Cardozo LL.M Scholarship for Dispute Resolution and Advocacy

For international and domestic LLMs

Cardozo LL.M. Scholarship for Dispute Resolution and Advocacy is a grant of $35,000 awarded each term to one outstanding candidate to pursue a full-time LL.M. degree in Dispute Resolution and Advocacy.   This scholarship will take the form of a partial reduction of tuition, one-half to be credited toward tuition for the first semester of study, and the other half to be credited toward tuition in the second semester of study.  Recipients are chosen on the basis of their intellect, academic credentials, demonstrated academic promise, and achievement in the field of Dispute Resolution and Advocacy.

In addition to completing the LL.M. application, candidates for the Cardozo LL.M. Scholarship for Dispute Resolution and Advocacy must submit the following two essays:

  1. In an essay of no more than 2 pages, describe a situation in your personal or professional life in which you either chose to or were required to resort to dispute resolution processes.  This may include arbitration, court-ordered mediation, divorce proceedings, a dispute amongst friends or family members, or any situation where you employed your skills as negotiator or advocate. Describe how you chose this route, whether you were satisfied with the outcome, and what you would have done differently.
  2. In an essay of no more than 2 pages, describe what qualities you possess that you believe will contribute to your success in the field of Dispute Resolution and Advocacy.

Selections are made without regard to financial need.

Master of Laws Global Scholarships

Faculty of Law – The Chinese University of Hong Kong seeks to assist high quality students from across the world to join one of the Faculty’s Master of Laws programmes through the award of various global scholarships.

The Faculty will award three scholarships in the academic year 2014-15, each worth HK$185,840, covering the basic tuition fee of HK$105,840 and a living stipend of HK$80,000.

All applicants are eligible for consideration for the Scholarship provided that they:

  • have applied for admission to one of the CUHK Master of Laws programmes;
  • have achieved a result of Band 7.5 or better in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or ii) a result of 600 (Paper Based Test), or 260 (Computer Based Test), or 100 (Internet Based Test) or better in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or iii) have obtained a bachelor’s degree taught and assessed in English; and
  • are not local students (defined as those with the right of abode in Hong Kong).

The scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit, assessed on the basis of the applicant’s application materials for admission. No separate application is necessary or permitted.

The Faculty will inform successful applicants following the issuance of their admission to one of the Faculty’s Master of Laws programmes. Selected applicants of the scholarships must fulfil the following conditions:

  • commence their studies in the Master of Laws programme;
  • take the normal study load in each term (12 units of courses and 6 units of courses for full-time and part-time students respectively)
  • remain in good standing during their studies of the Master of Laws programme; and
  • receive no other scholarships or award during their studies of the Master of Laws programme.

The Faculty reserves the right to award fewer than three scholarships in the event that an insufficient number of applicants meet the award criteria.

The Faculty’s decisions regarding the award of scholarships will be final, no appeal is available, and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into with any person regarding the award of scholarships.

Rhodes Scholarships for Master’s at Oxford University

About Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford, and providing transformative opportunities for exceptional individuals.  The Rhodes Trust provides the Rhodes Scholarships in partnership with Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain and other generous benefactors. Established in 1903 under the will of Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international graduate scholarship program in the world. A class of 83 Scholars is selected each year from: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland), United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Rhodes’s vision in founding the Scholarship was to develop outstanding leaders who would be motivated to fight ‘the world’s fight’ and to ‘esteem the performance of public duties as their highest aim’, and to promote international understanding and peace. His will outlines four criteria to be used in the election of Scholars:

  • literary and scholastic attainments
  • energy to use one’s talents to the full
  • truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
  • moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

In short, Rhodes Scholarship selection committees will be seeking young women and men of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.  The Rhodes Scholarships support students who demonstrate a strong propensity to emerge as ‘leaders for the world’s future’.

At Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Rhodes Scholars join just over 20,000 students from more than 140 countries currently studying at the University, and are enriched by the stimulating and rigorous education and the vibrant cultural and community life. Nearly 8,000 Rhodes Scholars have gone on to serve at the forefront of government, the professions, commerce, the arts, education, research and other domains. They are well known advocates for expanded social justice, and have advanced the frontiers of science and medicine.

A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, a personal stipend and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the Scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to the student’s home country at the conclusion of the Scholarship.

Why Apply?

83 Rhodes Scholars are selected annually from 14 countries or groupings of countries around the world. They are young women and men from diverse backgrounds and interests who show potential to be public-spirited leaders for the world’s future.

Rhodes selection criteria

The selection criteria, as found in the Will of Cecil Rhodes, govern selection across all Rhodes constituencies.  They are:

  • literary and scholastic attainments
  • energy to use one’s talents to the full
  • truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
  • moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

Selection in each Rhodes constituency is by committees comprised of Rhodes alumni and distinguished non-Scholar members of the community. In general, committees will select applicants of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.

The Rhodes Trust warmly welcomes applications from talented young women and men of diverse backgrounds. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is made without regard to gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, social background, caste, or disability.

Eligibility criteria for the Rhodes Scholarship

The following eligibility criteria apply to all applicants for the Rhodes Scholarships:

  • Citizenship & residency: Each applicant must fulfil the citizenship and residency requirements of the Rhodes constituency for which they are applying.  Please check the detailed information carefully via the country links.
  • Age: Age limits vary between constituencies and range from a minimum age limit of 18 to a maximum of 28 by 1 October of the year following selection. In most constituencies, the age limit is 24 or 25. Please check carefully the specific age requirements for your constituency before applying.  Successful candidates will arrive in Oxford the October following the selection process.  The Scholarship may not normally be deferred.
  • Education: All applicants must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree by the October following election. Academic standing must be sufficiently high to ensure admission to the University of Oxford, which has very competitive entry requirements, and to give confidence that Rhodes Scholars will perform to a high academic standard in Oxford. Individual constituencies may specify a 1st or equivalent.  Some constituencies require an undergraduate degree to have been taken within the constituency of application.

Application process

1. Application to the Scholarship:

Applications for Rhodes Scholarships open during the spring and summer of the preceding year.

All candidates for the Scholarship should read the information about the Scholarships applicable globally, and then proceed to their country-specific page. Online application is not available for applicants to New Zealand and Pakistan.  Please refer to the relevant country page: New Zealand or Pakistan.

In broad terms, all constituencies will require the following materials in differing forms:

  • Evidence of academic record / transcript (complete or in progress) of undergraduate degree and any postgraduate study
  • Curriculum vitae/resumé or list of principal activities
  • Personal statement or essay (including, crucially, a clear statement of what the applicant wishes to study at Oxford and why)
  • Evidence of age / birth certificate / passport
  • English Language proficiency (where English is not the first language)
  • Photograph
  • List of referees (usually several are required) who can attest in confidential references to the character and intellect of the applicant, including academic, personal, extra-curricular and leadership achievements (and who should never include people to whom you are related)

2. Choice of course in the University of Oxford:

Subject to limited restrictions, Rhodes Scholars may read for any full-time postgraduate degree (including the BA with senior status over two years) at the University of Oxford.  The basic tenure of the Scholarship is two years, subject always, and at all times, to satisfactory academic performance and personal conduct. For the full listing of degrees offered by the University of Oxford, visit www.ox.ac.uk.

At the discretion of the Trustees, the Scholarship may be extended for a third year for those who take a recognized route to the DPhil.  The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and the Masters of Financial Economics (MFE) are only tenable in the second year of the Scholarship.

For the detailed CONDITIONS OF TENURE, including exceptions and qualifications to the above, please click here.

Note to applicants

Successful candidates will be asked to provide original copies of academic transcripts (and other supporting documents as required).  References may be checked during application review, and any applications deemed fraudulent will be rejected. Authors of fraudulent applications will be pursued to the full extent possible under the law.

A Rhodes Scholarship is confirmed once a successful candidate has been offered a place in a Department or Faculty of the University of Oxford and in a college.

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study

Developing Commonwealth country citizens

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). For information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit Apply page.

Levels and subjects of study

You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for the following levels of study:

  • Master’s (one-year courses only)
  • PhD

All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest relevance to development.

You are requested to apply for a course of study at a UK university with which the CSC has a part funding agreement.

Nominations

There is a nominating agency for Commonwealth Scholarships in each Commonwealth country.

In addition, universities and university bodies in a number of developing Commonwealth countries are invited to nominate candidates to the CSC for PhD study only. (All applications for Master’s study must be made through a national nominating agency.)

Each year, the CSC invites each nominating agency/university/university body to forward a specific number of nominations. Each nominating agency/university/university body is responsible for its own selection process, and in most cases they will set their own closing date, which will be before the CSC’s deadline for nominations.

Approximately 300 of these scholarships are awarded each year. The CSC invites around three times more nominations than scholarships available – therefore, nominated candidates are not guaranteed to get a scholarship. There are no quotas for scholarships for any individual country. Candidates nominated by national nominating agencies are in competition with those nominated by universities/university bodies, and the same standards will be applied to applications made through either channel.

Terms and conditions and eligibility

Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Likely impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

See Selection criteria – 2015 Commonwealth Scholarships for developing Commonwealth country citizens for further details.

Please note that the CSC does not impose any age limit on applicants for its awards, but national nominating agencies may do so in line with their own priorities.

You may also find the Feedback for unsuccessful candidates in 2014 useful.

How to apply

All applications must be made through your nominating agency (or university/university body, if applicable) in your home country. You must check with them in the first instance for specific advice on how to make an application and for their own closing date. The CSC cannot accept any direct applications from candidates for these scholarships.

All Commonwealth Scholarship candidates must be nominated by an approved nominating agency/ university/university body, and must submit their application form using our Electronic Application System (EAS).

Full help on how to apply using the EAS is provided in our guides, which should be read in full before making any attempt to use the EAS.

The CSC will not accept any applications which are not submitted via the EAS to the nominating agency/university/university body in the candidate’s home country.

Full LLM scholarships – School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London

The School of Law is offering a total of ten full LLM scholarships (fee waiver) covering the LLM programmes listed below. Of the ten full scholarships, the School of Law will award four overseas fee scholarships and six Home/EU fee scholarships for those with an offer on one of the following LLM programmes:

You must have an offer of study for the LLM before you apply for a scholarship. You should therefore apply for the LLM as early as possible. Students who have not submitted their complete LLM application (all documents are required to be submitted with the LLM application; up to date transcripts, English language certification if available, reference letter etc.) by this date will not be considered for funding. It is acceptable to apply if you have not yet taken your English language test or do not have your final academic grades.

The LLM Scholarships are open to applicants who have an offer of study on the Full Time LLM only and are not open to those with an offer on the part-time LLM Programme.

These LLM scholarships do not include the LLM in Law and Economics programme or the LLM in Paris programme. Please visit the law funding page for other LLM funding options.

Eligibility

The decision to award a successful applicant the School of Law scholarship will be based on a combination of

  • the LLM programme you have applied for
  • the area of law and the modules you would like to take, as shown in your personal statement and
  • your reasoning for being awarded a scholarship based on our criteria – see below.

You will be required to select LLM modules only as part of your LLM degree. If you are specialising in a particular area of law your module selection availability will be limited. Please see the LLM specialisation list for further information on modules available within your specialist area.

If you have applied for funding elsewhere and are successful in receiving such funding you must inform us immediately. In the event that you are awarded funding elsewhere we will withdraw your application. If you are awarded one of our LLM scholarships and are then awarded funding elsewhere the offer of being awarded our School of Law LLM scholarship will be withdrawn.

Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded to those who we deem to have successfully demonstrated their reasoning for being awarded a scholarship based on the following criteria;

  • Academic merit
  • Professional achievements (if any)
  • Financial need

The personal statement should include all of the above information and should be in response to the text as detailed on the application form.

How are the scholarships awarded and paid?

The LLM scholarships cover the full cost of tuition only in the form of a fee waiver; the scholarships do not cover additional course costs (books etc.) or accommodation fees. Scholarships are not payable directly to successful applicants but are off set against the student’s fee invoice. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need and the submitted personal statement in response to the set question as detailed in the application.

What are scholarship winners required to do?

All successful candidates for the full LLM scholarship may be asked to assist the Law Marketing Team with marketing events such as the postgraduate law open evenings and student profiles / videos.

How to apply for the LLM Scholarships

You must have an offer of study in place before you can apply for LLM funding, for more information see closing dates and important notes. Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • A completed LLM Scholarship application form [MS Word version] or [PDF version]
  • 1000 word (maximum) statement in response to the text as detailed on the application form.
  • Transcripts of your law degree and any other legal qualifications. Please submit relevant, translated copies only.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 1 x Reference letter (This can be a copy of the reference submitted as part of your LLM application or, if not available to you, you must obtain a reference specifically for this scholarship application). Please do not submit more than one reference letter.

Once completed, all documents should be sent via email to llmscholarships@qmul.ac.uk.

Dean’s Merit Scholarship for international and domestic LLMs

Dean’s Merit Scholarship for international and domestic LLMs

Each term Cardozo School of Law identifies exemplary full-time LL.M. applicants who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in law school and in their profession, and awards them with partial merit scholarships and the designation of Dean’s Merit Scholar. This scholarship will take the form of a partial reduction of tuition, one-half to be credited toward tuition for the first semester of study, and the other half to be credited toward tuition in the second semester of study. All full-time admitted applicants are automatically considered for this scholarship and no additional application is necessary.

Selections are made without regard to financial need.

Distinguished LL.M. Scholar Award for international and domestic LLMs

The Distinguished LL.M. Scholar Award is a grant of $40,000 to pursue a full-time LL.M. degree. Each term, Cardozo School of Law awards the most prestigious LL.M. scholarship to a select group of outstanding LL.M. applicants. This scholarship will take the form of a partial reduction of tuition, one-half to be credited toward tuition for the first semester of study, and the other half to be credited toward tuition in the second semester of study. Distinguished LL.M. Scholars are chosen on the basis of their intellect, academic credentials, demonstrated academic promise, and achievement in the field of law.

Selections are made without regard to financial need.

Milgat Uriel & Caroline Bauer LL.M. Scholarship

It is a grant of $35,000 awarded to one outstanding Israeli law graduate to pursue full-time LL.M. studies in the fall term. This scholarship will take the form of a partial reduction of tuition, one-half to be credited toward tuition for the fall, and the other half to be credited toward tuition in the spring. Bauer LL.M. Scholars are chosen on the basis of their intellect, academic credentials, demonstrated academic promise, and achievement in the field of law.

In addition to completing the LL.M. application, candidates for the Bauer LL.M. Scholarship must submit the following:

  1. In an essay of no more than 2 pages, describe a current legal issue or controversy in your country, region, or practice area, and your solution to the problem.
  2. In an essay of no more than 2 pages, describe the greatest challenge you have met and overcome in your legal education or your legal career.
  3. A nomination letter from your law school dean or other appropriate official from your university, describing your strengths as a law student or practitioner and academic promise as an LL.M. candidate.  If you have been out of school for more than one year, we will accept a nomination letter from your current employer.

Selections are made without regard to financial need.

College of Arts and Law Masters Scholarships

Level of Study: Postgraduate research masters, Postgraduate taught masters

Subject area: African Studies, American and Canadian Studies, Antiquity, Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Drama and Theatre Arts, English Language and Linguistics, English Literature, Heritage, History, History of Art, Law, Modern Languages and Cultures, Music, Philosophy, Theology and Religion

Nationality: EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK

Type of Award: University

Award Description

The College of Arts and Law offers a number of home/EU fees-only scholarships for candidates wishing to study full- and part-time masters-level courses from September 2014. These awards cover tuition fees for all masters-level degrees in the following schools:

Value of Award

These awards cover one year’s tuition fees at UK/EU rates.

Eligibility Criteria

These awards are open to UK/EU and international students, studying campus-based masters-level degrees in the College of Arts and Law.

Applications for funding can only be considered alongside an application to study.

Please note that all previous applications for College of Arts and Law Masters Scholarships will be considered for this award – no additional application will be required.

How to Apply

In order to apply, you must first have completed an application to study. In order to do so, please select a course from our Course finder listings, and select ‘How to Apply’ under Course Details.

Further information

If you have any queries, please email calpg-research@contacts.bham.ac.uk or telephone 0121 414 8442

Contact

Doctoral Research Enquiry Service

dr@contacts.bham.ac.uk
0121 414 5005

Dan David Prize Scholarships

Level of Study: Any Postgraduate, Doctoral research

Subject area: Arts and Law, Social Sciences

Nationality: EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK

Type of Award: External

Award Description

The Dan David Prize laureates annually donate twenty scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields for the current year.

Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world and ten scholarships at Tel Aviv University. In order to ensure that your research is relevant to one of the organisations chosen fields this year, please read the field definitions on their website.

Value of Award

US$15,000

How to Apply

The deadline for scholarship applications is March 10, 2015.

Application is through the organisation’s website.

Contact

Doctoral Research Enquiry Service

dr@contacts.bham.ac.uk
0121 414 5005

University of Essex Scholarships for Legal Studies

Giulia Mereu Scholarship

The Giulia Mereu Scholarship is awarded annually to a student applying for LLM in International Human Rights Law or LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the University of Essex.

This scholarship has been established by the family and friends of Giulia Mereu who lost her life at age 26, in 1996, while monitoring human rights violations in the former Yugoslavia. She had been an Intern with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and was serving as a Civil Affairs Officer with the United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium when the tragedy occurred.

The aim of the scholarship is to enable those who might otherwise not be able to study the discipline of human rights to do so and to ensure that Giulia Mereu’s ideals live on.

This scholarship, instituted in 1997, covers the equivalent of home/EU tuition fees for the academic year as well as a modest allowance to enable the recipient to undertake a one-month internship with a human rights organisation.

You must hold an offer of a place on the LLM in International Human Rights or LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law to apply. Application details will be made available after an offer has been made. .

Tinson Scholarships

The highly contested Tinson Fund is available for students from the former Soviet Bloc who are interested in studying postgraduate taught law.  This fund is for fees only not living expenses. You should send a letter (approximately 500-800 words) in support of your application explaining your reasons for applying for the scholarship to:

Hayley Milburn, School of Law, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ or via hmilburn@essex.ac.uk

The deadline date for applications is 15 May every year. To be eligible to apply you must have a valid offer of a place on to a LLM course. The successful applicants will be contacted by post.  The application process is now closed for 2014-15.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

We have a number of Master’s and Doctoral Studentships awards through the AHRC Block Grant Partnership awards scheme. These scholarships are available to applicants from the UK (home students) and European Union countries. Applications will be considered if you are holding an offer of a place in any of the LLM taught courses offered at our School of Law. The application form for this scholarship will be available through your MyEssex applicant portal when your offer is formally confirmed to you via e-mail. For further information on the funding visit the AHRC website. There is also AHRC funding available for postgraduate PhD research.

Santander Masters Scholarships

Scholarships funded by the Santander Group, are available for taught postgraduate study at Essex. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to students who would not otherwise be able to take up a place at Essex.

PhD Scholarships

AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

The University of Essex is a member of CHASE: Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England, which has over 375 fully-funded PhD studentships to award over the next five years funded by the Arts and Humanities Council (AHRC) and the seven CHASE partner institutions. Applicants for doctoral study in law at Essex can apply to CHASE for AHRC studentships through our department and we will work closely with you on your application.

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre scholarships

We are part of the University’s ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, which means you can also apply for Economic and Social Research Council-funded postgraduate studentships at Essex.

The University of Essex Silberrad Scholarship

Our University of Essex Silberrad Scholarships are awarded by the University to provide support for our own graduates to pursue PhD study. The scholarships are funded by a legacy from the Silberrad Estate, which was bequeathed to our University in 2007.

External funding sources

Modern Law Review Scholarships

The Modern Law Review Scholarships are available to give financial support to outstanding research students engaged on doctoral research at a university in the United Kingdom on any subject broadly within the publishing interests of the Review.  These scholarships are awarded by annual competition based on nominations to be submitted by the Head of School for the university in which the applicant is, or will be, registered as a research student.

Postgrad Solutions Ltd Bursaries (external bursary)

Postgrad Solutions offers a number of postgraduate bursaries including bursaries specifically for LLM students. A panel of judges select the winners on the basis of who they feel is the most deserving case, based on what is written in their application. Payment of the award will be made directly to the institution and discounted from the fees as appropriate. You may only apply for a bursary after you have accepted an offer of a place at your chosen institution.

College of Arts and Law Doctoral Scholarship

Level of Study: Doctoral research

Subject area: Arts and Law, African Studies, American and Canadian Studies, Antiquity, Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Drama and Theatre Arts, English Language and Linguistics, English Literature, History, History of Art, Law, Modern Languages and Cultures, Music, Philosophy, Theology and Religion

Nationality: EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK

Type of Award: University

Award Description

Please note that applications for 2014 entry have now closed. 

The below is intended only as a guide for potential funding arrangements for 2015.

In addition to AHRC funding provided through the AHRC Midlands3Cities consortium, the College of Arts and Law offers a number of scholarships for full-time UK, EU and international research students. These awards cover tuition fees for up to three years of PhD research, and additional funding for living expenses may be available to those who undertake teaching within the College, although this cannot be guaranteed.

Applications are welcome from students wishing to study any discipline covered within the College’s five schools:

Applicants who have already applied for AHRC funding will automatically be considered for one of these College awards.

Value of Award

These awards cover tuition fees.

Some additional funding for living expenses may be available to those who undertake teaching within the College, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Eligibility Criteria

These awards are open to students worldwide for full-time, campus-based doctoral researchers in the College of Arts and Law.

How to Apply

In order to apply, you must first have completed an application to study. In order to do so, please select a course from our Course finder listings, and select ‘How to Apply’ under Course Details.

Further Information

If you have any queries, please email calpg-research@contacts.bham.ac.uk or telephone 0121 414 8442

Contact

Doctoral Research Enquiry Service

dr@contacts.bham.ac.uk
0121 414 5005