The University of Kent Law School invites applications from prospective candidates for a limited number of scholarships to students who are liable to pay overseas students’ fees. The scholarships are open to all overseas applicants on the LLM programmes offered at the Canterbury campus. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence.
Worth of Award
- Two scholarships are available.
- The first will provide tuition fees at the full overseas rate (£12,030 in 2013/14) along with living expenses (equivalent to £13,726 in 2013/14).
- The second will provide tuition fees at the full overseas rate.
- Students who are successful in the application will be considered Kent LLM Scholars and will have the opportunity to act as LLM Ambassadors
The scholarship is open to candidates for all nationality
- The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence.
- Where candidates are rated equivalent in terms of academic excellence, their financial circumstances will (if possible) be taken into account in deciding on an award.
- In order to take up a scholarship, it will be necessary for an applicant to meet all of the conditions specified in their offer of a place on the Kent LLM.
- Scholarships may not be deferred.
- Applicants who are unsuccessful, or who are unable to take up the offer of a scholarship, may apply for funding in subsequent years.
- Any scholarship offered must be firmly accepted within one month of date of offer.
How to Apply
- Candidates must apply for a place to study for a postgraduate degree at the University through the online process.
- Candidates must also complete a KLS PG Funding Application form which should be emailed to [email protected] along with the letter making a case for the award and their writing sample.
- Applicants must have submitted a separate application for study on the Kent LLM at the Kent Law School in Canterbury in order to be considered for an Overseas Scholarship.
- An application should make a case for the award of the scholarship to the applicant. The case for the award of a scholarship should be between 1000 and 1500 words. The case for the award should:
- Describe the applicant’s academic achievements and performance in university studies.
- Discuss the applicant’s reasons for wishing to study for the Kent LLM.
- Outline the applicant’s financial circumstances, indicating in particular whether the scholarship will make a difference to the feasibility of studying at the University of Kent. All applicants are required to indicate how they intend to pay for living expenses and all other costs during their postgraduate studies.
Further, students are asked to submit one piece of academic writing. This could be either a piece of coursework previously submitted for assessment at a previous institution or it could be a 2,000 word essay written for this application on a topic of the applicant’s choosing.
Applicants are reminded to ensure that their academic referees have submitted full references in support of their application for a place on the programme. A seperate reference for the scholarship is not required.
Applicants may also submit a limited number of supporting documents, as they think appropriate. It is unnecessary to send a copy of documents which have already been submitted as part of the application process for a place on the programme(s) in question.
Deadline: The closing date for applications is March 17, 2014. Candidates who have not been contacted by 31 May 2014 can assume that they have not been successful.