE DTP cohort-building events, short-term placements and specialist skills training.
If you wish to be considered for a NINE DTP Award in Law, the application deadline for candidates to submit to Schools is 5pm, Friday 12th January 2018.
Applicants must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system quoting ESR18 under ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference’ and ‘Who is your sponsor/funding body?’
Your application must include:
- a research proposal of no more than 2000 words
- a current CV
- two references
- certified transcripts of previous qualifications (translated into English where necessary)
The research proposal for application to the DTP grant competition should be prepared in consultation with an identified research supervisor and be submitted on the correct forms. Please make contact with the relevant School/Department through the pathway links above, or the email contact below as soon as possible for further information.
Potential candidates for both schemes are strongly urged to read the Applicant Guidance provided and to contact the School in advance to ascertain whether their proposal is in an area in which we can offer supervision. Candidates are also encouraged to submit their application in advance of the deadline wherever possible.
For general queries and more information about any of the subject areas in Newcastle Law School and the schemes, please contact Sarah Rylance.
The University postgraduate pages also provide extensive information on fees and sources of funding.
Bar Access Fund (UG & PG)
The Bar Access Fund is generously funded by an alumni of Newcastle Law School to support students who wish to pursue a career at the Bar.
The Fund allows the Law School to fund 12 bursaries of up to £300 each. Bursaries may be claimed for expenses incurred in connection with the process of applying to practise at the Bar (for example, mini-pupillages) and may cover travel, accommodation and other reasonable expenditure.
Applications for a bursary should be made by statement of intent by email to the School Administrator, Jane Hagger.
In the statement of intent, students should outline:
- how the bursary is to be used in connection with a career at the Bar, with an indication of supporting evidence; and
- the total amount requested (up to £300), with a breakdown of expenses to be incurred.
Reflecting the fact that Bar activities are conducted throughout the academic year, there is no deadline for applications. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, as and when submitted. Applications must be received at least 4 weeks prior to the intended expenditure. 12 bursaries are available in the course of each academic year.
Any queries about the Bar Access Fund should be directed to Patrick Nash.