Newcastle Law School



Undergraduate Funding

For our undergraduates the following scholarships are available:


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.

Postgraduate Funding

We offer a number of scholarships for both Taught and Research programmes.



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. The Law School is part of three NINE DTP pathways: Law and Society; Children Youth and Families; Conflict Security and Justice.

If you are eligible to apply for a Doctoral Training Studentship, please contact Dr Francesco de Cecco (Postgraduate Research Director) as early as possible and by 1st November at the latest.

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 current registered 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.

Application Process

Applications for a bursary should be made by statement of intent by email to Joanne Pinnock.

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 Joanne Pinnock.